Jan 09 AT 3:27 PM Dima Aryeh 14 Comments

Verizon officially selling the Moto G for $100 off contract

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The Moto G is a wonderful mid-range device, universally praised as very good not only for its price, but in general. And at the mind bending price of $180 for an unlocked model, it becomes your best option so far. Motorola has literally changed a big part of the mobile game, and now all manufacturers will be playing catch up. But what about US customers?

If you want to grab a Moto G for a GSM carrier, like AT&T and T-Mobile, you can buy the unlocked variant straight from Motorola. But if you’re on Verizon, you’re in luck. Verizon is now selling its own variant of the device, identical to the GSM model aside from radios, for only $100 off contract. Yes, Verizon has subsidized it even further to sell without a contract, and we’re simply amazed at the price.

The device features a 4.5-inch 720p display, a 1.2GHz quad core Snapdragon 400, 1GB of RAM, 8GB of storage, a 5MP camera, a 2,070 mAh battery and Android 4.3 out of the box. It will be updated to 4.4 KitKat soon though, to match the GSM model. You can’t get a better bang for your buck.

If you’re interested in purchasing this device, you can hit the source link and buy it straight from Verizon. You can also find it at Best Buy, online or in stores. If you decide to pick one up, tell us how you like it!

Via: Phandroid

Source: VErizon

Dima Aryeh is a Russian obsessed with all things tech. He does photography, is an avid phone modder (who uses an AT&T Galaxy Note II), a heavy gamer (both PC and 360), and an aspiring home mechanic. He is also an avid fan of music, especially power metal.

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  • Mike Hanel

    I actually picked one of these up last week because my phone broke (was on straight talk) and needed something in a pinch… It’s a really good device. I was going to save money up and get another expensive phone to put back on my Straight Talk service but might just get the GSM version of this. If it had 4g I probably would just keep this and pay the $60 a month but with no 4g and HSPA+ available on Straight Talk for $15 cheaper it just doesn’t make sense to stay. But great phone and a really good deal if you are in a pinch!

    • Brian Horstmann

      Can you use this phone on Straight Talk? The Straight talk in my area only uses verizon towers because we don’t have GSM coverage here.

      • John Mulloy

        I think Verizon modified the phone to work only with Verizon, nobody else- it’s a locked phone.

  • ihatefanboys

    “universally praised” is a dubious assumption at best. Cheap is cheap.

    • YNWA

      Every review I have read around says it is a great phone, and is miles ahead of any other cheap phone. Do you have some reviews that say the opposite or is this just your uninformed opinion?

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    Great picture, profile shot gets directly pushed to NSA and Homeland Security for screening….

  • BrianK

    I bought the GSM versin for my mother just before Christmas. Itbis a good Smartphone. It works very well. The camera is not great but as far as low end goes its the best out there. Even better than some middle to high end devices. i could use it with no problem.

  • YNWA

    Great phone, but not so great with Verizon. Being stuck on their 3G means 800kb top data speeds. At least 3G on GSM has good data speeds. This coming from a Verizon customer.

    Plus now with Verizon having almost their entire network covered in 4G LTE it doesn’t make sense to pay those high prices for just 3G.

  • tim

    The low price means nothing, due to the ridiculous monthly fee Verizon charges. There is no bargain here.

  • Chuxter

    Is it possible to buy this phone for $100 from Verizon and then use it on the T-mobile network? Or is the one Verizon sells configured solely for their CDMA network?

    • Alex

      No, this phone is only CDMA. It would be extremely nice if they made this phone like the N5 (although it doesn’t work on Verizon) with both GSM and CDMA radios, but it appears that Motorola is making two versions – one GSM and the other CDMA.

      My understanding is that there is no SIM slot in this phone.

      • Cody Smith

        There’s isn’t a Sim slot at all. It is a great phone but it only has 8GB of internal data. The battery can’t be removed it has to be taken into someone to do so. It isn’t a horrible phone as I said before. The way I see it is just because they made it cheaper doesn’t mean take away an SD slot and removable battery.

  • mike

    I read that you need to stay on with Verizon for 6 months after paying for the $99 for the phone. At $60 per month- this isn’t a great deal. You could buy the phone full price @ Motorola for $179 and buy service from a reseller and come out way ahead. 35orless

  • donger

    Great budget phone.

  1. Mike HanelGuest 1 year ago

    I actually picked one of these up last week because my phone broke (was on straight talk) and needed something in a pinch… It’s a really good device. I was going to save money up and get another expensive phone to put back on my Straight Talk service but might just get the GSM version of this. If it had 4g I probably would just keep this and pay the $60 a month but with no 4g and HSPA+ available on Straight Talk for $15 cheaper it just doesn’t make sense to stay. But great phone and a really good deal if you are in a pinch!

    • Brian HorstmannGuest 1 year ago

      Can you use this phone on Straight Talk? The Straight talk in my area only uses verizon towers because we don’t have GSM coverage here.

      • John MulloyGuest 1 year ago

        I think Verizon modified the phone to work only with Verizon, nobody else- it’s a locked phone.

  2. “universally praised” is a dubious assumption at best. Cheap is cheap.

    • Every review I have read around says it is a great phone, and is miles ahead of any other cheap phone. Do you have some reviews that say the opposite or is this just your uninformed opinion?

  3. NSA Agent, standing right behind youGuest 1 year ago

    Great picture, profile shot gets directly pushed to NSA and Homeland Security for screening….

  4. BrianKGuest 1 year ago

    I bought the GSM versin for my mother just before Christmas. Itbis a good Smartphone. It works very well. The camera is not great but as far as low end goes its the best out there. Even better than some middle to high end devices. i could use it with no problem.

  5. Great phone, but not so great with Verizon. Being stuck on their 3G means 800kb top data speeds. At least 3G on GSM has good data speeds. This coming from a Verizon customer.

    Plus now with Verizon having almost their entire network covered in 4G LTE it doesn’t make sense to pay those high prices for just 3G.

  6. timGuest 1 year ago

    The low price means nothing, due to the ridiculous monthly fee Verizon charges. There is no bargain here.

  7. Is it possible to buy this phone for $100 from Verizon and then use it on the T-mobile network? Or is the one Verizon sells configured solely for their CDMA network?

    • AlexGuest 1 year ago

      No, this phone is only CDMA. It would be extremely nice if they made this phone like the N5 (although it doesn’t work on Verizon) with both GSM and CDMA radios, but it appears that Motorola is making two versions – one GSM and the other CDMA.

      My understanding is that there is no SIM slot in this phone.

      • Cody SmithGuest 1 year ago

        There’s isn’t a Sim slot at all. It is a great phone but it only has 8GB of internal data. The battery can’t be removed it has to be taken into someone to do so. It isn’t a horrible phone as I said before. The way I see it is just because they made it cheaper doesn’t mean take away an SD slot and removable battery.

  8. mikeGuest 1 year ago

    I read that you need to stay on with Verizon for 6 months after paying for the $99 for the phone. At $60 per month- this isn’t a great deal. You could buy the phone full price @ Motorola for $179 and buy service from a reseller and come out way ahead. 35orless

  9. Great budget phone.