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Deal: Verizon Moto G Only $50 For Limited Time at Best Buy

Listed at the cheapest price we have seen so far, customers can pick up a Moto G on Verizon’s pre-paid network for only $49.99 through Best Buy.

The device features a 4.5″ HD display, quad-core processor, 1GB of RAM, 5MP rear-facing camera, Bluetooth 4.0, 8GB of on-board storage, and runs Android 4.3 “Jelly Bean” with an update to Android 4.4 available

It’s a great little device, and you might be surprised at what a $50 can offer you. However, don’t plan on getting 4G LTE connectivity or taking awesome high-res photos with it.

If you want it, go grab it.

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Cheers Jonathan and Brian!
  • Braden Abbott

    I was in need of a good Chromecast remote haha, mine just shipped. This is obviously a heavily subsidized sale, I will gladly buy it at cost and never give vzw a penny 🙂

  • Morgan

    You can trade it in for $90 and get store credit.

  • I just want to confirm with folks who have this already. Can I buy 2 of these for my kids and just use them as wifi only devices? Or am I going to run into trouble?

    • Viet Hoang-Tran

      Yes you can if you bypass activation:

      Just note that activation will pop up everytime you restart.

      • Allan

        Or if you want just put the phone into airplane mode and turn on wifi. Then the activation message will never appear again. I just bought one and hopping to buy two before the sale ends, or snatch an ad from bestbuy and use it in the future for Walmart to price match. Going to be using them to run something called a perk tv farm to earn money. Look them up, they’re a good concept.

  • turdbogls

    even at $100 (when I bought it) this is a pretty nice little wi-fi only device. I use mine when I am working out in the yard at home, pulling down my home WiFi and streaming pandora/Google music….works great.

    its also nice to know i have a fairly cheap option of a vzw pre-paid account for a month if I know I wont have t-mobile coverage.

  • mcdonsco

    Damn it! Just bought one the other day when it was $70 on amazon! Grrrr….

    • Richard Giordano

      ikr same here… this sucks that this deal couldn’t come first.

    • Viet Hoang-Tran

      yea… 🙁

  • Suman Gandham

    Can anything non-Verizon be done with these – i.e. do they have a SIM slot and GSM hardware buried inside?

    At $50 it’s worth just having for fun, lol.

  • Dave

    It’d be a pretty cheap personal media player. Can you just take it out of the box and run it at home off network?

    • Brendan Owens

      Verizon is going to try to make you activate it during setup, but you can easily bypass this using these instructions. https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=g98n8YiFq0g

    • mcdonsco

      I was able to easily bypass activation on it…works fine on WiFi…haven’t tried *228 on the intended line yet though.

  • Jason

    Will I be able to take out the SIM card from my regular Verizon phone (on a standard contract) and place it in this Moto G?
    And how does this compare with the OG Droid Razr?

    • Ray

      Verizon phones that don’t have 4g don’t have SIM cards so no that won’t work

      • Jason

        So this will ONLY work with Verizon’s prepaid plans, then? Thanks for the help!

        • d-rock

          You can activate it on your account as a NON LTE device using the *228 for VZ device activation.

          • Val

            No you can’t. Just tried it. You need to swith to a prepaid plan.

  • teknologikl

    If I could activate this on my regular verizon account I would be all over it.

  • UniBroW

    Just grabbed one for my son, he’s only going to care that it can run Minecraft

  • Mario

    good buy for a back up phone.

  • charesa39

    In case you’re into tinkering, keep in mind that the bootloader on the VZW (also maybe Boost Mobile) Moto G CANNOT be unlocked as of now. That’s a deal breaker for me, personally, who would want to use this as a WiFi only device. I’m waiting for the GSM model to drop a bit in price.

  • dill

    do i neeed to sighna a contract or can i just have it as an iPod

    • DodgingDonkey

      It’s a no contract phone. No contract to sign.

      • Curt

        So just $50 for a smart phone with no strings attached. The only downside being no 4G? Will it work on a regular Verizon network that’s not the prepaid setup?

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        • DodgingDonkey

          That’s up for interpretation. Some people say yes, some people say yes but after 6 months of prepaid, some people just say no. Can’t help you there.

          • hkklife

            Supposedly some ESNs early in the run could be activated on postpaid but they recently closed that loophole.

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        • bobhope

          Bought one for my mother last month and activated on post paid. I couldn’t add it through the web, but *228 worked

        • T4rd


        • Viet Hoang-Tran

          I just bought the same Moto G prepaid for Verizon last week from Amazon and activated it on my post paid verizon account.

          Here are instructions on how I did it.

          Good luck.