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    Verizon Moto G $50 at Best Buy starting June 1st



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    Wow. Why would anyone get a ZTE Valet or Galaxy Prevail over a Moto G now?
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    Default Re: Verizon Moto G $50 at Best Buy starting June 1st

    Quote Originally Posted by B. Diddy View Post
    Wow. Why would anyone get a ZTE Valet or Galaxy Prevail over a Moto G now?
    Because Samsung 😰

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    Quote Originally Posted by UJ95x View Post
    Because Samsung 

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    Right, but very unlikely because ZTE ...

    Then again, the Moto G on Verizon would be limited to Verizon 3G, which doesn't provide great speeds. I think the G on other carriers that have HSPA+ would be better.
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    Quote Originally Posted by B. Diddy View Post
    Right, but very unlikely because ZTE ...

    Then again, the Moto G on Verizon would be limited to Verizon 3G, which doesn't provide great speeds. I think the G on other carriers that have HSPA+ would be better.
    This seems like a great deal even for a WiFi only device 😀

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    Sweet!

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    Granted the girlfriend and I are both on Att this is a great deal for any Verizon prepaid user! Can this be used on Verizon Postpaid as well?
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    Quote Originally Posted by cgardnervt View Post
    Granted the girlfriend and I are both on Att this is a great deal for any Verizon prepaid user! Can this be used on Verizon Postpaid as well?
    I tried but it didn't activate. I didn't call in to support though just tried online and the automated activation system. I use it as an android ipod touch. My note 3 has unlimited hotspot, so it works for me. Sometimes I want to use a smaller phone

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    Quote Originally Posted by dpham00 View Post
    I tried but it didn't activate. I didn't call in to support though just tried online and the automated activation system. I use it as an android ipod touch. My note 3 has unlimited hotspot, so it works for me. Sometimes I want to use a smaller phone

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    Thanks for the heads up! Sad it doesn't work. But being on a CDMA network I guess its how it goes.
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    It does work on postpaid after you use it for 6 months on prepaid then you can switch to contract!!

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    It does work on postpaid after you use it for 6 months on prepaid then you can switch to contract!!

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    Correct. But most people on Verizon are post paid

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    I'm on VZW with an old feature phone that has seen better days. I've been thinking of upgrading and definitely won't be a power user. Would you recommend this deal to someone who has never had a smartphone before (but has a N7 2012 tablet) or will there be so little memory left after all the Verizon bloatware that it really isn't worth it?

    Or should I just keep looking at a GSM version and go to ST or Cricket/AiO?
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    Quote Originally Posted by UncleLes View Post
    I'm on VZW with an old feature phone that has seen better days. I've been thinking of upgrading and definitely won't be a power user. Would you recommend this deal to someone who has never had a smartphone before (but has a N7 2012 tablet) or will there be so little memory left after all the Verizon bloatware that it really isn't worth it?

    Or should I just keep looking at a GSM version and go to ST or Cricket/AiO?
    It is certainly a good device... But prepaid only though. I wasn't able to get it activated on post Paid. Though I know some have.

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    Default Re: Verizon Moto G $50 at Best Buy starting June 1st

    Quote Originally Posted by dpham00 View Post
    It is certainly a good device... But prepaid only though. I wasn't able to get it activated on post Paid. Though I know some have.

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    I know it's only prepaid, that's OK. I can live with it that way for 6 months and then go to post-paid, correct?
    What I'm concerned about is how much bloatware there is on there....in other words, how much storage do I really get?

    Really, my issue is whether I would be compromising too much by getting this phone at a bargain price and being stuck on VZW vs. spending a bit more and being able to go GSM.

    Any thoughts on that? Keep in mind this will be my FIRST smartphone!
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    Quote Originally Posted by UncleLes View Post

    I know it's only prepaid, that's OK. I can live with it that way for 6 months and then go to post-paid, correct?
    What I'm concerned about is how much bloatware there is on there....in other words, how much storage do I really get?

    Really, my issue is whether I would be compromising too much by getting this phone at a bargain price and being stuck on VZW vs. spending a bit more and being able to go GSM.

    Any thoughts on that? Keep in mind this will be my FIRST smartphone!
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    You get 5.5gb of storage.

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    Thanks Colby. Does that 2.5 gb used include the Google preloaded apps as well as VZW bloat? i.e. will I actually have 5.5gb to use for whatever I want?

    After my 6 months on prepaid, I understand I can go to postpaid on VZW, right?. Can the phone be unlocked and taken anywhere else, or is it locked into VZW forever? Is there a sim card slot?

    Sorry for the stupid questions, but as a neophyte I'm trying to make sure I know the pros and cons of what I'm getting into.
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    You are correct--he's saying that there is 5.5 GB of free space for the user.
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    Quote Originally Posted by B. Diddy View Post
    You are correct--he's saying that there is 5.5 GB of free space for the user.
    About as high as you'll get with a 8GB phone.

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    Yes you can use it on postpaid after 6 months with service kept active all 6 months, no Sim its CDMA, and idk if you could use it on any other carrier because its CDMA locked to Verizon maybe you could use it on Sprint? And here's a pic of total storage usable. And apps I have disabled!!! Hope this helps!!

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    Quote Originally Posted by UncleLes View Post
    Thanks Colby. Does that 2.5 gb used include the Google preloaded apps as well as VZW bloat? i.e. will I actually have 5.5gb to use for whatever I want?

    After my 6 months on prepaid, I understand I can go to postpaid on VZW, right?. Can the phone be unlocked and taken anywhere else, or is it locked into VZW forever? Is there a sim card slot?

    Sorry for the stupid questions, but as a neophyte I'm trying to make sure I know the pros and cons of what I'm getting into.
    There is no sim slot. You are pretty much stuck with Verizon with this phone. Imo, the biggest drawbacks are prepaid, no sim slot, no 4GLTE, and no sd card slot. If you are okay with this then the Moto g is a good choice

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    I just ordered my moto g i was about to order a new screen for my nexus 7 when i saw this and i thought it can wait for a few weeks because i need a new phone
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    I have a Nexus 5 as my daily driver, but I decided to pick this up today for $50 as this was the last day of the sale. This will be a nice backup/wifi device. Also in case anyone did buy one, this also comes with 50Gb of Drive space for 2 years.
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    Quote Originally Posted by drhere View Post
    I have a Nexus 5 as my daily driver, but I decided to pick this up today for $50 as this was the last day of the sale. This will be a nice backup/wifi device. Also in case anyone did buy one, this also comes with 50Gb of Drive space for 2 years.
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    Quote Originally Posted by cgardnervt View Post
    You got the GSM version correct?
    No, this is the Verizon CDMA device Best Buy had on sale.
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