Moto G Verizon

Big red cuts $80 off the price of the best prepaid phone on the market

If you're looking for an cheap Android that doesn't act like a cheap Android, and need to stay on Verizon, today is where everything comes together. The Moto G is available today from Verizon prepaid, and it will only set you back $99.

The G isn't the most powerful Android phone. It doesn't have the best screen available on any device. It's 3G only, so you'll not get Speedtests results to spam Google+ with. But none of that matters, because the Moto G was never supposed to fit any of that criteria.

You've got a cheap, prepaid Android that doesn't make you want to kick a puppy because it runs poorly. That's what the team at Motorola was aiming for, and they did a fine job at it. Getting a full Android experience at a great price is what makes the Moto G the best budget phone you can buy anywhere, from anyone.

Source: Verizon

 
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Muzta says:

Same Question I just posed on Android Police

Is the CDMA moto G going to be available for purchase outside of Verizon? I mean could I purchase one and use it on Straight Talk-Verizon? (ATT Coverage is terrible where I live)

TheBlueF0x says:

Can't you get a BYOP kind of deal for Verizon or Sprint phones from ST? I think you can BYOP if it isn't an LTE phone, etc. That may be worth looking into because if it'd work, then that be a great way to get a decent phone on ST Verizon.

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Only certain 3g phones straighttalkbyop.com

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dusoccer10 says:

You can buy the same phone for the same $99 price from Best Buy.

dante501 says:

CDMA don't use sim cards. So that alone should answer ur question about using a Verizon or Sprint on t mobile or att.

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Amir47 says:

He didn't ask about using it on T-MO or AT&T

Muzta says:

No kidding. The question is will this Verizon phone work on Verizon through straight talk.

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ak110707 says:

Quick to answer yet adds nothing to the conversation. I was wondering this same question.

Amir47 says:

I wish it was available on tmo or att for that price

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ajfink says:

I assume this WILL NOT have any GSM radios / SIM card slots?

eahinrichsen says:

Correct. If you want GSM, you'll have to buy the phone outright. Still super cheap, though.

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rackumrack says:

Does anyone know if Verizon will allow you to hook this phone up on a contract plan? My son has a Droid X that still uses 3g and I thought this would be a cheap upgrade for him.

eahinrichsen says:

Only after the phone has been purchased and used on prepaid for a six month period.

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rackumrack says:

Thanks for the info.

dusoccer10 says:

Pre-Paid only for 6 months.

borgdog says:

They usually do not unless you have run it on prepaid for 6 months. That said, if you find the right manager they can make it happen.

Jay Holm says:

Oh yayyy, useless EVDO data! Good luck watching a YouTube vid without it stopping constantly to buffer, uh, videos are kinda tough when your restricted to a measly 2gb's/mo!

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eahinrichsen says:

Budget phone, dude. This is not aimed at the crowd that streams several GB of video every month. This is for the "I want email and some games on my phone" crowd.

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MERCDROID says:

And, honestly, Verizon's 3G is not that bad. Granted, I understand that it's not going to set any Speedtest.net records, and it's nowhere near as fast as HSPA, but it'll get the job done.

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ultravisitor says:

If your don't like it and aren't going to buy it, then why bother commenting? You want to come across as a troll?

That said, it seems perfect for a parent to get for a teenager.

Jay Holm says:

You guys are turning the word "troll" into the same exact thing as the word "racist" when a word is used sooo LOOSELY it looses it's genuine/authentic meaning & credibility.

I am a consumer, not a fanboy. People who are consumers tend to be more honest.

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Fair enough. You weren't acting like a troll but an ass.

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MERCDROID says:

Lol, You're not a fanboy, even after you "attacked" me for having a "crApple" product?

You have a Galaxy S4 on T-Mobile: of course, this phone isn't for you. I have a Nexus 5 on T-Mobile: of course, this phone isn't for me. With that said, I think we can all agree that there is a market for this device. For 99 bones, it's only trumped by the 520 and 521 (both Windows Phones being sold for 60 bones).

You should expand your horizons, brother! Everything isn't for us!

And, I completely agree, about the words "troll" and "racist" losing their meaning.

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MERCDROID says:

It's also perfect for any person that wants a decent-spec'd Android phone, isn't a power user, and/or can't afford much more. A few years ago, this would have been for me. This definitely fits the bill for my parents.

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Jay Holm says:

Oh Mercdroid,...your oh right. Apple is just way too proprietary for me.

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MERCDROID says:

Haha Thanks, brother!!

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Dam right

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HalizDad says:

Phil said to stfu and buy this phone of the millinium... (paraphrasing)...

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dusoccer10 says:

For $99, this would make a great Android version of the iPod.

eahinrichsen says:

Only 8GB (probably like 7GB of free storage) , though. That's pretty light on storage for something you plan to use exclusively as a media device.

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Jay Holm says:

Smartphones are used for tons of things, media consumption being just one.

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MERCDROID says:

Google Music FTW!!

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romma says:

Kick a puppy? LOL

nasellok says:

I have a Galaxy Nexus........I want to kick a puppy pretty much every time I pull my phone out of my pocket..........worst phone ever!!!

TC93 says:

"The G isn't the most powerful Android phone. It doesn't have the best screen available on any device."

I don't know why articles state something so ridiculous like that. The phone has a very good screen, better than most phones have. It also has a quad core cpu, which is not slow and better than most phones.

revtech says:

Well, for one, basic reading comprehension skills will provide your answer . . He didn't say the screen was not very good, and he didn't say the processor was slow - He said it isn't The Most Powerful phone (which it is not), and he said it doesn't have The Best Screen (which it doesn't) . . .
So to answer your question, what he said was absolutely true and accurate, your confusion comes in the fact that he never said what you claim he said.
OK?

MERCDROID says:

This is the most useless comment ever. And, you just read it. Think about all of the time you just wasted, reading this comment. You're still wasting time.

MC_A_DOT says:

LOOOOOOOOOOOOOOL +2014

quailallstar says:

So guessing this has no SIM card and thus not usable on GSM networks.

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MERCDROID says:

That is correct. This device is Verizon or bust, lol.

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MrBucket85 says:

Is Verizon going to let me buy one of these for $199 if I need a backup phone for my post-paid plan? The whole $99 WITH NO CONTRACT FOR A NEW PHONE!!!!!1 thing is cool and all but you're still obligated to use it on Verizon's prepaid network for six months before you can do anything else with it. AT that point it might as well come with a contract. If I'm paying for service outside of my contract with Big Red why would I ever want to stick with them? I might as well head over to John Legere's big party.

Paul Simiyu says:

You can use WiFi only and use gvoice and groove IP.I bought two today and didn't activate either.

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I know where I'm going after work tonight.

Is only 4gig of data the highest on Verizon prepaid and is it $10 or $15 bucks if ya go over

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Speedy3 says:

My nephew bought one today. Will FoxFi/Pdanet work? I have never had a prepaid so I couldn't answer that question for him. I thought that I would ask here.

raguram88 says:

Good news for moto fans...