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Moto X is Now Available From Verizon in Either Black or White for $199

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For those waiting patiently for the Moto X to arrive on Verizon, your time has come. Motorola’s 2013 flagship can now be purchased through Big Red’s website for $199 on-contract in either black or white. If you’d like to go off-contract and pay full retail, the device will run you $599. Yes, that is $20 higher than the $579 off-contract price that AT&T is currently selling the phone at.

The device is only available online for the time being, with in-store stock arriving in the coming weeks.

We’ve already reviewed the Moto X on Verizon, be sure to check it out if you haven’t.

Note: ย The VERIZON30 coupon code still appears to work if you’d like to save 30%.

Tip: ย If you are buying at full retail, use the Iconic Portal.

Via: ย Verizon

Cheers Michael and Ryan!

  • AHoL2206

    What does everyone think of it. I went ahead and jumped on a Droid MAXX and figured I’d use my 2 week trial to trade but so far LOVE the battery life!!!

  • Allstar

    LOL you guys are going to love this. I ordered moto x from verizon site as soon as it went live and got it shipped overnight. It came today with an at&t logo branded on the back of the phone!!!!! other than that, seems to work….

  • Thomas Cholette

    I placed my order for one today. The sales rep said I was the only one to order the Moto X since he got in. ):

  • Chris Brown

    Decided to return my DROID Mini to get the X Phone. Didn’t like the back feel. If I’m gonna have a phone for two years or so, I wanted to get a phone I could deal with. I am annoyed with Motorola that they put the headphone jack on the top of the phone…I want it on the bottom!

  • tabbibus

    does the moto X on vzw come with any earbuds whatsoever?


    When someone gets a VZW MotoX can you please confirm if Google Wallet will work on it

  • Ender311

    Lame …. VZW is not offering a 32GB variant. I was ready to give my G’Nex a well deserved rest.

    Hmmm back to the drawing board…..

  • Manthas

    Anybody else notice this on the Verizon page? (The image is cropped from a comparison of the Droid MAXX to the Moto X – MAXX on left, X on right.) Pretty sure everything I’ve read so far says the Moto X does ~not~ have an SD card slot.

  • This Variant ‘ve no difference than that of AT&T’s device.

  • Thee_Absdrakt

    $199, 16GB w/o Customization. What is Verizon trying to do force me to buy the Droid Maxx? I’m on a family Share plan but if I can seperate from that and still keep my corp discount hello AT&T.

  • Tony Spence

    Thank for the coupon code. Just ordered mine in white.

  • You can tell the Moto X isnโ€™t a carrier exclusive phone based on the advertising. I have seen zero TV ads for the X,

  • Bam727272

    Does the coupon work if you’re adding a line?

  • Dane Carpenter

    I’m not finding a way for you to just by the phone at retail without getting rid of Unlimited. It looks like Verizon isn’t allowing this phone to be purchased without eliminating Unlimited plan even if purchasing at full retail.

    • Nick

      Use the online chat and ask for the link to “Iconic” and have them walk you through that process. Using Iconic was the only way I was able to buy at the full retail price and keep unlimited data

      • Droid4Life

        That is correct ๐Ÿ™‚ Same here.

  • J Davis

    I want this phone, but I want it my way..I’ll wait. Thank you very much Verizon.

  • Sequence of Sound…

    The code basically offset the $30 upgrade fee + the $48 in taxes. technically, I bought this phone for $139.99, but the fees and taxes are insane!

    • Robert Macri

      This is the reason I didn’t get the Maxx… First the code wouldn’t work on the Maxx as Verizon’s site brings you to a totally different checkout sequence and then they add $30 upgrade fee plus 40 in taxes, etc. $370 for a phone on a 2 year contract is ridiculous. I got the X with the couple plus fees for around 185. I’ll deal with the 16GB for half the price.

  • Robert Macri

    Damnit – this derailed my Nexus 5 on T Mobile plans. I’m going to regret this.

  • Signalguy

    I was told that after the 25th of this month, you know the day Edge started, that Verizon would know longer let anyone transfer there upgrade to a different line. Can some one who has a upgrade available and has more than one line, check online and see if the option to transfer the upgrade is still there?

    • Robert Macri

      I was able to transfer

    • Dfigs23

      I was able to treansfer to another line and buy the Moto X on a feature phone line. Once it arrives tomorrow I’ll transfer it to my GNEX line and i’ll keep my unlimited data.

    • fritzo2162

      Worked for me.

    • Rruz7

      I went into the Verizon store yesterday and the sales rep told me that they do not allow cross upgrades anymore and that I had to upgrade only on that one specific line (which is unlimited) and by upgrading I would lose unlimited and have to go on a 2 gb tiered plan. I thought that was straight bs so I called Verizon corp and the lady I talked to told that they DO still allow cross upgrades. She said that the lady in store was lying out of her A** to try and get commission. I ended up ordering the X over the phone.

  • Ryan

    Ordered Mine this morning! Will be here tomorrow. Hoping it’s as good a phone as it’s been hyped up to be. Had to give up on my GNex last year when the 5th replacement kept having signal issues. Have been rolling with the Razr Maxx HD since then. Battery is great but the overall experience is nothing compared to what the GNex was IMO.

    • fritzo2162

      Ha! I was in the exact same boat: My GNex antenna died, couldn’t be fixed, and had to use an old OG Razr. Ironically the RAZR’s battery was better than the GNex w/ the extended battery, but that phone’s speed sucked eggs.

  • Alexander Garcia

    Best Buy is also selling it for $699.00 for Verizon AND AT&T. =/

  • jnt

    To clarify – these are *not* available in the brick & mortar locations yet, correct? What about the Best Buy’s and Staples of the world I wonder?

    • OneForTheGoodDays

      An rep at a Brooklyn official VZA location said that they’d have a model out but he wasn’t aware of any in stock. He said maybe next week.

      I did have a question though whether or not the White and Black Moto X’s are made in the US as well?

      • OneForTheGoodDays

        And I can’t type this morning. Should go back to sleep.

      • jnt

        I’m pretty sure ALL Moto X’s are made in Fort Worth. The only ones not made in the USA are the new Droid lineup.

  • Nick

    If anyone has problems trying to pay full price and keeping unlimited data ask the online chat person about the “Iconic” page. Using this page was the only way I was able to buy the phone at full price.

  • Joe


  • JS629

    You can have any color you want, as long as its black or white.

    • David Verba

      Henry Ford said the same. (Sans the white)

      • TheKaz1969

        psst – I think he was playing off that quote…

  • flyinggerbil

    so…. when does the developer edition arrive on verizon? *insert 2053 comment here*

  • Adam

    So much bloat! Could be worse I guess.

    Preloaded Apps: Integrated Google Mobile Services (Gmail, Google Maps with Navigation & Local , Google Drive, Play Books, Play Movies, Play Music, Play Store, Google Search, Google Calendar, Google +, YouTube)

    Preloaded Verizon Apps: My VZW Mobile, VZW Visual Voicemail, NFL Mobile, Mobile Hotspot, VZW Navigator, Verizon Tones

  • C-Law

    I’d upgrade if there was a way to unlock the boot loader. But sadly this won’t ever happen since a moto phone was unlocked all of one time and even that was quickly closed. I don’t think you can use upgrades for Dev editions

    • Scott Webber

      I have heard that this phone will be easier to unlock since it’s using Qualcomm. I’m sure we’ll find out soon…

  • Ryan N

    HEYYYYYY! Question!

    Does anybody know if the verizon30 promo counts towards buying the phone full price?

    If so, I have it preordered at best buy and they do price match. Will save me $180…


    • Guest

      Does not.

      • Ryan N

        Dammnnn. So it only applies to contract sales?

  • bakdroid

    Did I miss something? Since when did Verizon change its policy on renewing from unlimited that you have to go to shared everything? Last I checked, you could still get the individual plan that would cost the same as your current plan minus unlimited data. WTF Verizon?!?

    • Weber

      You apparently missed a lot. Unlimited data ending with a contract re-sign is a major topic ’round these parts.

      • bakdroid

        No, I know unlimited ended. I am talking about the individual plan that allows you to keep the same price you are currently paying with unlimited but moves you down to 2GB. Online with the moto x it states that you cab only get shared everything with is $20 more per month.

        • Weber

          Oh, my bad. Yeah, that is pretty weird.

          • bakdroid

            I just tipped off Kellex and Tim, looks like the Verizon Max program has killed off the individual contract plans. You can stay individual but you have to sign up for Edge and pay full retail price.

          • ApplesNAndroids

            No, that’s incorrect. I am still on an individual plan

          • bakdroid

            I was able to get to a page with the individual plan option after bitching at customer service. But you couldn’t use a coupon code.

      • jbdan

        oops meant to reply to Jordan my bad

        • Weber

          Don’t let it happen again!

    • Josh Martin

      Just spoke with VZW on the phone. I was a bit worried when I read your comment so I called lol. They said that if you are currently on Grandfathered Unlimited Data, you will be forced into Share Everything. BUT, if you update your Data to 2GB *before* upgrading and then go through the upgrade process, it will let you keep your existing individual plan and NOT force you into Share Everything.

      • bakdroid

        Well that is interesting. They didn’t tell me that. They took me to a preorder page and it allowed me to see that I won’t be forced into shared everything. But they said that I won’t get the device till Tuesday that way. And I coudbt enter a promo code. I hate Verizon!

        • Josh Martin

          I do too… I’m very torn right now…. lol

          • bakdroid

            I am waiting for Best Buy availability. I have a $50 card waiting since I signed up in the beginning of the year for it. If the promo code would work for me I might buy it now but since it won’t, forget it. I will wait.

  • Jordan

    such a cheap looking phone i remember when they made quality looking phones.

    • jbdan

      Have you held one in hand or seen in person? It really feels quite solid and surprised me. The build quality, upon “first feel” is excellent and it is very compact.

      • Jordan

        no, thats why i said it looks cheap. im sure its a solid device but it looks like a phone my wife would want

        • jbdan


        • Yeah, your wife is such a lesser person than you and belongs in the kitchen and must have worse taste. Either you’re a misogynist or you just don’t respect the person you married. It shows in your comments.

          • Kevin

            or maybe him and his wife disagree on phone feel and appearance, but let’s try to get deeper than that.

          • fritzo2162

            Wow, that escalated quickly.

          • Logan Greenwood


      • jnt

        I’ve felt two different ones at two different stores with two different Moto reps. It does feel great in the hand, very ergonomic. But one felt tight and solid, the buttons were tight and solid, etc. The other felt loose and creeky with loose buttons as well. That kind of discrepancy has me worried…

  • jbdan

    Wow VZ first to the plate (sans ma bell), surprised. I wonder if anyone up the chain has regrets about the motomaker exclusive (hate that word!). They gotta

    • Justtyn Hutcheson

      Probably not. Could you imagine the backlog on orders if they had let everyone jam up their brand new experimental customization and supply infrastructure on day one? They are having enough problems keeping up with the initial demand from just one carrier.

      I’m actually okay with letting AT&T customers work out all the kinks in the system before I can use it. The best part is AT&T is probably footing a good chunk of the bill. That’s a solid “win” for Motorola, despite any short-term sales loss, since in the long term they will be using this customization model and expanding it for years to come.

      • Ian

        When they released their “customization and supply infrastructure” to consumers it was no longer “experimental”. Also why wouldn’t they want to sell as many phones as possible? As long as people are aware of the time it takes to receive their customized phone, shouldn’t be an issue.

        • Justtyn Hutcheson

          It is experimental in the sense that it is a massive unproven and potentially disastrous undertaking. While they can plan and model all they want, once it hits large-scale things will go wrong. Case in point, the engraving wasn’t working at-scale like it was in small batches, so they’ve had to disallow that feature until its issues are resolved.
          They do of course want to sell as many phones as possible, but they also want Moto Maker to be a very positive experience as well. By restricting its initial scope, any issues will impact only a small sub-set of customers. It is the same idea as staged rollouts for software, just on a much more expensive scale, and is therefore higher risk. So, while they may lose a few sales because of the restriction, so long as those who can use it have a positive experience, it will bring them much higher sales later on due to a flood of positive reviews. If they had opened it to everyone, and the initial experience had been decidedly unpleasant dues to exceptionally long delays, poor quality, etc., then this experiment in customization would have been a disaster as it would take a ton of work to reverse all of that negative word of mouth.

  • boybert

    Anyone know if the X is in stores too? Was originally launching online only.

    • NexusPhan69

      Yes it should be. Call your local store.

      • Justtyn Hutcheson

        Source? That would be great, but they were pretty adamant about “in the coming weeks”.

        • NexusPhan69

          My source is my local Verizon store when I called last week and they said next week. Which really is a terrible, terrible source.

    • Robert Macri

      I tried the pickup in store option and it told me it wasn’t available in any of my area’s stores. Not sure if that helps.

      • Jeralmac

        Same here – just went to local store and the guy said that he wasn’t even sure when they’d receive them – his guess was some time after Labor Day.

    • Chris Brown

      I called Verizon to exchange my Droid Mini for the X and they told me that with the holiday it would be much faster if I just did the exchange in store because of the holiday. I called the two closest stores to me, about 45 minutes away each and neither of them had them in stock and told me I should do it either online or call Verizon….so I had to call them back.

  • ApplesNAndroids

    Just purchased using an upgrade from my spare line. (I added that line back when the Motorola Xoom came out on Verizon Wireless!) Also picked it up for 139 bucks thanks to you guys and code VERIZON30 ! I may have splurged and ordered next-day shipping ๐Ÿ™‚

    • bacchus71

      I did the same thing, by 10:30am even!

      • Ej McCarty

        Were you able to still keep unlimited by doing that?

    • Daeshaun Griffiths

      did u have to pay the $35 activation online also?

      • ApplesNAndroids

        Yes, but I also chose next day shipping so I’d have it tomorrow. It was under 200 total.

  • artc

    Having 3 people on Verizon and only one of you cares about keeping unlimited data you are golden for life. Every time there is an upgrade made from your account just make sure it does not come from the unlimited line.. transfer upgrades back and forth but Upon receiving the phone activate it for which ever number it was Intended for!

    • David Verba

      Do I upgrade my dumb phone line to the moto x – receive it – activate it under my dumb phone number then esn swap it to my unlimited line and reactivate the dumb phone number on it’s original line?

      • ApplesNAndroids

        Yes, that is literally just what I did. Also – during checkout remember to use VERIZON30 to save 30% on your order ๐Ÿ˜‰

  • artc

    HOW I GOT TO KEEP MY UNLIMITED AND GOT A MOTO X FOR AN ON CONTRACT PRICE!— while not making a mess of my Verizon account.

    Our bill has 3 Numbers 2 of them are up for upgrades Today one of them is not
    (Mine- my phone P2- 2nd phone line P3- 3rd phone line) ** this situation can be done much much simpler but the owner of the P2 line did not want her line touched. **

    P2—- UPGRADE

    -Move my upgrade to P3
    -checkout online for a moto X for P3
    -When the moto X arrives activate it for my number

    Mine- NO UPGRADE UNTIL AUG/ 2014
    You do not really have to do this next step but it would set your account completely straight. Swap upgrades again online.. swap ‘MINE’ with ‘P3’

    NOTE*** this only bought me until next aug. when P3 upgrades. I’ll have to figure something new out then…

    • ApplesNAndroids


    • C-Law

      Are you sure? Can anyone clarify if this is true? I was under the impression that even if you moved your upgrade to another line, you still lost unlimited data bc technically its still the unlimited line’s upgrade.

      • Tom Luley

        False. I went in store with my GS4 and they took my upgrade, put it on another line and I walked out of the store with a GS4 on another line. I went home, activated it on MY line and reactivated the other line’s phone. Still have unlimited with my GS4.

        • C-Law

          Do you have to activate it on your line? I have a feeling id be so nervous about this working that id probably activate it on the other line, then swap Sim cards

          • Tom Luley

            Yeah I activated on my line. As long as the upgrade part itself is NOT on the unlimited line, you are good to go. I am going to do it for another unlimited line soon as my father’s Droid Charge is starting to die. Just upgrading another phone on the account with his upgrade (They will do this in store for you) and walk out..then do the rest at home (They will NOT do that in store, they told me if they did, they would get fired)

          • C-Law

            Man that’s awesome news. I always thought this was impossible bc everyone with unlimited always says you have to pay full price. I’ve got an upgrade bc my gnex contract is up. Just bought a used gs4 but suppose I could resell it and move my upgrade to another line and get this if a boot loader unlock is found. That was the biggest reason I picked the used s4 bc I like cyanogenmod and the quick updates it brings and the s4 has custom recovery, at least the one I’m getting does, I know Verizon blocked it with the latest update

        • Despite707

          I told them upfront in store what i wanted to do and they seemed fine with it. They did have to activate it on the line with the upgrade though. They even gave me a new NFC Sim card for my unlimited line. The only bad part about it was having to be there for 3 hours while they fought their computers.

        • James001

          I only have my one main account that’s under contract til December but eligible for an upgrade now. Would adding a new line now work? Or any other way I can upgrade at a subsidized price without losing my unlimited data? I desperately need a new phone.

          • Tom Luley

            You could add a new line, yes. Then with whatever phone you added, take that phone off the newly added line and activate it on the unlimited line. But now you have a separate line to pay for. I guess, in theory, after you add the line and get the phone you want, you could revert that newly added line to a feature phone plan to pay less per month?

        • rals

          Did the same exact thing

    • Craig

      Just out of curiosity did you switch that upgrade to a line with a basic phone or smartphone? Just wondering what P3 was before because I am debating doing this but the problem is the only other lines on my account are basic phones and considering they don’t have data I don’t want to get stuck paying 30 a month for 2gb on a basic phone line. Thanks for the insight.

      • EdubE24

        I always do mine on a feature phone that sits on my microwave as our home phone. Just tell the Verizon rep what you are doing, they will take care of it!

      • Champlification

        You have to add the data plan to that line, but you can cancel it and it’s pro rated so you won’t pay the whole $30 if you don’t leave it on that line for a whole month.

      • Ej McCarty

        I told the guy at Verizon I wanted to use my upgrade on my other line and switch the phone to my unlimited line and he said I would lose unlimited. Verizon would see that I did that and switch me to shared plan on the next month. So should I just ignore him and do it next use he’s trying to keep me from the loopholes?

      • Dusty

        This is def. doable i do it with my line. You do a cross upgrade (take your upgrade and use it on the basic phone line) and add the data plan to the basic phone (this is temporary). Afterwards you just swap the devices so put the new device on your account and the basic phone gets the basic phone again. If verizon tells you this is not possible and that you have to switch to the Shared plan that is false. Since all this will be done within an hour or so depending on the rep you’re are talking to you you won’t get charged for the data plan (for basic phone) being placed on your account temporarily.

        • Craig

          Thanks, I wold definitely like to use that coupon code to get the 60 off but would you recommending doing this in the store or on my own over phone. I’ve never done this so I don’t want to take a chance at screwing something up and then paying verizon more than I already do. Thanks again everyone for the help

          • Dusty

            Either or. Only benefit of doing it over the phone i’d say is if the rep is unwilling then you can hang up and call again and speak to someone else. I’ve never done this in store but wouldn’t hurt to try. 1) if the rep messes up (via phone or in-store) you can tell them nevermind in which case they would get you your unlimited data back. The only fee would be the upgrade fee of $30. Really most employees in-store or over the phone should know how to do this process by now.

        • cmdub

          has this worked for you in the long haul without losing unlimited data? i’d love to do this to get the moto x but im absolutely terrified of losing unlimited data as i wouldn’t be able to use my phone without it(i average 30gigs a month minimum)

          • Dusty

            Yep I’ve done it multiple times. With Verizon its luck of the draw (depends on which rep you get) but I worked at best buy mobile so I’d just have a co worker do it for me and Bestbuy will generally do it for you just tell them you are doing a cross upgrade and then a hardware swap. Their systems are fully capable of doing everything. If you plan on doing it via vzw just tell the rep the same thing if they say you’ll lose unlimited data its bs just try talking to someone else but I can guarantee it should work. it’s no different then you doing a cross upgrade and then telling them later the line that took you’re upgrade wants you’re phone instead or their old phone and so you want to take the new phone. Sorry for writing a lot but it really is a simple process although can be a long process sometimes that people don’t know about.

    • Champlification

      I have 2 lines with unlimited data and a 3rd line just for upgrades. I just transfer my upgrades to the third line, get a data plan and the new phone, move the new phone to one of my unlimited data lines, and then get rid of the data plan on the third line again. Costs $10/month extra for the third line but I get an extra upgrade every two years and don’t have to lose my unlimited data.

    • Dean

      Wonder if you can do this once Moto Maker becomes available.

    • Big_EZ

      I’ve done this several times, and I have never been able to activate the phone on my line. I had to activate it on the line I transfered the upgrade to, then swap Sims. Also when you transfer the upgrade, the original line gets the new 2 year contract, not the line that used the upgrade.

    • Joe Fischer

      I’m surprised more people didn’t know you could do this…I personally have to buy mine off-contract because I was going to use my step-dad’s upgrade but they are past their two year mark so they can leave VZW when ever they want. (I don’t blame them.) I will gladly spend $600 on this phone though.

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  • bluemon

    16gb is never enough. Trust me.

  • Sacrifist

    Ordered. Super excited to have a phone that’s just going to work well.

    And my Bionic (which is running a lot better after a factory reset and SD format) is going to a good home, too.

  • Addison

    The box for “Removable Memory” is checked on the Moto X Features section.

    • NexusPhan69

      Those have been wrong so many times. Verizon really doesn’t know (or maybe care) about these phones.

  • mcdonsco

    Can’t do Verizon any longer…$180/month with verizon is $70/month on T-Mobile.

    I can deal with a little less coverage for $110/month less.

    I understand, Verizon certainly has a better network and that deserves a premium, but not twice the cost and actually approaching three times the cost.

    $20/month more, I stay with Verizon, otherwise…cya.

    • Good_Ole_Pinocchio

      $180? What plan is that?

      • aye_winchell

        This is about what i pay, i have 2 lines with unlimited
        (mine and the gf) and a line with a feature phone (the old man) we share 1400 minutes, she has unlimited text, i have no text, we both have unlimited data.

      • Shadowstare

        Sounds like the plan for my Wife and I. 2 lines, both android phones (I have a DNA and my wife has a og Droid Razr which she hates), Unlimited text and voice, 2gb or shared Data, insurance on both lines = $170+ per month.

      • mcdonsco

        $100/month 1,400 minutes and unlimited text

        $30/month unlimited data
        $30/month hotspot
        $10 additional line (for upgrades)
        $3/month visual voicemail

        Misc fees/charges

        It’s a rip off. Every time I get my bill I feel like I’m being robbed.

        I was using portable wifi hotspot but seems verizon killed that on the maxx…doesn’t work any longer.

        • Chris Hannan

          And what do you have on T-Mobile? The cheapest family plan for 2 they offer is $80/month and that’s with only 500MB of full speed data.

          • mcdonsco

            Don’t have a family plan with them…If I cut out the extra line on Verizon I’d save a whopping $10/month.

            Again, Verizon’s service is certainly better, but it’s not worth close to triple the price…I’d be willing to pay say $20/30/month more for Verizon’s better service, but they just hit you over the head with a billy club for it instead.

          • Chris Hannan

            How are you getting T-Mobile for $70/month for two people then?

          • mcdonsco

            I’m not…I only had the 2nd line with Verizon cause it was cheaper to buy a phone on contract and pay the $10/month extra than it was to buy outright…Only makes sense with one line though, not two.

            With Tmobile, there’s no need to do that.

            Speaking of which, that’s the other thing that really irritates the hell out of me with Verizon, is ALWAYS paying the subsidized contract prices for off contract full retail phones.

            Someone walks in and buys X phone for $200, I have to pay $600 for the same phone and also the same contract pricing for the same plan. Stupid.

          • Chris Hannan

            Ohhh fsr I thought you said you and your girlfriend were using Verizon. I must have gotten your comment mixed up with someone else’s.

            Anyway, why were you paying so much? I pay $70 on Verizon for unlimited data and 450 minutes. Unlimited data is all I care about because that’s unlimited everything (besides MMS) with apps. There would be no savings for me if I switched to T-Mobile.

          • mcdonsco

            I have no idea…If I were able to pay, after fees/taxes/VVM etc under $100/month, I would likely stick with Verizon…but I’m paying right around $180/month.

  • Mezocy101

    Probably worth mentioning. Droid Maxx is $649.99 off contract (only $50 more). You get same basic phone, but seemingly better value (battery, storage, etc). Bought Maxx full price (was able to keep unlimited) when I heard from 3 different Verizon corporate stores in PHX area Moto X for Verizon would be online sales only. Doubt that is the case but am not regretting going with the Maxx.

  • xraytedjim

    Enter the code VERIZON30 at checkout and get 30% off for a total of only $139.99.

    Via Android police.

    • tyguy829

      does it take 30% off the off-contract price too? So 420 instead of 600? I would test it myself but it is making me choose a plan and stuff to get to checkout.

      • chris125

        Sadly no

        • Razma

          damn, i would have jumped all over that for only $420

      • michael arazan

        I’ve never seen a coupon code work with full retail on verizon, only with the subsidy

    • ApplesNAndroids

      Thanks for the heads-up. As someone that doesn’t frequent Android Police you just saved me 60$ Wish I could buy you a beer!

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        • Paul Hansen

          Really? That’s awesome! Except… I don’t do Ponzi/Pyramid schemes so… F off.

    • Cameron Laudick

      Thanks for the help! Just bought mine in black!

      Might still get the next nexus at full retail though if they put it on verizon

    • bp

      thanks for posting this…got the discount which helped me swallow the overnight shipping cost so I can have this phone tomorrow!

      • Good_Ole_Pinocchio

        Why didn’t you just do instore pick up?

        • bp

          Not showing as available at any stores near me.

    • AxemRed

      I can verify that this works. I used it this morning.

      • maguiz

        It worked for me too.

    • kdavis11

      Thx, just ordered with the 30% off plus I plan to use the moto tradeup program to get $100 vzw gift card for my old droid 3

    • WalkerNA

      If only we could use this deal now to get the MotoMaker card at the discounted price and still order the custom phone we want later.

    • Cody Simonson

      worked great, got it for 139.99. Who would have thought verizon would have beat amazon wireless on the price.

  • Adam

    use coupon code VERIZONDEAL to save $50 per device at checkout. Just worked for my order.

    • Booyabobby

      Does it work on full retail?

      • Adam

        No, it states new 2yr activation required

    • Daeshaun Griffiths

      you’re not helping me wait for the dev edition.

    • Daeshaun Griffiths

      VERIZON30 (takes off 30%) makes the device $140. F*ck it!!! I’ll regret it later. i’m getting the white moto x AHHHHHHHH!!!!!!

    • michael arazan

      Enter Coupon Code; VerizonRape and pay additional $100 for phone and automatic 4 year contract

      • thedonxr

        I lol’d

      • tomn1ce

        lmao…..you just made my day…

      • dad

        I snorted

      • Yay! More misogynistic rape jokes and “looks like a phone my wife would want” jokes. A bunch of sickos on here, sometimes.

        • Good_Ole_Pinocchio

          calm down grandpa

          • Did you thumbs up the rape joke, too, big man?

          • Good_Ole_Pinocchio

            Damn, thanks for reminding me…..just did

        • Ian

          Someone is getting a jump on their word-of-the-day usage. Misogynistic.

          • Sorry, it’s a male dominated board who likes to put down women. i see it on here at least once a day. Pretty hilarious that people would downvote the comment, but hey, says a lot about you guys.

          • CleanGene

            What about the above joke is misogynistic? You are the only one here who has implied any sort of gender.

            It’s been a while since I did the research on this so the stats may be a little oudated, but something like 10% of rape victims are male and only 10% of male-victim rapes are even reported.

            There’s a time, place, and need for an intelligent discussion on rape jokes and misogyny in general. The comments section of a cell phone blog isn’t it.

  • Chase Chick

    BS. No Moto Maker. No Deal. Blow me VZW (or whoever came up with the ATT exclusive idea)

    • Ian

      Probably AT&T. Why would it be Verizon’s idea to make motomaker exclusive to AT&T?

      Agree with ya tho.

      • Chase Chick

        I don’t know. I wouldn’t put it past VZW at this point. It’s like they actively look for ways to not have customers. No new nexus. No updates on the Nexus they did get. Ridic!

  • iNomNomAwesome

    My upgrade date was 2 weeks ago, I’ve been waiting for this, just ordered mine!

  • Brian Winning Jr.

    The only thing keeping me from getting this is that its not 32GB, I have 12GB in music alone. ๐Ÿ™ considering upgrading from gnex to maxx but really wanted this phone

    • TheRobotCow

      the maxx is the same exact phone but with a slightly larger screen and a few more add-ons

      • chris125

        32gb instead of 16 though

        • TheRobotCow

          Is that a bad thing?
          Anyways the Moto X does come with a 32gb model too

    • Can you not keep your music in the cloud (Google Music, etc) and stream it?

      • Ian

        Could, but takes a beating on the data if you’re not on unlimited.

        • Ah, good point. I take the ole unlimited data for granted too often.

    • tomn1ce

      I would go with the Maxx is almost the same phone except that the Maxx will give more battery life and comes with 32GB.

      • Brian Winning Jr.

        I just might but the design / form factor of the X along with it being made it the U.S. are deciding factors for me. Making it hard to choose but might do so as my gnex has seen better days.

        • Ian

          USA USA USA +1

  • Capt. Crunch

    Oh boy black AND white! So many choices!

    • ApplesNAndroids

      Or you could buy the HTC One. Lots of color choices there on Verizon. Galaxy S4 too…

      • Capt. Crunch

        Well for a phone that’s, “Designed by you” all black or all white isn’t exactly what I would like.

        • ApplesNAndroids


  • Nobody From Oppo

    There’s a black one coming my way on Friday morning.

    • ApplesNAndroids

      You may want to keep stuff like that to yourself ๐Ÿ˜‰

      • tomn1ce

        He must be excited about his date on Friday -_-

  • hans wee

    the amazing thing is, it would actually cost less to activate a new account $35, pay the ETF and the $200 up front than just buy the phone.

    • Daeshaun Griffiths

      i was thinking it, but i’m sure they make you return the device.

      • Dusty

        Not after 14 days. After 14 days you would have to pay the full $350 ETF fee.
        so 350 + 35 + 200 = 585 you save 15 bucks… not worth it.

        • Dusty

          oh forgot plus the service fee for that month so def. not worth it.

          • Justtyn Hutcheson

            At least they would pro-rate the service if you end it on day 15…/s

        • Ian

          Have to have 6 mos. of service to ETF as well.

    • Ian

      Also, you can’t pay ETF untill 6 mos. in.

  • patrick

    i figure that by the time motomaker (and hopefully, dev edition) is available, they should have announced the nexus 5. once my dream of that coming to verizon is crushed, this is my next.

    • Good_Ole_Pinocchio

      I think the DEV Edition will come sooner than later. I’d assume first half of OCT. As for Moto Maker… you’re right all I’ll care about by then is the Nexus 5…in November

      And at that point CES will be a month away

  • marko358

    16gb only? Pass

    • patrick

      i believe that is the same as going through at&t stores directly. the 32gb is only through motomaker, no?

      • marko358

        Who knows. This whole roll out is a joke with the exclusivity crap, staggered versions with no ETAs, 4 day shipping turning into 12, no more engravings, etc. They’re certainly no Apple when it comes to device roll outs.

        • MatthewSimmons

          As much as I hate Apple I gotta give them credit when it comes to phone releases. The big 4 major carriers when then say it’s going to be. No BS, no exclusives.

          • JD_26

            wasnt it exclusive on at&t for a long time

          • MatthewSimmons

            lol yeah I suppose you could consider the other carriers unwillingness to carry the phone a exclusive.

  • emoney

    this or the One? please help fellow droid users

    • marko358

      If you want more storage space and a top of the line display then go with the One.

    • Daeshaun Griffiths

      but if you’re bored of the typical smartphone, go X. It stands out.

    • marko358
      • Daeshaun Griffiths

        nobody click the link, its a virus. *smiley face*

        • marko358

          Hey now!

    • Brian Utne

      Well I don’t use a Droid myself. I use a Galaxy Nexus, but I hear the new Droid Ultra is pretty good. Moto X or the One aren’t the droids you’re looking for =/

      • marko358

        You may be the only one in the world who would recommend the Ultra over the X or One. You must work for Verizon.

        • JBartcaps

          He wasn’t

          • Brian Utne

            You’d think they would get it…I guess not.

            DROID=Verizon’s line of phones.
            Moto X =/= DROID phone.
            Android = Operating system which many phones from companies like Samsung, LG, Motorola, Huawei, HTC, and Pantech use in their phones.

            Sorry. Pet peeve when people call Android Droid. ๐Ÿ˜‰

      • tomn1ce

        The Droid Maxx is a better choice in the Droid line up….I just played with it yesterday at the store and it feels great. I’m into software keys but I wouldn’t mind picking up the Maxx with its capacity buttons. Its huge battery would seal the deal. But I’m waiting on the G-Note 3.

    • MatthewSimmons

      My buddy just picked up the MotoX from AT&T and i’ll be honest it’s an impressive phone. Feels great in the hand and imo is the perfect size. I just got the One from Verizon and the only thing making me worry is the battery.10 hours on a full charge… big drop from the 18ish i was getting from the S4. Though that could be because since I’ve got the One I’ve been playing with it a lot.

    • jnt

      Depends on what’s most important to you…One’s camera runs circles around the X. I found the voice controls on the X to be gimmicky right now – potential for greatness, but nowhere near there yet. And the X’s screen is VERY nice, but the One’s is top-notch, and easier to see in sunlight. Just a few points of interest… obviously there are other factors as well.

    • Ian

      I went with the One, happy so far. Unrivaled build quality. Screen is a dream. The speakers are everything Kellex said they were and I don’t usually care about speakers. I use the IR blaster as a TV remote almost daily.

      I was also able to get my bootloader unlocked, Clockwork Recovery, and root (Was one of the early ones, pun intended).

  • Nick

    Even when I try to buy at full price it still wants to remove unlimited data. Is anyone else having this problem?

    • JamesU513

      Call Verizon…. I believe they will tell you that your unlimited will stay

      • Bobby

        As I currently work at a Verizon Corporate retail store, you cannot get the phone on VZW EDGE and keep unlimited data. You would as usual have to buy the phone outright at full price to keep it. It will make you switch to a share everything plan as well.

        • Nick

          So can you buy the phone at all and keep unlimited data, because when I just tried to buy the phone online for $599 it wanted to remove unlimited?

          • Bobby

            Hmmm… Well tomorrow it releases in stores. Go to a Verizon Wireless store in your area and buy it full price there. You should definitely be able to keep your unlimited data.

        • NorCalGuy

          If I have an upgrade on my line and go in to a corp store will I be forced to switch to a new data plan if I choose to active the device later?

    • Adam Haas

      To get it, requires Verizon Edge. However, to get Verizon Edge (if you’re unlimited) you must get Verizon Max which converts your Unlimited plan to a 6 GB plan $30, same as Unlimited) or an 8GB plan (~$50 w/ mobile hotspot).

    • Steve Stalder

      You need to purchase it as though you’re a new customer. Don’t sign in and purchase as yourself. Once the phone comes you just activate it on your account ignoring the plan and phone number you chose.

  • Qwerty

    $599 of contract? $20 more than what AT&T is charging. I know that might not be a whole lot, but WTF Verizon?!

    • Daeshaun Griffiths

      only a move verizon could’ve pulled.

      • Qwerty


    • marko358

      Verizon is a joke. Pay more than you would on AT&T and you can’t even customize it.

      • Idon’t Know

        Verizon still has far superior coverage.

    • JBartcaps

      $699 from Best Buy

      • Tyler Durden

        Best buy price matches though

        • Josh C

          Not anymore.

          • Tyler Durden

            Yes they do. That’s the only thing keeping them alive.

          • Josh C

            I was in there a few months ago for my wife’s upgrade and they said no. Was trying to get them to match an on-contract price, however.

          • cgalyon

            My local Best Buy said they will only price match up to $100. Not sure if that is national policy or my local store is just special like that.

          • Butters619

            That’s a store policy. You can call them out on that though and present their price match policy that is listed on their website. If they don’t honor that, call corporate.

          • pappy53

            They don’t have price match on contract phones.

        • trext

          They only price match when paying on-contract. They don’t do off-contract anymore.

          • pappy53

            They don’t price match on-contract phones. At least, not in a full Best Buy store. I think that BB Mobile specialty stores will .

        • Dusty

          They’re pricematch guarantee changed to low price guarantee which excludes contract devices so by company policy they no longer pm phones only no-contract. If you find a store that pricematches contract devices consider yourself lucky since its up to manager’s discretion. Was a manager until a few months ago.

        • Fozzybare

          i have never been able to get BB to price match off contract phone prices.

      • BSweetness

        They always have higher retail prices to discourage off-contract purchases since they make their money selling plans and phones on-contract.

    • Rammstein

      I might be screwed into paying full price for it. My S4 digitizer cracked (screen is perfect) and I have no insurance. I was never really interested in the S4 so I might go for the Moto X or the HTC One.

      • Qwerty

        I still have another year on my contract with Verizon so I was expecting to pay retail for it. However, I’m gonna hold out to see if in fact the developer edition will be available on Verizon and if so, when.

    • NexusPhan69

      Which is $50 more than rogers charges off contract.

    • blah

      Why by the Moto X for $20 more when you could get the Droid Ultra for less? At least I’m sure that’s VZW’s logic behind the price.. push their product first.

      • Fred

        The Droid Ultra got horrible review.

  • jh123416

    Today is the day.

  • If you’re on Verizon and want a kick-ass phone, buy this.

    • jnt

      It might be a kick-ass phone, but the camera isn’t even in the league of the other top-tier devices today, and the “touchless” experience is gimmicky and unintuitive… cool party trick (and cool tech) to wake your phone with a voice command, but that’s where it ends.

      • flyinggerbil

        i may be the only one but the camera attached to my phone means jack and squat to me. all the other stuff seems good enough to me, and it’s not huge, a big plus in my book.

        • jnt

          I’m sure you’re not the only one, and I’m probably on the other end of the spectrum with the camera. I use my phone’s camera ALL the time with 3 young kiddos running around. We rarely have the DSLR handy. So when I see other phones performing one of *my* more important features so much better than Moto’s phones, but love Moto’s phones otherwise, it’s just frustrating. ๐Ÿ™‚

  • Daeshaun Griffiths

    damn i was just leaving the tip
    i guess it wasn’t really a tip, since we knew this was happening. Holdin out for a few more days.

    • Daeshaun Griffiths

      • Ian