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Moto X Drops to $99 at Best Buy With New Contract

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If you were looking for a deal on the Motorola’s 2013 flagship, the Moto X, Best Buy has you covered with models from Verizon, AT&T and Sprint all dropping to $99 on contract. This is the 16GB version of the phone, but it’s $100 cheaper than any of the carriers are selling it for at their own stores. It’s also cheaper than Amazon is selling it for, with most of their discounts only hitting the $149 mark. Well, you can jump into a Sprint Moto X for $79.99 if you are a new customer. This Best Buy deal covers both upgrades and new accounts.Β 

As you all know, we had mostly positive things to say about the device in our Moto X review even if it only has a 720p display and a processor that (at least on paper) leads you to believe it’s a year old. The phone feels fantastic in hand, gets solid battery life, and now has an improved camera thanks to a recent software update from Motorola.

It’s too bad this didn’t pop up a week ago when Verizon was letting customers upgrade and keep unlimited data. Maybe Best Buy will price adjust for you.

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Via: Β Best BuyΒ | Amazon

Cheers @rysav72!

  • tm94506

    I was in a Verizon store today and was talking up the Moto X with a salesman who agreed with me that the Moto X is an excellent phone and perfect for someone who has specific needs and wants.

    I asked the guy if he was seeing a price cut on the horizon, and he quickly said yes. He said his store (in a busy mall) has sold three Moto X phones since it came out. Three. And I believe him. He didn’t seem to have any agenda or reason to lie about it.

    The drag of any price cut on the subsidy is that I’m going to go with the Edge, which likely won’t see a price cut. Leasing a phone and swapping it out each year without hassle is worth the extra cost of Edge for me.

    But I was shocked at the lack of public interest in the Moto X. It’s all about the price, I think, because it’s a sweet little phone.

  • J2886M

    Sold my Razr in an hour on swappa after reading this article… Happy i sold the razr, sad BB doesnt have any motox’s in stock…

  • dd

    I’ve had the Iphone 1-5, SG3 & SG4, HTC One, Nexus 4, etc…. the Moto X smokes them all. Perfect combination of form, function and exceptional build quality. Spec heads will always want the latest and greatest – but this phone is designed the maximize 8X chip hardware giving lightening fast response and incredible battery life….best phone I’ve used by far.

  • Ben

    Hey guys, on Verizon with unlimited. Just found out through customer service rep I have a $300 coupon off a full retail phone to keep my unlimited data. Only issue is I have to use it by October 16th. Not in love with any current devices. Leaning towards moto x for the near stock experience or the G2 for the specs. Any thoughts?

    • J2886M

      Yeah where did you get your $300 off coupon?

      • Ben

        It’s not actually mine. I’m still on family plan and my sister had it on her line but has just upgraded so I’m going to poach it from her.

        • Ben

          It was a line by line promotion. Not a true “coupon” I guess. One of our other lines had a $50 one as well. I asked the customer service rep why they were there and different and she didn’t seem to know. Said it was kind of random. Something to do with how far off and how often you upgrade.

    • mattybeee

      You don’t get to keep your unlimited data. I already went down that road and was told since I was using a coupon, it’s considered an upgrade.

  • VZWSucker

    Ugh, you’re welcome everyone. This happened because I bought it at $199 last week… At least I used the VERIZON30 discount code to get a littler closer to the new $99 price.

  • the real tutu

    Just checking the NSA logs to
    see if DL gets a percentage of every
    motox that gets moved

    • umbrellacorp


  • Daniel Flores

    I just don’t get why this site is so in love with the Moto X. Personally, I found it to be a mid-range phone at best. Played with one for a day…wasn’t impressed. Maybe if I had it for a week with heavy real use I’d change my mind. It’s something I’d pass off to my kid. Just my opinion.

    • Suralin

      Heh, your experience is the complete opposite of mine. I walked into a Verizon store, played each of the phones for 30-60s doing the same thing – swipe screens as fast as I can, load as many apps as possible in quick order and see how well it responds switching said apps, mess with the settings, play with the camera. Moto-X impressed me the most with how fast and seamless it appeared to be in comparison to all of the other phones.

      But that’s just me. Some people prefer bigger screens, others really want 32GB, even more want that SDCard, and some want a removable and/or large battery.

      This is my opinion, but the Moto-X is the true Motorola successor to the OG Droid (even if its bootloader is locked on Verizon).

    • fritzo2162

      Kind of feel the same way. The phone just didn’t feel up to par as compared to the build quality of the competition. It’s the main reason I went with the HTC One. I think I made the right choice. Now if I can just get people to stop asking it my One is the new iPhone…

      • DD

        I’ve had the Iphone 1-5, SG3 & SG4, HTC One, Nexus 4, etc…. the Moto X smokes them all. Perfect combination of form, function and exceptional build quality. Spec heads will always want the latest and greatest – but this phone is designed the maximize 8X chip hardware giving lightening fast response and incredible battery life….best phone I’ve used by far….

        • fritzo2162

          I think you spent more on phones that I did on my car πŸ˜€

          Anyway, the Moto X is a great phone, and I love the multi-processor design. Very innovative. In the end though, it was just the feel of the build that did it in for me.

  • Jason B

    That means it’d be free for me, since Motorola will take this Droid X2, that I want to run over a million times, off of my hands for $100.

    But, I need 32GB and want a particular color, so impatiently waiting …

    • J2886M

      trade in value? or they buying your back due to issues?

      • Jason B

        It’s their way of repaying those of us who got stuck on Gingerbread without an upgrade to ICS.

        • J2886M

          ahhhhh yes… the red headed step child

    • Raven65

      Same here. If I could keep my unlimited data plan, I’d do this TODAY… but instead, I bought a used mint condition Razr off of Swappa.com to replace my POS X2 and kept unlimited data. I guess this will continue to be my “upgrade path” until Verizon either relents and allows me to retain unlimited data – or totally discontinues unlimited data for everyone (at which time I will switch carriers – if not before). BTW, $99 for the Moto X is reasonable… and is what it should have been priced at from Day 1.

  • Dan

    99$ off contract would be cool

  • litobirdy

    hmm, like someone else said, bestbuy site does let you “keep current data plan”..hmmm and I have unlimited

  • Daeshaun Griffiths

    I have $50 thing I signed up earlier this year making this a no brainer. Whatever.

  • gregba

    can you do moto maker at best buy?

    • tschlicht

      It would appear the answer is yes. “Moto X Moto Maker return policy.” is found on the Best Buy web site.

      • toolowterrain

        I called BestBuy, and they said there is no way to get Moto Maker codes.

  • Jeff Mowbray

    I will probably wait for Motomaker to come to Verizon

  • Lunkman

    Best Buy website is saying “keep existing data plan” (Verizon) when going through the steps- anyone know if this will allow me to keep unlimited data?

    • Walter Partlo

      Doubt it, but if they change your plan, you should* be able to return it to get your old contract back.

      *I do not know Best Buy’s return policies.

    • Dusty

      Most likely when you go to activate it (if you choose the shipping option) it will change you to tiered data. If you choose in-store pickup when the employee goes to activate the phone in their system it will require them to change it to tiered in order to activate.
      But like Walter below said. You can return it to revert it to unlimited or ask the employee to cancel the order if it makes them change it to tiered. Verizon return policy still stands 14-days to revert back to original plan. Exchange policy is 15 – 30 days to exchange device (depends on store).

      • Walter Partlo

        I might just go into a Best Buy and give it a shot. I just talked to BB, and they do not have a restocking fee.

        • Dusty

          Yep no restocking fee. The only fees you will see are from the carrier.

    • Eyebolt

      Doubtful…the moment I clicked the “add to package” button on their site, the pop up that came up had a yellow highlighted statement that said:


      Here’s what you need to know:

      With Verizon’s new Share Everything plan, unlimited data is no longer available. When you upgrade your device, you will not have unlimited data.

      If keeping unlimited data is important to you, you can choose “Replace my device” and pay full retail price for a new device.”

      • Walter Partlo

        I didn’t get that popup. You saved me a trip to Best Buy today though. Thanks.

        • Eyebolt

          It’s the same pop-up that asks if you want to upgrade a line, add a line, or start a new contract.

          • Walter Partlo

            And the popup that I got didn’t say that. Weird

          • Walter Partlo

            Tried it again, got the unlimited message.

    • James

      Every time I have upgraded at Best Buy, they have figured out ways to let me keep my unlimited. The standard is to switch i think. I also switch from an Iphone to and android so the plans are different, but they still got me the unlimited. I want a moto X but I really want the colors I picked out. Best buy offers the best warrantys for their phones. Broke my galaxy s2 three times, replaced with no problems.

  • Suralin

    Shame this didn’t happen a week ago… oh well…

    I’m happy with my Moto-X. It’s hard to complain about a phone that’s as smooth as it is. I am particularly enjoying Motorola Connect. Now I don’t even need to look at my phone when I’m at work.

  • Jeremy Martin

    Make sure to read the fine print…Not sure if Best Buy does it but I know Amazon charges you a boatload of money if you upgrade a line and move that phone to another line within 6 months of activation.

    • Dusty

      Bestbuy doesn’t charge any fees. It is same as going to a carrier store they just offer their own prices on devices. .

      • Jeremy Martin

        I would jump all over this if I could transfer my upgrade from my unlimited line to my other non unlimited line and use it on that one. I know you can do that at the VZW store but not on Best Buy..im going to call Verizon to see if I can get them to transfer it over for me. This would be a good deal if so.

        • Dusty

          Bestbuy can transfer upgrades. I’ve done this multiple times and used to do it for customers all the time so they could keep unlimited data when i worked there.

          • Jeremy Martin

            I just called and Best Buy said that even though i transfer the upgrade that my contract will be renewed on my original line (which i expected) and also will put me into the new share everything plan. According to them there is no way to transfer my upgrade and keep unlimited data.

          • Dusty

            Try speaking to someone else or an employee from a different store. Transferring upgrades doesn’t force you to change to a shared plan. They might have said that because the store gets more money for transferring customers to a shared plan but it is NOT required. I’d actually like to speak to the employee that told you this, this kinda pisses me off lol. Transfer of upgrade is no different then if you were to just upgrade besides allowing you to keep your unlimited data. Ignorant employees always piss me off.. Sorry about the rant. lol

          • Jeremy Martin

            No need to be sorry for the rant…actually this is very informative. It gives me fuel to walk in and discuss this with them in person.

          • Dusty

            Good luck! Hope you get an employee who actually knows how to do this.

          • Dusty

            Better yet if they refuse to do that for you (which i know they are capable of doing) then just take your business else where. This is one of the reasons why i quit. 3/4 of bestbuy’s employees are retarded…

          • Jeremy Martin

            Thank you for all the feedback. Feel free to call the Dubuque Best Buy store and ask to see what answers you might get as they are holding the party line when I call: 563-587-0988

            I think I will just stop in after work to see what they can do..easier to talk in person to get what I want.

        • Dan Letsch

          I just got my LG G2 at Best buy by having them transfer the upgrade. They definitely can do that, but the more senior guy had to do it, as the first guy thought it couldn’t be done.

      • Jeremy Martin

        Awesome! I will call now and see thanks all

  • A.Miller

    Wish they’d drop the full retail price, too.

    • EC8CH

      Can’t allow that to happen… think of the competition that would be allowed to ensue.

  • Buur

    And a solid $699 off-contract. Oh Best Buy…

  • SHMeyer

    worth getting then cancelling the added line and paying ETF?

    • NexusPhan

      Not a change in hell.

    • mustbepbs

      You’d be paying $35 for activation, $350 for ETF and $99 for the phone. That adds up to $484. If you buy it new with Verizon, you’d be paying $599. You’re saving money.

      • Matthew Wu

        I thought AT&T ETF is $325?!

        Also, if I am going this route, do I need to use the services plan for a certain amount of time before I can ETF? I heard from a friend that I need to use their services for a minimum of 2 months before I can ETF…

        • mustbepbs

          I don’t know about AT&T, but on Verizon you can sign the contract and then cancel it right away.

  • Just came here to say the obligatory “No thanks…waiting for the N5” πŸ™‚

    • JBartcaps

      You’ve never used a Moto X

  • LoganLopez

    AHH, this or Note 3!!!

    • Ian Smith

      i’d do this, Note is too big for what i look for in a phone & that crooked home button would drive me nuts

      • jt O’Brien

        Two words: Stock Android. Two more words: Active Display. Need two more? Ok: Touchless Control. Ok last word I promise: ergonomic.

    • jesse

      the NOTE 3 all day!!!! the X built quality really sucks for being built here in america..

      • Daniel Clifford

        Build quality is awesome on the 8 or so that I have personally held. Did you look at day 1 models?

        • Booyah

          Clearly not. I’ve had mine for a few weeks and it’s incredible.

          • Daniel Clifford

            What is clearly not? What is incredible?
            If your’s is that bad, then I would look at exchanging it while it is in the warranty period.

      • JBartcaps

        You are almost as bad as Microsoft fanboys. Flat out making things up.

    • umbrellacorp

      Note 3 fo sho bro

  • Godzilla

    LOL. Finally a price which makes sense.

    • hkklife

      If it had launched at this price, with the updated camera software, and MotoMaker all around (or at least 32Gb variants on all carriers)…it could have really been a contender!

      • Godzilla


      • Jacwhite22

        It’s already a contender at $199 unless you are just having a spec war.

  • dtraini30

    evleaks was right.

  • Ian Smith

    720p display brah

    • Butters619

      I’m going to my room. I’m grounded.

      • Ian Smith

        ? i am correcting Kellen’s typo in the article.

        “As you all know, we had mostly positive things to say about the device in our Moto X review even if it only has a 1080p display and a processor that (at least on paper) leads you to believe it’s a year old.”

        • Butters619


          …..i quit the internet.

          • Ian Smith

            it happens to the best of us, i mean, look at Godzilla

          • NexusPhan

            Haha poor Godzilla. Where are you Godzilla?

        • dtraini30

          Oopps, guess I’ll take back my downvote πŸ™‚

        • Kellex is being tricky today. He usually leaves the error crossed out and puts the correction next to it.

          • Ian Smith

            he doesn’t like me, it’s all good

        • George A. Caragea