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Original Motorola Moto G now costs as low as $59.99

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Original Motorola Moto G now costs as low as $59.99
The Motorola Moto G was an affordable smartphone from the very beginning. Its regular price started at $179, but some US carriers - like Verizon and Boost Mobile - are now offering the handset as a prepaid device for $99.99. If that’s not low enough, you can now buy a Moto G for just $59.99 - this price is available if you get the Boost Mobile version of the smartphone from Target (see the source link at the end of this article).

$60 for an Android KitKat with mid-end features is a steal. As you may know, the Moto G runs Android 4.4 KitKat, and offers a 4.5-inch display with 720 x 1280 pixels, 5 MP rear camera, quad-core Snapdragon 400 processor, 1 GB of RAM, and a 2070 mAh battery.

Although this new Moto G deal is a great one, you might want to know that Motorola will probably release a successor to the handset in the near future. Called Moto G2, or perhaps Moto G+1, the next-gen smartphone could be available as soon as September 10 - though it looks like it’s going to be a bit more expensive than the original Moto G, allegedly costing around $250 off-contract.


source: Target via 9to5Toys (Twitter)

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posted on 11 Aug 2014, 17:01 7

1. AfterShock (Posts: 2803; Member since: 02 Nov 2012)


Outstanding deal.

posted on 12 Aug 2014, 09:17

28. threed61 (Posts: 129; Member since: 27 May 2011)


I'm not an android user, but I've recommended this phone to a couple of friends who asked for buying advice. Excellent quality phone, and a good deal even at full price.

posted on 11 Aug 2014, 17:03 3

2. Johnnokia (Posts: 521; Member since: 27 May 2012)


You had to refer to Boost Mobile in the article title.

posted on 11 Aug 2014, 21:04 2

23. hurrycanger (Posts: 1123; Member since: 01 Dec 2013)


The article is gonna get a lot of clicks thanks to the misleading title. ;)

posted on 11 Aug 2014, 17:09

3. Vexify (banned) (Posts: 570; Member since: 16 Jun 2014)


Might have to buy this for my sister(15) until her contract is ready for an upgrade to get a better phone. Amazing deal! Her S4 just shattered after having a hairline fracture for several months. RIP S4 (inserts heart emoji here that PA does not allow to be inserted)

posted on 11 Aug 2014, 17:21 2

5. sgodsell (Posts: 1241; Member since: 16 Mar 2013)


The screen replacement for the S4 is over a hundred bucks to do it yourself. You could buy 2 Moto G's for just the cost of on screen on the S4. You still have to do the work yourself. I have to say that the screen is better on the S4 since its AMOLED and 1080p. But for the entire HD moto G phone you can't beat $59.

posted on 11 Aug 2014, 17:23

7. Vexify (banned) (Posts: 570; Member since: 16 Jun 2014)


Yea. No doubt. I've fixed many phone screens before (mostly from Galaxies and iPhones), but figured I'd save me the time and hassle and just buy her this great phone for a great deal and be done with it until her upgrade is ready :)

posted on 11 Aug 2014, 17:26 2

8. NexusPhan (Posts: 474; Member since: 11 Jul 2013)


Be careful. It's carrier locked to Boost Mobile.

posted on 11 Aug 2014, 17:09 3

4. fanboy1974 (Posts: 1195; Member since: 12 Nov 2011)


I thought this was going to be the global gsm version. About a month or two ago bestbuy had the Verizon prepaid version for $49 so to me $59 is pretty typical for the locked versions.

posted on 11 Aug 2014, 17:22

6. sgodsell (Posts: 1241; Member since: 16 Mar 2013)


its easy to unlock any phone.

posted on 11 Aug 2014, 17:27 1

9. NexusPhan (Posts: 474; Member since: 11 Jul 2013)


Too bad the Verizon and Boost Mobile versions won't work on GSM networks, even when unlocked. CDMA hardware only. There is not even a SIM card.

posted on 11 Aug 2014, 17:29

10. AfterShock (Posts: 2803; Member since: 02 Nov 2012)


Good info, I wasnt aware CDMA.
Still, at $100 even.

posted on 11 Aug 2014, 18:20

11. Phonecall01 (Posts: 129; Member since: 02 Apr 2009)


Even to use as Wifi only Android KitKat device... Its an awesome deal. I'm an Windows phone user and that's my go to phone for certain Android apps.

posted on 11 Aug 2014, 18:20 4

12. rodneyej1 (Posts: 3546; Member since: 06 Jul 2013)


Lumia 630 Killer!!!!! MS is just gonna have to do better next time.

posted on 11 Aug 2014, 18:27 3

13. Liveitup (Posts: 1234; Member since: 07 Jan 2014)


The 520 can be had for $33.49. The fight for the low end of the market is on.

posted on 12 Aug 2014, 00:49 1

26. rodneyej1 (Posts: 3546; Member since: 06 Jul 2013)


Yeah, but 1. The Moto G has more bang for the buck, and 2. MS sucks at marketing...
............
The 1520 could be priced at 99¢ off contract, but if nobody knows about it the Moto G would even outsell it... The iPhone is priced higher than the 1520 off contract, sells way more, and we all know that the 1520 kills the iPhone in terms of hardware specifications...
.........
Sounds like WP has a Chronic awareness issue... Blame MS!

posted on 11 Aug 2014, 18:36

14. javy108 (Posts: 163; Member since: 27 Jul 2014)


Its a good deal for an Android device for US citizens :C but for not-US citizens hehe at least in Honduras is not that cheap. If It was I was going totally to a store and get one now :D

posted on 11 Aug 2014, 22:57 2

25. hurrycanger (Posts: 1123; Member since: 01 Dec 2013)


All people in the US. Not just US citizens. :3

posted on 11 Aug 2014, 18:38

15. skymitch89 (Posts: 1062; Member since: 05 Nov 2010)


Or you can go to Cricket and get it for $49.99, after a $50 mail-in rebate.

posted on 11 Aug 2014, 18:45

16. palmguy (Posts: 260; Member since: 22 Mar 2011)


I thought you could flash the Vz & Boost Moto G to Page Plus.

posted on 11 Aug 2014, 18:46

17. Doakie (Posts: 1252; Member since: 06 May 2009)


Sprint cdma is like signing up for no service at all... Last time I had a Sprint phone 3G meant 50-200 Kbps.............PAAAAAASSSS!

posted on 11 Aug 2014, 18:53

18. latinlegend (Posts: 32; Member since: 25 Apr 2014)


so if i buy this can i use it with tmobile if i get it unlocked?

posted on 11 Aug 2014, 19:32 3

20. Jommick (Posts: 201; Member since: 10 Sep 2013)


Nope, Boost is CDMA, Tmo is GSM

posted on 12 Aug 2014, 13:58

29. latinlegend (Posts: 32; Member since: 25 Apr 2014)


Ok. Thanx for the answer

posted on 11 Aug 2014, 18:54

19. Totse2k15 (Posts: 259; Member since: 11 Feb 2014)


Get it asap if you can. Last time I went to Target for it, all gone/out of stock (probably [d]icks bought it all to flip it), so I got mine at Best Buy for $108 total... That was back then.

Get the Boost Mobile version. It's unlockable,rootable, etc., two carriers to choose (Boost Mobile/PagePlus).

posted on 11 Aug 2014, 19:44

21. kindlefireowner (Posts: 365; Member since: 05 Dec 2011)


I have the Verizon Prepaid Moto G. It's nice having a prepaid phone that stays up to date. The phone has been very reliable. No major issues. 4.4.4 update came a few weeks back. L is coming soon. All for $99.

posted on 11 Aug 2014, 20:35

22. fanboy1974 (Posts: 1195; Member since: 12 Nov 2011)


$99 is retail. I've seen the Verizon version easily at $79 every other week.

posted on 11 Aug 2014, 21:05

24. hurrycanger (Posts: 1123; Member since: 01 Dec 2013)


I got mine for $50, just to play with and use on wifi. Nice phone.

posted on 12 Aug 2014, 01:09

27. Camelot (Posts: 1; Member since: 12 Aug 2014)


Can anyone get me a link where i can buy the device online from outside US?
Thanks.

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