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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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posted on 19 Sep 2013, 11:52 2

1. bucky (Posts: 1516; 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: 5378; Member since: 16 Sep 2010)


This^

posted on 19 Sep 2013, 11:54

2. bucky (Posts: 1516; Member since: 30 Sep 2009)


*batt

posted on 19 Sep 2013, 12:19 7

4. Dr.Phil (Posts: 916; Member since: 14 Feb 2011)


You spelled it right the first time.

posted on 19 Sep 2013, 13:55 1

11. bucky (Posts: 1516; 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: 2030; 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: 1181; 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: 583; 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: 207; 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: 6; 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: 171; 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: 440; 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: 440; 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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