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Rumor: Verizon Moto G to launch for $100 off-contract, as retail packaging leaks [Update: release date said to be January 9]

The Verizon Moto G will reportedly sell for $100 off-contract, a Best Buy Mobile employee said on Google+, posting an image showing the phone's retail packaging.
December 31, 2013
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[Update:] The following image provided by Droid-Life seems to suggest that the Verizon Moto G model may be launched by Best Buy on January 9, although an official announcement is still unavailable. The picture says that “the prepaid Verizon Moto G […] has a street date of January 9”, with inventory having already arrived in some stores.


The Verizon Moto G may launch for just $100, and that’s without a contract, a source that has also posted the retail packaging (image below) said.

The news comes from Google+ user Josue Joseph who apparently works at Best Buy and posted the image above simply saying: “Look at what just arrived!!”.

However, neither Motorola nor Verizon has announced the device, so don’t get too excited just yet.

Interestingly though, the Best Buy employee said that while he doesn’t know the “street date” of the device and he can’t sell it yet, “it looks like it’s going for $100.” He then further cleared the waters adding that the deal does not require a Verizon contract, and revealed that the Verizon Moto G “will not work with anything else.. That explains the cheaper price.”


While Verizon is yet to confirm launch plans for the device, the Moto G is certainly one of the most interesting budget handsets launched this year. The device is supposed to sell for either $199 or $179 unlocked, depending on storage choice, and already runs Android 4.4 KitKat officially, something not many other devices can brag with at the moment.

We’ll be back with more Verizon Moto G launch details once we have them. In case the price is indeed $100, will you buy the device?