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Cricket lassos first-gen 4G LTE Moto G for $150 all in

AT&T's prepaid arm adds the budget-friendly Motorola smartphone to its roster.

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Cricket's latest smartphone is the 4G LTE Moto G. Andrew Hoyle/CNET

One of the best budget phones, the Motorola Moto G 4G LTE , is coming to Cricket Wireless, the carrier announced on Wednesday.

To be clear, this LTE-ready handset isn't the brand new, updated Moto G recently introduced by Motorola earlier this month, which lacks LTE.

Powered by Android 4.4 KitKat, the Moto G 4G LTE features a 4.5-inch display, a 5-megapixel rear camera, and a front-facing 1.3-megapixel shooter. Entry-level by today's standards, the handset packs a quad-core Qualcomm 1.2GHz processor with 1GB RAM.

Cricket will start selling the Moto G 4G LTE on September 19 for $150. But wait, there's more. In an attempt to lure away T-Mobile and MetroPCS customers with a limited-time promotion, the carrier promises a $100 bill credit if you switch before October. A separate deal sees the carrier offering double its normal data for select rate plans.

Be sure to read CNET's full Motorola Moto G 4G LTE review.