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Moto G with LTE makes appearance on Amazon

The biggest let down for many about the Moto G was that you couldn't get an LTE model. If this preorder placeholder at Amazon's Moto G page is correct, starting June 30 you will be able to do just that. Amazon has listed two models with "universal LTE" capabilities, in both black and white. The actual pages for the devices are blank, but you're able to click through and send Amazon $219 to get on the list.

My cart is filled with LTEliciousness

The image supplied for the white version isn't a run-of-the-mill Moto G (which we haven't seen in white) but since this is a placeholder we can't be sure it's a mock-up of the actual product. The black model would have been more familiar, but there is no picture to be found.

What do you think? Is Motorola going to announce an LTE Moto G on May 13?? If so, are you going to buy one for $219? Let us know in the comments.

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  • Probably not. I'm happy with my moto x and I'm waiting to see what the next version of that is like. I can tell you that this reinvented Motorola is awesome and they have the best phones on the market right now. Posted via Android Central App
  • A white moto g is just what I needed to push me to get one! :) Posted via My Ever-Bloated S4
  • I love my moto x but it has no insurance and if it broke I would grab one of these in a hot second Posted via Android Central App
  • Same here. I bought my wife a moto x when they had the sale, 2 days later she dropped it in the bathtub..........................
    It's coming out of the emergency wet cell phone kit tonight, pretty sure we're good but if it's ruined I'll get here this new moto g. With LTE it becomes a now viable option.
  • Told my wife that next time she ruins a phone she is going back to dumb phones.
  • Is anybody's wife like mine?
    She went through three Note 2's in two weeks and then Tmo told her she would have to pay full price for the next one. I told please be careful. These are not just phones. They're cpu's with phone apps. She says she's not all into phones like that. She is now using an old flip phone while she saves $800 dollars for a Note3. And I now have a big I told you so smile.
  • I dunno about you, but where I'm from, treating smartphones like that is divorcing grounds. I'd do it in a heartbeat. Posted via Android Central App
  • I would just get her a moto g or a nexus 5. Or just get her the one plus since it's low priced and it's waterproof and shock proof or is it resistant? Either way it will fare better than most phones. My wife has the Xperia z and I don't worry about her messing up her phone. I'm upgrading her to the z1s in the next coming months. Posted via Nexus 5 Android Central App
  • While she's saving for the note 3 she might as well save a little extra for an otter box or some other heavy duty phone protector.
    I am wondering why anyone would spend that much money on a phone (and end up getting the most expensive one) if they say they're not into these types of phones to begin with, especially after going through so many in such a small amount of time. I would have a heart attack if I broke that many phones!
  • To Rex, Yankeeusa, & kcerica
    The wife is book smart, not street smart.
    She has to have the best, even if she doesn't know how to use it.
    When you can't get your point across to someone you simply sit back and let them bump their heads.
    All and all, she has to come up with $800. Not me. And she's also learned that if you don't take my advice now, it won't be available later.
  • I watched a video of the moto G and moto X being submerged in water for 30 minutes and both devices worked fine afterwards. I'm certain that your device will be just fine. Posted via Android Central App
  • I'm actually completely happy with the current data speed on T-Mobile with my Moto G I'm getting anywhere from 8-15 Mbps wherever I go. I'll keep those speeds and the added battery life not being used on LTE antennas.
  • I thought the Moto G didn't have T-Mobile's AWS bands? Posted via Android Central App
  • Only the US GSM model does. not on the International or Google Play Edition.
  • Moto G does have T-Mobile AWS bands
  • i love the moto g in theory. i thought it would be the go to phone if my wife or daughters broke their phone and we needed something quick. my wife broke her Nexus 4. 200 for the moto g or 300 for the moto x? yup, got her the moto x. so despite the fact i appreciate what the moto g offers at that price. it's only a good option if you're really counting your pennies (which i probably should be doing but.... meh).
  • how is it "universal LTE" if it doesn't support Verizon LTE? should have been 99% universal LTE, no? :)
  • It will support Verizon LTE.
    It won't support Verizon CDMA. Verizon doesn't accept/activate phones that don't have their CDMA bands.
  • The moto G is on Verizon, not sure about the LTE model (dont feel like looking it up) but it is in their post paid
  • Wow that is a bigger slap in the face than coming out with more colors in the months after release. They sold a "crippled" (and I use the term loosely) to the early adopters then hit them with LTE?
  • Its not really "early adopters" when this phone came out over 6 months ago. this is basically just the next edition coming out 7-8 months after release to keep the line fresh.
  • so your saying it is EOL now? Usually when you do a refresh, the other is left in the dust. No this is something that they should have put in to start with. People are stuck with 3 G when they could have had 4G. The same with me. I should have Spark on my Note 3, but do not.
  • You're whining.
  • nope, the hipocrasy around here I find amusing. If Samsung did this, everyone would be up in arms, Motorola gets a pass.
  • It's a $200 budget phone. You don't get to complain about a budget phone.
  • You missed my point. I could actually could not care any less about the phone, it is the hypocrites around here I am poking at
  • NoNsense According to this thread and your posts herein, you appear to be the 'only one' exhibiting dissatisfaction issues - as usual. Essentially, your rant makes no sense including your dissatisfaction with your Sprint Note 3. Awe, boo hoo! Nasty habit of pissin, moaning, and generally finding fault with this and that in such an authoritative opinionated manner. Flash... no one wants to hear it.
  • Dumbo, I am pointing out something. The adults are talking, go to the corner and play with your legos
  • Jimbo: +9001
  • Go poke somewhere else, troll.
  • If Samsung did this, the people who would be up in arms are the Samsung people, because Samsung people are a bunch of whiny little...whiners.
    Moto people just chill and enjoy the great phone that they have.
  • Wrong, the haters would be out in force talking about how Sammy is screwing the customers and that it would be a reason to never buy one from them again. Get it right
  • I agree. "How'd you get the beans above the frank?"
  • I think the main reason is because Motorola has a great os and even with lower specs their phones still run smooth. Even the new s5 lags once in a while do to touchwiz. Posted via Nexus 5 Android Central App
  • lol
  • notice the price. this isnt Replacing the current version. its the next version at a higher price. $179, $199, now 219. Sure you can be upset that they didn't release this version to start with, but there's a very high chance this model didn't exist at the time. Something in the development of the Moto E may have lead them to this. Who knows, but I'm still happy with my Moto G even without 4G.
  • I would be too, it is a damn fine phone for the money. Do they all have the same model number? If so then I would call it a constant upgrade...
  • Wormsworthy Now you're being duplicitous - again. Bash then make nice. Everyone's on to your NoNsense.
  • The part that you missed is that I didn't bash anything it is a good phone. I mearly pointed out dumbo that if samsung did this, the thread would be 500 posts long about what a jerk move this is. Again, legos, go to the corner and play
  • No it's not eol if you have the gsm version. As far as the 3g version it was eol as soon as it was released since 3g cdma is slow. Posted via Nexus 5 Android Central App
  • Oooo Burn. But that does bring up a good point of this taking the place of the CDMA version since that's the only truly 3G version of the moto g. Anyone on Verizon would love the crap out of this while those of us with the GSM version won't see that big a difference.
  • Not really. My brother got a Moto G about two months ago, and loves it. AT&T's network on StraightTalk, is a awesome, cheap way to get a smartphone plan. We can usually get around 10Mbps HSPA on our phones where we live, which is very fast. Not to mention that LTE is a battery drain. (Turning it off on my Nexus 5 helps the battery life out). After seeing this, I asked him if he regretted not waiting and getting the LTE model, and he said not at all. HSPA is plenty fast already, and there is no point paying extra just to squeeze a few more ounces of network speed out.(I imagine it may be different for those in more saturated networks, as we live in a more rural area, where there are less congested towers.) Posted via Android Central App
  • True...except for the part where the places that this phone was initially released don't have much in the way of LTE Posted from the Avengers: Age of Droid Ultra
  • the US? England? Canada?
  • I didn't realize that Brazil(where the G was initially launched) was a part of any of those countries.(Pulls up Google Earth, an encyclopedia, a globe and an old episode of Where in the World Is Carmen San Diego) Nope, Brazil ain't part of none of those countries.
  • it came to brazil and other parts of europe on the 12th of november. It was available in the US and canada by the 2nd of december and the rest of the world by the Christmas shopping season. I would say that is the initial launch but ok if you want to get picky Check this map: Brazil is friggin covered in LTE and so are "parts of europe" You really need to do your homework before opening your mouth to defend the indefensible. I swear talking to you is like taking a pea shooter to a gun fight, and I hate hurting unarmed people.
  • A little more digging shows that Brazil has the 3rd fastest LTE network in the world (
  • And your point is---
    you don't have Sprint Spark on your Note 3 Or better yet, Google, Motorola, and Lenovo don't know how to release phones whereas you do. Or most likely, you like to piss and moan and blame others for your temperament. NoNsense, no one cares.
    You have zero credibility.
  • See this is why I tell you to let the adults talk, my point was none of those Dumbo
  • Your posts are childish and directly attack other commenters here. You yourself are guilty of the hypocrisy you are accusing others of. Please cease your personal attacks, trolling, and general misbehavior or you will get yourself reported. Thank you.
  • Won't be the first time, won't be the last. If you would have followed the conversation you would see how it actually is. But I know, people just comment without actually reading. Posted via Android Central App
  • Oh and realize that I am correct and back it up with fact. Not the typical bs that jumbo and tdizzle throw around. You are on the wrong side of this one Posted via Android Central App
  • Actually, you aren't charged by amazon until your order ships. Posted via Android Central App
  • I don't know. Last year flagships are coming down to $250 mark, used on swappa. Just saying.
  • Used phones are supposed to be cheap.
  • Yes, used phones are supposed to be cheaper not cheap. Many gsm phones keep a really good resale value and if you buy them on swappa you'll actually get a good quality phone. Last I checked you couldn't get a 32gb Nexus 5 with a spigen case, original box and mint condition anywhere near $350. So buying a used phone on swappa is definitely not a bad choice. My last 5 phones are from there and I saved hundreds and still got a mint like new phone. Posted via Nexus 5 Android Central App
  • I'm more looking at the OnePlus One. its only $80 more for the 16GB version compared to this and has infinitely more useful features.
  • Yeah, but not everyone wants a 5.5" phone screen. That thing is massive. I was really excited for it myself until I saw its size. I can barely hand the 5" display on my GS4. I'm actually hoping the screen size of the next iteration of the Moto X stays at 4.7" so that I can get something more manageable for my next phone
  • Yeah I can see that. I've had the Moto G and iPhone 5s for a little while now and am ready to get back into that phablet area like I had on my Note 2. But I can see how that size wouldn't appeal to everyone.
    Posted via Android Central App
  • By universal LTE mean world wide bands? Posted via my Motorola Startac
  • I'm guessing it will be a LTE USA model. Just me though. Posted via My Ever-Bloated S4
  • It would be cool if current Moto g users could trade in our phones and pay the 20 difference for the LTE edition. Posted via Android Central App
  • Just sell it in swappa. You'll get the most that way unless you could sell it locally on craigslist. Posted via Nexus 5 Android Central App
  • Actually, I don't mind that it's not 4g, that camera tho... a new moto G with a real camera, THAT I would buy
  • I find no fault in the camera. It's a $200 phone. I'm not trying to photograph for National Geographic. Posted from my Motorola Moto G
  • Best comment so far. People put so much emphasis on phone cameras. Posted via Nexus 5 Android Central App