Moto GIf you're looking to get the new Moto G — be sure to check out our quick-look video — on Verizon when it's available here in the U.S. in early 2014, it looks like you're going to have to go prepaid to do it.

The official VZWNews Twitter account this morning confirmed as such.

The move to prepaid isn't overly surprising, given that Verizon has led the push for LTE data in the U.S. (though it did recently admit things are tough in metro areas) — and the sub-$200 Moto G is a decidedly non-LTE device.

Again, nothing more specific than early in the first quarter, though Moto today at its even in Brazil said to expect Moto G in the U.S. in January.

More discussion in our Moto G forums!

 

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Verizon says it'll carry the Moto G on prepaid next year

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Verizon will carry the phone 3-4 months after the rest of the world has already decided the it's Meh worthy.

Screw Verizon, will there be models that will run on the att network via prepaid?

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Verizon's 3G data speeds are so bad that I wouldn't get a non-LTE phone through them, even under $200 and pre-paid.

Still, this will be a fantastic option for pre-paid AT&T and T-Mobile network users.

Oh this would be painful to use on Verizon's pathetic non-LTE network.
Wow.

This is where AT&T and T-Mobile clearly have an advantage. HSPA+ is _very_ usable.

No LTE in 2014 is absolutely unacceptable!!! No matter what the price point!

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does this mean verizon will now offer LTE for its prepaid services or will Verizon disable the moto G's LTE radio to make it a 3g only device?

No LTE because the Moto G is to be a world phone. There's barely 3G and HSPA+ in most of the rest of the world. I know. I travel all over and this would be a great phone since it's cheap and speedy. It wouldn't break the bank if it were lost or stolen.