Motorola cuts Moto X "no contract" price to $399 permanently

Motorola has had issues getting people to buy its flagship Moto X smartphone since it launched a few months ago for $199 with a two year contract, or $499 without one. The company was far more successful when it temporarily cut its "no contract" price down to $349 as a Cyber Monday promotion in December. Online demand was so great that it overwhelmed Motorola's servers and made the company offer the same deal again for two additional days.

Now it seems Motorola is starting out 2014 with yet another Moto X deal. The company revealed today that the "no contract" price for the Android phone has been cut down permanently from $499 to $399 for all wireless carriers. While that's not as much of a reduction as what the holiday promotions offered, it still should be enough to jump start some unit sales.

The $399 price is for the 16GB version; getting the 32GB Moto X off contract will cost $449. Both prices include using the online Moto Maker feature to customize the back color of the smartphone, among other things. If you want to get the phone with the new Bamboo back plate, that will add an additional $100 to the price.

Source: Motorola via Engadget | Image via Motorola

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wow! Sounds amazing. Over here in Asia we haven't seen Motolola phones for quite some time. Maybe someone can help me. Do they do ringtones yet?

I got one for my son and he recently cracked the screen. Went to one of those UBreakIFix places and they quoted me $375 just to change out the glass. Pretty ridiculous when you can basically just get a new phone.

If it had a 5" or larger screen, I'd get one in a second...
Hopefully, more manufacturers will start dropping the no contract price, which will help
(in the USA) break the stranglehold that the carriers have on high end phones.