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MotoMaker Now Available to All Four Major U.S. Carriers

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This morning, Motorola announced the availability of MotoMaker, the service that helps you customize a Moto X, for all four major carriers in the U.S. Previously, the service was an exclusive to AT&T, but now anyone on either Verizon, Sprint, T-Mobile or AT&T can grab a custom phone starting at $99 on a new two year contract. 

As of this morning, we still aren’t seeing any wood backs for customizing, but that’s the next big thing we can expect from Moto.

Who here shall be customizing a Moto X this morning?

Via: Motorola | MotoMaker

  • http://bjunity.org/ Bill B

    Went into my local Verizon store this evening, expecting to see the X relegated to an obscure area as I’ve seen in other stores, but no. A huge display near the front including that displayed all the available color and accent options.

    On the downside, they told me that VZW’s Device Payment plan was available, but I’d still lose my unlimited data. Really? I doubt they knew what they were talking about, since the first rep thought the plan was only for tablets. I dunno. I’m not switching to Share Everything, and spending $2400 more over the life of the contract just to get some $99 phones.

  • Toto’s Dewclaw

    Anyone get to “keep existing data”??

    Also, I was told Woven White is not coming back…

    • Kris Cortez

      Who told you that?

      • Toto’s Dewclaw

        Motorola Customer Service… I chatted with several of them today. Most said they had no idea, couple said that it’s never coming back one said they are doing their best to get it in, and finally one told me to contact Verizon. I couldn’t wait any longer and went woven black, black front, blue accents. I hope to be happy (32gb, of course)…

  • Justin

    Any ideas on when the wood backs will be available?

  • mizo

    Trigger has been pulled!!! 32GB. Holler.

  • M3D1T8R

    FYI, many of the different color choices have different “smoothness” feels to them. I tested them all at the att store moto x display recently, here is what I found:

    Black is most grippy

    Grippy colors:

    Royal blue
    Navy
    Olive
    Cabernet
    Crimson

    Woven white is a little bit rough.

    All the other colors are smooth.

    Esentially the darker shade colors generally have more grip than the lighter ones. I like the grippy feel in hand the most, feels like it’s not going to slip out of your hand as easily.

    • needa

      after use… they all feel the same. my brother has a two month old woven black and i have a one month old spearmint. they both feel about the same in grippyness now. also… the spearmint was not a slick as it seemed in the att store when new. there is a bit of grip to it. just saying… dont let that change your mind.

  • XvierX

    Once my S4 sells I’m all in for a black/cement/black 16GB version. Merry Christmas to me.

  • rthvk

    Here guys, I fixed up the Verizon version for y’all.

    http://goo.gl/M6mZsy

  • Kree Terry

    As soon as my iphone gets sold im grabbing a 32 gb black front turqiose back with red accents. Prob gonna get a red skip while im at it, was thinking about getting the dev edition but i just cant stomach a white phone. Come on someone buy this freaking iphone off ebay so i can be free!!!

    • rthvk

      iPhone? Out here, I think you’d be better off omitting that detail.

      • Tyler

        Why? Shouldn’t we be congratulating him for coming(or at least making his way) to the dark side?

        • rthvk

          Well I guess so, but I’m pretty sure last time the iBomb was dropped in any way it got pretty bad :)

          • Tyler

            The only time its crazy here is when people start talking up the iphone or Ron writes a post saying “I have an iPhone, and my next phone is going to be an iPhone, but you should get this phone.” Other then that its just some random *insert stab at iphone here*

        • LionStone

          Yep, I up voted him!

      • Kree Terry

        no need for violence, i have wanted back for a while (had a gnex before the ip5) but have been waiting on the right phone. The X is that phone if i can just get this old one gone!!!

    • Derek

      Skips comes free in either the matching color of the accents or the back of the phone

  • mormile

    Hey guys I have a question that I hope one of you can answer….

    I’m not eligible for an upgrade until Jan 14th 2014. I called up a rep who allowed me to upgrade early but I had to order a MOTO X and couldnt customize it on MOTOMAKER. Do any of you know a way to get my account eligible for an upgrade on the verizon website so i can use motomaker? Seeing they were going to let me upgrade early, but the guy said i had to order over the phone and it wouldn’t work on Motomaker/verizonwireless page

  • TheDrizzle

    I’m so torn. I bought a Nexus 5 on Day 1 thinking I would leave my Verizon unlimited for it. But I’m having a hard time dumping unlimited. Is this phone still worth it?

    • NickMotoX

      100% yes. This phone has the perfect feeling in your hand. Has all of the amazing features of using it fully by voice, amazing battery, active display, and the fact you’ll never miss that special shot with the camera. Taking a picture in under 2 seconds.

      • TheDrizzle

        It’s going to so hard to give up KitKat though. Not to mention immediate updates in the future.

        • NickMotoX

          Motorola also announced today though that the X was getting kit kat very soon. Due to it running almost stock android it’s going to be a lot easier to push out new OS updates at a very quicker rate I think.

        • needa

          once you have your hands on the x, you really dont care about updates anymore. its that good. not to mention the bulk of the updates are over the play store anyways.

    • LionStone

      I’m holding on to my DNA on VZ Unlimited while I test out my N5 on T-Mo and fortunately the signal is pretty good at my work whereas VZ is 2G. Given that I’m still in no hurry to dump my Unlimited on VZ!

      • TheDrizzle

        I have Verizon 4G pretty much everywhere I go. Their service really is top notch and the 4G is blazing fast. It’s going to be tough to dump that.

        • LionStone

          Yep I hear ya, pretty much here too… However, you have a N5, you may as well activate it and test it too. Yea it’s kinda a hassle juggling 2 phones so I’m going to try and do a fwd # thing through Google Voice, so I’ll only carry the N5 and leave the VZ phone in the glove box, mobile data off…

        • mizo

          WHO IS THE DRIZZLE???!!!

  • MJZ

    I want to take advantage of the DPP and order an X via MotoMaker.. is it possible?

  • Kris Cortez

    Are ya kidding me? Woven white back not available?! Great more waiting..

    • Lunkman

      Does anyone know why or for how long?

      • Kris Cortez

        Well I was actually able to select woven white in Moto Maker, but was met with a backordered msg at check out. Availability says Dec. 25th =

        • Lunkman

          That certainly qualifies as long…gotta ask, you waiting?

          • Kris Cortez

            Its a ridiculously long wait..thats crazy. I may just settle with either the cement or chalk back instead, but damnit I wanted woven white!

  • Eric

    Too late, bought myself a much better G2.

  • aye_winchell

    So i have a question, is there any way to take customized moto x to straight talk, either the verizon or at&t versions.

    I currently have 2 lines of unlimited on verizon, but its just not worth it to me anymore, especially when i can spend $1000 (then whatever for the phones up front) up front and have 2 lines of unlimited everything for a year on straight talk and have $0 monthly cell phone bills.

    I really do want a moto x but i want a customized one, so unfortunately no dev edtion :(
    which i’m assuming i would be able to buy a dev addition and pop in an at&t sim from straighttalk, could i buy the at&t version customized (full retail) and do the same thing?

    If i cant, i have no issues with getting a couple nexus 5′s i know that those will work, but if im paying up front for everything i wouldn’t mind paying a little more for a nice customized phone (touchless and active display are very enticing), but on the plus side, im looking to spend at most like $2100 up front for 2 years of $0 cell phone bills (or $1800 if i go with the nexus’s).

    So anybody know if its possible to get a moto x on straight talk.

    • needa

      i have att motomaker x on straight talk. works just as good as any other phone on at&t network. pulling 32 down and 7 up in many areas. just gotta get the att lte sim from st and change your apn.

      • aye_winchell

        cool, that’s all i needed to know, thanks.

        • needa

          glad to help. enjoy your x!

  • juniferkatherine

    mum recently bought BMW M5 Sedan by working part time from the internet… right here w­w­w.J­o­b­s­47.c­o­m

  • jbdan

    I have to try one of these. Loving the N5 (despite it’s shaky QC and reviews), but something is itching me to try it! Ordered this morning

  • buckley101

    Kellen,

    I’m deciding between:
    1) Yellow and blue accents like you have here
    2) Spearmint and yellow (or orange) accents like the DL moto x version had

    What are your feelings on both since you have/had both colors in your hands before?

    Thanks

    • needa

      i had woven black with yellow and now i have spearmint and orange. orange ‘pops’ a lot more than the yellow. when i first got the phone i wished i had ordered yellow. but nowadays i just dont care. it still looks damn good.

  • Craig P

    Any promo codes for motomaker? Debating using motomaker vs vzw website with a promo code.

    • Silver Veloz

      I searched for a couple (two mentioned on here – do a search). Tried them and no-go. Good luck. Hope you can find a valid one.

    • M3D1T8R

      On Motorola THANKYOU10 works for 10% off full off contract price. Makes 32GB $495. Tempting. Havent tried the code for on contract price yet, but that would only be $10-15.

  • MikeSaver

    I have done it, after months and months of tinkering with the Motomaker site. I have created and ordered my Moto X. Good bye Gnex running 4.4 with tons of black boxes all over the place. You have served me well, but now I move to a similar looking phone with way cooler colors and won’t constantly die on me.

    However, my girlfriend still has to wait for those wood backs to come out hehhehheh

  • Yvonne Phipps

    Waiting for wood.

  • luke danielson

    Does anyone know if its available for U.S. Cellular

    • LionStone

      I’ve seen it listed where they’ll carry it, but have not confirmed that yet

  • MikeCiggy

    If this phone had been 99$ on contract, and not had moto maker exclusive for At&t, on release day it would have been a huge hit.

  • Chase Chick

    Nexus 5 or Moto X. That is the question.

    • Rich Robinson

      G2 > Nexus 5 > Moto X

      • Dominic Powell

        your opinion. Mine is Moto X > Nexus 5 > G2

        • Rich Robinson

          Interesting. Not sure how the battery, camera, size, processor, or screen fall into your evaluation, but the Moto X as great of a phone as it is just doesn’t compare. The active notifications are amazing but I just don’t see how the X can compare to the other two. On a day like today, it’s nice that the X is made in the US though.

          • MikeSaver

            No jank sir. Beware of the jank.

            Also I had my fill of terrible battery life on the Gnex, so even if I were on AT&T I would probably pass on the Nexus, sad to say.

          • Rich Robinson

            I too had the Gnex (Vzn) and the battery life was miserable. I wouldn’t get a N5 because of this. I chose the G2 on Vzn over the X because of the battery, camera, screen, and size. I couldn’t be happier. IMO, the N5 is only better than the X b/c of 4.4. The X is a great phone and if MotoMaker was around during Vzn’s “Unlimited” weekend I might have considered it. I do believe that the G2 though is the superior of the 3.

          • MikeSaver

            right, I think really it comes down to preference though. I wouldn’t say there is really one superior phone of the three, but I’d say you can’t really go wrong with any of them. Moto X if you want stock, smaller phone, custom, etc, LG if you want great camera, awesome display, etc., Nexus if you want 4.4 and timely updates and so on. They are all top of the line Android phone, which essentially makes them all awesome.

          • Dominic Powell

            Active Notifications, Driving Assist and Touchless Control. In my usage the performance difference is negligible and the Adreno 320 running 1/2 the pixels 720p performs just as admirably as the Adreno 330 running 1080p.

            Then the device size is perfect for me. (Its comfortable in my hand and my slightly larger than average hands can touch all four corners while maintaining a natural hand position), which is not possible on the G2 or Nexus 5.

            Nexus 5 4.4 makes me jealous, but battery life and processor doesn’t (My Moto X seems more than comparable on those fronts.)

            the G2′s Camera makes me jealous as well, I have seen numerous indicators that it is the best all around camera on a smartphone today (note not best overall point and shoot with camera software), better than iphone 5s, better than Lumia 928.

            However, the first software update for MotoX saw a drastic improvement in quality for me and the Moto VIP’s have stated that there is another one around the corner – Moto X 4.4 Leak showed a drag to spot focus feature as well as changing exposures, which could improve the situation further. ( I don’t expect it to ever get as good as the G2 camera, but maybe it can be closer).

      • Ryan Gullett

        So you ordered the phones from highest end specs to lowest?

      • Chase Chick

        Big problem I have with G2 is I can’t unlock bootloader on VZW. I need stock Android to be able to function in life. Moto X has locked BL, but at least it’s stock Android.

        I would get the G2 in a heartbeat if the bootloader could be unlocked and stock Android put on. The battery and cam are much nicer.

        • Kie

          While technically the bootloader is locked there is a work around called Loki. Enables you to install a custom recovery which will lead you to the stock rom experience you are looking for

  • Amit

    Motorola promised today that Android 4.4 KitKat would be rolling out for
    the Moto X soon. In the mean time, the Moto Maker’s expansion to the
    big four major US carriers is a welcome addition, allowing new Moto X
    buyers to choose from a set of colors for the device’s backing, front
    edge, and accents.

    http://technology-mix.blogspot.in/

    • AbbyZFresh

      You just made my day. EspeciallY now my Moto X is shipping here by the end of the week. Hopefully Motorola finishes KitKat soon in time.

  • Kelly

    Foreign chats are the best. No wood backs

    • rthvk

      Jay Jay thinks one sentence with zero punctuation and screwed up capitalization is a long reply? Oh man

      • likeybikey

        I would imagine that Jay Jay meant “delay” and not “reply.”

  • Silver Veloz

    Just purchased my MotoX – Verizon – 32G. Finally. Curious though, it said keep existing plan (unlimited). If it’s changed to a data plan, it didn’t give me an option for how many Gigs I wanted. So I will wait and see which plan it is. I’m OK if I have to change. I’ve never gone past 2G. Congrat to everyone on Verizon. The wait is over

    • carluverdrm2004

      Copy and paste. Also, excellent avatar!

  • http://www.theprogrocker.com/ John

    Still not sure if this is the phone I should replace my VZW Galaxy Nexus with.

    • MikeSaver

      Just do it. I did it. Everyone else did it. Just give in!

      • http://www.theprogrocker.com/ John

        How do you like it? Hows the Battery Life/Performance? I was holding out for a contracted VZW Galaxy Nexus 5 maybe.

        • Guest

          The battery on the Moto X is amazing. I have been using one for a while on AT&T, but I also have a Verizon one. I can say that I can easily get a day. However, there’s been many, many times where I have gotten a day and a half to two days.

        • calculatorwatch

          I think you just mean Nexus 5, but definitely do not hold out for it to come to Verizon. In their mind the Galaxy Nexus was a failed experiment and they will probably never release a Nexus phone on contract again.

        • MikeSaver

          I don’t think a VZW Nexus 5 exists or ever will exist.

          I just ordered mine today but in the comments section yesterday I asked current users that same question and I was convinced, here’s some quotes.

          “I had also made the jump from a Galaxy Nexus to the Moto X and my experience so far has been fantastic to say the least. It is definitely better that the GNex on several levels (e.g. battery life, reception, fluidity, performance, speaker volumes). What I found even more interesting was that I don’t feel the need to flash ROMs or even root the phone. Most of the Verizon bloatware I disabled using Android alone. I absolutely love this phone and I don’t think you’ll go wrong getting one.”

          “coming from a Verizon G.Nex you’re going to be very happy. Waaaaay better battery life (talking three times). Much better signal. Better call quality. And, everything else also better (CPU, memory, speed/smoothness), besides 16gb but you can get the 32gb version tomorrow presumably. Active notifications, always on listening are just the cherries on top.”

          “I came from the Gnex to a developer edition of the Moto X. The phone is straight quality. In my opinion, one of the best phones you can buy right now. You can’t tell its a 720p display, it just looks far better than the one in the Gnex. The phone never lags, and it multitasks gracefully. I can’t say that any of the apps in the recents menu ever even leave memory thanks to the 2 gigs of RAM. The battery life is excellent. It last me 18 hours + with 2-3 hours of screen time and usually about 10-20% remaining respectively.”

          • http://www.theprogrocker.com/ John

            Thanks for the info, I’m thinking about making the jump…Unfortunately it will be the demise of my Unlimited Data Plan.

          • mizo

            Have you looked into the Motorola Trade-in program?

          • http://www.theprogrocker.com/ John

            Nope. I saw my phone was worth $29.99 according to the VZW trade-in program…pffft I could sell it on ebay for more.

          • mizo

            I’m only offered a whopping six dollars for my Droid X. But my brother is getting rid of his droid 3, which is one of the eligible phones for the program. The price of a Moto X is drastically cheaper from what full retail once was($600 16GB full retail). Now the phone is $500 full retail with Moto Maker to boot. Couple that with the 10% off code that just surfaced(too late for me), and you’re paying $450. If you happen to locate one of those eligible phones for the Motorola Trade-in program you’re essentially looking at $350 full retail. Now THAT’S reasonable.

          • mizo

            I returned a Galaxy Note 3 after buyers remorse($700+tax, yuck). I feel much better about getting the Moto X. I’m paying less, and it feels good to buy an American assembled phone.

        • Fozzybare

          i got 6 hours of screen on time yesterday…amazing battery life. no jank. love this thing.

      • NickMotoX

        John I can tell you that the battery on the Moto X is great. I have an AT&T one and a Verizon one and the battery is lasting me a full day always. However, there’s been many, many times where I get a day and a half to two days out of it.

      • http://www.theprogrocker.com/ John

        Bought two of these for my wife and myself…Loving it so far, especially the battery life.

  • http://www.baldypal.com/ BaldyPal

    I did, I did! FINALLY!
    NOTE: Verizon30, VZWDEAL, or TECHBAR. i tried all 3 codes and none worked on the motomaker checkout process.

    • EC8CH

      CHOOOO CHOOOOO

  • Vic

    Was anyone able to do Motomaker without Upgrading or Adding a Line. I’m curious if I could buy at full retail but I haven’t found a way to do it.

    • Jason B

      You select no contract after selecting a carrier during checkout.

      • Vic

        I apparently have not woken up yet.

  • Tony Byatt

    Should have been this way on day one, with wood of course…

    • EC8CH

      At least now the price has dropped, and the camera is fixed :-)

    • Franklin Ramsey

      Everything is better with wood.

  • DodgingDonkey

    Did I miss something, why is the wood back such a big deal? Does it provide some sort of extra durability?

    • carluverdrm2004

      I think it may be that they showed it at the device announcement months ago, and it looks darn sexy. I don’t personally want it, but I understand that some certainly do.

    • Justtyn Hutcheson

      It is extremely unique, most especially because they use a solid piece of real wood and not a fake wood grain, so each instance of wood grain is one-of-a-kind.

    • MikeSaver

      Because it looks cool.

  • Khary Anderson

    I wanted this but I bought the black model in September so I’m unfortunately SOL…

  • rjg978

    no wood, no deal

    • :)

      That’s what she said! (sorry, couldn’t resist. I know. immature.)

  • carluverdrm2004

    After your order, you get $10 Googe Play credit. Heck yeah!

    • Silver Veloz

      Yes – $10 – Sweet!

  • http://randomphantasmagoria.com/ Shawn

    But, but…I thought T-Mobile was going to finally offer it in stores so people could finance it instead of having to buy it for full retail directly from Motorola?!?! Sorry, people. I called it.

    I’d love to know why Motorola and T-Mobile have such a sour relationship.

  • EC8CH

    Woven White is MIA

    • Justtyn Hutcheson

      Woven white is probably left out b/c of the Dev edition. The black front/woven whit color combo is supposedly “exclusive”, but if they put it on Motomaker you could recreate it, although it wouldn’t have the labeling (as if anyone really cares about that). Ahhhh, marketing.

      • EC8CH

        Really?! That would be totally lame.

        Hope it’s just because they are back ordered. Other than the wood backs, the woven white would probably be my first choice with a black front.

      • evltwn

        I disagree. I have been playing around with Moto Maker, and before today, had no problem selecting the woven white back and black.

        • col3rsc

          It was there on Friday.

          • evltwn

            It was even there last night when I checked it out after seeing yesterdays post.

        • Justtyn Hutcheson

          That would be odd for them to drop a choice when they open it up to everyone. I didn’t remember it before, but I generally ignored the “neutral” color section, so I’ll trust you on that.

          Either way, I actually really like my wife’s woven white back, it reminds me of the Nexus 4 in white. Not sparkly, but it has a silvery-ish reflective quality that is subtle but very pretty.

          • evltwn

            Those are the same reasons I like it too. I was planning on the woven white back with the black front. 32GB version of course. Maybe there’s just a back order of the woven white, and we’ll see it back in a few days.

          • M3D1T8R

            Get the dev.edition.

          • evltwn

            Normally I would, except I would like different accent colors.

    • kixofmyg0t

      Which sucks. Woven White is my favorite Moto X color. Woven white back, white front, silver accents.

    • Big_EZ

      I really liked the woven black back until I saw them in person. They look like they have some texture in photos, but it’s just a printed woven pattern that looks cheap. If you haven’t seen the woven backs in person, I would recommend stopping into one of the carriers to check it out before you order.

      • red014

        FWIW, I saw a woven white display model at Best Buy and the laminate on the back was peeling. It is actual cloth fiber underneath. Seems like it would have been easier and more durable to just use a printed pattern, but it was cloth. Not sure how that translates to real world durability though since it had about 15 alarms sensors and tethers attached to it…

        • Big_EZ

          Yeah, now that I’ve read what others say about it being fiber that makes sense. But I thought it was a texture, but it’s flat. Being flat came off as cheap to me (probably because I didn’t realize it was fiber, and thought it was supposed to be a design/texture)

    • evltwn

      It’s back today.

  • legacystar

    Does anyone know if motomaker will extend to dev editions?

  • SeanPlunk

    Just bought my mom one, it’s her first smartphone. Got her a 32GB, Black Front/Turquoise Back/Black Accents. I think she’ll love it.

    • Tim242

      That was really nice of you!

      • SeanPlunk

        Thanks, I think it’s the perfect first smartphone for her. It’s scheduled to arrive Friday, I’m excited!

      • LionStone

        In gonna get my pops one, but… waiting on the wood backs… We’re builders so it would kinda be cool…he’s been sportin the Moto RAZR for his 1st smartphone, so he’s ready to switch it up :-)

        • Tim242

          That would be very fitting. I don’t get what the holdup on the wood is. They need to hurry, I know that RAZR is long in the tooth by now! My dad is committed to his flip phone. My mom is still stuck on the Rezound : / I need to get on that haha

          • LionStone

            Hah! Your pops is old skool, like mine…never thought he’d make the jump! and he would just keep using the Razr but that’s why I’m just going to get it for him, his eyes did widen when I showed him a pic of the Ebony ;-)

          • TC Infantino

            I totally understand where you are coming from. My parents are both stuck on their flip phones. But the more cool things I show them on my Maxx, the more they seem like they might be interested. The main sticking point for them is the expensive monthly bill for even the smallest data plan through VZ. And yes, they would have to use Verizon because it is the only carrier that gives any signal at their house.

        • Chad

          Looks like they are delayed until 2014. I ended up getting a Navy/black with orange accent because of this.

          • LionStone

            Not surprised… Thanks for the heads up

  • SHMeyer

    anyone have a promo code which can be used on moto maker? tried vzwdeal and verizon30….no dice.

    • Jaxon Wright

      it would be awesome if someone found one that applied to off-contract price

  • William_Morris

    I just purchased the Moto X last week. I would love to take it back, but I don’t want to deal with the hassle or the wait. I suppose I’ll just have to wait till next time around.

  • maratu

    Guess the leaks from months ago saying November 11th were right!

    Also of note, engraving is back too, Kellen.

  • MikeSaver

    WOOD, WHEN?

    • EC8CH

      Wonder how much pent up demand there is for the wood backs?
      Wonder if there will be long delivery times when they are eventually released?

      • Justtyn Hutcheson

        I would guess they’ll have a decently long lead just because of manufacturing difficulties. Machining, kiln drying, finishing, integration testing to ensure they don’t interfere with RF, that’s gotta take a pretty hefty amount of time. If they go through their initial stock quickly, I could see it taking a couple weeks to replenish.

        On the other hand, though they are pretty, I wouldn’t expect a really high demand, if only because of the price premium.

      • Franklin Ramsey

        Pent up demand for wood…

        I swear I’m not 12, but that still made me laugh like I am.

  • red014

    I’ve been telling myself I’m pulling the trigger as soon as I can, but I’m having SERIOUS doubts giving up that unlimited plan, even though 6gb shared would be enough for my me and my wife, and price would be a push… I’ve gone through the purchasing process 3 times and chickened out every time.

    • WAldenIV

      With the prevalence of Wi-Fi, unlimited data is overrated. Pull the trigger.

      • AbbyZFresh

        not everyone lives in an urban city with abundant wifi.

        • WAldenIV

          No, but I’m willing to bet most people have access at work and at home.

      • red014

        I did. It was like ripping off a bandaid.

    • MikeSaver

      or just buy it off contract

  • anezarati

    are engravings now available?

    • red014

      yes

    • dapoktan

      do the phones come w/ mandatory carrier branding?

      • hoosiercub88

        yes unfortunately

      • http://randomphantasmagoria.com/ Shawn

        For all but T-Mobile, yes. For T-Mobile, it’s just an unlocked version that works on their network. T-Mobile has no carrier branding because they don’t sell it in stores and basically don’t even recognize that it exists.

        • dapoktan

          ah.. would the Tmo version work on ATT 4g?

          • http://randomphantasmagoria.com/ Shawn

            Nope. If you want an unlocked version of the Moto X that runs on AT&T LTE, you’ll want to buy the GSM developer edition (which is designed to run on AT&T) or just pay full retail for the actual AT&T variant of the phone.

          • Justtyn Hutcheson

            I have no idea why they locked Band 5 on the T-Mobile version, it really sucks. The hardware is obviously capable, so the seemingly arbitrary lock is all the more irritating.

            Also, the GSM Dev edition lack AWS bands in WCDMA, so it wouldn’t work well on T-Mo. So much for GSM compatibility….

          • http://randomphantasmagoria.com/ Shawn

            Yeah I have no idea why they’d do that.

          • Justtyn Hutcheson

            Actually, they don’t list Band 5 on the GSM Dev edition specs on their website. Oversight?

            https://www.motorola.com/us/Moto-X-Developer-Edition-GSM-Networks/moto-x-developer-edition.html

          • http://randomphantasmagoria.com/ Shawn

            Definitely an oversight. It’s definitely compatible with AT&T LTE.

          • Jeremy Gross

            will verizon moto x work on t-mobile or international gsm carriers

          • http://randomphantasmagoria.com/ Shawn

            Nope.

  • Lunkman

    Please use your mad clout and find out when the Woven White back will be available for Verizon via Motomaker…

    • red014

      It’s down for everyone, I think it might be a manufacturing problem. I saw a display model that was pretty torn up last night (real fibers inside though!). Woven black felt a bit different.

      • Ted

        Woven white was removed due to the engraving not being up to standard on it.

        • Guest

          Will it be coming back at some point? I was waiting for a black front and woven white back. Thanks.

  • Good_Ole_Pinocchio

    WHERE’s the WOOD!…Look at my nose moto… just like that.

    • Adrynalyne

      Thats what she…

      Ah forget it. Its been overplayed.

    • HarleyGuy72

      She says: Lie to me!!! Lie to me!!!

      • http://Twitter.com/ContestsAccount bigrob60

        He says: No. Of course those jeans don’t make you look fat!

  • Ryan

    Is anyone else having problems with the ordering process? It keeps prompting me for a credit check to open up a new account, even though im upgrading an existing line.

    • Jason B

      They do this because you’re renewing your contract, so they do a mandatory credit check. Just allow them to do it.

      • MistaButters

        traditionally you don’t have to run a credit check for renewal so long as you have never been in bad standing.

        • danblu

          From a chat with Sprint support:

          “The reason why it asks [for credit check info] in the first place as the MotoMaker process treats all orders as new lines of service. I apologize for any inconvenience.”

          No way to get around it through MotoMaker they tell me.

          • MistaButters

            I would make sure to ask if it’s a hard or soft pull.

            Looks like it almost certainly is a hard pull

    • Chad

      I had this happen. I’m not primary acct holder, but when I put in my own personal info it still worked.

  • hoosiercub88

    No wood backs still :(

  • Jaxon Wright

    Great. $499.99 off-contract now? I want it really bad, but don’t have that kind of money.

    • Good_Ole_Pinocchio

      I mean… that’s not really bad as far as off contract prices go. I’f you’re living in the no contract lane you probably should be selling your current phone to finance the new ones.

      • Jaxon Wright

        except my current phone is 2 years old (gnex). I guess I could get around $100 for it.

        • Dominick White

          if not on verizon , why not go for the nexus 5?

          • Jaxon Wright

            I am on verizon…:(