Suggestion for old phone?


Hi. I’ve upgraded my phone and plan. Does anyone have any suggestions for what to do with a Moto E 1st gen. 4G phone? Thanks.

  1. Donate it
  2. Sell it on eBay or Swappa
  3. Put it in a drawer as backup
  4. Activate it on the $5 plan and use it as a home phone

don’t forget
5) use as a mini-tablet
6) MP3 player
7) clock
8) paper weight

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Hi @marianneg.o8ecah,

Just in case you are considering selling it, please note that the Moto E 1st Gen is not a 4G capable phone. Either you have a Moto E 2nd Gen, which is 4G capable, or you’ll not want to include 4G when you describe the phone to potential buyers.


here the documentation for selling


Is there a $5 plan anymore though? When I checked out the plans, the lowest one I see now is $15.


the 3.0 phones needs a 3.0 plans and those plans do not include a $5 option any more (and the cost of the $10 plan increased to $15)

one can still activate an old Legacy Phones on the 2.0 Refund plan and use the $5 WiFi only plan after the 1st month
the Legacy phones are the Custom ROM Republic Moto X 1st, Moto X 2nd, Moto E 1st, Moto E 2nd, Moto G 1st, and Moto G 3rd


You will find it in the link below.

This document is intended for Moto E (1st and 2nd Gen.), Moto G (1st and 3rd Gen.), and Moto X (1st and 2nd Gen.) users.

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