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Dec
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Motorola seems to have cracked the code to make people really, really excited about the Moto X: give them a huge freakin' discount. After driving the Internet wild and crashing their own site with a Cyber Monday deal on the Moto X for $349.99, the deal has returned via a "12 Days Of Christmas" deal from The Today Show. You can get a $150 discount on any contract-free Moto X from Moto Maker (except the bamboo back version), or take a cool 50% off the on-contract price.

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You'll need to jump through a hoop or two to get the discount: first head to this Moto website and enter your information. Use the code "todayshow50" in the registration code field. You'll get an email that walks you through the rest of the process, which is basically Moto Maker plus an extra code, just like it was for the reset Cyber Monday discounts.

As before, the lowered price for the off-contract Moto X is $350, though I'm not sure if you can apply the discount to the slightly more expensive 32GB version of the phone (I don't want to take someone's code to find out). With the alternative 50% discount on the contract phone, the AT&T and Sprint versions are lowered to $50 and the Verizon version is just $30. That's a steal for a semi-custom Android phone. The code also entitles you to 50% off of some bundled accessories.

It's probable that these codes will only be valid for today, December 20th, so get an order in quickly if you want one. And since the discount codes from Cyber Monday and the following promotions disappeared almost instantly, you might want to move quickly in any case.

Moto Maker discount page - use todayshow50 to get $150 off full price or 50% off contract price, bamboo version excluded

Source: The Today Show - thanks to everyone who sent this in!

Jeremiah Rice
Jeremiah is a US-based blogger who bought a Nexus One the day it came out and never looked back. In his spare time he watches Star Trek, cooks eggs, and completely fails to write novels.
  • http://gplus.to/bmt626 -Brandon

    codes are valid till the 24th

  • Robert Alex Kibler

    I read somewhere that Motorola doesn't have access to your contract, and so if you buy through Moto Maker at on-contract price, Verizon can't get rid of your unlimited data. Is this true?

    • testmang

      yes,

      • SladeNoctis

        Wait so i can buy it at on contract price and it doesn't affect your unlimited data at all. Doesn't it first check if your allowed for a upgrade in the first place when asking for your ssn and contract info.

        • testmang

          this exactly is what Verizon suggested before, if you want to keep unlimited data buy phone for full price

          • sc4fpse

            I don't think you read his post clearly.

          • SladeNoctis

            You answered his post incorrectly you meant the off contract price not the on contract price.

  • ArrTooDeeToo

    Does anyone know if the bootloader has been cracked on the VZW model? I need a new phone, but I don't want to be locked down.

    • alexcue

      Not yet. I decided that as long as I could root and install Xposed, I could tolerate a locked bootloader.

  • alexcue

    FYI not available on Developer Editions. Here's the full FAQ page: https://motorola-global-portal.custhelp.com/app/answers/detail/a_id/97700/action/auth

    • Kolyan24k

      Tmobile is pretty much the dev edition minus warranty

  • Eric Vaughan

    I ordered one for my wife on Monday, it arrived on our doorstep on Wednesday afternoon!

  • Logan

    Is this available in Canada?

    • bprichard

      If you can manage to make payment happen in the US, you could buy the T-Mobile version and use it with a GSM carrier.

      I'm pretty sure the Moto X is still a Rogers exclusive in Canada, so expect no actual discount when buying there.

  • mateor

    If they had done this right off the bat, this phone would have been huge and I would be using it instead of the Nexus 4. I am sure they have their reasons, but I do wonder which would have been better for Motorola in the long haul.

  • http://www.alainalemany.com/ Alain Alemany Arana

    The only thing that pains me is Moto X doesn't have the Google Experience in 4.4. At least that's what I have been reading. Just to make sure... am I right? I'm really tired of the old icon pack, I love Nexus 5's. Correct me if I wrong please.

    • Tony Francis Tirona Degan

      some of the newer icons on the nexus have transitioned their way onto the moto x in one way or another, with the exception of the phone icon (for now), and maybe a few more others. but the new transparent dock and status bar are there, as well as the new dialer and a host of other kit kat features, so it seems like an okay go for the moto x. i for one am choosing a moto x over the nexus 5 simply because of the added functionality it comes with.

      • http://www.alainalemany.com/ Alain Alemany Arana

        Thanks man, your comment has helped me a lot.

  • Nathan

    Does anyone want a code still?

    • Javiaero

      If you have one that would be awesome

      • Nathan

        I do. How shall I privately send it to you?

        • Javiaero

          if you post it now i will use it ASAP :) I am not sure the TODAY codes are still valid though :/

          • Nathan

            TODAY-IEDA-L73Z-LE5N-44YW

          • Nathan

            Did it work?