Thursday, January 2, 2014

Daring phones done dirt cheap: Moto X goes contract-free for $400, Moto G for $100

PCWorld - Motorola's smartphones just keep getting cheaper.

The flagship Moto X (pictured at left above) has received a permanent $100 price cut for the unlocked, contract-free version. The new price is $399 with 16 GB of storage, and $449 with 32 GB of storage.

Meanwhile, Best Buy is selling the mid-range Moto G (pictured at right above) on Verizon Wireless for $100 without a contract. The phone was originally priced at $179.

As Motorola points out, some wireless carriers such as T-Mobile offer month-to-month or prepaid plans that are cheaper when you pay full price for the phone, so it's possible to save money with an off-contract Moto X in the long run. Motorola also offers zero-interest financing plans if you'd rather pay off the phone over time instead of up-front.    Read More