Ladies and gentlemen, if you're in the market for a new phone (either right now or soon) and you want to get your hands on the latest and greatest that Motorola has to offer then you are in luck!
Monday, June 9th, Motorola is going to let you customize your own no-contract Moto X to try at home for two weeks. All for just a penny. Yes, one cent. That is the price of the built-to-order phone and shipping to you.
Naturally, there are two catches.
1. This deal is only good while supplies last.
2. Because there are always unscrupulous people out there, you will be charged the penny and have the charge reversed once you return the phone. If by chance you decide to be a dick about it and not return it, you will be charged the full price of the phone. If you actually want the phone and keep it, same thing applies.
This is an insane deal. I can't see any problems with it from a promotional perspective or an Android enthusiast one. The Moto X was plagued by issues early on, namely its pricing. I can't remember what it originally went for, but it was more than many of us actually expected and that really hurt them in the short term. It's an amazing phone and the fact that 4.4.3 is already rolling out to it (I can verify that personally as mine was updated the other day) is that much better. You'd be remiss to consider not at least trying this out.
I can also attest to the fact that Motorola really does care about their customers.
Personal anecdote time! My phone's ability to send SMS was completely borked (i.e. fucked) when I received the 4.4.3 update. The moment I tried sending one the words became invisible as I typed them, whatever SMS app I was attempting to use (and I used several) then froze and Force Closed. It was bad. I spent nearly two hours chatting with a Motorola representative trying to fix the issue. Martin, who has to be the best customer service representative I've ever had the fortune of dealing with. We tried everything in Motorola's bag of tricks and came up empty. Nothing worked. He was authorized to give me a new phone, also built to my specifications, at no cost to me. Luckily, I had one last trick up my sleeve that Motorola hadn't suggested. Factory Reset. Sure enough, while I did that and Martin processed the authorization, it worked. I reported back as much and Motorola via Martin chalked that up as a definite fix (in case anyone else called reporting in similar issues). That is dedication. Two hours trouble shooting a device and then sending out numerous emails to ensure I got a new working one and did not have to return my old one til I had the new one in hand (and only after ten days, that way I had time to get what I need off my old one).
That's badass. You don't see that anymore. At least I don't and I routinely have to deal with various companies selling consumer grade technology.
So don't hesitate to try this out and hopefully if you do you'll be lucky enough to snag one for the at home trial.
Just so you can see for yourselves, visit Motorola's homepage here and see the news.