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One of the drawbacks of going with a prepaid carrier is that you have to pay full price for your phone at the time of purchase – no subsidies or payment plans. Going with Net 10 might seem like a more viable option today, though, with an extra $100 off the Moto X via Moto Maker.

Just head over to Motorola's site and choose Net 10 as you carrier. The link in the Motorola tweet will also select Net 10 as the carrier automatically for you. It's the same Moto Maker process other than that – pick your colors, personalization, and get it shipped. This deal is only good through July 16th. The tweet also mentions 50% off cases, but anyone can get that by checking the Motorola store.

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  • challenge_accepted

    Jeez motorola you might as well make this the permanent price. They're always looking for some excuse to discount it to 299.

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  • silver_arrow

    Also of note it says this is GSM unlocked so that's another thing to consider

  • Amit_N

    Stock clearning before Moto X+1 ??

  • Michael Tran

    So this works on T-mobile if it's GSM unlocked?

    • http://techdissected.com/ Nick Schiwy

      Should be the same model, XT1053, it just comes with a Net10 SIM rather than a T-Mobile one.

      • Farmer John

        Called Motorola today. They indicated it was the XT1058. So, if I'm reading correctly, it is not capable to work on the 1700 mHz network.

        • http://techdissected.com/ Nick Schiwy

          That's surprising but that might be nice, to have an unlocked XT1058. I'm just going to wait for the X+1 at this point, though.

  • ProductFRED

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  • Zach Mauch

    Are phone bought on prepaid carriers like this and Cricket/AIO locked?

    • Soto

      Depends if there CDMA or GSM. CDMA are most likely tide down to their network. Boost sells locked Android but their iPhone 5s is unlock.

  • Zach Mauch

    Also, I'm guessing this is the XT1058?

    • http://techdissected.com/ Nick Schiwy

      Probably XT1053 - Net10 is an MVNO for AT&T and T-Mobile so it would have to be compatible with both.

      • jimmiekain

        Net10 works with T-Mobile? I'm gonna have to look into this. I always thought they were just AT&T mvno. This is great news. If I can put a tmo sim in this phone.

      • Tim

        It seems to be an XT1053, yes. Which is fantastic news.

        • http://techdissected.com/ Nick Schiwy

          Why do you say that? Farmer John indicated that he called Motorola and that it was a XT1058 according to their support staff.

          • Tim

            http://forums.androidcentral.com/moto-x/409662-moto-maker-unlocked-gsm-moto-x-net10-sim-299-99-through-7-16-a-2.html

            Because I was following that thread, and Motorola reported it is an XT1053 on their twitter page. Plus, Net10 uses both AT&T and T-Mobile (as well as Verizon for CDMA phones with verizon bands for non-LTE) so it wouldn't make sense for it to be an XT1058 since the 1058 doesn't support the AWS, 1700 band.

          • http://techdissected.com/ Nick Schiwy

            I agree with you, I'm just surprised that Motorola support is giving out conflicting information. Thanks for the update.

          • Tim

            Yeah, it's a little discerning. : but I'd like to think it's the 1053 :P besides, They have a GREAT return policy that's both painless, quick, and they even pay for shipping ^_^ so I might actually grab one today...although I already returned a GSM Dev edition (same damn phone also apparently lol) so don't know if they'd like that :P

    • Farmer John

      You are correct. Motorola Customer Service indicated it was XT1058. Does this disqualify it for T-Mobile customers?

  • mr.klee

    If this was the price for the Moto Maker version over here in Europe, even 299 Euros, I'd finally get one. The cheapest you can get it in Germany is 339 Euros and that is the boring black version, Moto Maker is 389 Euros (16 GB).

  • Suman Gandham

    Bah, doesn't stack with student discount code :p

  • AGoodM8

    Ha.. I really like the Moto X, but price-wise I think Motorola is late to the game. The Moto X already should've been at $299, let's not call this a discount.

    The 16 GB Nexus 4 was $249 way back in September, I mean come on.

  • Dave

    can anyone confirm that this is the same XT1053 as the T-mobile sim version?

    • Jeff

      I'm sure they will either make you sign up for NET10 or verify your service prior to letting you have it for 299.

      • Dave

        I'm not sure.
        T-mobile doesn't do that, and this deal seems the same only with a different card.

    • Farmer John

      Motorola Customer Service indicated ttoday it was XT1058. Does this disqualify it for T-Mobile customers?

  • guidomus_maximus

    Is it just me or is their website borked?

  • Ruperto17

    Anyone know if this will work with T-Mobile? Looks like Net10 uses T-Mobile network?

    • Tim

      Net10 Uses T-Mobile, AT&T, and Verizon. It depends on what phone you get as to which networks you will be able to use. This is an XT1053 Phone however, which, from what I understand, means it will work with T-Mobile and AT&T. And if you choose Net10 as your carrier, I believe (but I'm not sure) that you can switch between the T-Mobile and AT&T network as you please just by swithcing SIM cards. I don't know the details of this, however.

  • RBI411

    Does anybody know if this would be a bootloader unlockable version?

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