1. Ry's Avatar
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    Verizon Moto G, Best Buy leak?-fn1kmyp.jpg

    josue joseph 10:55 AM

    I'm not sure what the street date is on it yet can't sell it yet but It looks like it's going for $100
    12-30-2013 06:28 PM
  2. pirarre's Avatar
    I highly doubt the phone will sale for $100 especially on Verizon.

    sent from my Powerful Moto G
    12-30-2013 06:32 PM
  3. Ry's Avatar
    I highly doubt the phone will sale for $100 especially on Verizon.

    sent from my Powerful Moto G
    Actually - I wouldn't doubt a $100 price. On Verizon prepaid, these are the smartphones it'll be up against -


    Verizon Wireless Prepaid - Samsung Galaxy Legend No-Contract Cell Phone - Black
    Sale: $89.99
    Reg. Price: $99.99

    Verizon Wireless Prepaid - Samsung Illusion No-Contract Mobile Phone - Platinum
    Sale: $39.99
    Reg. Price: $69.99

    Verizon Wireless Prepaid - LG Optimus Exceed No-Contract Cell Phone - Black
    $99.99
    Original Price: $129.99
    12-30-2013 06:44 PM
  4. pirarre's Avatar
    Actually - I wouldn't doubt a $100 price. On Verizon prepaid, these are the smartphones it'll be up against -


    Verizon Wireless Prepaid - Samsung Galaxy Legend No-Contract Cell Phone - Black
    Sale: $89.99
    Reg. Price: $99.99

    Verizon Wireless Prepaid - Samsung Illusion No-Contract Mobile Phone - Platinum
    Sale: $39.99
    Reg. Price: $69.99

    Verizon Wireless Prepaid - LG Optimus Exceed No-Contract Cell Phone - Black
    $99.99
    Original Price: $129.99
    I doubt it because Motorola sales it $179 or $199...off contract. I don't see why Verizon would sale it for cheaper than Motorola....and not a few bucks cheaper but $100 cheaper.

    I'll believe it when I actually see it..but what you're saying is only speculation based on other prepaid devices that Verizon has sold, which is cool.

    I just don't see or understand Motorola reasoning if they did sale it for $100. In fact if they did, I'm sure there would be a lot of gsm customers pissed off and asking to be refunded $100.

    Also the devices you listed is nowhere near the status of the Moto G. So the pricing for those devices could be fair. Which is why they're priced low like that.

    sent from my Powerful Moto G
    12-30-2013 06:50 PM
  5. Ry's Avatar
    I doubt it because Motorola sales it $179 or $199...off contract. I don't see why Verizon would sale it for cheaper than Motorola....and not a few bucks cheaper but $100 cheaper.

    I'll believe it when I actually see it..but what you're saying is only speculation based on other prepaid devices that Verizon has sold, which is cool.

    I just don't see or understand Motorola reasoning if they did sale it for $100. In fact if they did, I'm sure there would be a lot of gsm customers pissed off and asking to be refunded $100.

    Also the devices you listed is nowhere near the status of the Moto G. So the pricing for those devices could be fair. Which is why they're priced low like that.

    sent from my Powerful Moto G
    The $100 could be a Best Buy sale price.
    12-30-2013 06:55 PM
  6. pirarre's Avatar
    The $100 could be a Best Buy sale price.
    I'll just wait and see... ... Just saying

    Nothing against you

    sent from my Powerful Moto G
    12-30-2013 06:57 PM
  7. Ry's Avatar
    I'll just wait and see... ... Just saying

    Nothing against you

    sent from my Powerful Moto G
    I'm just going by what the original leaker said.
    12-30-2013 07:15 PM
  8. pirarre's Avatar
    I'm just going by what the original leaker said.
    Oh ok...gotcha

    sent from my Powerful Moto G
    12-30-2013 07:17 PM
  9. still1's Avatar
    The $100 could be a Best Buy sale price.
    I think Verizon is taking a loss on the G to compete against other cheap phones. its not like you can buy this phone and use it with other carriers.
    They know that they can make the money back in just 2 months... If you think about it its a good thing for motorola
    12-30-2013 07:42 PM
  10. Ry's Avatar
    I think Verizon is taking a loss on the G to compete against other cheap phones. its not like you can buy this phone and use it with other carriers.
    They know that they can make the money back in just 2 months... If you think about it its a good thing for motorola
    Yep.

    This is going to be a CDMA/1xRTT-only device pretty much locked to Verizon (and Page Plus?). It's not going to have any sort of GSM on it.
    12-30-2013 07:45 PM
  11. Hawnz's Avatar
    Just went to Best Buy. They have them on the floor. Took one to the register, but they couldn't find a price.

    In another thread, someone says sales start January 9.

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    12-30-2013 09:30 PM
  12. tdizzel's Avatar
    I'm most excited about the easy open back. I wish more packages had those.
    raiderep likes this.
    12-30-2013 09:33 PM
  13. Jowiso's Avatar
    Yep.

    This is going to be a CDMA/1xRTT-only device pretty much locked to Verizon (and Page Plus?). It's not going to have any sort of GSM on it.
    I'm interested in getting this for my girlfriend. She's on Verizon, but on a normal contract right now. Her phone was dropped and shattered, so she needs a new one off contract. Can I actually go to the store, buy this for $100, then she can activate it on her current contract plan? Or is this strictly a phone for no contract plans?

    Also - will this only have 3G for Verizon? Thanks!
    12-30-2013 09:38 PM
  14. DirtyMovieMaker's Avatar
    Its not at all uncommon for carriers to take little bit of a loss on hardware, especially on pre-paid. Prepaid is one of the biggest money makers ever.
    12-30-2013 09:41 PM
  15. Ry's Avatar
    More to backup the $100 price: Moto G for Verizon coming to Best Buy for $99.99 off-contract | The Verge
    12-31-2013 11:59 AM
  16. Ry's Avatar
    I'm interested in getting this for my girlfriend. She's on Verizon, but on a normal contract right now. Her phone was dropped and shattered, so she needs a new one off contract. Can I actually go to the store, buy this for $100, then she can activate it on her current contract plan? Or is this strictly a phone for no contract plans?

    Also - will this only have 3G for Verizon? Thanks!
    It will only have 1xRTT and EVDO (3G) on Verizon.

    IIRC, you can't buy and Verizon prepaid phone and use it on a post-paid line immediately. You used to be able too wayyyy back in the day - I did it when I went from a Motorola E815 to a RAZR V3c (model was actually V3cpp). I'm reading that it has to be activated for six months on prepaid in order to use it on post-paid.
    12-31-2013 12:01 PM
  17. Disturbed_Angel's Avatar
    Was at Best Buy yesterday, they had the VZW Moto G out with a price tag of $99.99. Almost got one, but as I also ordered a Nexus 5 yesterday, I couldn't really afford it.
    12-31-2013 02:59 PM
  18. Ry's Avatar
    Was at Best Buy yesterday, they had the VZW Moto G out with a price tag of $99.99. Almost got one, but as I also ordered a Nexus 5 yesterday, I couldn't really afford it.
    Apparently there's a note not to sell it until the 9th.
    12-31-2013 03:00 PM
  19. raiderep's Avatar
    I'm most excited about the easy open back. I wish more packages had those.
    Couldn't agree more. The state of packaging these days is really at an all time low
    12-31-2013 07:32 PM
  20. DayThyme's Avatar
    I doubt it because Motorola sales it $179 or $199...off contract. I don't see why Verizon would sale it for cheaper than Motorola....and not a few bucks cheaper but $100 cheaper.
    Because Verizon won't let you use a prepaid phone on their postpaid accounts until it has been in use on their prepaid plan for at least 6 months of continuous use, which means spending a minimum of $75. So really, if you want the phone to be able to use it on your postpaid account, it will cost you $175 AND you have to wait 6 months to use it, so you only save $4 but that $4 savings comes at the cost of waiting 6 months to use it on a post paid account.
    12-31-2013 10:07 PM
  21. Unicorn Rancher's Avatar
    Because Verizon won't let you use a prepaid phone on their postpaid accounts until it has been in use on their prepaid plan for at least 6 months of continuous use, which means spending a minimum of $75. So really, if you want the phone to be able to use it on your postpaid account, it will cost you $175 AND you have to wait 6 months to use it, so you only save $4 but that $4 savings comes at the cost of waiting 6 months to use it on a post paid account.
    On the other hand, after using it on prepaid for a while, you might decide it's not worth spending more money to get less by switching to postpaid.
    01-03-2014 04:37 PM
  22. Ry's Avatar
    What happens if you port your Verizon prepaid line to a Verizon postpaid line? Can the prepaid phone not come along (if it hasn't been six months on Verizon prepaid)?

    I think I'm gonna pick up a Verizon Moto G anyway. It comes with 50GB of Google Drive space (for two years?).

    Note: 100GB per month is $4.99.

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    01-05-2014 01:54 AM
  23. brad4560's Avatar
    very tempted to get one of these babies on friday.. looks like a solid phone! anyone have comments on drawbacks? i am on a samsung galaxy amp on aio wireless right now, going to verizon prepaid will be the same price monthly.
    01-05-2014 12:30 PM
  24. Reciprocal's Avatar
    very tempted to get one of these babies on friday.. looks like a solid phone! anyone have comments on drawbacks? i am on a samsung galaxy amp on aio wireless right now, going to verizon prepaid will be the same price monthly.
    The only drawback is the Verizon network. It's super slow compared to T-Mobile, but if that doesn't bother you, if jump on this with a quickness.

    Actually, didn't hear anything about being able to unlock the bootloader, also may not affect you, but I'm loving some of the xposed stuff.

    Posted via Android Central App
    01-05-2014 01:59 PM
  25. DayThyme's Avatar
    going to verizon prepaid will be the same price monthly.
    verizon's 3G network is very slow.
    01-08-2014 10:18 PM

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