Well, isn’t this a lovely surprise. Less than 24 hours after making its absolute debut on Verizon, the Moto X has already had its on-contract price slashed. Sort of.
Namely, while you’ll still see Big Red’s website list the 4.7-inch phone at $199.99 with 24-month pacts, you can score the thing for 60 bucks less by applying a coupon code before checkout. The code is “VERIZON30”, it drops the price to 140 bucks and, although we’re not sure about it, probably has an expiration date, so you’d better hurry up and use it ASAP.
After all, wasn’t extravagant pricing everyone’s big problem with the Moto X? And granted, it would be awesome if you could pay, like, $100 for the phone, but I think $140 hardly qualifies for being called extravagant anymore.
Meanwhile, I’m afraid the outright cost through Verizon hasn’t budged, so America’s number one carrier is still under the impression this fellow is worth $600 sans contractual obligations. Yeah, right.
As for T-Mobile, the third network expected to sell the Moto X stateside, it appears they too might have an unexpected surprise in store. A leaked internal screenshot hints at Magenta’s X being sold through Google’s Play Store exclusively for a limited time.
There’s no exact launch date mentioned, but we know very well gadgets sold directly by Big G tend to carry far more sensible price tags than the ones offered by carriers. Hence, could you dream of seeing the X go for $500 off-contract? $450? I guess anything’s possible.