1. LonestarROB's Avatar
    Excuse my ignorance but I'm looking at this phone for my mom. Does the Moto G work on Virgin Mobile?

    Thanks,
    Rob
    12-03-2013 02:02 PM
  2. strav22's Avatar
    From my understanding, it will not work on Virgina Mobile yet. Virgin will need to sell their own version.
    12-03-2013 04:50 PM
  3. ds43's Avatar
    Hi,
    I'm in the UK and use mine with a Virgin sim. In UK its Virgin Media. Not sure where in the world you are so 'Virgin mobile' may not be the same thing.
    12-04-2013 02:37 PM
  4. strav22's Avatar
    Very good point! I'm in the US, I believe Virgin in the US uses Sprints network, which is CDMA. CDMA phones (3G) phones do not use SIM cards.
    12-04-2013 04:18 PM
  5. LonestarROB's Avatar
    Yea, I'm in the US. Thanks for the info, strav22. Disappointing because Virgin Mobile is the carrier she is on and the Moto G is the perfect phone for her.
    12-04-2013 05:56 PM
  6. Ry's Avatar
    No confirmation from Motorola on whether or not a version on the Moto G will be available for Virgin Mobile.
    12-04-2013 06:03 PM
  7. strav22's Avatar
    There are comparable priced pre-paid carriers in the US that would support the Moto G. If she's on Virgin she should not have a contract and be able to switch pretty easily. Something to think about.
    12-04-2013 06:25 PM
  8. LonestarROB's Avatar
    Thanks, strav22. I'm not familiar at all with pre-paid carriers/plans. Could you give some recommendations I could look into?
    12-05-2013 09:25 AM
  9. strav22's Avatar
    Thanks, strav22. I'm not familiar at all with pre-paid carriers/plans. Could you give some recommendations I could look into?
    There are a lot of options, really depends on her use (how much data used on average and how many phone calls) and coverage area. I'm on T-Mobile, coverage is great in my area. I found two articles below that give you options. Just make sure to avoid anything that is Sprint or Verizon backed, they wont' be compatible with the GSM version of the Moto G.

    Who Has The Best Prepaid Cell Phone Plans?
    http://www.droid-life.com/2013/11/04...ireless-plans/

    My Top 5 Picks, no particular order:
    1. Tmobile
    2. AIO
    3. STRAIGHT TALK
    4. METRO PCS
    5. Cricket
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    12-05-2013 11:00 AM
  10. LonestarROB's Avatar
    Thanks for the help, strav22. You've been a big help!
    12-06-2013 09:31 AM
  11. Ry's Avatar
    Thanks, strav22. I'm not familiar at all with pre-paid carriers/plans. Could you give some recommendations I could look into?
    Boom. http://forums.androidcentral.com/goo...nexus-5-a.html
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    12-06-2013 07:00 PM
  12. strav22's Avatar
    Gracias Ry. Great write up.

    Posted via Android Central App
    12-07-2013 02:12 AM
  13. frednoyb's Avatar
    Dont understand this question surely with a MOTO G like any other phone when bought SIM free, you can then purchase (or get free) a virgin sim?
    12-07-2013 04:00 AM
  14. Ry's Avatar
    Dont understand this question surely with a MOTO G like any other phone when bought SIM free, you can then purchase (or get free) a virgin sim?
    Yes.

    But Virgin Mobile in the US does not use SIMs. http://m.virginmobileusa.com/mt/www....mobileusa.com/

    Virgin Mobile in the US is not Virgin Media. http://store.virginmedia.com/virgin-media-mobile.html

    Posted via Android Central App
    12-07-2013 05:11 AM
  15. Naomi Cerna's Avatar
    Yes It does I have on a pay as you go tariff
    12-12-2013 07:21 PM
  16. Ry's Avatar
    Yes It does I have on a pay as you go tariff
    US vs. UK

    Posted via Android Central App
    12-12-2013 10:30 PM
  17. Beth Leiva's Avatar
    Only Virgin Mobile phone's work on Virgin Mobile.

    Posted via Android Central App
    12-14-2013 04:16 PM
  18. Eduardo Galvan's Avatar
    I know VM's phone DON'T use SIMs. But on Cricket, when you buy a HTC One SV or a Samsung Galaxy S3/S4, you get a SIM card. I dunno the deal wif that cause Sprint is Cricket which is CDMA.
    12-19-2013 06:56 PM
  19. Ry's Avatar
    I know VM's phone DON'T use SIMs. But on Cricket, when you buy a HTC One SV or a Samsung Galaxy S3/S4, you get a SIM card. I dunno the deal wif that cause Sprint is Cricket which is CDMA.
    Those phones are 4G LTE phones. Require SIM.
    12-19-2013 07:28 PM
  20. Eduardo Galvan's Avatar
    Those phones are 4G LTE phones. Require SIM.
    Oh yeh that's right :b But I couldn't get the N5 to work on Cricket. Need APNs, I'll ignore for now. I'm perfectly fine on the Cricket GS3. Finally got 4.3...
    12-19-2013 08:09 PM
  21. ecvogel's Avatar
    I am switching to BrightSpot only atTarget, powered by TMobile (GSM). www.brightspotmobile.com you may find it to be near the same costs as VM. I have great bars just waiting for the transfer to happen to really use it. VM customer service is horrid. The Towers are horrid and they wont credit you for them while they are upgrading them for the robo voices and losts texts. Plus they refused to refund me 100% for serveral months of bad service due to tower issues. If you give them your address email and pay consistantly for 6 months straight you get a $25 gift card. Of course if you have a RedCard take 5% off. Even when you use the gift card.... I just got a card for $2.50 off plus 5% off a register coupon and 5% off via Red Card. If I went yesterday I could have gotten one for 10% plus 5% due to the 10% off this week.
    12-22-2013 10:39 PM
  22. someguy01234's Avatar
    Motorola page listed CDMA bands for this phone so I would guess they're working in bringing out a CDMA version.

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    12-23-2013 04:02 AM
  23. Ry's Avatar
    Motorola page listed CDMA bands for this phone so I would guess they're working in bringing out a CDMA version.

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    Yes they are.

    But so far, only Verizon has announced they'll be carrying the Moto G.

    Posted via Android Central App
    12-23-2013 10:51 AM
  24. someguy01234's Avatar
    Yes they are.

    But so far, only Verizon has announced they'll be carrying the Moto G.

    Posted via Android Central App
    But considering the fact that Sprint allow the Nexus 5 to activate and Verizon didn't, and I think the whole point of the a Motto G is that it's unlocked, why would you want to go 2 years contract at this price with Verizon? It makes sense for Motorola to just release it unlocked and let people activate it on any CDMA network that allows it. Even if Verizon will have a locked version of it I find that very strange and ruin the whole purpose of why such a device exists.

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    12-23-2013 10:56 AM
  25. Ry's Avatar
    But considering the fact that Sprint allow the Nexus 5 to activate and Verizon didn't, and I think the whole point of the a Motto G is that it's unlocked, why would you want to go 2 years contract at this price with Verizon? It makes sense for Motorola to just release it unlocked and let people activate it on any CDMA network that allows it. Even if Verizon will have a locked version of it I find that very strange and ruin the whole purpose of why such a device exists.

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    Verizon announced that its coming to their prepaid line.

    CDMA model looks to be separate, no GSM side.

    Posted via Android Central App
    12-23-2013 04:21 PM

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