Verizon to launch Motorola Moto G online January 9th for $99.99

Verizon to launch Motorola Moto G online January 9th for $99.99
A leaked internal Verizon memo that we showed you on New Year's Eve, revealed that Big Red was planning on launching the Motorola Moto G on January 9th. On Thursday, Verizon officially announced that the KitKat powered value handset will be offered online starting on that very date. The device will be available in Verizon stores in the near future, and is priced at $99.99 with no contract required.

The Verizon branded version of the Motorola Moto G is already available at some Best Buy stores, so you might want to check out your local brick and mortar location to see if the device is in stock. The Moto G, which resembles a Motorola Moto X that was left in a pants pocket and went through the wash, is equipped with a 4.5 inch LCD screen with a resolution of 720 x 1280. That works out to a pixel density of 329ppi. A quad-core 1.2GHz Qualcomm Snapdragon 400 is under the hood while 1GB of RAM is on board. There is 8GB of native storage, but no microSD slot. The back and front cameras weigh in at 5MP and 1.3MP respectively. A 2070mAh battery powers the device, and Android 4.4 is pre-installed. There is no LTE connectivity on the phone.

You can score unlimited talk, text and 2GB of data for $60 with Verizon's pre-paid plan. Double the data for an additional $10. And don't forget that you can customize the Moto G by replacing the rear cover with a different colored plate. Despite this capability, you cannot remove the battery.

source: Verizon via AndroidCentral

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14 Comments

1. Sesameopen

Posts: 109; Member since: Aug 02, 2013

Is there going to be a sim card and GSM bands?

3. fanboy1974

Posts: 1345; Member since: Nov 12, 2011

The US carrier GSM model came out almost a month ago. It’s $180 because it unlocked. This phone is $100 because it’s stuck on Verizon’s network. Your carrier options are limited with the Verizon model. But at $100 it sure does made a good media player.

9. Sesameopen

Posts: 109; Member since: Aug 02, 2013

Could you get it unlocked?

11. fanboy1974

Posts: 1345; Member since: Nov 12, 2011

Can't get this one unlocked. It does not even have the GSM radio; only CDMA.

12. kanagadeepan

Posts: 1267; Member since: Jan 24, 2012

Thats an option for LTE models only and this is CDMA-EVDO model only...

2. Nico85

Posts: 18; Member since: Dec 15, 2011

Not if it's for the prepay market. CDMA-only phones are the only phones VZW sells to be on prepay.

4. promise7

Posts: 894; Member since: Jul 03, 2013

Is it possible to use this on Verizon's share everything plan?

6. Nico85

Posts: 18; Member since: Dec 15, 2011

VZW allows a pp phone to be moved onto a postpay plan/account after being used on prepay for 6 months. If the system sees that the MEID was never on a prepaid plan it will not allow the phone to be added to any postpay account (share everything is a postpay account type)

8. cripton805

Posts: 1485; Member since: Mar 18, 2012

I kind of want this phone, but Im considering Tmobile. You can't beat unlimited data. Im just really worried about their coverage.

10. Landmarkcm

Posts: 507; Member since: Aug 11, 2009

Running this phone great here in Vegas on Tmobile. I don't notice any difference in it & LTE devices. Actually in some cases the g has actually been faster! Check your coverage & if its good you should be fine as well.

13. sbdunks413

Posts: 4; Member since: Jan 01, 2014

Don't worry too much about coverage. You'll most likely drop down to edge or GPRS in rural areas (and I'm using the term "rural" very loosely). Unlimited data is a nice perk but in my area (Springfield MA, 80 miles west of boston, pop 150k) the hspa network is extremely saturated and web pages often time out. This is not an issue with LTE. I've been extremely happy with it in my area. Verizon's 3g is slow, but fast enough to stream a YouTube video without buffering. Can't do that on T-Mobile hspa "4g" if you're in a densely populated area that isn't a "major" city.

15. cripton805

Posts: 1485; Member since: Mar 18, 2012

Id kill for speeds of 150kb on my current Sprint network. :P

14. bugsbunny00

Posts: 2265; Member since: Jun 07, 2013

this phone will be available with boost mobile,on sprint network.

16. marc23

Posts: 1; Member since: Jan 03, 2014

look, at the verizon website they say it comes with LTE!! can someone explain that?!! is out there a "new moto G" with LTE?!!!

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