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Last Edited by DeividdoSama January 3, 2014 at 01:18 PM
http://www.bestbuy.com/site/motor.../3041063.p

Best Buy just listed these on their website this morning. You can buy them today. No waiting till 1/9 like previously rumored.

The pros:
-Android 4.3 with upgrade to 4.4 coming this month
-Price
-4.5" screen

The negs:
-Though the link says 4G LTE the phone is actually only 3G
-There is only 8GB storage in the phone with no microSD slot
-According to a PagePlus dealer they can't reprogram Verizon Prepaid phones. He told me pageplus won't take the ESN and he has tried on similar phones. I'm still researching this.
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Last Edited by whyzir January 9, 2014 at 10:18 AM

Also available directly from Verizon for $99 without a contract:

http://www.verizonwireless.com/wc...oto-g.html


Can use it as an iPod equivalent without activating (including VoIP and video calls). As a phone it only has the hardware that works on Verizon's CDMA network, so no Virgin Mobile, No Sprint, No T-Mobile, No AT&T...etc.


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Says 4G LTE? wut
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An excellent device but am wondering how to compromise with my 32gb memory card.
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Quote from JayxGatsby View Post :
Says 4G LTE? wut
Ya fail on Best Buy item listing. It is 3G only.
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too bad can't use with Page Plus
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too bad can't use with Page Plus
Yea this really stinks. I might have jumped on this if they allowed VZW prepaid phones... long shot, but hopefully PPC is getting smart about this and has something in the works with Motorola to offer the Moto G on their network
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Yea this really stinks. I might have jumped on this if they allowed VZW prepaid phones... long shot, but hopefully PPC is getting smart about this and has something in the works with Motorola to offer the Moto G on their network
It's a fact that PagePlus does not support 4G phones, without some hacks. But this is a 3G phone. I thought all Moto G phones (GSM or CDMA) are unlocked.

I'm going to give a try since it's BestBuys and I can return it to the store if it doesn't work.
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Quote from kenkhanh View Post :
It's a fact that PagePlus does not support 4G phones, without some hacks. But this is a 3G phone. I thought all Moto G phones (GSM or CDMA) are unlocked.

I'm going to give a try since it's BestBuys and I can return it to the store if it doesn't work.

Yea you have to flash the 4g phones to get them to work. As far as the Moto G being unlocked, that's true but for CDMA the issue is that Verizon Prepaid Phones (for which the Moto G is classified under) are blacklisted from Verizon 3rd party MVNOs (Page Plus is one of these MVNOs). This means the VZW prepaid phones technically will only work on for Verizon's prepaid or postpaid services. I heard something about how they 'un-blacklist' phones after they've been used on VZW prepaid for at least 6 months. But that's not viable for anyone wanting a new phone on a non-VZW MVNO.

Anyway, let us know if it works out for you. I saw a pic of the phone and it appears to be in one of those sealed clamshell packs. Will BB charged you a restocking fee if you return it unsealed as such?
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It costs Motorola $123 to make each Moto G (8GB), and they mark them up $180 to the public to make the profit. The Verizon model is not unlockable since it does not have a sim slot. It would make no sense for Verizon to subsidize a phone for people to use on T-Mobile or AT&T. Unfortunately, the $80 you save now will be lost after 4 months of using the phone on the $60 (cheapest) prepaid Verizon plan compared to Straight Talk's similar $45 plan. This is however, a good deal for someone looking for a Wi-Fi only device.
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Quote from jplee3 View Post :
Yea you have to flash the 4g phones to get them to work. As far as the Moto G being unlocked, that's true but for CDMA the issue is that Verizon Prepaid Phones (for which the Moto G is classified under) are blacklisted from Verizon 3rd party MVNOs (Page Plus is one of these MVNOs). This means the VZW prepaid phones technically will only work on for Verizon's prepaid or postpaid services. I heard something about how they 'un-blacklist' phones after they've been used on VZW prepaid for at least 6 months. But that's not viable for anyone wanting a new phone on a non-VZW MVNO.

Anyway, let us know if it works out for you. I saw a pic of the phone and it appears to be in one of those sealed clamshell packs. Will BB charged you a restocking fee if you return it unsealed as such?

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Page Plus cannot activate prepaid Verizon phones; prohibited by Verizon's policy. Postpaid 3G phones only. No 4G LTE yet either (Verizon Policy). Not that slick of a deal considering this.
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if these don't work with page plus i guess that rules out selectel also Frown
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Quote from BennyHinn View Post :
It costs Motorola $123 to make each Moto G (8GB), and they mark them up $180 to the public to make the profit. The Verizon model is not unlockable since it does not have a sim slot. It would make no sense for Verizon to subsidize a phone for people to use on T-Mobile or AT&T. Unfortunately, the $80 you save now will be lost after 4 months of using the phone on the $60 (cheapest) prepaid Verizon plan compared to Straight Talk's similar $45 plan. This is however, a good deal for someone looking for a Wi-Fi only device.
You could use it on the Walmart $50 plan [walmart.com]. But agreed, for most people the GSM unlocked version and ST seems like a better deal unless you just need Verizon's coverage.
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Not even HSPA+, such a shame.
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Dose anybody know if it can be activated on a regular post pay Verizon account or dose it have to been used on VZW prepaid for at least 6 months?

Update.

Just got of the phone with Verizon CSR and she said that it have to been used on VZW prepaid for at least 6 months !
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