leaked image of it appeared on Twitter, the Boost Mobile version of Motorola's Moto G Android phone is now available on HSN.com for $129.99. It comes with a free case and car charger and there's a
Update 1/3: HSN has increased its mail-in rebate from $30 to $50.
Update 1/6: HSN has raised the Moto G bundle price to $149.99 ($99.99 after rebate).
The Moto G is a 3G only (no LTE) phone with otherwise high-end specs including a quad-core processor, 4.5 inch 1280 x 720 HD screen, 5 MP autofocus main camera with flash, 1.3 MP front facing camera and a 2070 mAh battery.
According to HSN it runs Android 4.3 JellyBean. The unlocked GSM version of the Moto G has received an OTA upgrade to 4.4 KitKat. Boost has been pretty good about updating its recent Android phones so I expect the G will get KitKat eventually.
Update 1/2: Boost has announced that the Moto G will get "a guaranteed upgrade to Android 4.4 KitKat expected as early as February"
To get the mail-in rebate, the Moto G must be purchased by Jan 17 and activated by Feb 28. It must remain active on Boost for at least 45 days. HSN says to allow 8 to 10 weeks for the rebate to arrive.
The Moto G works on Boost's $55/month Unlimited Android Plan which includes unlimited voice, messaging and data. After 2.5 GB of data has been used in a plan month, data speeds are throttled to 256 Kbps for the remainder of the month.
Boost has a rather nice loyalty program called "Shrinkage". For every six on time payments the monthly plan price is reduced by $5. The maximum shrinkage reduction is $15 making the monthly price $40 after 18 on time payments.|