Google today made a Play Edition variant of the Sony Z Ultra available for sale in the Play Store. The Z Ultra has all the same specs as the standard version, but like the Play Edition HTC One and Play Edition Samsung Galaxy S4, it runs stock Android 4.4 KitKat. Google is selling the Play Edition Z Ultra for $649. It comes unlocked and is compatible with the LTE networks of both AT&T and T-Mobile.
AT&T CEO Randall Stephenson indicated that AT&T would accept the idea of placing limitations on how much 600MHz spectrum a single carrier can acquire in the upcoming incentive auction, but only if such limits are applied evenly. The Federal Communications Commission has delayed the auction until the middle of 2015. In a letter published last week, FCC chairman Tom Wheeler implied that Sprint and T-Mobile might have a priority over larger carriers AT&T and Verizon in the auction, because AT&T and Verizon already have control over significant low-band spectrum holdings with their 700MHz licenses. Sprint and T-Mobile have been vocal about their desire for the 600MHz spectrum, as it propagates better than high-band spectrum and neither company has 700MHz spectrum. Stephenson argued that placing limits on participants could drive down the amount of revenue generated by the spectrum. The 600MHz spectrum is being used by television broadcasters. They are being asked to sell their licenses to mobile network operators in order to improve the availability of mobile broadband.
T-Mobile has begun to repurpose some of the spectrum it acquired with MetroPCS to supplement its LTE network. Late last month, T-Mobile turned on LTE service in what was formerly MetroPCS's spectrum in northern Dallas, according to AllThingsD. Combining its own spectrum with that of MetroPCS, T-Mobile is able to offer 20MHz-by-20MHz of bandwidth to customers in that area, which significantly improves capacity. T-Mobile said that it eventually plans to offer similar LTE bandwidth increases to 90% of the country's top 25 markets beginning next year. It also hopes to offer 10MHz-by-10MHz LTE to 40 of the top 50 markets by the end of 2014. Verizon Wireless is undertaking a similar task, using AWS spectrum it acquired from cable providers to supplement its 700MHz-based LTE network.
HTC today announced a promotional plan that will allow consumers to finance the cost of the HTC One smartphone over a period of 24 months. The device is being offered at the full retail price, and thus comes unlocked (GSM only) and without a carrier contract. It is compatible with the networks run by AT&T and T-Mobile. Customers with good credit can order the One through HTC's web site for no money down and then make 24 payments of $25, totaling $600 over two years. The model comes with 32GB of storage and Android 4.4 KitKat installed.
AT&T is mulling a bid for Verizon's unused 700MHz A Block spectrum, reports the Wall Street Journal. The A Block would complement AT&T's own 700MHz spectrum holdings and could be used to bolster its LTE network. Last month, Reuters reported that T-Mobile is interested in the same parcel of spectrum. Verizon CFO Fran Shammo confirmed that it would sell its A Block spectrum for the right amount. The company paid $2.4 billion for the airwaves and the Journal believes Verizon will ask at least $2.75 billion to sell them to a competitor. With two companies pursuing the spectrum, it's more likely that Verizon will sell it.
Ultra Mobile today expanded the reach of its Ultra Zero plan to include 1,000 free voice minutes to more than 70 countries around the world. The plan also provides unlimited SMS to more than 190 countries. The Ultra Mobile plan, which was first introduced in August, costs $19 per month. Some of the new countries include Australia, Brazil, France, Germany, Israel, Mexico, Portugal, South Korea, Spain, and Thailand. Ultra Mobile is an MVNO that operates on T-Mobile's network and serves those who regularly communicate with people outside the U.S.
GoSmart Mobile today announced the Coolpad Flo, an inexpensive Android smartphone that is available without signing an annual contract. The Flo runs Android 4.1 Jelly Bean and features a 4.5-inch display with 854 x 480 pixels, a 1GHz dual-core processor with 4GB of internal storage, and a 5-megapixel main camera. The Flo includes HSPA+ data, but no LTE. It also features a VGA user-facing camera; support for 32GB microSD cards; Wi-Fi, GPS, and Bluetooth radios; and an 1,880mAh battery. The CoolPad Flo is available for $99.
T-Mobile today announced that the Alcatel OneTouch Evolve and OneTouch Fierce will also be available under the MetroPCS brand. Both phones are already available for sale at T-Mobile stores. MetroPCS is selling the Evolve for $59.99 and the Fierce for $99.99. Both can be paired with no-contract monthly plans that start at $40.
T-Mobile today said that it will "terminate all billing for premium SMS, except for charitable and political giving" as soon as feasible. The move is a response to customer complaints about the fraudulent billing practices of some premium SMS providers. T-Mobile says it has already ceased doing business with one of the largest such companies. This change does not impact T-Mobile's standard SMS service, nor does it affect purchases made via SMS through device marketplaces or applications. T-Mobile customers who believe they've been charged inappropriately for premium SMS services can request a refund from T-Mobile.
MetroPCS today announced that the Samsung Galaxy Mega will be available online and in stores beginning November 25. The Galaxy Mega, which features a 6.3-inch display, and will run on T-Mobile's HSPA+/LTE networks. Service plans start as low as $40 per month. The full retail price of the Mega is $499. MetroPCS will offer existing customers a $100 rebate, dropping the final price to $399. New customers will be able to apply an additional $50 rebate to drop the final cost to $349. The rebates will only be available for a limited time. MetroPCS also indicated that its service is available in 15 more markets today, with the total reaching 45.
Verizon would consider selling its unused 700MHz A Block spectrum at the right price, according to Verizon Communications CFO Fran Shammo. "The A spectrum is out there, and if someone walks up to me with an offer, we will entertain it," said Shammo in response to inquiries. "This is not a fire sale though, so if we don't get the right offer, we'll deploy the spectrum in our own network." T-Mobile has already approached Verizon about buying its A Block spectrum, reports Reuters, but talks are still in the early stages.
T-Mobile is weighing a bid on 700MHz A Block spectrum owned by Verizon Wireless. According to an unnamed source cited by Reuters, T-Mobile and Verizon have held preliminary discussions about the transaction, but nothing is yet formal. T-Mobile is seeking more airwaves to bolster its own LTE network, and the spectrum in question is not being used by Verizon Wireless. Verizon attempted to sell the same set of airwaves last year, but did not receive offers it deemed acceptable. T-Mobile has recently sold stock and bonds in order to raise funds for spectrum purchases. Reuters believes any sale involving Verizon's 700MHz spectrum would top $3 billion. Any such deal between T-Mobile and Verizon would need to meet regulatory approval.
Isis, the mobile payment venture backed by AT&T, T-Mobile, and Verizon Wireless, launched across the country today. Isis allows smartphone owners to make tap-and-go payments at select retailers thanks to near-field communications (NFC). Isis is first available to modern Android smartphones that have NFC already on board. Isis plans to support the iPhone with an NFC-equipped sleeve that will be available in the coming months. Consumers can make contactless payments at 1.3 million retail locations around the country, including those operated by 24 of the top 100 merchants. Android device owners will need to download the Isis application (specific to their carrier) and bank with either American Express or Chase. The app will also support customer loyalty programs, but only those run by merchants who've joined Isis. The system uses a pin code for payments, and Isis says that customer banking data is safe. The service can be disabled if the device is lost or stolen. Isis also requires a special, secure SIM card that must be purchased from AT&T, T-Mobile, or Verizon Wireless. Isis has been in development for years and underwent extensive trials in Austin and Salt Lake City.
T-Mobile today said that it will begin selling the Kyocera Hydro XTRM through its business-to-business channel on November 20. The XTRM is a rugged, waterproof Android smartphone. It has a 1.2GHz dual-core processor, Kyocera's Smart Sonic Receiver technology, a 4.0-inch 800 x 480 impact-resistant touchscreen, and a 5.0-megapixel camera with LED flash. According to Kyocera, the Hydro XTRM is the first device it will sell with T-Mobile. Pricing for the phone was not disclosed.
T-Mobile today said that it will not participate in the Federal Communications Commission's planned January spectrum auction. T-Mobile was initially thought to be interested in the H Block spectrum that will be made available, but confirmed that it is not going to make any bids for the airwaves. On Monday, T-Mobile announced plans to sell about $2 billion in stock, which it might put toward acquiring more spectrum. T-Mobile has not said what spectrum it might be chasing.
T-Mobile today said that it would offer up to 66.15 million shares of stock in order to raise funds. Any funds raised through the sale of stock will be used for capital investments, such as spectrum purchases. The company did not say how much money it hopes to earn from the sale of new shares.
Motorola has expanded the availability of its Moto Maker tool to customers of Sprint, T-Mobile, and Verizon Wireless. Moto Maker lets people customize a Moto X smartphone online and have it delivered to their house. The Moto X offers a range of different back panels, accents, and screen-customization options. Motorola says there are more than 2,000 unique variations of the Moto X. Orders will be assembled at Motorola's Ft. Worth plant and shipped to most customers in four days. Moto Maker was an exclusive to AT&T customers for several months. Further, the price of the Moto X has dropped from $199 with a contract to $99 with a contract. Last, Motorola confirmed that the Moto X will be updated to Android 4.4 KitKat in the near future.
T-Mobile today announced that the Google Nexus 5 smartphone will be available online beginning November 14 and in stores starting on November 20. T-Mobile is asking for a down payment of $41.99 followed by 24 monthly payments of $17. The total for these payments equals $449. By way of comparison, Google sells the T-Mobile-compatible Nexus 5 unlocked directly for $349/$399, depending on the storage option. T-Mobile is only offering the 16GB model.
Google Voice users can now receive MMS messages from T-Mobile phone numbers. Incoming MMS messages will be pushed to Google Voice users' Gmail accounts, which will then generate a regular text message to the Google Voice number to notify the user about the multimedia content. Google Voice users cannot send MMS messages, however, nor can they receive MMS messages from AT&T and Verizon Wireless. Google said broader MMS support is coming to Google Voice early next year.
T-Mobile today announced that its MetroPCS prepaid brand will be available in 15 more markets beginning November 21, pushing the total to 45. Rather than operate on MetroPCS' actual network, new MetroPCS customers' devices operate on T-Mobile's GSM/HSPA+ network. T-Mobile says there are already 1.5 million such customers. Some of the new markets include Phoenix and Tucson, Ariz.; Denver, Colo.; Louisville, Ky.; Cincinnati, Ohio; and Pittsburgh, Pa. In addition to the new markets, T-Mobile said all 45 of the MetroPCS regions launched this year have access to its LTE 4G network. T-Mobile has been building out its LTE 4G network aggressively this year.
Google today announced the Nexus 5, a new smartphone that runs Android 4.4 KitKat. The handset, manufactured for Google by LG, is similar to the LG G2. It features a 5.0-inch full HD display that is protected by Gorilla Glass 3. It is powered by a 2.3GHz quad-core Snapdragon 800 processor with an Adreno 330 GPU and 2GB of RAM. Significantly, the Nexus 5 adds support for LTE, and it is compatible with the LTE networks run by AT&T, Sprint, and T-Mobile in the U.S. It also includes Bluetooth 4.0, dual-band Wi-Fi, GPS, and NFC. The Nexus 5 has an 8-megapixel camera with a optical image stabilization, HDR+ for improved colors, PhotoSphere, and a 1.3-megapixel user-facing camera for selfies and video chats. It also features some of the innovations seen on the Motorola Moto X, such as Touchless Control. This lets users say "OK Google Now" to wake the phone and launch Google Now voice searches. The Google Nexus 5 is available for preorder from the Google Play Store. It ships November 5. It is being sold in both black and white. The 16GB model costs $349 and the 32GB model costs $399. It will also be sold by several online retailers, such as Amazon.com, and brick-and-mortar retailers, such as Best Buy. Sprint and T-Mobile have announced that their own variants will be available shortly.
T-Mobile today said that Android 4.3 may be downloaded and installed on the HTC One. The update adds features to the base Android operating system, as well as to HTC's Sense user interface. It can be downloaded and installed via Wi-Fi.
T-Mobile today announced the Samsung Galaxy Light, an inexpensive Android smartphone that will be available in the weeks to come. The Light features a 4-inch WVGA display protected by Gorilla Glass, and it is powered by a 1.4GHz quad-core Qualcomm processor with 1GB of RAM. The Light includes a 5-megapixel main camera with autofocus and LED flash, and a VGA user-facing camera. Other hardware features include NFC, Bluetooth 2.1, GPS, and Wi-Fi; 8GB of built-in storage and support for microSD cards up to 64GB; and support for T-Mobile's LTE network with HD Voice and Wi-Fi calling. T-Mobile didn't specify pricing nor exact availability of the Samsung Galaxy Light. T-Mobile also announced the Samsung LTE Mobile HotSpot Pro. This new hotspot is available starting today for $49.99 down followed by 24 monthly payments of $5.
Isis, the mobile payment joint venture supported by AT&T, T-Mobile, and Verizon Wireless, will launch in the next few weeks. Before today, Isis had only committed to launching during the fourth quarter of the year. Isis will first be available to modern Android smartphones that include NFC (near-field communications). NFC is needed in order to make tap-and-go payments at participating retailers. Isis plans to support the iPhone with an NFC-equipped sleeve that will be available in the coming months. Isis didn't say how much the sleeve will cost. At launch, Isis said consumers will be able to make contactless payments at 1.3 million retail locations around the country, including those operated by 24 of the top 100 merchants. Isis recently demonstrated the latest version of the Isis mobile payment app, and said that it will have marketing support from its carrier partners as well as American Express and Chase, the only two credit cards companies still backing the venture. Isis will be paid by American Express and Chase every time a customer adds their card to the app. The app will also support customer loyalty programs, but only those run by merchants who've joined Isis. Isis has been in development for years and underwent extensive trials in Austin and Salt Lake City.
T-Mobile will continue to increase the footprint of its LTE 4G network, but it won't reach the coverage offered by competing networks from AT&T, Sprint, and Verizon Wireless. According to the Wall Street Journal, T-Mobile's LTE footprint will eventually cover 225 million POPs around the country. T-Mobile's EDGE 2G network reaches "just under 300 million," according to T-Mobile executives. The company did not explain why it won't push its LTE 4G network to its entire 2G footprint, but the issue is likely T-Mobile's spectrum holdings. It may not have the spectrum needed to cover its entire EDGE network with LTE 4G. Both AT&T and Verizon Wireless expect to cover more than 300 million people with their LTE 4G networks once fully complete, and Sprint expects to cover 275 million. Earlier this week, T-Mobile said its LTE network is available to 202 million people around the country. T-Mobile didn't say when it expects to finish its LTE build-out, but it did say that it will increase capacity across its LTE network beginning next year.
Sony CEO Kaz Hirai today said the company is in no rush to conquer the U.S. smartphone market, nor China's. "Those two are the most important areas for us and we'll put substantial resources there. But not yet for the U.S. and China," said Hirai, speaking to journalists in Japan. "It's not realistic to try to do everything at once. In the U.S. we'll start gradually." Sony wants its smartphones to be the third-best selling devices worldwide, behind the Apple iPhone and Samsung Galaxy smartphones. The company has historically had poor traction in the U.S. At the moment, T-Mobile is the only U.S. carrier selling Sony's flagship Xperia Z smartphone, while Apple and Samsung's phones are available at all four of the major carriers. Rather than focus on tackling U.S. and China head on, Hirai said Sony is first aiming to win over consumers in Europe and its home market of Japan. Hirai didn't indicate when Sony might begin to make more effort in winning over U.S. smartphone buyers.
T-Mobile today announced that all Simple Choice individual and business customers will automatically have access to unlimited mobile data and unlimited messaging when they travel out of the U.S. -- for free. The free data and messaging will be available in more than 100 different countries around the world. Some of the countries include all of Europe, most of South America, China, India, Japan, Russia, and 98% of the destinations to which Americans generally travel. Further, T-Mobile customers will enjoy dramatically lower voice roaming rates of 20 cents per minute when traveling overseas. The catch boils down to data speeds. T-Mobile customers who roam overseas will be limited to 3G data speeds. T-Mobile is offering access to faster 4G data speeds to overseas travelers through daily, weekly, and monthly Speed Passes. The daily pass costs $15 and includes 100MB of 4G, the weekly pass costs $25 and includes 200MB, and the monthly pass costs $50 and includes 500MB. For customers in the U.S. who make lots of calls to people in other countries, T-Mobile introduced the Stateside International Talk & Text feature. For $10 extra per month, customers who choose this plan will never spend more than 20 cents per minute when calling any of the 100+ Simple Choice countries. Calls to landlines in 70 of the Simple Choice countries will be unlimited. The plan also includes unlimited international text messaging. Free international roaming and the Stateside plan both go into effect October 31.
T-Mobile today said that LTE 4G can be accessed by 202 million people in 233 markets around the U.S., including 91 of the top 100 metro areas. T-Mobile said it has met its original goal of covering 200 million pops by the end of the year months ahead of schedule. T-Mobile also offers HSPA+ across much of its network. Despite reaching its LTE deployment goal for 2013 early, the company said it is not done. The company runs its network on 10/10MHz channels in most markets, but will begin doubling that to 20/20MHz next year. This will improve capacity on its network. T-Mobile's LTE footprint doesn't quite match those of its two largest competitors, Verizon Wireless and AT&T, though. Verizon's network covers 300 million people across more than 500 markets, and AT&T's covers 240 million in 437 markets. T-Mobile did not say if or how it plans to increase the footprint of its coverage in the U.S.
Target today announced brightspot, a new prepaid service that the company plans to launch on Sunday, October 6. According to a blog post on the company's web site, brightspot offers a $35 unlimited talk and text plan, and a $50 unlimited talk and text plan with 1GB of 4G data. brightspot did not say if users who surpass the 1GB limit will be throttled or cut off. brightspot operates on T-Mobile's network, which uses HSPA+ and LTE for high-speed data. Once customers choose a plan, they can select any device, be it a flip phone or smartphone, and activate service. Customers may bring their own device and purchase a SIM card kit if they so desire. Target didn't say what devices it is offering, nor what they might cost. Last, for each six months customers remain with the service, Target will send them a $25 gift card.
T-Mobile today announced a promotion that will allow customers to purchase the Samsung Galaxy Note 3 for $0 down. T-Mobile typically asks for about $100 down on most flagship devices. The Note 3 carries a retail price of about $700. With no downpayment, however, T-Mobile customers who buy the Note 3 will need to make 24 monthly payments of $29.50, which totals $708 over the course of two years. T-Mobile is offering the same $0 option for the LG G2, Samsung Galaxy S4, and Galaxy Note II. The monthly costs for these phones are $25, $25, and $24, respectively. T-Mobile didn't say how long the promotion would run.
T-Mobile today said that it plans to cease offering BlackBerry phones at its retail stores. It will continue to offer them online and ship them directly to customers. The company said that, "Keeping stock in the retail distribution system was inefficient," according to David Carey, T-Mobile's executive vice president for corporate services. Carey noted that there is little demand for BlackBerries and most purchases are made by businesses. Earlier this week, BlackBerry announced that it had signed a letter of intent with Fairfax Financial that could lead to a sale of the company to a consortium of private bankers. BlackBerry said it will take a $1 billion charge in order to write-down inventory of unsold Z10 smartphones and slash 4,700 jobs.
T-Mobile today announced two new Android smartphones from Alcatel, the OneTouch Fierce and the OneTouch Evolve. Both are slab-style devices that can access T-Mobile's HSPA+ network, but not its LTE network. Shared features include 5-megapixel cameras with 720p HD video capture; Wi-Fi, GPS, Bluetooth 4.0, and FM radios; and support for microSD cards up to 32GB.
- Fierce: The Fierce (pictured) runs Android 4.2 Jelly Bean and features a 4.5-inch qHD display, quad-core 1.2GHz processor, and an 1800mAh battery. The Fierce will be available in select stores beginning October 5, and all T-Mobile sales channels on October 23. It costs $169.99 unsubsidized. With T-Mobile's Simple Choice plan, it can be purchased for a down payment of $19.99 and 24 payments of $6.50.
- Evolve: The Evolve (gallery) runs Android 4.1 Jelly Bean and has a 4.0-inch WVGA display, 1GHz processor, and 1,400mAh battery. The OneTouch Evolve will be available in select stores beginning October 5 and all T-Mobile sales channels by October 16. The Evolve costs $99.99.
Motorola today began delivering a system update to the T-Mobile variant of the Moto X that makes improvements to the camera and other functions. According to a change log posted by Motorola, the camera-specific improvements include changes to white balance performance, focusing in low-light environments, and faster switching between the main camera and the secondary camera. The update also brings improved accuracy and responsiveness to Touchless Control, better voice call quality, and other enhancements. According to Motorola, the system update will be pushed out by other carriers in the near future.
Verizon Wireless and T-Mobile have together submitted a proposal to the Federal Communications Commission concerning the upcoming 600MHz auction. Much of the spectrum in the 600MHz band currently belongs to television stations. The FCC is offering those stations cash to give up their 6MHz slices of spectrum in a reverse incentive auction. Verizon and T-Mobile laid out four principles they believe the FCC should meet as it settles on the rules regarding the auction. The most significant aspect of the companies' plan calls for a single band to cover the 35x35MHz pairing. By creating a single Band Class, the two hope to avoid some of the issues that have beset the 700MHz spectrum and the varied Band Classes used by different carriers around the country. "This will enable carriers to deploy wireless services quickly and will drive manufacturers to develop devices that work on all carrier networks and for all customers," said Verizon and T-Mobile. The carriers also want to maximize the amount of spectrum made available, allow for quick and inexpensive development of devices and networking equipment, and allocate unpaired spectrum for downlink operations. The FCC is still writing the rules for the auction, and there are still plenty of unknowns, including just how many television stations will participate and give up their spectrum.
Google today is rolling out a significant update to its Google Wallet application for Android devices, reports AllThingsD. First and foremost, the new application will be compatible with more handsets. It can be downloaded by any device running Android 2.3 Gingerbread and up, and doesn't require NFC. Further, it will be available to devices running on AT&T, T-Mobile, and Verizon's networks, where it was previously blocked. In addition to the expanded availability, the revised application offers a number of new features. For example, Google Wallet will let U.S. residents send money directly to others via their email address. Money sent from banking accounts or the users' Google Wallet balance will be free, but money sent from credit/debit cards will incur a small fee. The new Google Wallet also adds the ability to read and add loyalty cards based on the barcode or card number. Once entered into Google Wallet on the phone, the digital loyalty card can be displayed on the screen and scanned at check-out in stores. The app also works better with Google Search and Google Offers when it comes to finding deals. There are some limits to the app's capabilities, though. According to AllThingsD, AT&T, T-Mobile, and Verizon subscribers will not be able to use Google Wallet's NFC functions to make in-store purchases. (AT&T, T-Mobile, and Verizon back a competing NFC-based mobile payment system called Isis, which is launching later this year.) The updated version of Google Wallet is expected to be available from the Google Play Store later today.
T-Mobile today announced that it will start accepting preorders for the Samsung Galaxy Note 3 on September 18. T-Mobile is asking for a down payment of $199.99 followed by 24 monthly payments of $21. T-Mobile said the Note 3 will be available online and in stores on October 2. T-Mobile will also sell the Galaxy Gear smartwatch from Samsung on October 2, but it will be available separately from the Note 3.
T-Mobile today announced a modest expansion of its LTE network. Its faster 4G network now reaches 180 million POPs across 154 markets. Additionally, T-Mobile's HSPA+ network covers 228 million people. T-Mobile said it is on target to meets its LTE build-out goals by the end of the year.
T-Mobile today announced its Simple Choice pricing for the new Apple iPhones. Beginning September 20, T-Mobile will sell the 16GB iPhone 5s for a $99 down payment followed by 24 payments of $22.91. The 32GB and 64GB models will require down payments of $199 and $299, respectively, but T-Mobile is charging the same $22.91 monthly fee. T-Mobile will also sell 16GB iPhone 5c for $0 down payment followed by 24 equal monthly payments of $22. The 32GB iPhone 5c requires a $99 down payment and 24 monthly payments of $22.91. The iPhone 5c can be pre-ordered from Apple's web site beginning today. Both devices will be in T-Mobile retail stores next week.
T-Mobile has quietly updated the mobile hotspot options available to customers who choose its $70 Unlimited plan. The original $70 Unlimited plan provided customers with unlimited talk, text, and web, but only 500MB of mobile hotspot or tethering data. If customers wanted to use their smartphone or tablet for tethering beyond 500MB per month, they had to pay additional fees for a 2.5GB or 4.5GB allotments. Now, the $70 Unlimited plan includes 2.5GB of mobile hotspot data. T-Mobile is offering 4.5GB of mobile hotspot data for an extra $30 per month and 6.5GB of mobile hotspot data for an extra $40 per month.
Motorola today announced that the Moto X smartphone is available to T-Mobile subscribers, though they'll have to purchase the device from Motorola's web store. Motorola is charging the full retail price of $599.99 for the T-Mobile version. The black version is available now, and Motorola says the white version will be available soon. T-Mobile itself is not selling the Moto X. The Moto X is already available from AT&T, Sprint, U.S. Cellular, and Verizon Wireless.