Moto G U.S. launch delayed by winter weather, pushed back as late as December 17th

by: Andrew GrushDecember 12, 2013

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In the last week of November Motorola announced that the Moto G would be arriving earlier than the originally planned January timeframe, with shipping beginning around the 4th of December. Now that this date has came and went, Motorola has begun sending out emails alerting some folks that their orders will experience a slight delay, being pushed back as far as December 17th.

The reason for the delay is none other than winter storm Dion, which has affected much of the U.S. — including Motorola’s fulfillment center in Fort Worth, Texas. The good news is that the weather hasn’t messed with everyone’s orders, and some folks have already received their orders as expected.

For those that have yet to order the Moto G, you might be wondering if the $179 (16GB) handset is worth picking up. If your needs are relatively basic and you don’t have a fortune to spend, absolutely. If you have some extra cash and are looking for a more premium experience, you might want to save up a bit more and go for the Nexus 5.

For more details on what to expect from the Moto G, be sure to check out our full review.

Have you ordered the Moto G yet? Did you an experience a delay, or did it arrive as planned?

  • NeedName

    talked to my brother is the San Antonio area yesterday and they also have delays for stuff out of Dallas. . . apparently they got hammered pretty hard. . . and not in a good way.

  • moo

    I received mine. It arrived on Dec. 3rd, actually, which was a nice surprise.

  • Ken

    I ordered mine on the 4th and have yet to receive it. @MotorolaSupport notified me on the 9th that there were delays but gave me hope that it would still ship last week. No luck,but the kicker is they charged my CC on the 12th but have yet to ship it. Needless to say I’m quite disappointed.