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January 9th release date seen for Motorola Moto G on Verizon; $99.99 off-contract price confirmed

January 9th release date seen for Motorola Moto G on Verizon; $99.99 off-contract price confirmed
On Monday, we not only showed you what the retail packaging will apparently look like for Verizon's Motorola Moto G, we also passed along the rumored $99.99 price for the phone off-contract. On Tuesday, a couple of new developments took place. One is a leaked memo to the Verizon sales crew to alert them to the fact that the Moto G has a "hard street date" of January 9th. That means that even if you bribe a Big Red sales rep with your 1951 Mickey Mantle rookie card, he still won't sell you the phone before that date.

The second development is a confirmation from the L.A. Times that the Motorola Moto G will be priced at $99.99. That is off-contract, folks. Put down your pen. For that price, you are not beholden to Verizon. Not for two years. Not for one year. Not even for one day. Although to be fair, you will need Verizon's network to use the phone, but you won't need to sign a contract to get that great price for the device. And don't forget, this unit will have the chocolatey goodness of KitKat already pre-installed right out of the box. And there is some customization with this phone. The rear cover can be removed (although the 2070mAh battery is not removable) and exchanged for a cover of a different color.

Thinking about making the Motorola Moto G your next phone purchase? Then you should check out our review of the device, which you can get to by clicking on this link.

source: LATimes, DroidLife via AndroidCentral

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