Good morning! I’m the proud owner of an aging Moto X1 (what my girlfriend calls a “grandpa phone”) and looking to upgrade in the next few months. I have a few questions.
Most importantly, I live near Sprint towers, and get better reception than my girlfriend who owns a Galaxy S7. I’m hoping she’ll be able to swap out her GSM card for a CDMA, and I’d like to stay with CDMA. My question is: I live pretty far away from towers belonging to those 2 carriers, but right next to a Verizon tower and an AT&T tower - any chance RW will be teaming up with one of those two carriers in the future?
I’m guessing the pre-3.0 plans are gone for good, which sucks because I use some data, but not much (typically a few hundred MB per pay period), and LOVE my refund plan. This and looking for a deal on a new phone are why I’m probably going to stick it out for a while and see if I can nab a deal, since I’ll be paying more per month. I love the Google line of phones as most of them aren’t very large, have good UI (like Motorolla), and should receive updates for quite a while (Moto X1s can’t update past 5.1/lollipop). Unfortunately, the Pixels are expensive (and it looks like the Pixel 2 will continue that trend) and the Nexus line isn’t sticking around. The Moto G5+ ticked most of my boxes, but has an LCD display, and despite it being listed in yesterday’s RW “Moto Deals” e-mail, is the same price as it has been for weeks. Other than the Pixel line, does anyone know of any upcoming mainstream phones RW might be supporting late this year or early next year?
If I purchase a BYOD-listed phone that supports CDMA, will I be able to use my same SIM from my Moto X1 in it and activate it? I know BYOD phones are GSM by default, but I’m wondering if this can be done, or if I’d need to have a new SIM sent to me for activation.
This probably belongs in the Problems section, but my phone will frequently lag even if not many applications are running. I did a full reset a couple months ago and have a few GBs of free space available, but the issue’s back again. Any apps or tweaks that might get it back up and running faster?
Thanks for your time!