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How long to receive APX radio from Motorola dealer?

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ma8007

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Hello Everyone,
Just wondering to anyone who ordered a APX radio from a Motorola dealer.How long did it actually take to get the radio?My dealer did give me a time frame however just wondering your wait time..
Thanks
 

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Hello Everyone,
Just wondering to anyone who ordered a APX radio from a Motorola dealer.How long did it actually take to get the radio?My dealer did give me a time frame however just wondering your wait time..
Thanks
Pretty tricky question to answer. More detail about which model and features might help a little, but radios received a year ago may have totally different delivery schedules from today.
 

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Ordered a APX 8000..I realize things are little different now..Just anxious to get my new toy.
 

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And what time-frame did your dealer provide ?
Hello Everyone,
Just wondering to anyone who ordered a APX radio from a Motorola dealer.How long did it actually take to get the radio?My dealer did give me a time frame however just wondering your wait time..
Thanks
 

Skypilot007

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Is this dealer consumer friendly, willing to sell to anyone or do you have an arrangement with this dealer? This would be nice to know also. Its sometimes a struggle just finding a dealer willing to sell commercial radios to the general public.
 

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Three years ago I approached my longtime dealer who I’d become friendly with over the years and asked him to order me an APX6k. He wasn’t even sure he could order a single unit like that at the time (he is a full dealer). Turns out he was able to for me, unfortunately I cannot recall how long it took to get, I want to say two weeks or so if memory serves correct? Actually this was closer to four years ago. I’m sure if I’d approached another dealer who didn’t know me I’d been given the “no” I’m not sure if that’s changed. Good luck with your acquisition.
 

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depends what you ordered it with but it's no more than a couple weeks. Due to APX lion batteries they get shipped ground.
 

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I had a recent delivery a month ago, took M two months to get everything pieced together. To be fair it was multiple consolettes and remote units, however it took some time.
 
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I ordered an APX8000 from my local Motorola dealer back in December/January and it took 2 weeks for it to arrive. They told me when I went there to order it that around that time everything they were ordering from Motorola was taking about 2 weeks to arrive approximately.
 

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Still waiting on my 2 APX-8000 NEXT radios. Ordered 31 MAR 2020...........
 

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I am well aware of that.
The regular 8k (and 8k XE) is a great FD/PD radio, the APX NEXT is a cell device that can do radio and is way too bulky for guys working the streets. My 40 APX8000 all bands took abt 19 days to receive, piecemeal...... a few every day or 2 starting on day 19 after they were ordered. But the 20 APX8500 all band mobiles were all delivered on the same day, 6 days after the order posted. Go figure.......
 

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But, you didn't answer the question. Did you order APX 8000, or APX NEXT? You stated you were waiting for "2 APX-8000 NEXT radios". There is no such model as "APX-8000 NEXT", it's one or the other. :unsure:
 

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Since you're hanging on my answer and my reply clearly stated APX NEXT, I ordered APX8000XE 800/700/VHF/UHF radios and 2 APX NEXT cell devices. Everyone OK now?(y):sleep:
 

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are you guys buying these to use as scanners/receivers ?
Those guys potentially could be, however given the cost of an APX next vs. the functionality, I would highly doubt it. Most likely public safety guys as I am myself, and couldn’t possibly imagine spending $6-$10k of my own money just to scan. Uniden makes a great product for that at a much cheaper price.
 

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Those guys potentially could be, however given the cost of an APX next vs. the functionality, I would highly doubt it. Most likely public safety guys as I am myself, and couldn’t possibly imagine spending $6-$10k of my own money just to scan. Uniden makes a great product for that at a much cheaper price.
yeah I was wondering. thank you
 

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Since you're hanging on my answer and my reply clearly stated APX NEXT, I ordered APX8000XE 800/700/VHF/UHF radios and 2 APX NEXT cell devices. Everyone OK now?(y):sleep:
Just curious, what do you plan to use the cell features for on the Nexts. I’ve seen the videos and webinars on them, and think they’re awesome products, just seems like you would need a Lot of back bone systems in place to fully integrate something like that. Do they operate as a cell phone too, say with Verizon??

And by cell phone I mean true phone calls and messaging. Would be neat for admin such as chiefs and BC’s.
 

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The APX NEXT is not a cell phone. It is the combination of an APX radio with an LTE/WiFi smart device that runs a limited set of authorized apps. Those two halves of the NEXT run on separate processors so that the radio side will boot up as quickly as a standard APX, and is unaffected if the smart device half of the radio should fail. The NEXT is provisioned on FirstNet (AT&T) in the U.S. or Bell Mobility in Canada. The SIM card is locked to the NEXT and cannot be used in any other smart device, however it does appear that you might be able to insert a SIM from a different carrier such as Verizon to get on their LTE network, assuming the NEXT operates on those LTE bands.
 
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