AT&T announced today that it plans to start selling last year’s Moto G complete with LTE support. You’ll be able to pick up the year-old smartphone starting on Oct. 10 for $179.99 off-contract or just 99 cents with a two-year agreement.
If you opt for a subsidized smartphone you’ll still have two options to choose from. AT&T is offering the device for $7.50 per month on its Next 18 plan or $9 per month with Next 12. Those numbers refer to when you’ll get your next subsidized upgrade. So if you opt for Next 12 you’ll be able to pick up a new smartphone from AT&T one year later, while Next 18 takes 18 months to pay off.
If you’re looking for a subsidized smartphone AT&T is offering a decent option, but if you’re paying upfront you might be better off going with Motorola’s second-generation Moto G instead. The newer handset comes with the same $179.99 price tag, but offers a bigger screen and better cameras. Then again, if 4G LTE is a deciding factor, the original Moto G is the obvious choice between the two.
Like we said, AT&T won’t start selling the Moto G until this Friday, so you still have a few more days to figure out what works best for you. It’s also pretty likely a Moto G (2014) with LTE support could hit the market in the not-too-distant future, so it might just be worth holding off completely for the moment.