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Old January 6th, 2011, 06:47 PM   #1 (permalink)
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So if I was to buy a xoom when it came out and cancel after a month to use it as a wifi only tablet is all I pay to verizon $20?
I do not have verizon so is there an activation fee?
Is there a cancellation fee?

This is using verizon's 3g tablets 1gb month by month plan.

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My guess you pay 500-600 for the tablet plus an activation fee and a month to month contract which can be cancelled anytime after the first month.

$20.00 seems unrealistic.
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The month by month is $20 for 1 gb did new galaxy tab owners have to pay an activation fee? If so how much? I really want this tablet but since I'm not with verizon it loks like I'm going to have to pay a lot...
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The activation fee is $35, but I've never paid one in my 10 years with Verizon. I have always asked them to waive it, and they have done so without argument.
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well if the tablet is only $500 then that's $555 plus tax for 1 month of service and a wifi tablet from there on out so for that price it's definately worth it. I just hope it is that cheap. If it's over $600 I might not get it.
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well if the tablet is only $500 then that's $555 plus tax for 1 month of service and a wifi tablet from there on out so for that price it's definately worth it. I just hope it is that cheap. If it's over $600 I might not get it.

Not seeing the cost dynamics of a tablet with a carrier making much sense. Find another without a carrier. Unless you have the money to burn- then cool

The data fee for what you get is crazy. Price of device is too when considering two years data fee.
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The reasoning for this tablet is simple:
1. AT&T won't get a good tablet
2. all wifi only tablets announced so far are too small or have a custom ui.
3. This tablet has the specs and screen size that I want. I don't want a small tablet.
4. I trust motorola products

If they release a wifi only version I will probably get that but having the option to have 3g or even 4g is nice. I don't need it right now but a year from now things will be different and I might re-activate it.

What do you think the chances are of it being 500-600
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Personally, I think it will be $599 and no option for anything other than month-to-month data.

I think Verizon would sell more that way, compared to offering $699 (full retail), $599 (1 year), $499 (2 year). If they do straight-up $599, they'll have Android fans from every carrier flocking to their stores on launch day.
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If its that price and month by month I will definitely get it. A contract on a tablet doesn't make sense when you think about it. Thanks for the answers if I think of anything to add I'll post here. If there is anything anyone wants to add to the conversation I'll still be watching the thread.
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If its that price and month by month I will definitely get it. A contract on a tablet doesn't make sense when you think about it. Thanks for the answers if I think of anything to add I'll post here. If there is anything anyone wants to add to the conversation I'll still be watching the thread.
Yeah, I definitely don't want a 1 or 2 year contract with the Xoom, but I will definitely be using 3G data (4G once available in my market).

I would just rather pay month to month.
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The old Ipad was $599 for 32GB and no camera. The Xoom should be in this zone for pricing.
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I'm interested in this as well. I would only use it on WiFi so hoping you don't have to sign a contract. Essentially, I'd like to replace my laptop with this, but only if I can get it without a data plan. I can tether my Inc if I need to use the XOOM outside of a WiFi area.
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I am curious as to if the data plan is something that you must add to your existing Verizon account if you have one; or, if it is something that is completely standalone and does not require "attaching" it to your existing account and you could just assign a credit card to be charged monthly.

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So if I was to buy a xoom when it came out and cancel after a month to use it as a wifi only tablet is all I pay to verizon $20?
I do not have verizon so is there an activation fee?
Is there a cancellation fee?

This is using verizon's 3g tablets 1gb month by month plan.
Whatever you do don't wait a whole month to cancel your plan. If you cancel within 3 days (I plan to cancel tonight after walking out of Best Buy), Verizon's policies dictate that the $35 activation fee is waived AND you are only on the hook for data used in a prorated fashion (which means basically you owe nothing).
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this is from Engadget:

"Update: Verizon's been in touch to inform us of a policy change: customers who purchase the off-contract Xoom will now no longer need to be on a month to month plan. That said, we still see "Month to Month" as a compulsory option at the time of updating this post."
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this is from Engadget:

"Update: Verizon's been in touch to inform us of a policy change: customers who purchase the off-contract Xoom will now no longer need to be on a month to month plan. That said, we still see "Month to Month" as a compulsory option at the time of updating this post."
So are you suggesting that this now means that month-to-month plans will no longer be required when purchasing at Best Buy? Because Best Buy was the only one who required this, thus they would be the only one that such a policy change would apply to (in other words, the month to month thing was never required by Verizon in the first place).
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Here is another one from this site:

Verizon: Motorola XOOM No Longer Requires One Month of Data to Unlock WiFi | Android Phone Fans

I am pretty much going into Best Buy and telling them that "Verizon doesn't require this so you have no right to charge me."

Otherwise I am going to the Verizon store.

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Here is another one from this site:

Verizon: Motorola XOOM No Longer Requires One Month of Data to Unlock WiFi | Android Phone Fans

I am pretty much going into Best Buy and telling them that "Verizon doesn't require this so you have no right to charge me."

Otherwise I am going to the Verizon store.
Yeah I'm almost thinking the same thing at this point. I mean I'll flat out tell the Best Buy associate that my plan is, literally right after he/she signs me up for the plan, that I will be calling Verizon to cancel it, probably in my car in the Best Buy parking lot. It's idiotic that I have to do this.
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this is from Engadget:

"Update: Verizon's been in touch to inform us of a policy change: customers who purchase the off-contract Xoom will now no longer need to be on a month to month plan. That said, we still see "Month to Month" as a compulsory option at the time of updating this post."
yeah I checked the Verizon site just now and you still have to select month to month if paying full price. I'm at a Verizon store right now(only one here) and I seriously doubt in going to be able to convince them that I don't have to activate it. I'm not so sure activating it is such a bad idea anyway. Go ahead and get the activation fee out of the way for when/if I activate at a later date. The best reason not to activate is so they don't open up my box and touch my xoom before me.
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I suppose I will say that the one really good thing about making your Xoom launch day purchase at Best Buy is that the Future Proof program will be free, but only through the next few days.
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Please post your success stories after you cancel verizon service today! Thanks in advance
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Very good call, I'll be sure to do that, hopefully others will as well!
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So I thought the ETF was gonna be $350, and when my receipt was printed, it clearly says $175. Now if I want to cancel my data, I paid less than $800
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Default New to the Vz data pricing what would a normal user expect to use?

I'm a sprint all you can eat guy. So I want a Xoom has anyone compiled what it would take to cover normal usage, Web, Gmaps, Emails. In my mind Iím not a heavy users but I can see going over all the time.
Maybe I'll run for President on the Data charges are just to dang high platform. Wifi is a right and tablets are a necessity!
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Well now that the Zoom is out and available I have a few questions about Verizon's data that I just can't get to the bottom of. I just ordered a Xoom off the moto site.

I'm guessing I will be able to use this out of the box without having to activate it through Verizon at all. Let me know if I'm wrong on that one.

Can I turn the data service on for a month at a time? Say I know i'm going to be traveling for work, can i subscribe for a month then shut it off when i get back home? Would I have to pay the 35 dollar activation fee everytime? How long can I suspend for?

My apologies if this has been covered already. Searched for the forms with no answers.
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I don't know if there has been an answered or not but I think it is a good question.

I too purchased it through motorola without a contract ($100 off coupon).

I purchased the 3g/4g one for two big reasons:

1. If I ever decide to not just use it as wifi/tether with my evo, I have the flexibility to do so.

2. If I even decide to resell it, I believe the more options the better...wider range of people to sell to.

That being said, I would also be curious if I did need to activate it for a brief period of time how much I would have to pay to turn the service on/off....
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I bought mine without a data plan from best buy. There was no forced data plan. I then activated. It at a later date at the Verizon store and they gave me a credit on my account that would cover the fee cost.
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Well now that the Zoom is out and available I have a few questions about Verizon's data that I just can't get to the bottom of. I just ordered a Xoom off the moto site.

I'm guessing I will be able to use this out of the box without having to activate it through Verizon at all. Let me know if I'm wrong on that one.

Can I turn the data service on for a month at a time? Say I know i'm going to be traveling for work, can i subscribe for a month then shut it off when i get back home? Would I have to pay the 35 dollar activation fee everytime? How long can I suspend for?

My apologies if this has been covered already. Searched for the forms with no answers.
I ask a Verizon Rep and she said yes $35 every time you decide to add data on and off.
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So I'm confused. I can buy a 600$ Xoom with a two year contract and get unlimited data for those two years or a 800$ Xoom with no contract? What does that mean? Am I still paying for data month to month with each one? What benefit do I get buying the one without a contract if I am still paying the fees? What are the price of the monthly fees? Also, does an unlocked Xoom have the same problem? Because I see those selling for 500$ at some places? Thanks fr any help.
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So I'm confused. I can buy a 600$ Xoom with a two year contract and get unlimited data for those two years or a 800$ Xoom with no contract? What does that mean? Am I still paying for data month to month with each one? What benefit do I get buying the one without a contract if I am still paying the fees? What are the price of the monthly fees? Also, does an unlocked Xoom have the same problem? Because I see those selling for 500$ at some places? Thanks fr any help.
No unlimited plan. And the 600 won't be month to month, you'll be on contract 2 years. The 800 with no contract means just that. You won't need to sign up for any contract, even a month. Though you could at a later time.

The plans are 1G, 3G, 5G and not sure if any more, ranging from 20 a month to a 80 a month.
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Maybe 10G as well.
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And if you're patience, the wifi could be out in 3-4 weeks.
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Just to let people know a little about Verizon Wireless's way of handling these is that anybody you talk to on the phone can issue up to $50 credit without it being overseen (aka get approval), so if you talk nice they will most certainly give you the credit because they get paid on resolution and time on phone (less is better).
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I think you just have to ask?
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Just canceled my data plan today. Got my bill $325?!?! I normally pay $190. Add in a data plan for 7 days at the end of my billing cycle + $20 for next month, + taxes and fees + activation fees + bluetooth keyboard + .20 for a text (although I'm not sure how that's possible since I cant get SMS on the Xoom) and WOW! Oh well, tethering via Incredible here I come. I should have canceled as I walked out the door of Best Buy. Live and learn.
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I walked into a VZW store with the intention of getting the Xoom with a 2 year contract for $600 bucks. I signed everything I had to and I just got my bill. Looking closer, it said I was on a month to month plan. I called up verizon to verify and they told me that I was indeed on a month to month and I can cancel anytime with no penalties.

So I'm not in a 2 year contract after all and I paid $600. I know Verizon doesn't require this anymore but I purchased mine the day before it came out. I also looked at the original paperwork that I signed and even that said I was on a month to month plan (not a 2 year contract). I had to give my head a shake lol. Great news for sure.
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What does month to month even mean? You pay a certain fee every month you don't do that when on a contract?
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month to month means you are not tied to a contract and thus are not required to maintain a service with the company for any period of time.
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month to month means you are not tied to a contract and thus are not required to maintain a service with the company for any period of time.

This, and the month to month fee was for the 3g service that I wanted. At present, I'm not forced into continuing this service but I just choose to. The Xoom is fully functional with Wifi as it is.
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I walked into a VZW store with the intention of getting the Xoom with a 2 year contract for $600 bucks. I signed everything I had to and I just got my bill. Looking closer, it said I was on a month to month plan. I called up verizon to verify and they told me that I was indeed on a month to month and I can cancel anytime with no penalties.

So I'm not in a 2 year contract after all and I paid $600. I know Verizon doesn't require this anymore but I purchased mine the day before it came out. I also looked at the original paperwork that I signed and even that said I was on a month to month plan (not a 2 year contract). I had to give my head a shake lol. Great news for sure.
I wish I could guarantee that. I'd be at Verizon in the morning grabbing a Xoom and gladly handing over my Visa
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Do most cancel the Verizon month to month right away, or wait a few days? I am on WiFi so it doesn't really matter, just curious.
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I went with the 3Gb/mo plan myself....but am mostly using wi-fi
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My guess you pay 500-600 for the tablet plus an activation fee and a month to month contract which can be cancelled anytime after the first month.

$20.00 seems unrealistic.
How do you cancel it!?
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