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Boost Mobile offers Motorola Moto G via HSN for $79.95 after rebate

0. phoneArena posted on 04 Jan 2014, 01:59

The Android answer to the entry level Nokia Lumia 520/521, the Motorola Moto G, is now available from HSN fora rebate adjusted price of $79.95 from Boost Mobile. The two Windows Phone 8 models are twins and thanks to the perceived value that buyers see, have become the most popular models on the platform. Google subsidiary Motorola is fighting back with the Moto G...

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posted on 04 Jan 2014, 02:27 6

1. pongnamu (Posts: 12; Member since: 20 Apr 2013)

Retail Value: $565.53??? :/

posted on 04 Jan 2014, 03:49 2

4. hurrycanger (Posts: 1625; Member since: 01 Dec 2013)

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 04 Jan 2014, 02:33 3

2. Doakie (Posts: 2227; Member since: 06 May 2009)

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 04 Jan 2014, 18:13

8. Landmarkcm (Posts: 506; Member since: 11 Aug 2009)

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 05 Jan 2014, 02:52

12. ardent1 (Posts: 2000; Member since: 16 Apr 2011)

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 05 Jan 2014, 03:01

14. cripton805 (Posts: 1485; Member since: 18 Mar 2012)

I feel like getting republic too, but Im real nervous about having absolutely ZERO customer support.

posted on 04 Jan 2014, 02:34

3. promise7 (Posts: 891; Member since: 03 Jul 2013)

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 04 Jan 2014, 03:58

5. Kaiser2007 (Posts: 173; Member since: 16 Nov 2013)

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 04 Jan 2014, 12:00

6. cripton805 (Posts: 1485; Member since: 18 Mar 2012)

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 04 Jan 2014, 16:32

7. marbovo (Posts: 658; Member since: 16 May 2013)

I'm sorry but what is a rebate?

posted on 05 Jan 2014, 02:58

13. cripton805 (Posts: 1485; Member since: 18 Mar 2012)

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 06 Jan 2014, 09:19

17. marbovo (Posts: 658; Member since: 16 May 2013)

Hum, That's new to me, here in Brazil we don't have this kind of discount

posted on 05 Jan 2014, 07:46

15. BRYLYNT (Posts: 83; Member since: 09 Nov 2013)

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 06 Jan 2014, 09:20

18. marbovo (Posts: 658; Member since: 16 May 2013)


posted on 04 Jan 2014, 20:01

9. antmiu2 (Posts: 381; Member since: 19 Jun 2011)

would that work on a GSM network?

posted on 04 Jan 2014, 21:57

10. Mxyzptlk (unregistered)

Read the article - BOOST MOBILE

That's not GSM. That's CDMA on Sprint.

posted on 04 Jan 2014, 22:50

11. kindlefireowner (Posts: 503; Member since: 05 Dec 2011)

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 05 Jan 2014, 15:45

16. Landmarkcm (Posts: 506; Member since: 11 Aug 2009)

Tmobile has better coverage then Sprint in the main areas. I remember being in Disneyland even & my Tmobile had service no problem where Sprint didnt.

posted on 08 Feb 2014, 09:22

19. hatiar1233 (Posts: 2; Member since: 08 Feb 2014)

I have a question
should I buy a moto g from hsn? is it sim free? unlocked?
im from israel if i will order it I will have to sign a contract and pay every month?

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