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Moto X Available for T-Mobile Starting Today, Purchase From Motorola.com

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This morning, Motorola announced that it will begin selling the T-Mobile variant of the Moto X beginning today through Motorola.com. Once that happens, you’ll be able to purchase Motorola’s newest flagship from all of the major U.S. carriers, including Verizon, AT&T, Sprint, US Cellular, and T-Mo. The device will run $599 off-contract and have an unlockable bootloader. 

At this point, the device in both black and white is still showing as “out of stock,” so that price could change to include some attachment to T-Mobile’s payment plans. That’s speculation on my part, meaning we’ll update this post as it goes live.

We still have no word on the developer editions, which we were told over two weeks ago would be arriving in “days.” We’ve reached out to Motorola on their status for clarification.

Update:  The black version is now available.

Via:  Motorola Blog | Moto X (T-Mobile)

  • Josh

    Does anyone actually understand how T-Mobile pricing works?! It’s more expensive up front (if you don’t do a payment plan) but the monthly payments are so cheap you end up SAVING a fair amount of money over two years. And plus, there’s no contract.

  • ac

    no one will buy this phone at this price point, there are better options
    at lower prices. Those who buy are jumping the gun, T-Mo and Moto-X
    will figure this out, and will sell through T-Mo stores and probably
    retailers. Walmart and Best Buy are already selling the other 3
    carriers, and consumers should demand the same for T-Mo version.-

  • cheeto0

    Sold Out!

  • hans wee

    well , i insanity kicked in and i just orderd this phone. yes at $600. all the other phones are just too big in hand and that is worth it to me (even though at $150 less it’d be probably “right”).

    that said i did order a motorola admiral on ebay ($25) to tradeup to get $100 off. so yeah maybe that’ll make me feel better. oh well that and selling my verizon unlimited account once i switch to t-mobile that will help too.

  • Hugh Hansen

    This is such a weird carrier-specific launch.

    It must be that Motorola is using the same device for AT&T and T-Mobile. Otherwise it doesn’t make sense to make specific version for T-Mobile without any guarantee that they’ll sell them in their stores (or offer on-contract and JUMP pricing).

  • CharlesJorgenson

    well i was thinking about this phone, but at 599, no way jose

  • Jeff

    will they even have the 32gb version or is this just the 16gb version? Aside from my desire to move to T-Mobile when I get a new phone, I don’t see the appeal of buying this particular phone for $600…

  • Larry Bublitz

    Will just be a few more months till all the pieces of the puzzle come together. (Nexus 5, Google Play edition of X? Subsidized T-Mobile price? Cheaper Moto X?)

    (I’m hoping it comes out subsidized for T-Mobile so I can buy one in 6 months for very cheap off of Craigslist.)

  • Price fail.


  • StuckOnVerizonForever

    No price drop? No thanks

    • NexusPhan69

      Price INCREASE actually. $579.99 from ATT off contract.

      • Justtyn Hutcheson

        Same as Verizon is charging. Puts it identical to the One, and $50 less than the S4.

        • NexusPhan69

          I know. It’s terrible. You have to pay more to not use Moto Maker.

          • Justtyn Hutcheson

            I’m not sure if its that so much as AT&T is trying to entice off-contract purchases.

            They are all better than Best Buy. Their prices are truly ridiculous.

          • NexusPhan69

            Best buy also prices the Nexus 4 at $599. :/
            Rogers is selling the Moto X off contract for $549.
            It’s all over the place with the Moto X. I don’t get it.

          • Justtyn Hutcheson

            As typical with retailers, they sell for whatever they want. The MSRP is likely $599.99, and AT&T decided to undercut that a bit, as did Rogers. We will likely see the dev editions come in at $649 since they are 32GB (I’m already preparing for the nerdrage here when that happens).

            I’m still having a really rough time deciding between the Moto X, One, and G2. First one with an unlockable bootloader that can be purchased direct from the OEM will probably get my money, since I refuse to pay through Verizon.

          • NexusPhan69

            I feel like the One is too old if you buy full retail and resell. Moto X value is going to tank thanks to the customizations and so many carrier specific variants. I really like the G2. I’ll have to play with it in stores once it’s out. I’m probably just getting the Nexus 5 tho since it’ll likely be based off the G2.

          • Justtyn Hutcheson

            I wish I could just snag a Nexus 5, but being Verizon I don’t have that choice. And until they pull my unlimited data, I’m sticking with them. I would normally agree about the One, but I’d expect its resale to track pretty close to the GS4, which isn’t too bad. Resale for custom Moto X will be wonky, but the regular ones shouldn’t be any worse than any other carrier-branded device.

            Bonus, it looks like the Verizon Moto X is compatible with T-Mobile’s refarmed 1900/2100 MHz HSPA+42.2 and Band 4 LTE, so I could in theory use it to judge T-Mobile service if/when I need to move. I’d probably buy a device fully compatible with T-Mobile if/when I switch, but the option is nice. AFAIK, the One doesn’t support Band 4 in the Verizon version. Kinda tips things in Moto’s favor.

  • NexusPhan69

    Motorola is officially going to sell zero T-mobile Moto Xs. Not available on jump or subsidized. Why the heck would anyone get this over a Google Play Edition HTC one or GS4 or three Nexus 4s if you have to buy full retail up front?

    • ssl48

      I wouldn’t want to be stuck with this phone for two years. To me it’s a phone to keep for a year due to the specs

      • NexusPhan69

        I don’t think many people have $600 to spend on a phone every year. If I’m buying a phone for $600 it damn well better last longer than a year.

        • mcdonsco

          Well, keep in mind, resale on newer phones is high…I buy a new one about every 6 months at full retail (yes, I have issues) but I can usually get $450+ for the “old” one on eBay so it actually only costs me $300/year ongoing to have a new phone every 6 months.

          To me its worth the $300/year to always have the latest/greatest Android tech.

          • NexusPhan69

            Oh easily worth it. I’m going to be in that boat very, very soon. I just see the price of the moto X tanking too quickly to recoup $450. The customization process and having so many carrier specific versions isn’t helping either.
            Edit: I also ABUSE phones. I need a very durable phone (like my Gnex) and I will never use a case. Defeats the purpose. I’m in trouble with that regard.

          • mcdonsco

            Well, I always try to have my phones in Otterboxes (commuter) from day one so they are in perfect condition for resale.

            I would love to not have a case, but then it would cost me $400-$500/year to have the latest and greatest tech as I would be selling scratched and nicked devices getting closer to $350 each rather than $450 each. Then again though, those otterboxes do cost me $70/year…hmmm

            My current Droid Maxx however is not in a case right now as I REFUSE to pay Verizon the same price for an otterbox that you would pay otterbox directly and not get the screen protector otterbox includes that verizon excludes from their otterboxes. If Otterbox doesn’t get to selling them direct soon though I might have to 🙁

          • NexusPhan69

            I have to accept that I will have a problem and will probably lose more than I should have to if I just took care of my phones. My Gnex has taken so many pavement drops. Plastic is really chipped and scuffed. Screen is flawless tho. Just a few nicks around the outside.

          • trwb

            Correct the motox will have horrible resale value. It is one to stay away from if one buys a phone every six months

    • sreggie101

      for tmobile, the moto x works with all frequency bands. the gpe one doesn’t. idk about s4. also, the moto x may not pack the best processor, but it isn’t running much compared to the htc one or s4. so what does it need all that processing power for? besides the GPU handles the visual tasks anyways. I played with the phone and its smooth, build quality feels great, and is typical android up front. nothing else. $600 is def a tough sell, but i may grab it (for gf). and she hates sense (so do I) and personally, i don’t need a phone with eye tracking, tv remote, motion tracking….etc with the One or S4. if you need quad core to run basic android fine to each his own. i don’t think its necessary. besides the GPE s4 is more $$ than the moto x lol. moto x vs nexus 4 is a no brainer..(nexus 4). gf finds moto x more comfortable to use so be it. but nexus phones are the best value around period.

    • ac

      no one will buy this phone at this price point, there are better options at lower prices. Those who buy are jumping the gun, T-Mo and Moto-X will figure this out, and will sell through T-Mo stores and probably retailers. Walmart and Best Buy are already selling the other 3 carriers, and consumers should demand the same for T-Mo version.

  • Tony Spence
    • NexusMan

      Now that was funny.

      • PhoenixPath

        It was disturbing as well, which makes it even better. 🙂

    • Master Bates


      • NexusPhan69

        You’re lame.

        • Master Bates

          Earth is full. Go back to your planet!

  • Jroc869, Nexus-Life


  • Moto X
  • Jpx

    Finally! But I think I am going to wait for the wood version

  • GentlemanScholar

    Now I simply shall await the announcement of the Nexus 5. If Nexus 5 is a beast, on 12/15, I will switch to T-Mobile and abandon my Verizon experiment. If it’s a no go on Nexus 5, Moto X it will be on T-Mobile.

  • Moto X

    Finally! ATT does not like my money.

  • Eric

    Still waiting for that dev edition.

    • michael arazan

      I guess after all carriers are selling the Moto X then they’ll release the Dev version, or it won’t release till all carriers have Moto maker are what I’m thinking

  • NexusPhan69

    How is it more expensive than the Moto Maker?! Can’t I buy the freaking AT&T Moto Maker version unlocked and use it on T-Mobile?

    • ssl48

      It probably won’t have all the T-Mobile bands, but it will work if you can get AT&T to unlock the phone.

      • NexusPhan69

        How could it not have all the T-Mobile bands? ATT uses all the same bands, no? Also, when you buy it direct from Motorola off contract do you really have to get it unlocked from ATT???

        • ssl48

          According to AT&T’s website it has all the band to run on T-Mobile so you are right about that, and that’s pretty cool. I don’t know if the phones direct from Motorola are sold unlocked, however. I

          • JoshGroff

            It’s missing the 1700mhz band for HSPA+, not sure how much of T-Mobile’s HSPA+ was refarmed to the 1900mhz spectrum, but you do lose some coverage.

          • ssl48

            It has band 4, no, which is the 1700 band? I looked it up on AT&T’s website.

          • JoshGroff


            It has Quad-Band HSPA+, it’s missing the 1700mhz band.

          • NexusPhan69

            Ya. I think the LTE band 4 will work with T-Mobile on the 1700mhz band but HSPA+ 42 will not. Only HSPA+ 21 on 1900mhz. Maybe?

          • Daniel G

            Correction – Tmobile uses AWS Band 1700 for their bands. Ok To my knowledge yes ATT offers 1900mhz Band on their network. Tmobile is in process of Refarming the 1900 band to upgrade (a 2g speed to a 3g/4g speed) But it has very limited availability as of now to this point. Ok with all this being said though The Motorola X DOES SUPPORT the 1700/2100 BANDS – for LTE- Making the MOTOROLA X Compatible on Tmobile’s LTE network(Im not sure for HSPA+ though) (and of couse ATTs LTE network). The reason most phones dont get 4g on Tmobile is because it lacks the support of tmobile’s AWS 1700 Band, and runs off the 1900 band. When the phone’s radio lacks support for the 1700 band it is unable to support tmobie’s 4g speeds, therefor making you suffer on 2g. I hope this clarified some

    • p3droid

      If you pay in full then you can ask ATT to unlock the sim and then you would be able to use it on TMo, but the bootloader will remain locked and you don’t have root.

      • ssl48

        Any idea if they will unlock it right away or is there a waiting period?

        • p3droid

          You most likely will need to call until you get the helpful rep, some will not want to do it, others don’t know what the heck to do, just hang up and try again.

      • NexusPhan69

        Balls. You’ve got a very valid point. Nexus 5 it must be.

      • Justtyn Hutcheson

        You need to have someone with an active AT&T account in good standing for the past 3 months purchase it and ask for an unlock code. Or use their prepaid service for 6 months. Either way.

  • Mickey

    To buy this or wait for the dev edition. I have no idea what to do.

    • ssl48

      I like the look of the developer edition with the black front and white back. The other black and white variants look boring to me. I would at least wait to see, you might kick yourself later for not waiting.