Mark dropped his Moto G cellphone last winter and I bought him an Acer Liquid z220 as a replacement. The phone was okay but the bad thing was that I could not find a case for it anywhere except for a universal case which he didn’t like. So he dropped it last week and then ran into a wall yesterday morning with it in his shorts. I saw him run into the way and I still don’t know how it happened.
Anyways, the phone screen was dead and the cost to repair it wasn’t worth it.
We went looking for some phones today and didn’t find anything worth getting excited for. He is working so he wanted cheap since he is paying it back but I reminded him that if he gets a decent one, it will last longer. We went looking for another Moto G when I was reminded of a Twitter conversation I had with noted Windows evangelist Darren Sproat. Microsoft has the new Microsoft Lumia 650 on for really cheap right now, obviously as a loss leader to get people to try out Windows phone.
It was only $199.99 with free shipping which shocked me because that is the exact same amount of money they are selling it from the U.S. store which saves him about 20%. The Moto G was going to be about $300 after taxes and fees so he is happy. The phone in unlocked which means he can take it with him if he decides to move on from Virgin Mobility.
I know everyone goes on about apps but the phone:
- Makes outgoing phone calls
- Accepts incoming phone calls
- Surfs the net
- Has a camera, takes photos and HD video.
- Plays YouTube videos
It will do what he needs it to do and will be here in a week.