Verizon Now Selling Moto G for Just $99 Off Contract

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At the beginning of the month we found out that you could pick up a Verizon Moto G at Best Buy for just $100 off contract, starting on or around the 9th of January. It turns out that it wasn't just a Best Buy promotion. You can now pick up the Verizon Moto G directly from Big Red themselves for that same $99.99 off contract price. This is $80 bucks off the MSRP of $179.99. Obviously this seems like a great offer for this device, and it should sell like hotcakes.

Here's a quick recap of specs:
  • 4.5-inch 1,280 x 720 display
  • 1.2GHz quad-core processor (Qualcomm Snapdragon 400)
  • 1GB of RAM
  • 8GB of storage
  • 5MP rear camera
  • 1.3MP front camera
  • 2,070mAh battery
  • Android 4.3 (but KitKat Update should be coming soon)

For many users, this could be the most affordable way to grab an off contract smartphone with decent specs. Just imagine if the next time Motorola does this, it is with an LTE device? That could be the perfect way to keep your older grandfathered Unlimited Data plans...

Here's a link to check out this offer: VZW
 

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Too bad its not LTE. I'd buy it just as a backup phone
 

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I think verizon is requiring you use it for 6 months on their pre pay plan before being allowed to switch to a post paid option. This makes sense to why the price is lower for their model. Verizon pre pay is expensive but you could still get it @ $99 not activate and just use it wifi only.
 

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I'm surprised Verizon is selling a non-LTE phone. I thought they wanted to get everyone moved over to the LTE network...
 

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I'm surprised Verizon is selling a non-LTE phone. I thought they wanted to get everyone moved over to the LTE network...

They probably want to move all of their regular customers over to LTE so that they can dominate this portion of the market as well.
 

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Pretty sure VZW doesn't care what band you use as long as it's on their network. And as they have way more 3G capability then they do 4G... why NOT push it?
 

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I think verizon is requiring you use it for 6 months on their pre pay plan before being allowed to switch to a post paid option. This makes sense to why the price is lower for their model. Verizon pre pay is expensive but you could still get it @ $99 not activate and just use it wifi only.

I asked if this was possible on the thread last week about it being $99 at BB, but nobody commented. Do we know if Verizon will allow you to just buy it and not activate it on the network or will it not work until it is activated?
 

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I really hope they do this with a LTE phone soon, because my 0g maxx is ready for replacement soon... and I'm unsure what I'll do about my unlimited plan when the choices are lose it or pay full retail for the new phone. I think I'd jump ship to t-mobile before doing either.

Is the 6 month minimum on prepaid true too? Because then that kills this idea anyway.
 

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Thats totally crazy! I totally want to get one... not even sure why? LOL Wonder if u can activate this on ur normal line?
 

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I really hope they do this with a LTE phone soon, because my 0g maxx is ready for replacement soon... and I'm unsure what I'll do about my unlimited plan when the choices are lose it or pay full retail for the new phone. I think I'd jump ship to t-mobile before doing either.

Is the 6 month minimum on prepaid true too? Because then that kills this idea anyway.

I don't believe VZW will allow a 3G phone to be placed on a 4G line, especially an unlimited data line.
 

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I don't believe VZW will allow a 3G phone to be placed on a 4G line, especially an unlimited data line.

They will, but you'll lose unlimited from what I've seen. No thanks!
 

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The Moto G isn't LTE? :(

They will, but you'll lose unlimited from what I've seen. No thanks!

I'm betting this is exactly the reason why they are giving a discount-
They want to trick those still with unlimited data and 4g to get the moto g, thinking they can keep the unlimited data since they are buying an off contract phone at a good price only to find out that activating it will make them lose the unlimited data
 

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So if you dont have unlimited data then you can get a Moto G for $99 and use it on LTE?
 
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