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Smart Phone for $60!

October 10th, 2014 at 07:01 am

Here is a great cell phone deal.

The Moto G for Boost Mobile sells for under $100. But every once in a while it goes on sale for $59.99.

This phone is compatible with Ting!

So my dh did pick one up. I thought it was silly to get for our younger son (there will be better deals by the time he ever needs a phone with cell service - it will be YEARS). But dh did also like the idea of having a backup phone in case we break one of ours. It's not a bad idea in that regard. We also talked about giving this phone to BM so we can just switch it on whenever he needs cell service and switch it off when he doesn't (very easy to do with Ting). I think in the end dh is probably going to buy another one, next time they go on sale. Then BM can have a phone with cell service AND we can have a backup phone. At these prices, whatever...

Overall, this is an exceptional deal for any tween or teen user, but I think also works well for the frugies. This is the phone I was planning to get, until I went with something much more robust. The Moto G is a far nicer phone than the kids really need. Certainly more than we expected to get them in a first phone. This is also the same phone BM already has. (His was a $50 prepaid Verizon deal that he can not activate on Ting).

The Moto G retails for closer to $200 I believe, and even at $200 is a good deal for how nice of a phone it is.

Dh picked up this new Moto G at Target for $59.99 (plus 5% off with Red Card). Target did not have this price, but he price matched a Best Buy deal.

Best Buy currently has the $59.99 deal. (No expiration noted for this sale. As long as they want to offer it).

[url]http://www.bestbuy.com/site/boost-mobile-motorola-moto-...

This sale comes around periodically, so it is worth waiting for these deals, even if "now" is not the right time. Just to say this is not a once-in-a-lifetime deal or anything like that. I am sure it will pop up again around the holidays.

Of course, Ting only costs $6 per month for cell service and then you only pay for what you use. Their rates are here:

[url]https://ting.com/rates[/url]

Our household has been paying around $30/month for Ting (for two phones). Much less than that if you count all the referral credits and other credits we have racked up.

Here are the instructions to activate the Moto G on Ting:

[url]http://www.reviewtechnica.com/2014/06/how-to-activate-m...

Finally, here is my Ting referral code, if you want a $25 credit for signing up with Ting:

[url]https://z181d126bt4.ting.com[/url]

7 Responses to “Smart Phone for $60!”

  1. CB in the City Says:

    I have a Moto G, and it has everything I need! I do not have the Boost Moto G, however, and cannot get onto Ting. I use Straight Talk from Wal-Mart.

  2. Petunia 100 Says:

    Moto G is one of the phones Republic Wireless uses, too. They sell it for $149.

  3. PatientSaver Says:

    This sounds very interesting, as I've been mulling over getting my 1st smartphone. (I have the world's oldest cellphone now.) Those instructions seem daunting, though, when you read thru all that detail. I have no idea what tethering is, etc. I suppose I could try to activate the phone without opening the packaged phone up so i could return if i had to.

    Thanks!

  4. FrugalTexan75 Says:

    If I could deal with non iOS phones ... this would be a great deal. If only they'd have the iPhone 4S+ on sale for $200 or something (Sprint version)... Big Grin

  5. MonkeyMama Says:

    I hadn't read the instructions. That's great that you can activate without opening the box!! Overall looks pretty simple. Also, ting customer service is excellent. They'd help you activate if you had issues.

  6. MonkeyMama Says:

    @ps - everything after #8 or so is n/a at this point. You can google tethering but I assume it's nothing you would ever need. Ting also charges extra for some things like that but we would never use those service. & that is with 2 techies on my plan.

  7. MonkeyMama Says:

    Okay, there are only 6 steps. & ting does not seem to charge extra for that tethering and hotspots. Never mind.

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