SAN FRANCISCO (KCBS)— Motorola’s Moto E might not be considered the most high-end Android phone, but with unveiling of their new smartphone, it looks like they want to lure customers away from pricier manufacturers.
It’s interesting because not only is it a pretty good phone, but the company sells it unlocked for $129 without a contract. As you know, typically when you walk into a store and you see a phone for $99, you’d normally be required to sign a two-year contract; plus it’s locked, so you can’t take it to another carrier.
With the Moto E, once you buy the phone, you own it and you aren’t under any contract. You could sign up for a T-Mobile plan and if you’re tired of that after a month, you move over to AT&T if you wanted. Or if you’re like me, you could get off a plane in London and buy a local SIM card and plug it in.