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Update: AT&T's Moto Maker exclusive will only be 3 days, then Verizon gets in

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Update: AT&T's Moto Maker exclusive will only be 3 days, then Verizon gets in
Last week, we heard some of the plans for the new Moto X (aka X+1) launch, and some of the leaked info was a bit disheartening. According to last week's info, AT&T was scheduled to have about 3 weeks to one month of exclusivity with Moto Maker, but most of that time was supposed to be pre-orders before the device hit store shelves.

Now, word has it that AT&T will only be getting 3 days exclusive time with the Moto Maker before Verizon gets to open it up to its customers. If it is true that AT&T and Motorola will be doing a Moto Maker deal on September 6th, that would mean Verizon customers will be able to do Moto Maker customizations on September 9th. All of those are still expected to be pre-orders, because the store release for the new Moto X is has been rumored at September 17th for Verizon and the 28th for AT&T, with Moto Maker orders taking up to 14 days to make it to you from Mexico. 

If you are wondering about other carriers, word is still out on when or if Sprint and T-Mobile will get in on the Moto Maker. There have been rumors that there will be no customized T-Mobile Moto X handsets, but that seems unlikely given that T-Mobile is equivalent to unlocked. We'll keep you updated as we know more. 

source: TKTechNews

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posted on 01 Sep 2014, 12:49 3

1. Scott93274 (Posts: 5405; Member since: 06 Aug 2013)

3 days exclusivity to Moto Maker? Seems somewhat stupid. But whatever...

posted on 01 Sep 2014, 12:53 5

2. Jinto (Posts: 436; Member since: 15 Jan 2014)

I really hope t mobile gets moto maker, it i one of moto phones' great selling points

posted on 01 Sep 2014, 13:25 2

5. fzacek (Posts: 2486; Member since: 26 Jan 2014)

How is 3 days of exclusivity helping anyone?...

posted on 01 Sep 2014, 13:54

8. VZWuser76 (Posts: 4783; Member since: 04 Mar 2010)

Maybe for people on the fence who have similar coverage between the two carriers.

posted on 01 Sep 2014, 12:54 3

3. Berzerk000 (Posts: 4275; Member since: 26 Jun 2011)

I'm okay with this.

posted on 01 Sep 2014, 13:10 2

4. Mxyzptlk (unregistered)

Damage control.

posted on 01 Sep 2014, 13:52 1

7. VZWuser76 (Posts: 4783; Member since: 04 Mar 2010)

Like I said, we hear a rumor that all is gloom and doom, and when it comes to light that it isn't true, it's still Motorola's fault. Noboby said how long AT&T's exclusivity period would be. Officially we still don't KNOW for certain. But leave it to you to assume it's Motorola's fault. Why no comment about the fact that apparently Apple doesn't see the benefit to adding the completely reversible cable with the iPhone 6? Oh I forgot, Apple can do no wrong right? Hypocrite.

posted on 01 Sep 2014, 15:58 1

10. Mxyzptlk (unregistered)

So what does this conversation have to do with Apple? Doesn't change the fact that Motorola had made some questionable decisions with the oddly named X+1.

posted on 01 Sep 2014, 19:15 1

12. VZWuser76 (Posts: 4783; Member since: 04 Mar 2010)

And what decisions have they made? All this is supposition, yet your talking them as facts.

As far as Apple, that's who you seem to believe can do no wrong. I was pointing out the hypocrisy of your love Apple/hate Motorola way of thinking. See if you can follow me here as I explain it to you as I would a child.

Rumors come out about exclusivity and then are basically debunked by another set of rumors, yet somehow you come to the conclusion that they're utter screwups. Still with me so far?

Then rumors also come out that Apple is working on a completely (both ends) reversible charging/data cable for the iPhone 6, but that Apple won't include them because cost wise it's not worth it, even though they have one of the highest profit margins on devices, and they plan to sell it separately. Now if I were an Apple customer, I'd be po'd that the richest company in the world can still find ways to nickel and dime me.

Now I'm sure you're probably still asking what that has to do with Apple, since the article is about Motorola. Well it mainly has to do with your response to each situation. Any chance you get you villify Motorola but if apple does something as bad or worse, you ignore it. That's pretty much the textbook definition of a hypocrite. I could actually try and take you seriously if you ever either gave Motorola credit where it's due, or called out Apple when they screw up. But if the past has shown me anything, that'll never happen.

posted on 01 Sep 2014, 13:26 2

6. fzacek (Posts: 2486; Member since: 26 Jan 2014)

I really hope they make an unlocked version with Moto Maker...

posted on 01 Sep 2014, 15:41 1

9. PootisMan (Posts: 260; Member since: 02 Aug 2013)

Me too.

posted on 01 Sep 2014, 16:20

11. Pattyface (Posts: 1646; Member since: 20 Aug 2014)

I'm a sucker for bamboo backs, there is one coming out for my opo too. The bigger issue is price which from what has been said is slightly more expensive than it should be. I guess we will see once it's released though.

posted on 02 Sep 2014, 09:40

13. ptikjp (Posts: 6; Member since: 08 Aug 2014)

Motorola should try their best to have this phone and the Moto G in stores. You can't expect people to know enough to order the phone online. T mobile is the fastest growing carrier yet there has been no Motorola presence in their retail stores since the Motorola Defy was released years ago. Odly enough they have the Nexus 5 in store .... Everyone in my neighborhood is walking around with Tmobile Alcatel phones... or Samsungs.

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