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.

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Moto G available from Verizon today for $99

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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)

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

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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.

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.

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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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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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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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.

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

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Haha Thanks, brother!!

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

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Google Music FTW!!

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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!!!

"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.

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?

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.

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

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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.

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

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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.