Many of you have probably already gone to a Best Buy or Verizon store to pick up your Motorola XOOM, but we wanted to toss out some additional information in case you were on the fence still…
- Verizon does NOT require a data package when you purchase a XOOM. Actually, they NEVER did and the reports that they were going to were made up. It was always Best Buy that was requiring this. You can opt-in to a 2-year contract and pay $599 or go without a plan for $799. If you choose to go without a plan, you can then decide at any time to pay for a month-to-month package.
- Best Buy has now informed their employees that activations are no longer required. Yep, their mandatory minimum 1-month package is no longer required. (Cheers M!)
- More from Best Buy: They released a press note mentioning that they would NOT price match Verizon’s $599 2-year contract deal. We are hearing a variety of reports on this deal from readers though.
- Edit: Buy Back is not free on XOOM, only phones.
- The 4G LTE upgrade site from Verizon is live and you should sign up to be notified when you can get your XOOM upgraded. http://phones.verizonwireless.com/xoom/upgrade/
- No, I haven’t heard ANYTHING about the wifi-only XOOM.
And here are a couple of the accessories in action…