Verizon’s version of the Moto G now available for just $99 with no contract
The Motorola Moto G was already one of the best bargain smartphones available when the GSM version launched last month for just $179.99, but now it has become even more affordable as Verizon has added it to their prepaid line-up for the very low price of just $99.99 off-contract.
The phone is available for purchase right now from Verizon Wireless retail locations and Verizon’s website and will work with either of the two prepaid plans Big Red offers. Each of the prepaid plans from Verizon Wireless include unlimited voice minutes and text messaging. Where they differ is in how much data you’re allowed to consume each month. The $60 plan gets you 2GB of data, while the $70 plan gives you 4GB of data to use each month.
Do keep in mind, the Motorola Moto G is a 3G smartphone, so you won’t be getting the fast data speeds that come from Verizon’s fantastic 4G LTE network.
Verizon’s version of the Moto G appears to be identical to the GSM model that launched last month. It comes with a 4.5-inch 1280 x 720 display and is powered by a 1.2GHz Qualcomm Snapdragon 400 processor and 1GB worth of RAM. Other hardware specs of the Moto G include a 5MP rear-facing camera, a 1.3MP camera on the front and 8GB of internal storage. For now, Verizon’s Motorola Moto G will be running Android 4.3 Jelly Bean, but an update to Android 4.4 KitKat is said to be arriving for it in the near future.
I actually purchased a couple Moto Gs for my daughters this Christmas, and have spent quite a bit of time messing around with them since. In my opinion, the Moto G is easily the best device available in its price range and I highly recommend it to anyone who is looking for the freedom that comes with a off-contract smartphone and don’t require 4G LTE connectivity.