Verizon recently confirmed that it will sell Motorola’s Moto G off contract for $99, though at the time we didn’t know when it was going to launch. Today, the carrier announced that the device will be available beginning on Jan. 9 with its prepaid plans.
While you can already pick up an unlocked Moto G for global GSM and U.S. GSM networks, this is the first time it’s available direct from Verizon. It also comes in at an even more affordable price point, $80 less than what Motorola sells it for. There aren’t any drawbacks to Verizon’s version either, you’ll get the same great device and even 50GB of free Google Drive storage for two years. Verizon’s model launches with Android 4.3 Jelly Bean but Motorola is already moving quickly to get Android 4.4 KitKat to the Moto G, so its model should have it soon, too.
Verizon’s prepaid plans are simple: you can pick up a $60 option with unlimited talk, text and 2GB of data per month, or a $70 plan with 4GB of data and unlimited talk and text. The Moto G will be available direct from Verizon on January 9 though should hit other retailers like Best Buy shortly after.