Moto Maker comes to all major U.S. carriers

Since the Motorola Moto X was first announced, we've been hearing that the Moto Maker software would be kept as an AT&T exclusive until sometime in November. Recently, the rumors have focused in on today, November 11th, as the day that exclusivity would end and the rumors have proven to be correct this time around.

For the first time, the Moto Maker customization software is now available for any of the four major U.S. carriers. Additionally, as we just heard, the engraving option has returned to the Moto Maker software at just the right time. Apparently, Motorola overcame the quality control issues that it was having with the engraving process, so now you can get (almost) whatever you want tagged on the back of your device. There are still the restrictions with profanity, but interestingly Motorola has lifted the ban on words like Google, Samsung, and Apple as far as we can tell.

A new Moto X will set you back $99 with a two-year contract on Verizon, AT&T, or Sprint. Since T-Mobile doesn't have contracts anymore, it will cost you $499 there; and, you can also purchase any of the other carrier models at the full $499 price if you wish. These prices include a free Skip NFC tag. For customers with existing contracts, you can either upgrade a line or add a new line. And, the page is also listing 4 day delivery estimates right now for your fully customized device.

The only option that still hasn't been added to the Moto Maker suite is the wooden back plates. We'll be keeping an eye out for that. 

source: Moto Maker

Related phones

Moto X
  • Display 4.7" 720 x 1280 pixels
  • Camera 10 MP / 2 MP front
  • Processor Qualcomm Snapdragon S4 Pro, Dual-core, 1700 MHz
  • Storage 16 GB
  • Battery 2200 mAh(13h talk time)



1. akki20892

Posts: 3902; Member since: Feb 04, 2013

missing those days that i was using Motorola.

2. ArtSim98

Posts: 3535; Member since: Dec 21, 2012

This is a seriously good idea! I really like all kind of personalization so then I can have items no one else can have! Would be nice if every company had this!

3. xoxoGeorges

Posts: 209; Member since: Jul 11, 2013

I honestly think that exclusivity was holding the phone down too much. Sad considering the idea is brilliant. Too late though.

4. poddercast

Posts: 2; Member since: Nov 05, 2013

I'm sure many people didn't buy this phone earlier since it the Moto Maker feature was exclusive to ATT. Lets see if the Moto X becomes more popular now that it is available to customize everywhere.

5. GeekMovement unregistered

Throw in the wooden back plates and free earbuds and i'd call it a deal.

6. KingKurogiii

Posts: 5713; Member since: Oct 23, 2011

you get a Free Moto Skip and $10 worth of Google Play Credit when you get it. that almost pays for the headphones. not to mention the free Dropbox storage. o:

9. GeekMovement unregistered

meh I'd still prefer the $40 matching earbuds. free dropbox storage also comes with some samsung devices which I personally don't use much.

7. ihavenoname

Posts: 1693; Member since: Aug 18, 2013

Please, come to Finland...

8. jan25

Posts: 470; Member since: Feb 26, 2012

Moto X really needs to launch worldwide, or at keast the next Moto X.

Latest Stories

This copy is for your personal, non-commercial use only. You can order presentation-ready copies for distribution to your colleagues, clients or customers at or use the Reprints & Permissions tool that appears at the bottom of each web page. Visit for samples and additional information.