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  1. sfbloodbrother

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    I had thought that the moto g was a 4g phone. So, that's a little setback for me but still considering this phone. How is 3G speeds? It's been a long time since I used a smartphone so I'm a little hesitant as I have been using wifi on my tablet for a while and don't wanna be disappointed when something is a little slower.

    How is web browsing and searching. Video too how is that? Because I do watch a lot of YouTube videos and when I'm out do plan to use my moto g.
    I'm sure that itl be fine as the most I will use it for is posting on tapatalk, twitter.
    Just a little curious about 3G.
     

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    It's pretty quick, actually web browsing is a lot faster than on my HTC8x which in theory has better spec. I really can't complain about the speed of the internet. Maps, web, FB work great when out and about (obviously a bit slower than on wifi). Haven't tried videos as I don't watch them on my phone at all.
     
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    For me it's fast enough. I switched carrier's from Verizon and their 4G/LTE service because now I will save $50 per month. I'm using Tmobile's prepaid plan.

    I was a little disappointed the MG didn't have 4G but like I said, the 3G is good enough for me. Before the MG came out, I was looking at getting LG's F6 phone. It looks like a solid mid-range phone that offer's 4G and external SD Card slot.
     
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    3G is good enough for me, but it's the only viable option where I live anyway lol. I don't do any streaming or anything but like others have said it's quite fast for web browsing, Facebook etc. and when I'm home it's on wifi. Until very recently I was on 2G with a straight talk feature phone now that was slow!
     
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    3g speeds are going to depend entirely on the local market in your area

    How well the coverage is, how congested the towers are, ect
     
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    I'll be using boost mobile in the city of Chicago. Coverage says its pretty good but I'll have to see it to believe it.
     
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    I only get 3G on Verizon at my house, it's fine for browsing but honestly not good for YouTube. I don't even bother trying, I'll flip Wi-Fi on or just use the laptop. That's the only 'issue' I have with it, streaming video isn't worth the trouble but everything else is fine. My signal is decent, average is pretty consistently in the -85 to -90 range.
     
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    I remember watching Netflix on my iPhone when I had it.
     
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    I use my laptop to watch videos and I don't have Netflix but youtube played smoothly when I tried it. Then again it wasn't an HD video.
     
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    Yeah sometimes I have to turn off HD to play a video. Sometimes on wifi.
     
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    Well this sucks. Was going to get this phone for my wife to replace her iPhone 4 until I saw it was only 3G :(
     
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    Its got HSPA+ right?

    Not LTE, but should be plenty fast
     
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    Depends on service and area. T-Mobile's 3G is pretty fast, as it uses HSPA+. People report getting 8-10mb/s, but again it depends on your area. You can probably check Tmobile's map. Make sure you get the USA edition rather than the Global one if you go with T-mobile. ATT also uses HSPA+, which I think is comparable to T-mobile's
     
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    T-Mobile prices do not match with Boost Mobile. I'd rather pay $55 a month rather than $92 like my sister. She's on T-Mobile.
     
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    With Tmo, I get between 6-8mbps. Though, my area, MO, Tmo doesn't have a strong presence as other areas.
     
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    Their (T-Mobile) prepaid plans are much cheaper than that. I went with the $30/ month one in December just to test it out.
     
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    Pre paid? Do you get data with that? Smartphone options?
     
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    The $30 prepaid plan you get 100 voice minutes, unlimited text and unlimited data, but data will be throttled after 5gb. :smokingsomb: You also bring your own device.
     
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    Hey 5gb isn't that bad. For 30 bucks I may be able to live with that.
     
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    And you can use VOIP for calls and they don't count towards your minutes
     
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    Laughing out loud as if I make phone calls. Hehe, does that mean google voice?
     
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    I found this in their fine text. For that 100 talk minutes, unlimited text and 5GB of 4G, they say "Only phones brought in from Wal-Mart or phones activated on T-Mobile.com are eligible". So that means no Moto G.
     
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    Is there anything special to do to get the $30/month plan?
    I'd like to try their service, bring my Moto G and get that. Don't need many (if any minutes), but more to see how their data coverage is for our area.
     
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    Any phone can be activated via their website. Buy the correct sized prepaid sim kit for you phone and it gives you a website to go activate it on.
    I'm using a Nexus 5 on it.




    It is only for new activations, so if you don't refill it within a specific time period, you'll have to get a completely different sim. It also has to be activated online, going to a store will only cause employees to look at you like you're crazy.
     
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Motorola Moto G (1st Gen)

The first generation Moto G was the released in November of 2013. The phone was the first in Motorola's new mid-range line that targeted the sweet spot between specs and pricing. It originally built for emerging markets, but also saw success as a low-priced Android phone option in other parts of the world. The Moto G 1st Gen features Features 4.5-inch LCD display, Snapdragon 400 processor, 16GB storage, 1GB RAM. 5MP rear/1.3MP front facing cameras, and a removable 2,070 mAh battery.

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