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Discussion in 'Motorola Xoom' started by TJConnery, Feb 26, 2011.

  1. TJConnery

    TJConnery Member

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    Am I the only one who bought the Xoom without the Verizon Contract?

    The salesman acted like I was the only one.

    This is where my rooted D2G will come in handy.
     
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    You had to buy one months worth of data, correct? What did they charge you to walk out the door with it?

    I've heard that eventually they will have Xoom available that are wifi only. At least I think that's what I heard.

    I think it's unfortunate that they don't have the no data required ones now.
     
  3. TJConnery

    TJConnery Member

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    price

    $ 799 for the no contract price. No data plan, he didn't even try to sell me insurance!
     
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    If you don't have a plan you can't have the insurance, that wouldn't make much sense, your bill would be just $9 a month lol
     
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    Steady Hawkin Fueling The Revolution Developer

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    If you get it from Best buy you can buy there insurance plan.
     
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    I don't have one. Wasn't required. Mine is easily tethered to my droid. Maybe once 4g hits my area I'll get it.
     
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    Steady Hawkin Fueling The Revolution Developer

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    You do not need any data plan. You can get it and just run it wifi only. I have heard thought there will be a wifi only model dropping in April for $600. I can't wait that long so I guess I'm coffin up the 800, oh well! Mabye in the future ill have a need to activate the radio......
     
  8. TJConnery

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    I agree, I will reconsider a data contract when the 4G radio comes online, and tether to the D2G when out of wifi range. As the 3G speeds are very slow compared to my home setup, I am more likely to buy a 4G hotspot and share it with all my devices. Unless of course it is possible to use the Xoom as a hotspot while connected to 4G.
     
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    I almost got the insurance without data package or contract thru verizon. $200.00 deductable seemed a little high on an $800.00 purchase plus $9 a month.
     
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    No data plan, but am thinking about getting a CLEAR MiFi for my data. Since they offer 4G in my area and at $35 a month (unlimited data) it would work at home with my laptop and on the road with my Xoom. I'm doing SquareTrade for my warranty. $200 for three years and it includes accidental damage, water, etc.
     
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    The XOOM does have mobile hotspot enabled by default so definitely dont spend money on a MiFi because the XOOM doubles as a MiFi at no extra charge.
     
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    I think the advantage to the 4G hot spot such as CLEAR right now is they are unlimited 4G at $50 a month, which includes the rental of the 4G MiFi. For $50 from VZW it'll get you 5GB and when 4G goes online that will be gone very fast. Now granted a hot spot is one more thing you have to tote around, but for truly unlimited data it may just be worth it. Any word if VZW is going to change their pricing for the 4G data plans?
     
  13. TJConnery

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    warrany extension

    I will have to check out SquareTrade, thanks for the tip!
     
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    Yeah, I got mine off contract as well. I think it was money well spent! Then again, I also have a Sprint Overdrive so that probably played into the decision as well. :)

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    The guy at my store argued with me that I had to have a one month data plan "to activate wifi". And I was in the Verizon store! Silly people in the store that don't even know their own product and rules.

    But I'm off contract :)

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