Jan 01 AT 9:59 PM Alex Wagner 7 Comments

Verizon Moto G making its way to Best Buy stores, pricing set at $99.99

Motorola Moto G

Remember those leaks from earlier this week and showed the Verizon Moto G inside of a Best Buy store, complete with its retail packaging and a $99 price tag? Well it looks like those leaks were spot on. Best Buy has confirmed to the Los Angeles Times that the Verizon variant of the Moto G is now making its way into stores and that the device will be “available for sale as soon as it arrives.”

Pricing for Verizon’s prepaid Moto G is set at $99.99, which is $80 less than the GSM variant that Motorola is currently hawking. Just because the Verizon Moto G is cheap doesn’t mean that it’s a bad device, though; with its 4.5-inch 720p display, 1.2GHz quad-core Snapdragon 400 processor and 2070mAh battery, the Moto G is one of the best-performing budget phones on the market. Add in the fact that Motorola has been pumping out prompt updates to the Moto X and Moto G lately, and this $100 device becomes a pretty solid deal.

Now that we’ve gotten official word on the Verizon Moto G’s pricing and availability, how many of you plan on picking one up once it hits store shelves near you?

Via: Engadget

Source: Los Angeles Times

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  • YNWA

    Is it only for prepaid customers or can you add it to your regular plan too?

  • Wesley

    Can Verizon phones be flashed to use on Straight Talk? I’m guessing no, especially if they are selling it for this price.

  • redraider133

    That is a ridiculously good price, even with it only being on prepaid for a great mid range device. Moto is really shaking things up with pricing.

  • Janis

    That’s “hocking,” as in vociferously selling, rather than “hawking,” which is hunting with an obedient bird of prey. Not to be a snoot, but the english language doesn’t seem to have a voice of its own amidst the roar of the interwebs.

  • SGB101

    That price is insulting to the phone, it’s worth 3x that price. Steal of the year! And it’s only day 2.

    The gsm version is £99 and £129 in tesco, for UK peeps. That is if you can find one in stock.

  • kurkosdr

    “That price is insulting to the phone, it’s worth 3x that price. Steal of the year! And it’s only day 2.”

    The fact Moto can sell such a phone in such a price is a reminder of how big the margins are for smartphone manufacturers. The market will eventually be commoditized, just like the laptop market was, either the manufacturers want it or not. There is nothing “special” inside most smartphones nowadays (apart from the UI customizations), most components are off-the-shelf (SoC, screen, battery, RAM) and you can order Foxconn to make you whatever smartphone you want at whatever specs you want.

    There is the occasional “special” phone, with the super slimness, the super screen, the super camera or the super battery, but most of them have off-the-shelf components nowadays.

  • donger

    Good price.