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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Moto X
  • Display 4.7" 720 x 1280 pixels
  • Camera 10 MP / 2 MP front
  • Processor Qualcomm Snapdragon S4 Pro, Dual-core, 1700 MHz
  • Storage 16 GB
  • Battery 2200 mAh(13h talk time)

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17 Comments

1. bucky

Posts: 3771; Member since: Sep 30, 2009

This is what it should have been off the bat

10. protozeloz

Posts: 5396; Member since: Sep 16, 2010

This^

2. bucky

Posts: 3771; Member since: Sep 30, 2009

*batt

4. Dr.Phil

Posts: 2250; Member since: Feb 14, 2011

You spelled it right the first time.

11. bucky

Posts: 3771; Member since: Sep 30, 2009

I know. I failed miserably there.

3. AChackes

Posts: 15; Member since: Oct 29, 2012

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

5. Googler

Posts: 813; Member since: Jun 10, 2013

CDMA needs to die already.

14. Shatter

Posts: 2036; Member since: May 29, 2013

CDMA is the cancer of the phone world

6. papss unregistered

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

7. theruleslawyer

Posts: 108; Member since: Apr 23, 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: 2236; Member since: Jun 14, 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: Jul 05, 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.

9. BREvenson

Posts: 240; Member since: May 17, 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: Aug 01, 2013

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

15. bwhiting

Posts: 188; Member since: Jun 15, 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: 453; Member since: Mar 14, 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: 453; Member since: Mar 14, 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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