Deal: Moto G for Verizon $70 at Amazon



Ready for a quick deal on a very cheap (yet capable) smartphone? Amazon has Verizon’s Moto G on sale for a measly $70, which will get you a 4.5-inch quad-core device a 5 megapixel camera and 8GB of internal storage. There’s no 4G here — that version is going to run you a bit more coin — but if you need an affordable entry into the smartphone realm this is your best shot. Head to the source link to get started.

[via Amazon]

Quentyn Kennemer
The "Google Phone" sounded too awesome to pass up, so I bought a G1. The rest is history. And yes, I know my name isn't Wilson.

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  1. Too bad they don’t have the att one :(

  2. Does this use a prepaid Sim card or does it use built in cdma radios?

    1. Built in CDMA radio. No SIM slot.

  3. id buy this phone if it was not prepaid. why dont they make one available for people on contract at verizon?

  4. Description says HSPA+ but it’s the verizon pre-paid version. Does it work on T-mobile as well? I think the description may be off.

    1. This specific model does not have a sim card. Unless there’s some hack I’m unaware of, I’m certain you won’t be able to get T-mobile service on it.

      1. This phone has no place to put a SIM.

    2. The listing is wrong. CDMA model supports only triband CDMA, no GSM/HSPA.

  5. Easily the best phone under $100

  6. It’s also $70 at Walmart today ($80 for the Boost Mobile version). For those wondering, this is the same as the $179 GSM 8GB non-LTE variant, but comes with a CDMA-ONLY radio. Will not work on GSM providers nor will it accept a sim card. The cost of the phone is partially subsidized as it’s locked to one pre-paid provider, so they expect to get their money back from you in the long run.

    My son likes to take both my and my wife’s phones to use the front-facing camera and a few kids games. Due to this, we were thinking of grabbing the Verizon model and using it as a wifi-only device for him. Would be a cheap way to save some wear and tear on our phones. The fact that the UI is MOSTLY the same as my GPE (no GEL, but close enough) and can use the same camera app means that he won’t revolt due to something being drastically different.

    I just need to ensure that this device doesn’t need to be activated on Verizon’s network with a minimum initial airtime purchase. I literally only want to pay $70 + tax and be done with it.

    1. I bought this phone phone for the sake of having an unactivated medium/high end android for use over wifi only and you DO NOT have to activate it to enjoy it. So go ahead and get it, I highly recommend it.

  7. Would rather have this (with 4G) than any new Android phone announced so far this year.

    1. Go buy it then.

  8. Nice deal on the phone, but the fact that it’s tied to Verizon, is pre-paid ONLY, and is not rootable, means it’s not that much of a bargain really. Verizon’s prepaid plans START at $45/mo (500MB 3G data), VS $30 on T-Mobile (5GB 4G data).

    Makes more sense to pay a little more for the unlocked Moto G for use on T-Mobile.

    1. Not everyone has GSM coverage in their neck of the woods. (like me) And I can’t stand the worse-than-dial-up data speed of MVNO’s like boost mobile (which is apparently unlockable. So even if my Moto G was unlocked, I would still go with Verizon.

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