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Motorola Moto G coming to Republic Wireless, $149 no contract

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Motorola Moto G coming to Republic Wireless, $149 no contract
The Motorola Moto G has been taking the world by storm. It is packing a ton of features without a heavy price tag. Yes, it lacks LTE connectivity, but in exchange you get stellar battery life and since the Qualcomm Snapdragon 400 CPU does not have to crunch on a heavy user interface, overall performance can keep up the pace.

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).

source: Republic Wireless

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posted on 13 Mar 2014, 18:18 2

1. fzacek (Posts: 2486; Member since: 26 Jan 2014)

The Moto G is definitely the best value smartphone on the market.

posted on 13 Mar 2014, 18:31 1

3. Planterz (Posts: 2110; 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.

posted on 13 Mar 2014, 21:44 1

4. PapaSmurf (Posts: 10457; 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.

posted on 14 Mar 2014, 06:29

9. andynaija (Posts: 986; Member since: 08 Sep 2012)

This ^ "Family is the most important thing in the world"

posted on 14 Mar 2014, 06:33

10. andynaija (Posts: 986; Member since: 08 Sep 2012)

-Princess Diana of Wales

posted on 13 Mar 2014, 21:53

5. Kaiser2007 (Posts: 173; Member since: 16 Nov 2013)

Great phone, most bang-for-the-buck.

posted on 13 Mar 2014, 23:21

7. sgodsell (Posts: 4908; 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.


posted on 13 Mar 2014, 18:20

2. downphoenix (Posts: 3165; Member since: 19 Jun 2010)


posted on 13 Mar 2014, 21:56 1

6. Mxyzptlk (unregistered)

I think the best value comes from something that benefits you the most and not just because it's cheap on paper.

posted on 14 Mar 2014, 00:26 2

8. VZWuser76 (Posts: 4786; Member since: 04 Mar 2010)

Whoa Myx, fancy running into you here.

posted on 14 Mar 2014, 12:53

11. Scott93274 (Posts: 5431; 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.

posted on 15 Mar 2014, 21:08

12. Kaiser2007 (Posts: 173; Member since: 16 Nov 2013)

+1 for you.

posted on 16 Mar 2014, 16:07

13. W.P._Android_in_that_Order (Posts: 208; Member since: 15 Feb 2012)

Good news! I like republic wireless.

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