Moto X

Deal running for 'about 24 hours,' requires registration for a coupon code

Happen to catch the Today Show this morning? Well if you missed it, the last day of their "12 Days of Christmas" was today, and one of the two deals available is for a Moto X. In a pretty clever bit of marketing to hit a new audience with the Today Show, Motorola is offering $150 off an off-contract Moto X, or 50 percent off an on-contract one if you're buying from a U.S. carrier. That's the same off-contract deal it offered for Cyber Monday.

Here's how it works. If you're interested in the deal, you can follow the source link below to a Motorola page where you have to enter your information — name, email address, etc. — along with the code "todayshow50," and select whether you'll be buying an on- or off-contract Moto X. Check a box indicating you're over 16 years old, and you'll be emailed a coupon code to redeem for a discount when you make your Moto X at the Moto Maker website.

The deal is running for "about 24 hours" according to the Today Show, so if you're interested in picking up a Moto X with a discounted price, you'll want to get your registration in to get a discount code.

Source: Motorola; Today Show

 
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NoNexus says:

leftovers from the first couple of sales?

MERCDROID says:

I think so.

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NoNexus says:

yeah I am guessing that is some of it. The people that didnt use the code and couldn't get through.

That or they had a few promotions to throw out there with a set number of releases per promotion. Hopefully if that is the case, the left overs will also be throw in.

still1 says:

its not like they re already build or something its motomaker... they build it when people order..

NoNexus says:

codes, not phones. Leftover codes

How can there be "left over" codes? Those are defined by Motorola, the one who's running the sale. They can generate as many codes as they want... and given that they "sold out" of codes in about 15min in the last sale, doubt they had "left overs" from that sale either.

NoNexus says:

I am assuming that they have a set number of handsets that they want to sell on sale. Kinda supported by the fact that they only had so many to give ouot for the other sales and then cut them off.

Now since they sold out, it is safe to assume that a certain percentage of the codes did not get used, for one reason or another. These codes would be what I call leftover.

If they gave out 5000 codes, and 4500 got used, they have 500 left over to use in this sale since they already determined that they were to be used and written as an expenditure.

They didnt sell out of anything in the last sale, they gave out. Doesnt mean they got used.

You are right though, they could do this indefinitely and give out as many as they want.

udazavlanje says:

exactly

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Impulses says:

This semi recurring sale (with some hoops to jump thru) seems like a pretty stealthy way for them to judge just how viable it'd be to sell a more substantial amount of phones off contract for a modest price without relying on outside factors (carrier subsidies, Nexus marketing money from Google, etc).

NoNexus says:

Google is throwing 500+ Million into advertising.

npco543 says:

"Now since they sold out, it is safe to assume that a certain percentage of the codes did not get used"

Am I the only one to whom this makes no logical sense?

Is the process of "selling out" not the exhausting of the intended supply of whatever is being offered? How, then, can there be leftovers? If there are leftovers, then they did not sell out. If they sold out, then there are no leftovers.

I agree with the poster who suggested this might have been a way to judge the viability of a given price point - offer the product in limited quantities during several promotions. If the sales of later promotions drop off, then the interest in the product at that price point is limited. If it continues to exhaust the available supply during each promotion, then maybe they're hitting on an optimal price.

The Ellen show had them for half off yesterday.

Never mind it was 50% off 2 yr contracted price. Or the current 30% Motorola is offering.

f1drivr says:

Thanks. I'm registered, they are gonna email me my code in "the next few hours" - Bamboo excluded from the deal.

net62957 says:

Registered. Bamboo excluded.

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Still can't afford it. Looks like I'll be getting the Moto G at least.. :-(

A895 says:

What device you have now?

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dkny2kx says:

A two year contract moto x still better than moto g in terms of price and features.

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TLB69 says:

Got mine earlier today.Gonna get one for my baby.I know she'll marry me now.lol!!!

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MERCDROID says:

No, it's not big enough, lol.

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nickacs says:

I bet you hear that all the time. LMAO!

MERCDROID says:

Lol.

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NoNexus says:

get her a Note 3, not too big, not too small (some ladies don't like the mega)

MERCDROID says:

My brother and his wife ended up going with the Mega. He upgraded both lines with the One-Up program and was able to get both for 30 dollars a piece. For the money, it's definitely a capable handset, especially for people that aren't spec-whores, lol.

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NoNexus says:

Wait we stopped the sexual innuendo?

Yeah the mega isn't terrible for the price if the specs are not that important. My biggest issue is the storage since i really see that as a heavy media consumption device...

MERCDROID says:

What's funny, is that I didn't see the joke when I replied, lol.

But, yeah. The low internal storage can be detrimental to what could be a media consumption device. At least, it has an SD card slot.

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eahinrichsen says:

That's just what she tells you. "Oh don't worry, NoNexus, 5.7" is *plenty* big!" Meanwhile, she's eyeing up that Z1 Ultra... :)

MERCDROID says:

You know what they say: there's no replacement, for displacement!!

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NoNexus says:

Gentlemen it is not the size of the S-Pen, it is the art you create with it

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udazavlanje says:

lol

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udazavlanje says:

or which one can last longer :)

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aliaselchore says:

It's not about the size, or how fast is it or how long it last...... Its all about how well it gets the job done

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quailallstar says:

Well trained... =)

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LMZR says:

Pity i don't live in the US, i get one of these in a heartbeat.

roboticeye65 says:

Wish this applied to the Republic Wireless Moto X. Still debating taking that plunge. May just stick w Virgin and hope it gets Moto G. Just wish they'd announce something, already ...

still1 says:

Republic Wireless sells X for $299... $50 less than this deal... what r u waiting for then?

ki11ak3nn says:

+1 do it man. Do it. Take the plunge!

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roboticeye65 says:

THanks for the votes. Do either of you know anyone personally who's got it from R. Wireless? I've read some reviews of it but a couple of things give me pause: first, I've heard some ppl have hard time getting their existing number ported over. This wouldn't be much of a problem if it weren't for RW's virtually non-existent customer support. There is a 30 day trial period but I also heard rumor that if you do return it then RW has made bogus damage claims and penalized ppl $35. Lastly, I've also read some ppl have trouble getting it to connect to their particular router. ? I'm gonna do more research over wkend. I really want Moto X or at least a Moto G as my next phone.

NoNexus says:

Generally connecting to a router is phone specific, not carrier. The phones have the same wifi antenna no matter who you get it from.

It is a law that porting numbers should be quick and painless, so that should not be an issue.

The rest you have to look up. I have no real experience with them, nor have I had to look into them for any reason, either for myself or for work...

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roboticeye65 says:

Thanks for info. This Republic Wireless Moto X is maybe a bit diff. from other versions in that RW has implenmented a special wifi to 3g and 3g to wifi handing off mechanism that allows users to quickly switch over and not lose call. There's more to it than that but that's the gist. Making calls through wifi is the core of its phone service, with 3g used only when not around open wifi. It also has a diff. ROM than the other Moto X models which makes it only useable on RW. (I think i've got all that correct, more or less) As for the porting of numbers, that makes sense and it's how it shoiuld be. Maybe what I read was just isolated anecdote and not the norm. But, if it works, I think I woiuld get by on the $10/mo. plan and thereby save $25/mo. Even if i ended up wanting to get teh $25/mo plan i'm still saving $10/mo. Very tempting, but all this hinges on RW making a go of it and not folding after another year or two. In this regard, Virgin Mobile is a safer bet, but also more expensive and with no Moto X or Moto G (so far).

NoNexus says:

I understand that, but they still have the standard A/B/G/N/AC (or whatever it packs) standards involved. The other layer could interfere, but I would have some doubts. If it is as you describe, it could be problematic for calls (which I did not know that was the reason you were asking) but for data it should just follow the standard.

Like I did say, I do not have much experience with RW.

Google "Wireless porting law" and choose the second link and you will get more info on that. It is pretty straight forward. The biggest thing is to not cancel your service beforehand. I would post the link but the filters usually kick them out...

roboticeye65 says:

I'll def take a look at that. Anything I can learn about it is all to the good. Thanks for taking time to help!

BradRad says:

Just to throw in my 2 cents, I will be moving my whole family (4 people) over to RW (from Sprint). I was a little worried about it too though, so first I just moved my son son over as a test. The number ported in about an 24 hours so that was no problem. I did have a problem with the 3g activation not working at first, but I opened a trouble ticket and they were able to fix that quickly as well. But the main thing I wanted to test was the auto wifi-to-3g hand-off as I was pretty skeptical of that. But I gotta say, while only tested it a few times, it worked flawlessly every time. The person I was talking to had no idea it had even happened. Pretty impressive! I'll be getting the $25/mo plan for each member of the family and it's gonna save me quite a lot per month compared to what I'm paying now.

NoNexus says:

Good info there. Thanks for sharing.

I wish I could help you some more OP, good luck with the switch...

dennislaska says:

It's a good phone unlocked for $350. I got one from the cyber Monday deal. Just returned it today though. I think I'll get the nexus 5. I have an iphone 5s now and think the nexus will be a better match (I want an Android too).

The Moto X display bugged me. Colors off and over saturated. And how does the Mto G get 4.4.2 and the Moto X only 4.4??

MERCDROID says:

The Moto G update doesn't have to go through any carriers. So, essentially, it's a "low-end" Nexus device.

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NoNexus says:

It is not important right now 4.4 is all you really need to be concerned about. The other releases are nothing

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udazavlanje says:

for an iPhone user amoled (especially Moto's) is way below expectations. you will like nexus more but when it comes to color accuracy I think iPhone is still better.
also, brightness and saturation go against one another even in IPS LCDs. higher the sat lower the brightness. so another point for Nexus in your case. plus pixel density.
other than that they perform equally smooth and fast.

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NoNexus says:

amoled vs lcd is not a big deal, the resolution is the problem with the X having only 720 vs 1080 for the Nexus.

The thing is that the iPhone is a 640 x 1136 but with a higher pixel density.

Amoled is better than LCD in a lot of areas, and LCD has some advantages.

It really comes down to the PPI that you can handle and how it looks to you.

Impulses says:

Depends on what you're doing, if you're reading a lot and picky about text sharpness then yes, PPI is absolutely king. If you're judging photos critically or watching movies then color accuracy is a far bigger deal IMO... I view photos from my micro four thirds ILC a lot on my phone (via wifi), often using the phone as a remote shutter, color accuracy (and brightness in the middle of the day) helps a lot.

Movies would probably benefit more from better contrast/dynamic range, games OTOH might look prettier at higher res (or generally benefit from a faster GPU like that of the Nexus 5 even if playing at the same res, the extra horsepower can enable more eye candy). Point is, it really depends...

Can't deny AMOLED does enable neat tricks like active notifications, it's also more power hungry tho (probably a wash if you're looking at a lot of black, i.e. off pixels).

gregs1213 says:

I think it comes down to personal preference as well. I used to have a Galaxy Nexus and thought I didn't like AMOLED displays because next to the iphone, it looked odd. However, when my girlfriend got the Galaxy S4, I fell in love with that display. I like it better than my Nexus 5 display and better than the iPhone display. I loove the deep black, and really miss that on my Nexus.

TLDR: Personal Preference, Blacks Better on AMOLED, Whites better on IPS

dennislaska says:

Thanks!

jlczl says:

Seems the market has dictated the right price for this phone.

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NoNexus says:

it is a promotional sale, let see on December 26th

MERCDROID says:

Why do people keep saying this? It's a promotion. The majority of people don't even purchase their devices sans-contract.

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NoNexus says:

lots of wishful thinking. You would think that a major gift giving holiday was around the corner and every thing was on sale everywhere

MERCDROID says:

Haha, yeah.

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The sale also gives discounts for people buying on-contract. Not a huge one, but $50 off isn't bad.

NoNexus says:

50 is 50, cannot shake a stick at it

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MERCDROID says:

Forgot about that part! Thanks!

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ultravisitor says:

I already got one of the Cyber Wednesday Moto Xs, but I wanted a clear case, so I got one of these codes earlier to buy a case for 50% off. None of the cheap ones at Amazon are appealing to me--and neither is shopping at Amazon.

astarling10 says:

got my code a just a bit ago. it says I have to use by midnight Christmas eve. I have a nexus 5 but I think I might want one of these too..

aloomis76 says:

Just scored me a 32 gb Moto X on Contract for 75 bucks...I RULE!

still1 says:

congrats

aloomis76 says:

Thank you much...easy decision at that price ;)

Cubfan says:

Developer Edition in this deal?

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still1 says:

No

Cubfan says:

Damn.

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ddot196 says:

I did it just so I can get the coupon lol. I already own one, but bought it used. Having a new shiny one with no dings and scratches might be nice though.

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Ry says:

Wonder if this will be the regular price soon.

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NoNexus says:

when the MWC goes off I can see it...

MERCDROID says:

We may see a "fire-sale," when the next "X" phone is close to release, similar to how Google discounted the Nexus 4 to clear stock.

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Hiberny says:

I'm crossing my fingers that there's a fire sale next fall for either the Nexus 5 or Moto X. My wife's Galaxy Exhibit will need replacing then, but she doesn't want to waste $500 on a phone. I'd rather drop $350 for one of these than $200 for a Moto G.

btgrave says:

Disappointed AC is 10 hours late on this.

MERCDROID says:

Disappointed I'm 10 hours late on this.

There, I fixed it for you, lol.

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HWOW says:

Never got my code

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The presumption is that they send out the codes in batches as to not hammer Moto Maker all at once. That's likely why they started doing the codes for the "Cyber Monday" deal after the site crashed and burned.

aloomis76 says:

I got an extra code I won't be using. It expires on Dec. 24th before midnight. Someone put it to good use please and save like I did :)

Here you go first come first serve...

TODAY-MRKX-RND7-GWF9-32QU

If you use it then reply to this so everyone knows it was used and nobody tries it and gets heart broken.

Enjoy!

Gunit4U says:

I just used this code.....thank YOU!!!!

aloomis76 says:

No problem! Glad you could use it. I hope you love your Moto X or accessory that you got. I know I'll love mine :D

NoNexus says:

Jolly good show ol chap!

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aloomis76 says:

Thanks. Just sharing the holiday love :)

MERCDROID says:

That's awesome! Spreading the joy! Happy Holidays, brother!!

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aloomis76 says:

I got what I wanted for Christmas, might as well share the love :) Happy Holidays to you and yours too

Gunit4U says:

Code works for accessories also!

NoNexus says:

What is the discount?

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Gunit4U says:

50% off, I ordered Air Jacket Case!

NoNexus says:

nice that is a good deal then!

udazavlanje says:

with or without phone ?

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Pirate Arr says:

Awesome. I got the pre email that their working on the code etc. Finally I might be able to get a moto x. If that doesn't work out though, I might just post this in this thread the code I resource :P

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Zack Miller1 says:

Anybody need a code I have one

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ya that would be awsome! : )

jtc276 says:

Hopefully they do something like this at the beginning of the year because I should finally have enough cash by that time.

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randomdude says:

Message me if you need a promo code

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sleepywan says:

I could not use the codes for existing customer for upgrade or new line. Spent over an hour with Motorola support and they could not figure out why the code wouldn't work. Gave up.

aliaselchore says:

not cool... i got my code got a moto x and moto g. at check out i cant use my $1000 open credit with motorola beacause i need my account number and nor motorola or their financial creditor (partner) comenity can give me my account number to order the devices. i have the wait a week for a writen letter comfirming my info an account# bs man bs

digitalbreak says:

DM me if anyone needs a code. Thought I will use it, but I won't be using mine.

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Evil Hamster says:

Ordered one during the previous sale, waiting on return authorization. No SD card = crap phone.

fillossofer says:

Here is a promo code for anyone looking for one:
TODAY-MK9R-7YMP-PKLQ-FE3X

Thank you so much for giving the code. I could order it. :)

Now, waiting for some one coming to India who can bring it for me.

docangle1 says:

Here is a Promo Code that I decided not to use:

Promo Code: TODAY-AETH-A5ZP-ON75-GTWK

brydav says:

Thank you so much! Just redeemed this promo code.

Lacrocious says:

Say - those of you that used the code - did you upgrade a line or add a new line? I am having problems and Google is saying that it is only if you buy your own new line, not add a new line to an existing family plan. Adding a line is adding a line to me. Can you confirm which way you went? upgrade existing line or add a line?
Thanks!

mutant777 says:

I recently used the code, however I opted to purchase the phone off contract.

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Zack Miller1 says:

Here is another one for someone to use TODAY-AOBR-LKZS-L5EM-2WTA

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mutant777 says:

I used the code - Thank you for posting!

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Here's another last minute code.
 TODAY-DFPE-5KRA-CW2Q-6G9Q

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