1. Mason Wright's Avatar
    Ive been a long time windows phone supporter who has finally decided to jump ship. I decided to get the Moto x as it provides the best bang for the buck IMO. I need to purchase the phone through at&t directly as I am on a business account. I'll be buying two Moto x phones when I resign so all prices are essentially doubled for me.

    I am seeing the phone for $1 at Verizon and Best Buy. Any one have any luck getting at&t to match these same prices or know of an upcoming sale? Again I have to go through at&t and they are the only ones with the Moto x designer cards.

    Any help is appreciated.

    10-28-2014 02:27 PM
  2. rob342's Avatar
    I just bought two on my at&t business account. The 99¢ moto x is the moto G. The 2014 was $99, and my bamboo backed 2014 was $119. I spent an hour on the phone with them while they figured out which phone was which. All the guy on the phone sees is a SKU# and a basic description.
    10-28-2014 02:47 PM
  3. Haunted_Toaster's Avatar
    You sure that's the new (2014) version? Not last years model?

    I have a Verizon business account. There are some places that will upgrade business accounts. I know Costco will for Verizon.
    10-28-2014 02:48 PM
  4. rob342's Avatar
    moto G is 99¢, moto-x is free, moto-x 2014 is $99 for the standard version, $119 for bamboo or leather backed.

    i glanced at the moto G but when i saw the camera was 5mp vs 13mp, i quit looking. I can tell you the guy on the phone kept mixing up the X and the G because they only see SKU#'s with a basic description.
    Getting the Moto X for alt=?-capture.jpg
    10-28-2014 03:15 PM
  5. Mason Wright's Avatar
    The price at At&t for the 2014 Moto x is $100. However Verzion is selling the exact same phone (along with best buy as an at&t retailer) for $1. I can attach screenshots when I get home from work. My question though is if anyone knows how to successfully get at&t to match these prices or if a price drop is coming. $200 vs $2 is a big difference.
    10-28-2014 03:30 PM
  6. Chase Lilly's Avatar
    I see the $1 deal on Best Buy’s website and it is strange. $1 for wither the 2013 or 2014 Moto X but $99 for a Moto G.
    Even if it is not a mistake on Best Buy’s website AT&T will not match it. You can try but I would do it today because chances are it will not be there tomorrow.
    10-28-2014 03:52 PM
  7. isdaako's Avatar
    Good luck. You'll most likely have better odds if you've been with ATT for a long time. Also, in this case I'd call rather than go to a store.
    10-28-2014 03:54 PM
  8. Mason Wright's Avatar
    I thought it was odd but then Verizon has the same price. Amazon has theirs at $50. I just don't want to pay $99 if at&t would match or if they have a deal coming up. I was hoping someone who works at at&t retail might be able to give some advice.
    10-28-2014 03:57 PM
  9. Robisan's Avatar
    Fyi, last time I looked you could get AT&T X'14 on Amazon for $49.
    10-28-2014 03:57 PM
  10. rob342's Avatar
    I see on the best buy site you are absolutely correct. im on the phone with AT&T Small Business right now telling them i'd like to cancel my service and return my phones so i can go re-buy them through bestbuy, or i'd like a price match if possible since it's less of a headache.

    the lady said that it's silly to return my stuff to go re-buy the same deal, and that AT&T does not price match, but they can credit my account. She did understand why I would do it, and was happy to help. The result of my call is a $140 bill credit applied to my account, effectively matching the pricing on the bust buy site. $69 for my $119 white moto-X, and $1 for my $99 Moto-X.

    that made my day. i can't thank you enough. I recommend you contact AT&T online, and refer them to this post to help you on your way.

    10-28-2014 03:58 PM
  11. unopepito06's Avatar
    After googling for a few minutes it sounds like no, they will likely not price match anyone, but it may be worth asking at a few different stores because you may find a manager that allows it. I think that would be the exception though, so don't anticipate it.

    What about ATT Next? As long as you don't exercise the option of turning the phone back in, its a far better deal than a standard contract. Since they've now quantified that it costs $25 a month for a smartphone on contract (because when the contract end or you BYOD the line price drops by $25/month), we know that 2 years of paying on a subsidized device is worth $600 ($25 extra per month x 24 months). Then add the up-front retail cost of the device ($100 for Moto X) and you end up paying $700 for the Moto X. With Next they just take the cost of the phone and split it evenly across 2 years. Since the Moto X retails for $500, that's what you pay over the corse of two years - $500, that's it. A 2-year contract will only save you money if the phone's retail price is more than $600+up-front cost. Also, Next has no upgade or activation fee. Even if you got them to price match for .99 you'll still pay more over 2 years than if you did Next.

    If Next is an option for you, I strongly encourage you to look into it. Once you iron out all the terms of each option you quickly realize that a 2-year contract is a much worse deal compared to Next's pricing... Just don't turn your phone in at 12 or 18 months with Next's "early upgrade", which is the equivalent of taking your phone and throwing it in the garbage. Carry the phone until it's paid off and then resell it, just as you would with a regular contract.

    Let me know if you have any question. Good luck!
    10-28-2014 04:22 PM
  12. rob342's Avatar
    Unopepito, see my post above yours. I bought my phones last week. They just credited me the difference in price in the form of a bill credit. literally just a few minutes ago. I called in after seeing this. The whole process took less than 10 minutes.
    10-28-2014 04:34 PM
  13. Mason Wright's Avatar
    Glad you were able to get the money back! I'm still trying to figure out a way to get this deal before buying the phone.
    10-28-2014 05:32 PM

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