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Moto X to be $299 off-contract through Republic Wireless

Moto X to be $299 off-contract through Republic Wireless
Many of you have complained about the price tag on the Motorola Moto X. The thinking on that subject has been a bit skewed, both by those who prioritize specs over actual performance, and by those who wrongly expected Motorola to adopt Google's pricing policy (which would inevitably lead to anti-competitive claims against Google). Well, Republic Wireless wants to capture those who thought the price was too high.

Republic Wireless will be offering the Moto X for just $299 off-contract, which is by far the best deal you'll find for the device. The one problem is that while the device will be off-contract, you won't be able to use it on other carriers, because Republic Wireless is an MVNO using the Sprint network, so it will be locked to that network. Sprint means no SIM card, so no way to switch to another network. 

The Moto X will be available on Republic Wireless starting in November. The carrier famously offers an unlimited everything plan (on Sprint's CDMA network) for $19, or you can get access to Sprint's LTE network for $40 per month. 

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posted on 19 Sep 2013, 11:52 2

1. bucky (Posts: 1323; Member since: 30 Sep 2009)


This is what it should have been off the bat

posted on 19 Sep 2013, 13:27

10. protozeloz (Posts: 5371; Member since: 16 Sep 2010)


This^

posted on 19 Sep 2013, 11:54

2. bucky (Posts: 1323; Member since: 30 Sep 2009)


*batt

posted on 19 Sep 2013, 12:19 7

4. Dr.Phil (Posts: 893; Member since: 14 Feb 2011)


You spelled it right the first time.

posted on 19 Sep 2013, 13:55 1

11. bucky (Posts: 1323; Member since: 30 Sep 2009)


I know. I failed miserably there.

posted on 19 Sep 2013, 11:55

3. AChackes (Posts: 11; Member since: 29 Oct 2012)


they have updated plans ranging from $5/mo (wifi only) to $40/ mo. It's on there website

posted on 19 Sep 2013, 12:32 4

5. Googler (Posts: 813; Member since: 10 Jun 2013)


CDMA needs to die already.

posted on 19 Sep 2013, 15:59

14. Shatter (Posts: 1974; Member since: 29 May 2013)


CDMA is the cancer of the phone world

posted on 19 Sep 2013, 12:54 2

6. papss (unregistered)


Agree with above post. This phone should have been this price right of the bat.

posted on 19 Sep 2013, 12:57

7. theruleslawyer (Posts: 108; Member since: 23 Apr 2012)


Proof that it can be offered for that much. If they had started with a more reasonable price I'd probably have one.

posted on 19 Sep 2013, 13:15

8. Napalm_3nema (Posts: 835; Member since: 14 Jun 2013)


The article is not entirely correct. There will be a SIM card, just like all new Sprint LTE devices, since Republic's top tier will include LTE.

posted on 19 Sep 2013, 15:51

13. Zero0 (Posts: 582; Member since: 05 Jul 2012)


Bingo.

The question is whether it can be unlocked to drop in, say, a T-Mobile SIM. I'm assuming that it would have HSPA 21mbps capabilities as a GSM phone, at least.

posted on 19 Sep 2013, 13:18

9. BREvenson (Posts: 204; Member since: 17 May 2012)


At that price, it's almost worth dealing with Sprint's CDMA/LTE networks. Not the worst network, but still behind AT&T and Verizon.

posted on 19 Sep 2013, 14:31

12. AK4TAY7BEN (Posts: 5; Member since: 01 Aug 2013)


I would have probably jumped on this deal if sprint didn't suck in my area

posted on 19 Sep 2013, 16:01

15. bwhiting (Posts: 159; Member since: 15 Jun 2013)


Sorry Michael H. but the actual plan for Sprint LTE to be unlimited is $80 for the first line to be unlimited everything. I work for them and it is a difficult plan to explain to a customer over the phone each day especially when working in internal escalations.

posted on 19 Sep 2013, 19:46

17. wumberpeb (Posts: 418; Member since: 14 Mar 2011)


He's referring to Republic Wireless' price for unlimited everything and access Sprints 4G LTE, which is what he quoted at $40\mo. Nobody is speaking about Sprint plans

posted on 19 Sep 2013, 19:39

16. wumberpeb (Posts: 418; Member since: 14 Mar 2011)


How can they sell the Moto X for $299 off contract when a contract with Sprint will cost $199 for the same phone?!

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