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

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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13 Comments

1. fzacek

Posts: 2486; Member since: Jan 26, 2014

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

3. Planterz

Posts: 2120; Member since: Apr 30, 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: 10457; Member since: May 14, 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: 1262; Member since: Sep 08, 2012

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

10. andynaija

Posts: 1262; Member since: Sep 08, 2012

-Princess Diana of Wales

5. Kaiser2007

Posts: 173; Member since: Nov 16, 2013

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

7. sgodsell

Posts: 7451; Member since: Mar 16, 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. http://www.phonearena.com/phones/compare/Samsung-Galaxy-Light,Motorola-Moto-G/phones/8175,8208

2. downphoenix

Posts: 3165; Member since: Jun 19, 2010

tempting.

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.

8. VZWuser76

Posts: 4974; Member since: Mar 04, 2010

Whoa Myx, fancy running into you here.

11. Scott93274

Posts: 6040; Member since: Aug 06, 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.

12. Kaiser2007

Posts: 173; Member since: Nov 16, 2013

+1 for you.

13. W.P._Android_in_that_Order

Posts: 208; Member since: Feb 15, 2012

Good news! I like republic wireless.

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