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Amazon adds Moto G Play to popular unlocked smartphone lineup

Amazon has been the home to several unlocked Android smartphones, offering exclusive pricing for Prime members to enjoy. The company’s BLU R1 HD and Moto G have been the top two best-sellers in unlocked phones on Amazon for the past few months now. Starting today, Prime members can also check out the newly launched Moto G Play for just $99.

That promotions is $50 off the full retail price of the phone, which features a 5” HD display, a quad-core processor with 2 GB of RAM, 4G LTE speed, and compatibility with all major CDMA and GSM carriers. Just in case you want to double check what that means, that includes AT&T, Sprint, T-Mobile, and Verizon. T

he Moto G Play is available for pre-order starting today at amazon.com/prime-exclusive-phones and ships on September 15th.

The pricing is a Prime exclusive, offering unlocked smartphones with supported offers and ads to subsidized the cost. Those ads include deals and product recommendations, displayed on the phone’s lockscreen. When a customer sees an offer, they can tap to learn more about it or simply swipe it away to dismiss it, and get straight to their phone without any hassle. The same ad-supported tech is used on Amazon’s popular Kindle line.

“Unlocked phones are the fastest growing category within cell phones on Amazon—and now our Prime exclusive phones are our best-selling unlocked phones,” said Laura Orvidas, Vice President, Consumer Electronics, Amazon.com. “The BLU R1 HD and 4th Generation Moto G are also among our highest rated phones at 4.2 stars—we’ve been thrilled by the response from customers. Now we’re excited to bring another fully featured Android smartphone to the Prime exclusive lineup at an incredible price—the Moto G Play is available for only $99.99.”

The offer will be open to the tens of millions of Prime members around the world. The phone is available on top of unlimited Free Two-Day Shipping that they already enjoy from their membership. There is also unlimited Free Same-Day Delivery on more than a million items in 27 metro areas, and one and two-hour delivery with Prime Now on tens of thousands of items available in more than 25 metro areas.

In addition to all the free shipping that you can get, members have access to unlimited streaming of tens of thousands of movies and TV episodes with Prime Video, more than one million songs and thousands of curated playlists and stations with Prime Music, early access to select Lightning Deals all year long, free secure unlimited photo storage with Prime Photos and one free pre-released book a month with Kindle First.

You can check out the three unlocked phones side-by-side, and choose the one that is best for you, by visiting the official promotional page at Amazon.com.