Motorola’s Moto G is an unconventional smartphone in the era of “Bigger” and “Faster.” We often get caught up in the smartphone of the moment. Over the past few years, companies have become adept at putting on Vegas-style performances that are filled with unpronounceable buzzwords and over-the-top routines. Executives insist we need bigger screens, faster […]
Earlier this week, an image posted to Google+ claimed the Moto G for Verizon would be offered for just $99, and the deal was confirmed by The Los Angeles Times on Tuesday. The off-contract device will apparently be offered through Best Buy “very soon”— just as soon as shipments hit stores. Once the Motorola device does begin hitting Best Buy locations, it’ll immediately become available, according to Best Buy spokesman Jonathan Sandler. Verizon has yet to comment on the offer, but it’s as official as official gets.
Right now it’s unclear if the device will be offered through Best Buy stores exclusively, or if the Moto G will eventually line Verizon shelves as well. Either way, the report confirms what is currently one of the best deals you’ll find for an off-contract device; it’s just a matter of you choosing the right plan (you do get unlimited calling and text, according to yesterday’s image).
While the Moto G doesn’t offer LTE support, it more than makes up for it in price and capabilities. If you prefer not to be tied into a specific carrier, you can still pick up the Moto G starting at $179 for the 8GB version direct from Motorola.