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Old 11-26-2015, 02:49 AM   #1
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Moto E 2nd Gen

Moto E 4G LTE (2nd Gen) -- primary use for many here will be as a streaming MP3 player. Posts containing info on how to use certain features (like FM Radio, skipping activation, etc) will linked below under Key Topics for future reference.

Reviews --> Amazon -- Best Buy -- Motorola -- Verizon -- Wikipedia


Key Topics
  • NCPs as Audio Players --> thread

Moto E Specs
  • Mfg: Motorola --- Released: Feb 2015 --- Name: Moto E 4G LTE (2nd Gen)
  • Carrier: Verizon --- Type: prepaid - no contract --- Price: $9.99 @ Best Buy (Nov 2015)
  • OpSys: Android 5.1 (Lollipop) --> will NOT be upgraded to Android 6.0 (Marshmallow)
  • CPU: 1.2 GHz Snapdragon 410 quad core --- GPU: Adreno 306
  • RAM: 1 GB --- Storage: 8 GB (5 GB user avail) --- mSDHC: ≤ 32 GB
  • Display: 4.5" - 960x540 - 245 ppi - Gorilla Glass 3
  • Rear Cam: 5 MP - no flash --- Front Cam: 0.3 MP VGA
  • Speaker: mono - front facing --- Battery: 2390 mAh - not removable
  • Features: GPS - FM Radio --- Connectivity: Bluetooth 4.0 - WiFi b/g/n - 4G LTE
  • Dimensions: 5.11" x 2.63" x 0.48" - 5.1 oz --- Warranty: 1 year
  • does NOT have: camera flash, compass, gyroscope
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Old 11-26-2015, 02:53 AM   #2
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Thanks for the tip about buying a NCP. I think I will get more use out of it than I would have an mp3 player, though that's what I plan to primarily use it as.
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Thanks for the tip about buying a NCP. I think I will get more use out of it than I would have an mp3 player, though that's what I plan to primarily use it as.
YW - they make great audio players (audiobooks, music, podcasts).
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Old 11-26-2015, 11:54 AM   #4
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Thanks for the info it really helps it remind me of my old Moto E 4g. It loss it in the park, anyway i have my new samsung s6 edge now.
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Old 11-27-2015, 06:12 AM   #5
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We plan to use ours as phones on Straight Talk so I am looking up how to do that. It looks like we need a activation kit and somethig about apn settings I am still trying to figure out.
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Blossom, it has to be unlocked. Are these unlocked? I thought they were locked to Verizon. I'd love to pop a tracfone card in it and give it to my daughter.

ETA I see that they are unlocked, and there is a way to get it to go on a GSM network.

How to

I am going to give it a try to get it on tracfone. I already have a bring your own sim card from them, which is active in a Windows phone Nokia 520. I am positive she will like having an Android phone better. (The Nokia makes a great calculator. Otherwise, ugh)

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All Verizon's prepaid 4G phones come unlock. Tracfone is too pricey. Straight Talk is owned by them but much cheaper. $45 for unlimited talk, text and 5GB of data.

Agreed on the Nokia. It's no use to me as it won't work here.
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Thanks for the tip about buying a NCP. I think I will get more use out of it than I would have an mp3 player, though that's what I plan to primarily use it as.
My plan too. No phone activation. It'll use mine primarily for audiobooks and music.

Hip hip hooray for the $10 Android iPod touch
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Old 11-27-2015, 03:20 PM   #9
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Hip hip hooray for the $10 Android iPod touch
Humph. This one cost 4X my LG Volt, which I got for $2.49.

(I'm not really complaining, at ten bucks I'll find a use for it.)
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Humph. This one cost 4X my LG Volt, which I got for $2.49.

(I'm not really complaining, at ten bucks I'll find a use for it.)
How did you get a Volt that cheap?
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All Verizon's prepaid 4G phones come unlock. Tracfone is too pricey. Straight Talk is owned by them but much cheaper. $45 for unlimited talk, text and 5GB of data.

Agreed on the Nokia. It's no use to me as it won't work here.
My daughter doesn't do much, occasional texting. So tracfone is probably the cheapest for her, until she starts using it more.
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No Contract Phone. That means you're allowed to use it without a contract. So you can skip phone activation and use it as a streaming media player. In other words, you can set it up like a mini tablet or an Android version of an iPod touch for $10. Can't beat that.
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It was a deal last May. The Volt was $79.99 at the Virgin Mobile site; there was a $60 coupon; and ebates.com gave $17.50 cashback. I was lucky. I saw the deal when it was live and posted here in the middle of the night (for me); it was gone by morning. Not surprisingly!
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It was a deal last May. The Volt was $79.99 at the Virgin Mobile site; there was a $60 coupon; and ebates.com gave $17.50 cashback. I was lucky. I saw the deal when it was live and posted here in the middle of the night (for me); it was gone by morning. Not surprisingly!
Super deal. I don't remember it.
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