Moto G Price Set for $99 Off-Contract, Device Now Available at Best Buy

The Moto G price is set for $99 off-contract and can be purchased directly from Best Buy.

"The phone is currently landing in stores and is available for sale as soon as it arrives," said Best Buy spokesman Jonathan Sandler to the LA Times.

It is not clear whether the 8GB or 16GB version will feature this price. The Moto G normally sells for $179 or $199 without a contract. It's surprising that Best Buy is able to charge so little for it.

A Google+ user named Josue Joseph who also claims to be a Best Buy employee posted up a picture of the Moto G in its packaging and also wrote "look at what just arrived" earlier this week hinting at its imminent launch through the retailer.

Joseph didn't know the official "street date" at the time. He clarified that the deal for the Moto G will not require customers to sign a new contract with Verizon and that this model will not work on any other carrier. This is the reason Verizon is able to charge so little for it.

The Moto G was launched earlier this year and is similar to the Moto X. The device packs a Qualcomm Snapdragon 400 processor, a 5-megapixel rear camera, 1.3-megapixel front shooter, Android 4.4, KitKat or Android 4.3 depending on the variant, a 4.5-inch LCD display with 720 x 1280 resolution at 329 ppi and 16GB of internal storage.

The Moto G received rave reviews and was even crowned Product of the Year at the 2013 TrustedReviews Awards. The smartphone is an extremely affordable SIM-free handset which makes it even more appealing to the average customer not looking to lock into a contract.