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Verizon to offer Motorola Moto G for $100 off contract?

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Verizon to offer Motorola Moto G for $100 off contract?
Taking on the extremely popular entry-level Nokia Lumia 520 and its T-Mobile branded twin, Verizon will allegedly sell the Motorola Moto G for $100. And that is an unsubsidized price that is off-contract. Meanwhile, a picture of the retail packaging for the phone has leaked. The picture was posted on the Google+ account of someone who appears to be a Best Buy Mobile employee who also leaked the $100 price. The phone will not require a Verizon contract, but will not work with any other carrier.

Considering that the phone comes loaded with Android 4.4, there could be some activity here, especially among those who normally would be intrigued by the entry level Lumia models mentioned above. For $100, buyers will be getting a phone with a 4.5 inch LCD screen, carrying a resolution of 720 x 1280. That works out to a pixel density of 329ppi. A quad-core 1.2GHz Qualcomm Snapdragon 400 CPU is under the hood, with the Adreno 305 GPU handling graphics. 1GB of RAM is on board along with 8GB of native storage.There is no microSD slot here, something you might want to consider. The back and front snappers are 5MP and 1.3MP respectively, and a 2070mAh battery keeps the lights on.

No word on when the Moto G will launch for Big Red.

The Motorola Moto G's retail packaging is leaked

The Motorola Moto G's retail packaging is leaked


source: +josuejoseph via AndroidAuthority

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posted on 30 Dec 2013, 22:28 4

1. TechBlue (Posts: 62; Member since: 06 May 2010)


Dang the Moto G was already a good deal but now its the deal of the century,I hope T-mobile offers it for the same price?

posted on 31 Dec 2013, 10:38

18. m1tommy (Posts: 4; Member since: 03 Aug 2012)


If it has a nano-SIM slot, what's to stop someone to buy it and use a T-Mobile prepaid SIM?

posted on 31 Dec 2013, 13:19

20. apocalyptustree (Posts: 4; Member since: 01 Dec 2012)


completely different networks and radios

posted on 31 Dec 2013, 15:27

23. m1tommy (Posts: 4; Member since: 03 Aug 2012)


Oh that's right... CDMA only.

posted on 30 Dec 2013, 22:39 1

2. LordCaedus (Posts: 48; Member since: 01 Nov 2013)


That packaging looks just like all the others. No surprises there. As for the price tag, I hope it is correct cause that is one amazing deal.

posted on 30 Dec 2013, 22:51 1

3. Landmarkcm (Posts: 407; Member since: 11 Aug 2009)


That is a great price on an already good deal! I am happily running mine on Tmobile & couldn't be more satisfied finally with a device. I have a new appreciation for near stock Android & the KitKat update made it all the better! Best mid range Android all around right now. Anyone worried about the non LTE on Tmobile too. I don't even notice the difference. In fact sometimes it runs faster then other mid range LTE devices.

posted on 30 Dec 2013, 22:54

4. apple4never (Posts: 920; Member since: 08 May 2013)


that packaging makes it look cheap, and not inexpensive cheap, but garbage cheap

posted on 31 Dec 2013, 00:43 2

8. Sniggly (Posts: 6695; Member since: 05 Dec 2009)


It's Verizon's standard prepaid packaging. Not Motorola's fault.

posted on 31 Dec 2013, 08:16

16. apple4never (Posts: 920; Member since: 08 May 2013)


well I've never seen their packaging so i guess thats about right

posted on 30 Dec 2013, 22:59 1

5. hafini_27 (Posts: 223; Member since: 31 Oct 2013)


That packaging makes the phone look like a toy

posted on 31 Dec 2013, 02:20 4

9. fanboy1974 (Posts: 1107; Member since: 12 Nov 2011)


Yes but very acceptable given the price point. If your paying $5 for a lap dance don't expect Angelina Jolie doing the honors.

posted on 31 Dec 2013, 13:21

21. apocalyptustree (Posts: 4; Member since: 01 Dec 2012)


Your analogy works if this is a $5 lap dance w A Jolie but her skirt is not name brand

posted on 30 Dec 2013, 23:43

6. sprockkets (Posts: 1077; Member since: 16 Jan 2012)


Downsides? No 16GB model from what we see here, and verizon starts at $50 if you buy from walmart.

Better deal than the Nokia 520 though, if you need a ff camera and no storage though.

posted on 31 Dec 2013, 00:25 1

7. Esteban4u (Posts: 32; Member since: 15 Oct 2013)


I'd rather they start offering prepaid service that's competitively priced and support for BYOD but what am I thinking?, there's no way that will happen until they lose more customers and they've completely transitioned their network to VoLTE.

posted on 31 Dec 2013, 03:44

10. Landmarkcm (Posts: 407; Member since: 11 Aug 2009)


The only downside & prob the reason why Verizon will offer it for an even lower price is because although their CDMA 3g service is at least useable compared to Sprint's. It's no where near the speed of Tmobiles HSPA+ which the G will run much faster on with out having to worry about buffering when watching youtube etc when your not on wifi.

posted on 31 Dec 2013, 07:49 1

14. sum182 (Posts: 229; Member since: 19 Nov 2011)


I agree, however the few times i've had to use 3g recently, i've found it to be great since the network isn't bogged down anymore with so many people. Everyones pretty much on LTE now so you get some nice (well....acceptable) speeds on the 3g network now. Still not as nice as T-mob, but fast enough for me to pick one of these babies up if they do sell for $100

posted on 31 Dec 2013, 14:54

22. Landmarkcm (Posts: 407; Member since: 11 Aug 2009)


Sounds good. Ya I used there 3g before & it was workable when it was firing on all cylinders. We all know that's not the case with Sprint's network.

posted on 31 Dec 2013, 04:06

11. Jklaz (Posts: 124; Member since: 01 Jul 2013)


If this phone had a microsd slot id be sold.. I can forego LTE but I cannot forgoe storage

posted on 31 Dec 2013, 05:12

12. techguyone (Posts: 93; Member since: 18 May 2013)


It does have USB OTG + 50 GB cloud storage offer

posted on 31 Dec 2013, 06:43

13. crazymonkey05 (Posts: 119; Member since: 20 Nov 2012)


i would buy this phone in a heartbeat but the lack of a microSD card really breaks it for me.

posted on 31 Dec 2013, 07:57

15. ardent1 (Posts: 1991; Member since: 16 Apr 2011)


If it's prepaid on Verizon, then it's only 3G speeds.

The best deal for light data (1GB) users with unlimited talk/ text at $50 per month, but you must use a specially market Walmart plan. This plan is NOT on Verizon's website and is a Walmart special.

The standard plans are 2GB at $60 and 4GB at $70 per month.

posted on 31 Dec 2013, 09:07

17. shaz4spurs (Posts: 1; Member since: 29 Oct 2012)


Wanted to buy this one but why memory so low. No memory card slot. Too bad

posted on 31 Dec 2013, 12:48

19. giffonaay (Posts: 11; Member since: 31 Dec 2013)


Motorola you fools!! Bring this to Pakistan, it will sell like hotcakes!

posted on 31 Dec 2013, 16:16

24. kindlefireowner (Posts: 332; Member since: 05 Dec 2011)


This will be my next phone. Verizon works best where I live. After using Verizon network on Straight Talk for over a year, I will only use Verizon network. Verizon gives me coverage in and out of the city limits. Can't wait to use a better up to date phone.

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