Affordable Moto G moving to Boost Mobile January 14

No contract wireless carrier confirms that it will sell the Motorola Moto G for $129.99.

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If you're looking for another way to purchase the supremely affordable Motorola Moto G Android smartphone, then consider Boost Mobile's version of the budget handset. Priced at a low $129.99, the wireless carrier has just announced it will sell the device online starting January 14 online. The Moto G is then scheduled to hit select Boost Mobile retail stores on January 20.

Equipped with powerful enough components to run Google's modern Android 4.3 Jelly Bean, with the promise of upgrades to 4.4 KitKat soon, the Moto G is compact, capable, and crafted with high build quality. Additionally, the Moto G uses a removable back plate, not for swapping in more memory or a fresh battery, but for sporting new colors.

One interesting twist Boost has added to the handset is the NextRadio app, which it says will offer "a new type of interactive experience." While I prefer listening to tracks saved in on-board memory or streamed though a solution such as TuneIn Radio, Boost points out that using the Moto X's FM receiver is more battery efficient. For more about the Motorola Moto G be sure to read our full review .

About the author

Brian Bennett is senior editor for mobile phones at CNET and reviews a wide range of mobile communication products. These include smartphones and their myriad accessories. He has more than 12 years of experience in technology journalism and has put practically anything fun with a micro chip through its paces at some point.


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