Verizon Moto G already available at Best Buy for $100


It’s been a few short days since we’ve heard that the Verizon Moto G could be sold for $100 off-contract, but it didn’t take long for Best Buy to confirm that (and to put the thing up for sale). Folks are reporting that Best Buy stores are starting to receive Verizon’s version of the device, and that it is indeed being offered at that $100 price point.

motorola moto g press render

The Moto G doesn’t have 4G LTE, of course, meaning any prospective buyers will need to put up with Verizon’s CDMA 3G network for data. That network isn’t exactly the bee’s knees in this day and age, but there’s not much complaining to do for just $100.

The Moto G has already started getting its Android 4.4 KitKat upgrade, which is a pretty big deal considering a ton of other phones have yet to receive that same love. Data concerns aside, $100 for what’s essentially a mid-range device is a pretty damned good deal. Here’s what you can expect for the price:

  • 4.5-inch 1,280 x 720 display
  • 1.2GHz quad-core processor (Qualcomm Snapdragon 400)
  • 1GB of RAM
  • 8GB of internal storage
  • 5MP rear camera
  • 1.3MP front camera
  • 2,070mAh battery
  • Dimensions: 130 x 66 x 6-11.6 mm
  • Weight: 143 g

Not a bad list, eh? Be sure to call or pop into your nearest Best Buy to see if you can pick one up.

[via Engadget]

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  1. Easily the best deal in mobile right now.

    1. nope

      1. What is then? I’m genuinely curious.

        1. He thinks it’s the $50 lg motion. He mentioned it in another comment here

    2. Followed closely by the Nexus 5 and moto X

      1. Agreed.

  2. i know you like posting rumors….but this is pretty far fetched.

    your source is engadget, Eng source is CNET (barf), CNET source is LA Times, and that source is a random G+ picture of someone speculating the price.

    1. I work at Best Buy Mobile, and the price is correct. It’s 99.99 for the prepaid moto g.

  3. $100 off contract and running a near stock version of KitKat? That’s amazing. If my phone ever breaks that’s no doubt what I’d get until I’m due for an upgrade.

  4. last year i got a nice phone for 50 bucks called the Lg motion. look up its specs then look at the moto g don’t get me the moto g is superior in many ways Just don’t let this motorola hype train derail everyone from comparable devices at similar or better price points that get NO COVERAGE

  5. no gsm?

    1. There is a GSM one, it just looks like it’s selling for $300 off contract


  6. This article should really state that the phone is not available for sale at BB until Jan 9th.

    1. Exactly I was in a best buy when the story broke returning a PS4 game, I went to the mobile section asked for the phone showed then the add they looked at me like I was crazy, then persisted to tell me that was a moto x phone………. Gotta Love Best Buy….lol

  7. No sales until 01/09

  8. Does it have built-in unlocked GSM and WCDMA like most of other Verizon smartphone does?

    1. i was at best buy a couple hours ago and can confirm it is for sale for $99. but the prepaid verizon plans i saw really sucked. i recommend the gsm model and t-mobile’s $30 plan instead.

      1. so it’s purely an unlocked device working with any 2G SIM card, right?

  9. 3G only??? I thought VZW no longer allowed non-LTE devices on its network…

    1. That’s what I thought. I guess prepaid has different rules

    2. I get 5-9 mbs on att network

  10. i think you would be better off with a gnex from ebay which goes for $100. its a nexus and you get 4g. however if you are weird about buying a used phone then this is a good option too.

  11. I bought this yesterday at best buy. After two hours of the guy trying to get it activated he called Verizon and they told him that its probably not able to be activated until the 9th.. My phone kept saying excess spc failure at the initial activation setup screen. It hope its not a phone software glitch :-/

  12. Available to buy online from Best Buy now. In store pickup was confirmed for me, going to grab it this afternoon.

  13. The “no sales until the 9th” line isn’t quite right. I just bought one. Unfortunately, VZW can’t activate it until the 9th, so…

  14. off-contract means nothing if it’s locked for Verizon. $99 selling it VZW just want to expand their user group. Phone just cost u 99 but a new wireless plan user can bring VZW much more $. $50 a month it goes to $600 a yr.

  15. Can I put an ATT Sim into it ? Will it work ? Can I make this phone work with Metro PCS ?

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