Moto X with teak back

Republic Wireless has added Moto Maker customization for the Moto X. Beginning on April 1 at noon EST, customers will be able to customize the look of their phone. Additionally, starting at 11:00 EST, the first 2,000 customers to visit Republic's promotional website will receive a promo code for an upgrade to a wood finish back. Customers can choose from Walnut, Bamboo, Ebony, and Teak wood finishes (or any of the dozen other standard color options), which normally cost an extra $25 to add to the Moto X.

The Moto X is currently available from Republic Wireless for $349 for the 16GB model, and $399 for the 32GB model.

Press release:

‘Wood you believe it?’ Republic Wireless® adds Moto Maker customization for Moto X™ and offers wood finish upgrade

Republic Wireless, the industry’s most disruptive wireless service provider that helps people save money on smartphone service with its consumer friendly WiFi-cellular hybrid calling, texting and data plans starting as little as $5, will allow customers to order personalized 16GB and 32GB Moto X smartphones starting on April 1. To celebrate this Moto Maker launch, the first 2,000 Republic Wireless customers to request a promo code will get a wood finish upgrade.

RALEIGH, NC – March 31, 2014 – Republic Wireless, the innovative wireless service provider saving consumers money on their wireless service by harnessing the power of both WiFi and cellular to lower the cost of smartphone service, today announced they will offer the full-suite of Moto X customization options available on Moto Maker, giving customers the ability to choose everything from the front, back, and accent colors, to the memory, wallpapers, and accessories.

Beginning at 12:00 PM EST on Tuesday, April 1, Republic Wireless customers will be able to design their own no-contract Moto X through MotoMaker.com by selecting either the 16GB ($349.99) or 32GB ($399.99) version, have it assembled in the U.S.A., and get it shipped for free. As a special launch incentive, the first 2,000 customers who visit www.Motorola.com/WoodYouBelieveIt starting at 11:00 AM EST on Tuesday, April 1 and enter their email address will get a coupon code for a free upgrade to Bamboo or other wood finish ($25 value) for a new custom Moto X with Republic Wireless.

“Republic Wireless offers the industry’s lowest rates for unlimited smartphone service, the lowest total cost of ownership, and some of the market’s best smartphones. Who would have believed how much money we would help consumers save? It’s tens of millions of dollars over the past few years, and we are just getting started,” said David Morken, co-founder and chief executive officer of Republic Wireless.

“We’re absolutely thrilled to offer Moto Maker for Moto X. With an amazing amount of color combinations and real wood finishes to choose from, there are over 4,000 ways to make Moto X yours. Plus, it’s the only smartphone assembled in the U.S.A. at a factory just outside of Fort Worth, Texas. The unique combination of Moto Maker with our flexible wireless service plans is a big win for customers everywhere.”

Once customers receive their new customized Moto X phones, they will be able to activate it on the Republic Wireless network directly from the device and take advantage of all the features customers have come to expect from Republic Wireless: Hybrid WiFi and cellular calling with seamless connectivity when leaving WiFi coverage, no contracts, the ability to switch plans up to twice per month with pro-rated billing, and unlimited plans starting as low as $5 per month.

Designed by You With Moto Maker, Motorola’s online design studio, Republic Wireless customers can select from the following customizable styling and feature options for Moto X:

Styling

  • Back of phone: Choose from 27 unique colors or upgrade to Bamboo or natural wood finish (Walnut, Ebony, or Teak) for just $25 more
  • Front of phone: Select white or black
  • Accent (Power key, Volume key and Camera bezel): Pick from 10 different colors
  • Signature: Add your name or a personalized message to the design
  • Accessories: Color matched accessories as well as clear cases including a new college collection featuring university logos

Features:

  • Memory: Select 16GB or 32GB for an additional $50
  • Wallpaper: Select a personal default wallpaper image which can be changed at anytime
  • Google Sync: Customers can opt to have their Google account synced to the Moto X in advance, providing access to contacts, pictures and other synced items right away

“Moto Maker is just the latest example of Republic Wireless offering choice to our customers. Since launching Moto X and seamless WiFi to cellular handover in November ‘13 which was a major milestone, Republic Wireless has steadily been adding the most requested features our customers are asking for,” Morken said. “In addition to full Moto Maker customization options, Republic Wireless members will now be able to take advantage of special Motorola.com add-on features, including a Motorola credit account, accidental damage & handling insurance, and various promotional offers.”

“Every day we are working to create more and more reasons to make the switch to Republic Wireless. The truth is many of us are within range of a WiFi network most of the time. Using WiFi when possible, and cellular only when you need to, is a very easy way to save money and the question has now become - Why would anyone want to buy more cellular than necessary?” Morken adds.

Republic Wireless will continue selling the Black and White 16GB Moto X for $299, with no contract required, from RepublicWireless.com.

 
There are 14 comments

April Fools!

Nope, it's true.

Sigh...

*stares longingly at ebony Moto X*

Zig261 says:

Too late. You should have done this from day one.

Where's Moto Maker for the rest of the world?
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Grahaman27 says:

Too late? You don't think this will carry over for the next moto x?

The new moto x is shaping up to have 10x the availability and almost all carriers are on board with moto maker. I have high hopes for moto.

via moto x.

Zig261 says:

I'm confident they'll get it right this time with all carriers in the next X. But that's just America alone. There's still the world that wants Moto Maker.

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Apaca1ypse says:

I guess us previous buyers are SOL...

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Andvarix says:

If they are within 30 days of buying it, they can return it. If they are over 30 days, they could always sell it on eBay.

reeper55 says:

Your pricing seems off. Right now a 16GB Moto X is $299

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Andvarix says:

$299 is for their standard version of the Moto X. If you don't want to customize it, you can order the white or black 16gb (only 16gb option) directly off their site.

If you want to customize it, the base price through Moto Maker is $350. Then the extra storage is another $50 (like normal) and the wood backs are $25 like normal... and so on, and so on...

reeper55 says:

Yup

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reeper55 says:

If given the option right now I would not pay $50 for Moto maker.

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Amazing

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mammlouk says:

I wish this was available when we made the switch, if for no other reason then finally being able to get a 32GB model. :(