Moto X

'Switcher Bonus' knocks $75 off the price for new activations.

U.S. Cellular is jumping on the bandwagon of Moto X news today by announcing its own pricing, availability and deals for the handset. Just as is the case with the other carriers, U.S. Cellular will have both the black and white Moto X in 16GB capacity for $199 on-contract (and an oddly-high $699 off-contract). The carrier is also offering a $75 "Switcher Bonus", which knocks the on-contract price to $124 for new activations.

Additionally, U.S. Cellular is actually putting the device up for pre-order today, letting you lock in your device while the other carriers simply have announcements up. Customers who pre-order will also get a Motorola Boom Bluetooth headset, valued at $59.99.

A specific launch date is not yet known, but latest leaks point to the last week of August.

More: U.S. Cellular Pre-orders

 

U.S. CELLULAR BEGINS PRESALE FOR MOTO X™
WITH EXCLUSIVE OFFER FOR FREE MOTOROLA BOOM HEADSET
Device is now available for preorder on the web

CHICAGO (August 1, 2013) – U.S. Cellular (NYSE: USM) announces that Moto X is available for customers to preorder at uscellular.com/motox, and it will be available for purchase later this month. Moto X is offered in Woven White and Woven Black and is $199.99 with an instant rebate. In addition, U.S. Cellular exclusively is offering a $59.99 Motorola Boom headset for free to anyone who pre-orders the device online.

“We’re excited to offer our customers this amazing Motorola device that has features and tools to help you simplify and enhance your life,” said Joe Settimi, vice president of products, pricing and innovation for U.S. Cellular. “Moto X lets you experience key features like Quick Capture Camera. With a twist of a wrist it gives you the ability to capture meaningful moments instantly with friends and family.”

With the Active Display, Moto X tells you what you need to know—even when you’re not touching it. Instead of a blinking light, information important to you quietly appears on the screen. When you pick it up, Moto X is curved to fit right in your hand. Easily it becomes your camera, so you can get the shots you’d otherwise miss. Moto X is the first smartphone to be designed and assembled in the United States.

Moto X has a 4.7-inch AMOLEDTM display, weighs only 130 grams and has a 10 megapixel back camera and a 2 megapixel front camera. Moto X includes 16GB of onboard memory and comes with an extra 50GB of free storage for 2 years on Google Drive.

Highlighted Features:
Active Display: Moto X is always ready to tell you what you need to know. Information appears on the screen to tell you what you need to know.
Touchless Control: To use your Moto X, you only need your voice. Because it’s always listening and ready to respond with Google Now, Moto X doesn’t guess like other phones do, it knows.
Quick Capture Camera: Just by twisting your wrist twice, your Moto X is ready to take a picture. Touch anywhere on the screen, and you’ll get an amazing shot, all in just a few seconds.

Moto X is the latest device to join U.S. Cellular's 4G LTE line-up. Currently, 61 percent of customers have access to 4G LTE speeds and 87 percent will have access by the end of the year. Customers who purchase Moto X from U.S. Cellular also receive a valuable rewards program that recognizes customer loyalty.

U.S. Cellular, in partnership with King Street Wireless, currently offers 4G LTE service covering 61 percent of its customers in select cities in Illinois, Iowa, Maine, Maryland, Missouri, New Hampshire, North Carolina, Oklahoma, Oregon, Tennessee, Texas, Vermont, Virginia, Washington, West Virginia and Wisconsin. By the end of this year, nearly 90 percent of U.S. Cellular customers will have access to 4G LTE speeds. For more information about the 4G LTE experience, visit uscellular.com/4G.

4G LTE not available in all areas. See uscellular.com/4G for detailed coverage info. 4G LTE service is provided in partnership with King Street Wireless. LTE is a trademark of ETSI.

About King Street Wireless, L.P.
King Street Wireless, L.P. currently holds 700 MHz wireless spectrum in 27 states and is partnering with Chicago-based U.S. Cellular to deliver high-speed 4G LTE service to U.S. Cellular’s customers in several of the carrier’s markets.  King Street Wireless is headquartered in Alexandria, Virginia where it is recognized for its involvement in its community both through its economic development and philanthropic efforts. To learn more about King Street Wireless, visit www.kingstreetwireless.com.

About U.S. Cellular
U.S. Cellular rewards its customers with unmatched benefits and industry-leading innovations designed to elevate the customer experience. The Chicago-based carrier has a strong line-up of cutting-edge devices that are all backed by its high-speed network that has the highest call quality of any national carrier. Currently, 61 percent of customers have access to 4G LTE speeds and nearly 90 percent will have access by the end of 2013. U.S. Cellular was named a J.D. Power and Associates Customer Service Champion in 2012 for the second year in a row. To learn more about U.S. Cellular, visit one of its retail stores or uscellular.com. To get the latest news, promos and videos, connect with U.S. Cellular on Facebook.com/uscellular, Twitter.com/uscellular and YouTube.com/uscellularcorp.

 
There are 16 comments

Connor Mason says:

$699... yikes.

Jason Iijima says:

Seriously! Is that what we should expect to purchase it unlocked? I thought they were going to follow the N4 to make it affordable. :(

Mayoo614 says:

For $699 I can have either:

- A Moto X
- A N4 + a N7 + charging orb + dock + snack money
- A N10 + cover + lunch money

Now what should I choose ... This is ridiculous.

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MERCDROID says:

There is no way in hell, that I'm spending over $500 for a handset. I'll keep my GNex: might be old, but, with CM10, it's still running strong.

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mtwalther says:

US Cellular customers can enjoy their 200MB of roaming data. Fact.

mtwalther says:

& they can enjoy waiting in line for hours on end because they use those stupid books to try and figure out customer's 'NEEDS'. You don't need a book for that US Cellular...

jwyche007 says:

Hahahaha

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No matter the carrier it's price is the same as Z...g4... one. It won't sell because of this

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EXACTLY CORRECT!

mcgowan398 says:

With its specs, it should honestly be $49.99 on contract. After all the S4 is only $99.99 on contract (I think).

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MERCDROID says:

Not yet, but will be around the holidays.

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Mid-range specs for $575 (At&t) or $699 (US Cellular)? Woodside, the MArketing Morons, et al. at MOTOROLA are just begging to get fired once this DISASTER fully commences in 3...2...1...THE END.

briankariu says:

Free earphones. How now if you have to pay $699. Aint nothing free in this world

briankariu says:

Free earphones. How now if you have to pay $699. Aint nothing free in this world