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[HOW TO] Activate Moto G Verizon Prepaid as Verizon Postpaid

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I'm very grieved and sorry that Verizon, Amazon and those other companies stooped SO low as to sale an awesome device (XT1028) Moto G at an irresistible price, and those ones that did purchase the device can only use the purchase on a Verizon network..with very limited options..



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When ordered through amazon, does anyone know which retailer doesn't activate it?
 
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When ordered through amazon, does anyone know which retailer doesn't activate it?
I'm interested too. My RAZR M has been acting up the last couple of days and I need a replacement phone asap. Any info would be greatly appreciated.
 
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I'm interested too. My RAZR M has been acting up the last couple of days and I need a replacement phone asap. Any info would be greatly appreciated.
I had my m8 for 2 months and water logged it by accident. I bought the moto g from the default seller and i will let you know if it works
 
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I had my m8 for 2 months and water logged it by accident. I bought the moto g from the default seller and i will let you know if it works
Thanks! Unfortunately, I didn't see your message in time. I got trigger happy and bought a Moto G from Amazon too. My seller was "tax free tech" so I will report back with my own findings.
 
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UPDATE: Received Moto G from Amazon today. Unfortunately, I was NOT able to activate it on my postpaid (contract) plan. I tried bypassing the activation and then dialing *228, but it gave me a error, stating something like "currently, this phone can only be activated on a prepaid network" or something like that. I didn't mess with trying to do it over the web -I'll probably just return it. It's sad because it seems to be a nice phone.
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UPDATE: Received Moto G from Amazon today. Unfortunately, I was NOT able to activate it on my postpaid (contract) plan. I tried bypassing the activation and then dialing *228, but it gave me a error, stating something like "currently, this phone can only be activated on a prepaid network" or something like that. I didn't mess with trying to do it over the web -I'll probably just return it. It's sad because it seems to be a nice phone.
Thanks for going through the bother so the rest of us don't have to.
 
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That's what I mentioned back in post #30 and some guy in post #31 ran his mouth..I'm very sorry you guys have a media player..unless you let Verizon lead you around with a nose ring..cutting your data use back to years ago..but..its absolutely better than nothing..the device is awesome..but the way they tricked those ones whom purchased the XT1028 is a sad way to do business..

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That's what I mentioned back in post #30 and some guy in post #31 ran his mouth..I'm very sorry you guys have a media player..unless you let Verizon lead you around with a nose ring..cutting your data use back to years ago..but..its absolutely better than nothing..the device is awesome..but the way they tricked those ones whom purchased the XT1028 is a sad way to do business..

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Hey! Only my wife gets to call me "some guy"! [emoji6]

Yes. Verizon bad! But many of us in rural areas don't have much of a choice.

No. Verizon not THAT bad! Maybe you're reading some posts wrong, but I don't think anyone believes that Verizon LIED about the prepaid moto g.

Yes. Moto g great media player! With the built in FM tuner it's perfect for listening to music while doing outdoor chores and such.

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Totally random but I just downgraded my Moto G from 4.4.2 to 4.3

This wiped my phone of course requiring me to reactivate... which still works. Theory is as follows:
Either
This is based on Verizon's servers
or
There is something about the firmware... but unlikely.

If anyone has a Moto G and wants to "experiment" and risk bricking for the sake of trying to activate try this:

First, downgrade from 4.4.2 to 4.3:
http://techbeasts.com/2014/02/21/res...rade-firmware/

Then follow the usual process and try to activate. Do note that thjs process will wipe your device so backup your stuff!

I downgraded because I'm searching for a way to root my Verizon Moto G hence this finding... like I said though, no guarentees.

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