Not sure exactly when this happened, but the Moto X with MotoMaker customizations for Verizon is available for $49.99 at the moment on-contract. None of the other carriers are offering the discounted price and are still showing $99.99. If you don’t want a custom device, you can also order the black or white woven models directly through Verizon’s site at the same price.
If you are any sort of DL reader, then you already know that we are big fans of the Moto X. You can read our review here, but we also made it our top phone of 2013, just barely ahead of Google’s Nexus 5. The device combines stock Android with some of the most useful add-on features we have seen in some time, plus you can customize a phone to your liking at no extra cost.
And if you aren’t interested in buying the phone on-contract and attaching your life to Verizon for the next two years, keep in mind that the phone is always $399 off-contract going forward. That (along with the Nexus 5) might be the best deal in tech.
Bamboo remains a premium add-on and still carries its $100-extra price tag.