Motorola Offers Free Chromecast With Moto X Phone Buy Through Jan. 14
The free Google Chromecast television dongle, which retails for $35, is included with a Moto X purchase only through 11:59 p.m. ET on Jan. 14.Google's Motorola unit is giving away a free Google Chromecast dongle to customers who buy a new Moto X smartphone in either 16GB or 32GB configurations. The catch is that the offer, which ran over the weekend, will come to a halt at 11:59 p.m. Eastern time on Tuesday night, Jan. 14. To get the special offer, buyers must go to the Motorola home page, click the "Stream the Nominees" deal and enter the promo code STREAM, according to a promotion on the Web page. "Catch up on hit shows and movies with a no-contract Moto X and Google Chromecast for just $399.99 (16GB) or $449.99 (32GB)," the offer states. Buyers must add the Chromecast to their order and submit it before the deadline to receive a free dongle, which lets users stream online content from a computer or laptop to a television. The phones are sold without a contract so that buyers can use them with the phone carrier of their choice, according to the company. Moto X buyers can customize their new smartphones on the site by clicking the "Design yours" button to choose colors, materials, assign a personal greeting, get custom case engravings and other features.
The lower price for the Moto X applies on every major U.S. carrier, without a contract, and Motorola will even help finance the purchase price for buyers, according to the company.
Motorola first tried out the you-deserve-a-good-but-cheap-phone message when it introduced the Moto G Nov. 13, 2013. The Moto G, which is priced at $179, before subsidies and without a contract, has a 4.5-inch display.