by Mobile Maniac
on January 12, 2014
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So Verizon came out with a prepaid no contract subsidized deal on the Moto G @ $99 a savings of $79 compared to buying direct from Motorola
Sounds too good to be true = because it is
Little things are left out of the press release.
it has to be on prepaid for at least 6 months @ minimum plan rate of $60 before you can move it to a cheaper postpaid plan. The no contract that feels like a contract!
Like other Verizon prepaid phones it's locked to prevent use on any of their MVNO platforms
The real math :
Moto G $99
minimum service cost $60 x 6 = $360
Total Cost: $459
Moto G direct from Motorola Store $179
Service cost: $35 - 1st month, less thereafter ($25.50 Jan 2014 rate)
Real no nontract, no commitment!!!
Cost over 6 months at most ($35x6+$179)
Total Cost: $389
Savings $70 + the ability to go to any GSM carrier if we screw up :)
But let's face it, with our discount program you know it will be even less!!