Moto X to be $299 off-contract through Republic Wireless
0. phoneArena 19 Sep 2013, 11:40 posted on
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...
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1. bucky (Posts: 2145; Member since: 30 Sep 2009)
This is what it should have been off the bat
3. AChackes (Posts: 15; Member since: 29 Oct 2012)
they have updated plans ranging from $5/mo (wifi only) to $40/ mo. It's on there website
6. papss (unregistered)
Agree with above post. This phone should have been this price right of the bat.
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.
8. Napalm_3nema (Posts: 1731; 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.
13. Zero0 (Posts: 592; Member since: 05 Jul 2012)
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.
9. BREvenson (Posts: 239; 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.
12. AK4TAY7BEN (Posts: 6; Member since: 01 Aug 2013)
I would have probably jumped on this deal if sprint didn't suck in my area
15. bwhiting (Posts: 187; 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.
17. wumberpeb (Posts: 452; 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
16. wumberpeb (Posts: 452; 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?!