Verizon's Motorola Moto X priced at 1 cent at Amazon, with two-year pact
0. phoneArena 20 Nov 2013, 14:56 posted on
On Tuesday, Verizon's variant of the Motorola Moto X received its update to Android 4.4, KitKat. On Wednesday, Amazon announced that it was offering the device on sale for just 1 cent with a signed two-year pact. Whether you are taking advantage of an upgrade available on your current Verizon account, or you're just starting a new relationship with the nation's largest carrier, the Moto X will be yours for just 1 cent...
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1. PootisMan (Posts: 248; Member since: 02 Aug 2013)
I wish it was a available for T-Mobile off contract for like $400.
2. medicci37 (Posts: 1271; Member since: 19 Nov 2011)
I'd rather have the penny then be stuck with a Moto X & 2 year contract with Verizon
3. Berzerk000 (Posts: 4273; Member since: 26 Jun 2011)
Why? The Moto X is a damn good device, and Motorola is obviously serious about supporting it; it was one of the first devices to be updated to 4.4, it even beat the Nexus 4 despite having to go through Verizon.
4. medicci37 (Posts: 1271; Member since: 19 Nov 2011)
Don't like design or display but it's not a bad mid range phone. But I could get something better with 2 year Verizon contact.
5. Berzerk000 (Posts: 4273; Member since: 26 Jun 2011)
Design is subjective, but what exactly don't you like about the display? And yeah, you could get something arguably better, but not for (essentially) free, and not with as much support as the Moto X.
8. g2a5b0e (Posts: 3716; Member since: 08 Jun 2012)
Don't be so dense, Bezerk. This is not even 'essentially' free. No matter what phone you get on contract, you're still paying the same over the course of the 2 years. Let's say your Verizon plan costs $100 a month, just to use a round number. The difference between getting this phone & something most folks would consider better is $2,400 vs. $2,600 ($200 on contract phone). Essentially, the Moto X would cost you 93% of what something more future proof would. I'll pass. If I'm going to be stuck with a phone for 2 years, it better be the absolute best thing available at the time because anything else will cost almost as much in the end.
6. papss (unregistered)
They can't give these things away it seems.
7. GeekMovement (Posts: 2144; Member since: 09 Sep 2011)
Good deal i just wish there was no such thing as activation fees.
9. Jommick (Posts: 221; Member since: 10 Sep 2013)
Then look at it as buying the phone for $36 - and I don't know if you're from where I'm from (CA/NV), but that one cent has sales tax on the full retail of the device too.
tl;dr - good things cost money and they aren't free