Motorola Moto G coming to Republic Wireless, $149 no contract
The Moto G's bang-for-the-buck factor is nicely complimented by its upcoming availability at Wi-Fi-hybrid-cellular carrier, Republic Wireless. Beginning in April, the 8GB Moto G will cost just $149 free and clear.
The 16GB model will cost only $179 with no contract. Pair either of these with Republic Wireless plans, and your monthly bill could be as low as $5 per month (Wi-Fi only plan). There is also a $10 per month plan which adds unlimited talk and text on cellular. $25 per month throws in unlimited everything, Wi-Fi and cellular (data is throttled after 5GB).
The Moto G presumably brings the same solutions that the introduction of the Moto X brought to Republic back in November, such as improved Wi-Fi-to-cellular hand-offs. Since Republic’s disposition is as a Wi-Fi-first network carrier, you cannot bring your own device to take advantage of the mobile savings. However, $149 for a contract-free device certainly might make the transition easier.
Republic will also offer a variety of color backs for your Moto G (sold separately).
Motorola Moto G
source: Republic Wireless
1. fzacek (Posts: 1694; Member since: 26 Jan 2014)
The Moto G is definitely the best value smartphone on the market.
3. Planterz (Posts: 828; Member since: 30 Apr 2012)
One of, certainly. If you're on T-Mobile, check out the Galaxy Light. The screen is only 4" 480x800, but it's still bright and clear. The other biggest differences between the Moto G and the Galaxy Light are the Light adds microSD storage and LTE. Depending on where you live, LTE can make a huge difference between the Moto G's HSPA+ 21.1Mb/s and the Galaxy Light. I got my G-Light today, and my speed went from 5-8Mb/s (HTC Sensation) to 3-35Mb/s on LTE.
You can find the Galaxy Light for $170 new (no tax, no shipping), or $120 used. Amazing value. It was a very hard choice for me, but I decided connection speed was more important to me than the fancier screen. I kinda still want to pick up a Moto G.
4. PapaSmurf (Posts: 8300; Member since: 14 May 2012)
Go my mother the Galaxy Light for Christmas and she's in love with it. I'm getting her a iPhone 5S for Mother's Day though so everyone in our family can FaceTime each other and sync directly to our Mac.
9. andynaija (Posts: 469; Member since: 08 Sep 2012)
This ^ "Family is the most important thing in the world"
7. sgodsell (Posts: 1249; Member since: 16 Mar 2013)
People can compare for themselves. The moto g is water resistant, and has slow motion video capture, FM radio. The Galaxy light has NFC.
6. Mxyzptlk (Posts: 3555; Member since: 21 Apr 2012)
I think the best value comes from something that benefits you the most and not just because it's cheap on paper.
11. Scott93274 (Posts: 1070; Member since: 06 Aug 2013)
For once I agree with you Mxyzptlk, that's probably why the Moto G is so popular, and getting so much attention with the media.
13. W.P._Android_in_that_Order (Posts: 206; Member since: 15 Feb 2012)
Good news! I like republic wireless.