Moto X on T-Mobile? Deal not finalized, says report

July 23, 2013
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    A new report says that T-Mobile might not have the Moto X in stock once the handset is official, as a deal with Motorola is apparently not finalized.

    9to5 Google has it from a source that so far only Verizon, AT&T and Sprint are the major carriers that will sell the Moto X later this year. Pricing details aren’t available for the Moto X with these operators, but the handset is expected to be quite affordable:

    The X phones will begin shipping to carriers in August and should be ready for back to school. The price is cheap enough for the carriers to subsidize the complete upfront cost, though it isn’t certain if they will or not. $300 is the current number being thrown around as the unsubsidized price (Again, like the Nexus 4).

    The news that T-Mobile could skip the Moto X is not exactly surprising. In case you’ve been following the Moto X rumor parade, you have probably noticed that Verizon’s, AT&T’s and Sprint’s Moto X units have all starred in unofficial images, but there was no T-Mobile leak.

    Furthermore, there’s no FCC filing for a T-Mobile Moto X at this time, and we’ve seen four of them, for Verizon, AT&T, Sprint and U.S. Cellular.

    Finally, while release dates aren’t available for any of the future Moto X carriers, word on the street is that Verizon will launch it on August 23, followed by U.S. Cellular on August 26.

    The handset will be unveiled on August 1, during a special media event taking place in New York.

    Comments

    • OMG That would be PERFECT!

      PLEASE PLEASE PLEASE PLEASE PLEASE PLEASE

    • Ender

      seriously if its 300 ill buy freaking 2 of them

    • Matt R Carner

      I have every intention of buying two of these (for my wife and I) to replace our VZW GNexii. Complete with unlimited LTE. :) Really hoping the feature still to be announced is VoLTE so I can drop our min+txt plan and just pay for data.

      The only thing I’m concerned about is waiting until the end of August. Our current phones are struggling.

      • Dante

        Matt, we are in the same boat. I have been waiting for a while as well and I really hope we don’t have to wait until the end of August. They are supposed to unveil it on August 1st which is next week, hopefully they allow us to order it the same day after the event or the day after. My phone is struggling big time as well.

        • tomn1ce

          Have you guys consider rooting and flashing a custom rom to rejuvinate your G-Nexus?

    • Matt R Carner

      I have every intention of buying two of these (for my wife and I) to replace our VZW GNexii. Complete with unlimited LTE. :) Really hoping the feature still to be announced is VoLTE so I can drop our min+txt plan and just pay for data.

      The only thing I’m concerned about is waiting until the end of August. Our current phones are struggling.

    • Jeff Weatherup

      Seriously, T-Mobile?? I’ve been waiting since the first rumors about this phone to buy it, and you’re telling me that I can’t? I’ve been a loyal T-Mobile customer for years, now, but this could honestly be a deal breaker. If I can’t get the Moto X on your network, that’s a big push for me to switch carriers. You got the no contract thing absolutely right, but you really need more options for smartphones! Please, please, as a loyal customer, please let me get a Moto X!!

      • fresh_TD

        mmm. you can easily get the at&t model and use it on T-mobiles network ..not sure why you would have to switch carriers

        • Jeff Weatherup

          Would I still get the full data speeds? I didn’t think that AT&T and T-Mobile’s data networks were exactly the same, but that GSM phones were usually built in the same chassis with both technologies.

          • fresh_TD

            not 100% sure but I don’t see why there would be any issues.. there’s plenty of guys on the forums that have the S4 active on T-mobile network without any issues..so you should be good

          • Raul

            If you got the att version you wouldn’t get 3g unless you are in 1900 MHz re farmed area http://www.airportal.de/, and they use different LTE bands so you would most likely be stuck on 2g speeds

      • Raul

        If there is a unlocked version then just get that.

    • Here we Go

      I hope they will sell on Play Store and compatible with T-Mobile LTE

    • companyemails

      I wonder how Verizon plans to cripple their version.

    • MSmith79

      I bet, just like the Nexus 4, the carriers have to pay the same price as the consumer. In T-Mo’s case, it meant that they sold the Nexus 4 at a higher price ($70 I believe) than if you ordered it directly from Google, so that they could make a profit too. So now they’d have to do that again with the Moto-X and they’re afraid of developing a rep for charging more for their phones than other carriers. It’s the only wrinkle in T-Mo’s plans.

    • tomn1ce

      I haven’t seen a Motorola device at T-Mobile for a while now. So it hasn’t surprised me that a T-Mobile Moto X variant hasn’t been spotted out there yet.

      • MSmith79

        I don’t think they’ve been on any carrier other than Verizon in a number of years. They’ve done the Droid line and the Droid Razr line, which is a VZ exclusive.

        • tomn1ce

          This post is about the Moto X for T-Mobile not the Droid branded devices.

          • MSmith79

            Yes I know.

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