Moto G arrives to U.S. Cellular as a no-contract option, priced at $99

by: Andrew GrushFebruary 7, 2014


After first arriving to Verizon and Boost Mobile, the CDMA version of the Moto G is now on it’s way to U.S. Cellular. Priced at $99 outright, the handset is available online right now and is expected to hit stores by the 10th of February.

When the GSM unlocked model arrived at $179 for the 8GB model, we thought it was an exceptional value. At $99, the Moto G is an absolute steal, though it’s important to note that it is carrier locked. The Moto G comes at a time when U.S. Cellular has introduced a new no-contract unlimited plan for $50. The new plan includes unlimited talk, text and 500MB of high-speed data, with unlimited 2G speeds.

For those that need a refresher on the Moto G’s specs, the handset is powered by a 1.2GHz Qualcomm Snapdragon 400 quad-core CPU with an Adreno 305 GPU and 1GB of RAM. Other specs include a 4.5-inch 720p display, 8GB storage, a 2070 mAh battery, a 5MP rear cam, 1.3MP front cam and standard connectivity options like Bluetooth 4.0 LE and GPS.

On the downside, the handset is only compatible with 3G speeds, though that’s probably not a problem for most U.S. Cellular customers. For those interested in the Moto G but looking for faster connectivity, you could always pay $179 and get the GSM version that supports HSPA+.

To get a better look at the Moto G, be sure to check out our full review.

What do you think, anyone planning on snatching up the U.S. Cellular version of the Moto G?

  • Christian Harris

    They had me, but when they said “2G” I fainted. I had a phone with 2G once, and I would nearly scream when I tried to go on and it would take 3 minutes for my phone to load it on 2 bars, which is what I had most of the time. The only time I could tolerate 2G was when I had all bars, but even then it was annoying!

    • Jayfeather787

      It is 3G until 500 MB is up. Plus the phone is only 99 dollars. What do you expect?

      • Christian Harris

        Yes, I see that. But 500MB is pretty easy to go through.

  • Jayfeather787

    Great price awesome phone. So awesome that Motorola would sell this phone for 100 bucks when it cost 30 dollars more to build.

  • Dudeman

    It’s 500MB or 2GB, you pick and pay accordingly.