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Verizon Moto X on Two Year Contract Just $0.01 Through MotoMaker Until February 22

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For those of you who still need to pick up a Moto X, you can do so right through MotoMaker for just a penny on contract with Verizon. The deal will be available for only Verizon buyers until February 22, so if you had plans on picking one up, you best do so soon.

For those who might ask, the wood back options on MotoMaker are still an extra $25, so on a new two year the total price would be $25.01. Still not bad a bad deal at all.

To clarify the deals, this deal is for devices on contract, while customers can still pick up a Moto X for $70 off the total price off contract until February 22.

Motorola’s generosity spoils us, doesn’t it?

Via: Motorola
  • Sean Rowe

    Is there any way to get this deal with a business account? I’d like to get the phone but in store its priced at 49.99 still and the motomaker website says it doesn’t work with business accounts.

  • Dave

    How about a voucher system? I would have jumped on ANY of these deals if I was eligible for my upgrade. It’s like these rental companies offering move-in incentives. When I live my life on a contract (wireless, apartment lease), I don’t have the freedom to jump on these deals. I am forced to take whatever incentive is being offered at the time of my upgrade date. Now, give me a voucher today, and I’ll happily return to Motomaker on March 9th and agree to give Verizon two more years of my money.

  • NorCalGuy

    If my line is still unlimited and I wanna switch to edge can I use the 1 cent upgrade? To be clear I don’t have an upgrade avaible but when I went into the Vz store the rep said I could join edge and upgrade now. So for a cent I might jump to edge and get the extra few gb of data for less.

    • ChristianPasquariello

      From what I can tell any phone when switching to edge is just the first subsidy payment. So like $15 for the X, 20 for the G2, etc. Im jumping on this as well, just waiting to see what the S5 looks like and anything else that comes out before March 31st.

  • xformulax

    I want one, but I want my unlimited data more.

    • Hothfox

      So buy one off contract. You’ll need to do that to upgrade to any new phone to keep your unlimited. $350 for a brand new Moto X of contract is a better price than you’ll pay for a brand new Samsung Galaxy S4 (soon to be S5) off contract.

  • itsacardigan

    Tim….just ordered a Moto X with walnut back….is it possible to give us an update on how yours is holding up?

  • SoCalPaul

    Anyone wanting to buy the wood back Moto X with a Business/Corporate account you will be told you can’t because they don’t sell the redemption codes for wood back phones. I figured a way around it. Buy the redemption code for phone without wood back and then DO NOT use the link in the email that includes your redemption code to build phone. Go straight to MotoMaker.com and build the phone you want and add a pair of earbuds to the order (you can cancel them later in process). When you get to the screen that asks you what carrier you are with go to bottom of page and enter your code. Then you can go through the purchase process and on the last screen it will show you a review of your order and you can cancel the earbuds and you will just be charged the $25.00 for the wood back.

  • Themanhere10

    I just got a moto x so keep the moto x stories coming!

  • Kenny Tse

    Can I take advantage of this if I do a Transfer upgrade from my mom’s analog phone on the same bill?

    • Ronald Bernard

      Should be able to. I did that with my mother inlaws line. I have since moved on from Verizon though. Have not regretted switching to Tmovile so far although I do miss my Moto X. Wish I could have afforded to buy one out right with T-Mobile.

  • Dylan Neu

    Ugh, I can’t update for like 2 more weeks! Why can’t they wait on this deal!

    • RiceCake

      Dont worry In 2 weeks they will probably send one for free if you ask nicely.

      • Michael Schnider

        My brothers Razr just took a dump and they sent him a Moto X, I was kind of suprised,,,,then I read here, no longer suprised lol

    • Intellectua1

      You can’t get an early upgrade? If not Verizon sucks and I’m very happy I switched. Only thing I miss about Verizon is the upgrade every 12 months I had.. 2 weeks isn’t that far I have At&t and my upgrade is in March but I was being told back in December/January that I can early upgrade..

      • Hothfox

        Early upgrade stuff seems to depend on the rep you get. They got rid of their official early upgrades (I think at that point, you could upgrade like 2 months early), and now it’s officially every two years. If you find a nice rep through their customer service phone line, they might be willing to try to pull some strings. Perhaps say that your current device is broken, and you’re looking to sign a 2 year contract anyway, and it seems silly to have to wait for two weeks.

  • Disqus_n00b

    So, $480 with subsidies vs $350 directly from Moto? Nice try Verizon

    • http://www.mecha-digital.com/ Jason@MechaDigital

      If you’re on Verizon either way, Isn’t more like $0.01 with subsidies vs. $350 with subsidies?

  • panicswhenubered

    Fire sale?

    • TopXKiller

      My body is ready

    • Franklin Ramsey

      Or, maybe, just a sale.

  • JSo

    Those damn two year contracts. I’m glad I left Verizon.

    • jimt

      You mean two year plans, I think

      • JSo

        You must be replying to what I first typed on accident. I thought I edited that in time so no one saw. lol

  • Intellectua1

    Next week they’ll be free and they still won’t be able to move the remaining inventory. They’re trying to do whatever they can to get rid of these Moto X and it’s still not working..

    • jimt

      No Verizon is looking for 2 year contracts. It doesn’t matter what phone.

    • NexusMan

      I got one. And I see a whole lot of people on this site, other sites, and Google+ with them, too.

  • Lamar S.

    I just brought mines last month around this time.

    • Kitkat

      Where did you bring it? was there and issue?

      • Lamar S.

        i brought my moto x on Jan 15th.

  • AbbyZFresh

    No more contracts please. I don’t care if they are a penny.

    You have no excuse with the recent price drops to not buy the Moto X outright and get it over with.

    • jimt

      Other than Verizon rates charge for a new phone all the time, so you might as well signup for a new 2 year contract. You lose if you just pay cash for the phone.

    • http://www.jimmyday.com/ Jimmy

      Their service is excellent in my area, I get 20% off my monthly bill through work, I have no desire to switch carriers, and I can get a top-tier phone for a penny. Those are some pretty good excuses.

    • NexusMan

      Here’s an excuse: You can’t afford to drop $350+ on a phone. Here’s another: You’re not one to switch phones in less than 2 years.

  • rfranken

    can’t give em away.

    • EC8CH

      the world is a stupid place

    • Franklin Ramsey

      Which is why they are still selling them, not giving them away.

      • rfranken

        a penny? ok. so you want them to actually pay you money to use their phone. got it. I’m sure that will catch on real fast. oooh wait…it did. it was the ObamaPhone. People loved getting a free phone at my expense. so now just merge the two. have obama give away the moto x for free. there you go. (and by free i mean i have to pay for it through my taxes)

        • Franklin Ramsey

          What are you even talking about? I never said anything about wanting them to pay me money to use the phone. Are you having reading comprehension problems?

        • Blue Sun

          I’m sure there is a loophole where you are required to pay the tax on the unsubsidized price.

        • Intellectua1

          There is no such thing as an Obama phone.. The free phone program was started through the Regan Administration and extended to cellphones to keep up with the changing technology during the Bush (maybe Clinton) administration. Obama had nothing to do with that besides maybe extending it.. smh at the Faux News misinformed crowd..

          • michael arazan

            It was also around under GW Bush, My Grandmother was offered one back in 2004

          • rfranken

            Oh you’re one of those. Got it. Blame Bush.
            If you extend it….you own it. It’s now your thing. You can’t go back and blame those that preceded you. If it started as a Reagon phone…now its an Obama phone. Just like the affordable care act is Obamacare. He owned it.

          • cruzfl0w

            I’m going to assume your a republican, I love republicans! You’re probably also Christan, please tell me more about how you hate healthcare for the less fortunate and social service programs. I know if Jesus was here he would hate to heal the sick and feed the poor. Oh wait…..

          • rfranken

            the gov’t can’t do anything right…..no matter who is at the head of the ship.

          • Intellectua1

            No I’m not one of anything, I’m not one to be categorized, I’m an individual thank you. I don’t play politics it’s a rich mans game that I have no place in or control over.. I’m also not a fan of any administration (though I did like Bush, he was a tough old war dog, screw with the USA and you’ll face the consequences) I’m just correcting a misinformed soul that has no clue what he’s talking about..

          • rfranken

            to be informed of a subject is one thing. to misinterpret it is another.

        • The Narrator

          Obama , really?

        • http://brgulker.wordpress.com/ brgulker

          this is by far the stupidest comment i’ve read on the internet this year. well done. i’m not even mad. this is amazing.

        • Hothfox

          Please correct me if I’m wrong, but doesn’t the carrier pay Moto for the phone, and then the carrier sells it to you for a subsidized price, which you then “pay back” over two years with your cell plan with them. If that’s the case, Moto still gets paid no matter what, and it’s great news for them if Verizon wants to sell it at $0.01, because more people will sign up, and Verizon will have to pay Moto for the devices.

          I could just be full of doo, though.

    • NexusMan

      The can give em to me.

  • Ryan Graham

    Dang, I literally just bought an ebony wood one under verizon for $178. Do they honor past pricing within a few weeks? Or am I hosed?

    • David Larreau

      If you purchased it from Motorola then I would contact them. However I know for if you purchased through Verizon they do have a 14 Worry Free Guarantee which includes price.

      • Ryan Graham

        Thanks! Will do!

  • dragonflyr

    umm .. paging Admiral Ackbar . . .

  • (X)-(X)

    *yawwwwwwwwwwwwwwwwwwwn*

    More boring Moto X news from Droid Life. Must be slow for these guys. I guess evleaks hasn’t posted anything for them to rip off recently or something…

    • cns2007

      You sound cranky. You should probably take that nap.

      • The Narrator

        Lot of moto trolls lately

        • reyalP

          That’s because their Samsung galaxy gear isn’t getting them the pretty ladies like that ad convinced them it would!

    • Guest

      It’s a big internet out there. You’re welcome to go read something else.

      • Gue2

        Different person than OP here but my 2 cents. It’s not that we want to source content elsewhere because most of us have grown together with DL since the OG droid days. And don’t get me wrong, we do want to see the site continue to grow and prosper. However, it’s getting a little annoying to see these Moto X ads disguised as news content being shoved down our throats day after day.

        • Franklin Ramsey

          How is this an Ad? They are letting us know about a sale.

          • Gue2

            The sale is nice, if it benefits someone great, but I will try to break down my personal frustration through numbers.
            Since 2014 began, 49 days have passed (counting today). Of those 49 days, there have been at least 34 posts about this device. Of those 34 posts, 16 were about the price, sales, promotions, etc.
            And this is only counting from January 1st 2014…
            I get it, it’s a nice phone at a great price that often goes on sale.

          • Franklin Ramsey

            So, what you are saying, is you would rather they don’t point out sales that are occurring? They don’t control when a sale happens for this device, they are simply pointing out that a sale is occurring for those of us that might not know otherwise. They do this with other devices all the time. It just so happens this device has had a lot of sale prices that they have been making sure we are aware of, like they do for other devices.

          • Gue2

            I don’t mind if they point out sales, it generates views and advertisement revenue for them. I just feel that the frequency on this specific device needs to be toned down.

          • Franklin Ramsey

            So, you don’t mind if they point out sales, just not a sale for this particular device. As long as they point out the sales of other devices when they occur, I don’t see how this is a problem, as they don’t control when a device goes on sale, they are just reporting on it.

          • Gue2

            That’s fairly correct. I am pretty sick of hearing about sales on this device since it seems to be perpetually on sale. While I said that I don’t mind sale posts on any device, I really am not a huge fan of seeing sales them either. DL isn’t SlickDeals, I enjoy ‘meatier’ content so to speak.

          • Franklin Ramsey

            Well, personally I think it is nice of them to post when sales occur so people know. If you only want to enjoy the “meatier” content, why not just skip the sale posts?

          • Gue2

            That’s exactly why I made the original reply in frustration. It’s difficult to ignore the sale posts when they are posted so frequently :)

          • Franklin Ramsey

            I guess I just don’t understand your mentality. If you don’t want to read about something, don’t click on the link? Last I checked, Kellex or Tim aren’t standing behind you forcing you to click on the sale links. In the titles they say what the story is about. I’m not sure why you clicked on a link about “Verizon Moto X on Two year contract just $0.01 though motomaker” if you aren’t interested in the sale.

          • Gue2

            I can’t say I understand your mentality either. I’ve answered all your questions but you are still pursuing this topic. At this point I think you’re just looking at this as some kind of argument. There’s no winner or loser here, only opinions, mine being that I prefer to see less advertisements and more content like the old days of DL.

          • Franklin Ramsey

            I’m not seeing this as some type of argument. I’m actually trying to understand your point of view, and I guess I just can’t grasp it. I get you don’t like advertisements, but posts about items being on sale are more public service announcements and not ads. No one is forcing you to click on them, so if you want Content, click on the links with titles that interest you instead of links pointing sales out to people. I guess I just really don’t understand why someone would click on a link about something they are not interested in?

          • Gue2

            Advertisements are okay in moderation. Now that they’ve became a trend for newsworthy posts, it has left a negative impression. That’s why I finally clicked this one: frustration. I saw some other comments that echoed similar thoughts and chose one to voice my opinions. Otherwise, I generally do avoid them as you recommend.

          • Franklin Ramsey

            Thank you for sharing your viewpoint. I understand your negative impression of ads. I guess my mentality is such that it’s nice to know about a decent time sensitive sale that could potentially interest me and I might not want to miss out on, that I’m OK with them pointing them out on popular Android devices, and not clicking on the link of the sale doesn’t interest me. I guess it would be hard to balance when they post sale notifications to people. If they don’t post all the noteworthy ones, people would call them bias. If they do point them out, we have the current predicament.

          • Gue2

            I think it’s always better to post everything, including deals, than selectively choosing not too. This obviously goes against my preferences as voiced above but I don’t speak for everyone. But, I was able to help you at least relate to my feelings. As a last-ditch effort, here are two examples I would like to present. Look at the front page right now, you will see 8 posts. 3/8 are advertisements/sales for the MotoX, a figurine, and a Chromecast. That’s nearly 50% of the front page content. Or example 2. Looking for MotoX news? Check out the 2nd page of results and count the advertisements for motomaker or sales: http://www.droid-life.com/tag/moto-x/page/2/
            The site is called “Droid Life – An intense android news community brining you the lastest in phones, rooting, apps, and reviews” Basically, I’m just afraid that the real content is no longer the focus and these sales/deals ‘news’ posts are becoming standard content.

          • Franklin Ramsey

            Well, the way I look at it, is it is the week before the MWC. Generally, the only things going on this time of year are sales for older devices trying to be sold and lots of rumors about what phones might have based on what someone thinks might be happening based on anonymous random tips or analyst data from people who honestly don’t know what is going on. Personally, I would rather see the sales get posted to notify people who might be interested, instead of all the rumors going back and forth on devices not even announced yet. Take a look at some of the other sites like Phonearena that tend to post every rumor ever, list it as being 100% true, and then in the post about it state that nothing is confirmed yet. Or how “such and such an analyst claims there will be an XXMP camera in XX device, which was reported on by us last week so it must be true, but just remember we don’t know until the specs are official.”

            I think it is just a slow couple of weeks for news.

          • Gue2

            Yeah, the rumors can get out of control very fast and I am glad they grew out of that posting phase long ago. Though, I specific bit my tongue as I don’t want to weigh the pros and cons of DL against other sources. That’s just a flame war waiting to erupt!
            I am looking forward to MWC, I hope to see some innovative things.

          • Franklin Ramsey

            and I’m sorry if this is coming off as me being argumentative. It’s really not my intent. You just seem to be able to carry on a normal conversation without name calling and the like so I’m just trying to understand a viewpoint I just can’t seem to grasp.

          • RiceCake

            Ha ever since september moto has been doing sales on the phone. I feel bad for people on launch who paid the 199 on contract. Although i paid 100 for the g2 on contract for it to drop to 50 3 weeks later.

          • Gue2

            Wow, that Is a long history of sales. Though, with all due respect to Motorola, I do want to see them rebound and become a strong manufacturer again. If this is what it takes to succeed, then I suppose I will support that.

          • Intellectua1

            I’ve been eyeing the G2 Pro lately and this is one thing I’m afraid of, resale value and price drops.

          • calculatorwatch

            I gotta say I really like the fact that I can count on DL to let me know whenever there’s a sale on a device I’m interested in. Sure that means sometimes I have to skip over sales I don’t care about but it’s worth it because I rarely read other news sites and I know I don’t have to to get a good deal.

            I think what you’re really upset about is that it’s been an excruciatingly slow news week and this wasn’t the article you were waiting for. That’s okay though it’s frustrating for all of us.

          • Gue2

            I hope the MWC will be a good week!

          • (X)-(X)

            They do ignore a lot of the sales that go on with other big name phones! Lulz seriously. It’s not just the sales either. They ignore posting about Android updates for certain big name phones too, but will be super quick to tell you about every single update for every carrier with the Moto X phone. You will hear every single little thing they can find out about the Moto X, but treat other lines of Android phones like some little bothersome stepchild.

            IMO the LG G2 is just as popular, if not way more popular, than the Moto X and you hardly hear anything at all about it on here. Ask people how long it took Droid Life to even review that phone. Droid Life was too busy slobbering all over the Moto X to even give a damn about the G2 for a long while.

            There is a very clear bias with this site when it comes to the Moto X phone. People aren’t just making it up. There’s enough who recognize what’s going on and have made mention of it that it just isn’t a few people ranting anymore.

            The Moto X is old. Obviously there’s going to be tons of sales going on for it right now. I’m sure any Enthusiast that reads this site that wants an X has one by now or knows about the sales. No one needs to hear so much about a phone that life cycle is close to ending. There’s way more out there to talk about right now in the Android world.

          • http://www.droid-life.com/ Tim-o-tato

            Two words, my friend – Moto Money. All joking aside, if you ever see sales that we miss or have news tips that we miss, we’d be more than happy to receive it via our contact page. We’re here! Thanks!

          • Dan DeMarco

            Being that the G2 came out a month after the Moto X I guess we can now say that the G2 is also “old”. I also put that in quotes because not much has come out since the two phones other than Note 3. The G2 will be popular among the tech crowd, and the Moto X will be popular among the practical crowd that wants that vanilla experience. I don’t find it necessary to knock on my screen to wake it up when I can just lift it up with active notifications. They’re both independently popular in their own ways.

          • Sean Rowe

            Umm, the site is called “Droid” life. Initially it was designed to report on the Droid devices which were primarily made by Motorola.

            They have obviously expanded their topics, but it seems they can focus on whatever they want. In the same manner you are welcome to read whatever you want. If this site doesn’t do it for you go start LG-Life.com

          • Hothfox

            I see them post lots of news about other flagships being on sale for $0.01 with a 2 year contract on Amazon or Verizon. Also consider that the Moto X is still one of the better phones out at this point, with lots of other sites heralding it as phone of the year. Moto has been doing something that no other manufacturer really ever does – discounting their off-contract prices to a reasonable cost. Most other manufacturers don’t ever drop the price of their flagships for end users to directly purchase. If I go to Verizon’s website, The S4 is still something like $600 – same as from day one. I believe this is why it’s such a big deal with there’s a sale on the Moto X. Previously, only the Nexus devices were a good price for an off contract device, and only available for GSM carriers.

            Yeah, Droid-Life posts a lot about the Moto X. If any of the other manufacturers were doing anything interesting, different, etc. they’d post about that too (and oh, look! the front page has articles about the new HTC one and the S5). I think I can safely say the hype surrounding the Moto X is warranted. After using HTC, Samsung, and Motorola devices, I have zero interest in HTC and Samsung anymore, and Moto has always done a great job with their devices (specifically the X and the OG Droid). Droid-Life certainly does keep us updated on even mid-range device updates as well, and devices that are several years old (the did a post on when the Xoom was updated after two years).

          • NexusMan

            Absolutely not. Because of the sales posts here, I was able to grab a fantastic deal, as have many others.

        • SoCalPaul

          I was quite happy to get this info as I just had bought a Moto X Bamboo and used the info to call Verizon and get a $75.00 credit since they lowered the price. Read what interests you and don’t ready what may interest others.

          • Gue2

            I said in another post that if it does benefit someone, great. I’m happy you got a good deal and that VZW was willing to give you credit back. My gripe is just the frequency of sale posts is too high. How would you feel about a weekly “sale recap” thread for example. You’d still get the information in one concise place and it wouldn’t clutter the rest of the blog. Of course, time sensitive sales could still warrant their own postings.

          • Franklin Ramsey

            Time sensitive sales… so… this one?

          • jpak

            If you want “meatier” content, why don’t you start another Droid-life site? Then you can control what gets posted and what doesn’t.

          • Gue2

            I’m not looking to control what gets posted or not. But, I thought the meme was fitting: Enjoy!

          • NexusMan

            They’re reporting news. They are not posting “sale recaps.” When new sales appear, they post it.

        • http://brgulker.wordpress.com/ brgulker

          How is it being presented as news?

    • NexusMan

      If it’s so boring, why are you reading it and posting?

      • Gue2

        This was covered extensively through the comments 8 hours ago in the thread. I suggest you read through those if you’re still seeking an answer. Nothing was hostile about this discussion, just people expressing their thoughts.

      • Gue2

        Woops, thought that was a reply to me, then I saw the correct username after posting. Sorry for the mix-up, though, I think he chimed in again somewhere in the middle.

    • http://www.mecha-digital.com/ Jason@MechaDigital

      So boring that you can’t get enough.

    • Hothfox

      Feel free to tip them to more exciting news in the Android world if you feel like you aren’t seeing what you want to see. There is plenty of non-Moto X content on the front page right now.

  • Diego Diaz

    Any plans for AT&T to match it?