Boost Mobile offers Motorola Moto G via HSN for $79.95 after rebate
posted by Alan F. / Jan 04, 2014, 1:59 AM
The Motorola Moto G is available from HSN for $129.95 sans contract. But there is a $50 mail-in rebate that takes the price down to $79.95. HSN is throwing in a free car charger and a case. That price undercuts Best Buy, where the Verizon branded version of the phone is now available for $99.99, and Verizon itself, where the phone will launch on January 9th also priced at $99.99.
Boost is offering with the phone, its $55 unlimited talk, text and data plan. For every 6 months of on-time payments, the price drops $5 until it hits the floor of $40 a month. The unlimited data is high speed for the first 2.5GB and then you are throttled. Boost's online store will start offering the Moto G on January 14th with the phone in Boost's physical stores starting a week later.
source: HSN via PCMag
- Display 4.5" 720 x 1280 pixels
- Camera 5 MP / 1.3 MP front
- Processor Qualcomm Snapdragon 400, Quad-core, 1200 MHz
- Storage 8 GB
- Battery 2070 mAh
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Sellers always do that to sell more, lol. Unaware people will fall easily. The phone is still cheaper than anywhere else (which makes it not a crappy fake deal), but by marking that retail price up high, more people will just rush in to buy it. Instead of selling 100 units, they can sell more than 200 units because of all the people who think they get such a crazily awesome deal. "Oh wow, this is so awesome. Only a fifth of the retail price? I think I'll just buy 5 of them for all family members. Awesome awesome deals. I will buy 5 more for all those birthdays coming up. People will appreciate it so much."
posted on Jan 04, 2014, 3:49 AM 2
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Blah...CDMA BS on Sprints network? That'll be good for 200 Kbps. My unlocked Moto G gets 10 Mbps on T-Mobile. It was twice the price but at least it's usable.
posted on Jan 04, 2014, 2:33 AM 3
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Well said. I am happily running mine on Tmobile too. To be honest also sometimes it seems like on the HSPA+ & the fact that its a zippy phone in general I cant tell the difference in it & LTE devices ive had. Actually sometimes the g seems faster. This is a good deal but as you said to bad it's on Sprint's garbage network. Verizon's 3g is at least useable. Its pretty sad that in 2014 now Sprint doesn't have well functioning 3g!
posted on Jan 04, 2014, 6:13 PM 0
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I had Virgin Mobile for 2+ years ($25 a month). Data speeds were 300 to 600 Kbps download during peak times. It was 700 to 1,100 Kbps during off peak. However, Sprint's adaptive protocol was a deal breaker -- videos were so pixelated, it was unwatchable. If I didn't get my iPhone 5S, I would get the Moto G for my prepaid account on Verizon. I am still sitting on the fence about getting the Moto X from Republic Wireless for $10 a month.
posted on Jan 05, 2014, 2:52 AM 0
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Is HSN or Boost Mobile offering this deal? If it's HSN, can you just buy it for $129 and use it on another carrier?
posted on Jan 04, 2014, 2:34 AM 0
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You can download the rebate form from HSN web site and check it out. I did, but can't figure it out who offer the rebate. You need to be with Boost for 45 days to get the rebate. NO, because the phone is locked to Boost. It's the same for all CDMA phone: you can't change the carrier.
posted on Jan 04, 2014, 3:58 AM 0
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I think it would be better to wait until it hits store shelves and getting a lower price there. You know they mark phones down there all of the time. Especially a budget phone like the moto g to attract customers.
posted on Jan 04, 2014, 12:00 PM 0
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I'm sorry but what is a rebate?
posted on Jan 04, 2014, 4:32 PM 0
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You pay a certain price for the device and then they offer you some of the money back a couple weeks later by mailing them proof of purchase. Lets say the phone cost $130. They say they will give you $30 back if you send them a copy of the receipt. So, they mail you a check for $30. Technically you paid $100 for the phone.
posted on Jan 05, 2014, 2:58 AM 0
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A scam that is legal in the US. Thats what I'd call it at least. You pay a price. the retailer makes you jump through hoops to get some of the money back later through the mail. They hope that you forget and don't send in the rebate on time or that you fill out the rebate application wrong so they can keep all of the money.
posted on Jan 05, 2014, 7:46 AM 0
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All you T-Mobile fans act like T-Mobile has actual nationwide coverage. I rather use slow Verizon Prepaid and get coverage everywhere I go, then T-Mobile and carry my phone as a paperweight. T-Mobile coverage map is white in most places where I live.
posted on Jan 04, 2014, 10:50 PM 0
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