Verizon will directly offer the Moto G starting January 9th, Boost Mobile to follow on the 14th

January 2, 2014
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Just yesterday we learned that Best Buy is now officially selling the Verizon version of the Moto G for an impressively low $99.99. Now Verizon has confirmed that the carrier will also sell the handset online come January 9th, and that it will arrive to Verizon retail stores in the weeks to come.

The Moto G was already very impressive at $179 for the 8GB GSM version, but $99.99 is absolutely crazy-cheap for a quad-core handset with decisively mid-range specs and the power of Android 4.4 KitKat.

On the downside, the Verizon version of the handset will not work on any carrier other than Verizon. Those thinking about picking up the handset and using it as a replacement for your aging postpaid Verizon phone should also be aware that Verizon typically requires six months of active use on prepaid before a handset can make the jump to postpaid.

Interested in the Moto G but not sold on the idea of the GSM or Verizon version? For those in areas with solid Sprint coverage, it’s important to note that the Sprint MVNO Boost Mobile has also announced that they will be carrying the Moto G online come January 14th. This version is a bit pricer than Verizon’s offer at $129, though that’s still an extremely fair price.

If you’re still not sure if the budget-oriented Moto G is the right handset for you, be sure to check out our full review.

For those planning on picking up the Moto G, will you be getting the unlocked GSM model or are the discounted CDMA variants more up your alley?

Comments

  • Jayfeather787

    Really awesome price. Great phone for the price. I prefer a Nexus 5, but nothing beats this for the price.

  • Guest123

    The additional $15/month you will pay for the 6 months of required verizon service will equal what you save @ $99 ($80 ttl Vs $45/month on StraighTalk—T-Mo or AT&T), and you still won’t be able to use the device on anyone other than a verizon provider after the required 6 months.

    And you will get slower speeds on Verizon vs GSM HSPA. . . doesn’t seem worth it IMO.