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After launching the Moto X at $299 late last year, Republic Wireless is moving on to Motorola's other current handset. The Moto G will be available without contract for $149 sometime in April and voice plans on Republic Wireless start at just $5 per month.

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When the Moto X launched on Republic it still cost over $500 from Motorola. Thus, it was a pretty big deal to sell it for just $299. The GSM Moto G's regular price is $179, so $149 isn't as jaw-dropping. A discount is still a discount, though. The Moto G on Republic will come with Android 4.4.2, a quad-core Snapdragon 400, 1GB of RAM, and a 4.5-inch 720p LCD.

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Keep in mind the Moto G doesn't have LTE and Republic Wireless runs on Sprint's network. That means data speeds will be mediocre at best. However, the hybrid calling feature ensures you'll have voice and text when you're connected to WiFi no matter how bad Sprint's 3G is. You can sign up to be notified when the release is official and also be entered for a chance to win a Moto G and 12 months of 3G service.

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Ryan Whitwam
Ryan is a tech/science writer, skeptic, lover of all things electronic, and Android fan. In his spare time he reads golden-age sci-fi and sleeps, but rarely at the same time. His wife tolerates him as few would.

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  • Mystery Man

    Awesome. Sprint network sucks ass around me but the WiFi calling thing is cool. Especially using $5 plan for a home phone

    • Mike Kister

      I thought that too but the network works much better on the Moto X with Republic.

  • h4rr4r

    If republic wireless was on T-mobile I would have already switched. Sprint 3G is not so great.

    • walt

      true that man. add the iphone to the list..........game over :D

    • Mike Kister

      I can't speak for the Sprint coverage where you were but when I was with Virgin the Sprint network was usable but unimpressive. Now that I switched to Republic with the Moto X the Sprint signal is just great! I can use the 4G but I see no reason to. I stream music and game with no problems just fine on 3G.

  • Steve

    Thanks for the mention Ryan!

  • Steve

    Thanks for the mention Ryan!

  • zxo0oxz

    Well, it sucks that they announced this just as I got my Boost Mobile Moto G, but I'm happy with it nonetheless.

  • zxo0oxz

    Well, it sucks that they announced this just as I got my Boost Mobile Moto G, but I'm happy with it nonetheless.

  • Elion

    I'm a member of RW, and I can't believe how great this service has been... It's saved me a ton of money, and I just got my X... naturally it's the same as every other X out there but with that special hybrid calling which is pretty great.... definitely a seamless transition between WiFI to 3G on calls.

    The other news that was announced (which deserves another story about) is that reactivation's are coming soon! (finally!) So that means, you can finally buy/sell used RW phones if you want and it can be reactivated.

    And lastly, our version of the Moto X is hitting the Sprint Phone Testing Labs this month with Android 4.4 KitKat... so now we just have to wait for Sprints stamp of approval and the X will have the latest update finally!

    Good news all around!

    • Mike Kister

      Had my Moto X since November and I echo your words.

      • Guest

        I totally agree...Got my rw moto x in December and I love it! I'm on the $10 plan and am gung-ho for kitkat!

        • Mike Kister

          I'm waiting for Kit Kat too but I am disturbed by the reported battery drain issues with the new version

        • Glen Maxson

          DItto - love the X and Republic's service! Saving a fortune since leaving AT&T as well.

  • Elion

    I'm a member of RW, and I can't believe how great this service has been... It's saved me a ton of money, and I just got my X... naturally it's the same as every other X out there but with that special hybrid calling which is pretty great.... definitely a seamless transition between WiFI to 3G on calls.

    The other news that was announced (which deserves another story about) is that reactivation's are coming soon! (finally!) So that means, you can finally buy/sell used RW phones if you want and it can be reactivated.

    And lastly, our version of the Moto X is hitting the Sprint Phone Testing Labs this month with Android 4.4 KitKat... so now we just have to wait for Sprints stamp of approval and the X will have the latest update finally!

    Good news all around!

  • Robin Ricardo

    It's already $99 from Verizon.

    • Cesar

      Verizon's prepaid plans are considerably more expensive though.

    • Mike Kister

      And with the monthly service fee your annual cost is far, far more!

      • Robin Ricardo

        You pay a monthly fee? None of that for me, thanks.

        • Mike Kister

          You don't pay a fee for your Cell/data service every month?

  • Elizabeth

    Republic wireless is a great provider and is produces even better phones. I highly recommend them.

  • Antonio

    This has been working great for me.

    I have been a Republic Wireless customer starting with the Defy XT since 2012 and have had great service. I was paying $19.99/mo and the sprint MVNO works great for me in my area. I suggest those interested check sprint coverage in their area. I ordered the MOTO X upgrade and have been paying $22.50/mo (I get a 10% discount on service for being a beta member), not bad for a MOTO X phone for unlimited everything with no contract. Being
    able to switch between the $5, $10, $24, & $40 plan up to twice a month is a plus. I can switch to the $5 or $10 plan when I go on vacations to Mexico or Europe.

    My wife is now ready to purchase the Moto G because of the great price
    $149/$179! She has the Sprint Pioneer plan which is a grandfathered phone plan
    with no contract and you pay as you go. With 300 text and regular calling she
    still has a varying monthly bill of $10 to $20 dollars and it’s not a
    smartphone. With the Moto G at the $10 plan she gets unlimited Call and Text,
    plus gets to use the smartphone functions at home and other Wifi locations.

    Quick story: I went to Cancun, Mexico for vacation and stayed at a Condo with Wifi. So I was able to make calls to the USA easy and clearly with no need to turn "On" an App and sign in. Also, at the Cancun Airport where I had no Wifi and no Sprint coverage, only showed roaming, I was able to text my co-workers in the USA. Not sure how it worked but it did.

    I suggest if you’re on the fence try it out and if not happy contact thembefore 30 days are up for your refund. If ordering please remember to use referral link: "http://rwshar.es/PAwY" for a service credit of $20 toward your monthly service fees.

  • Walter White

    Earn $20 signing up with Republic Wireless through this link, http://rwshar.es/TwXP.

  • Matt Caesar

    Moto G is a great phone and runs flawlessly on Republic Wireless, which provides great service at a price that blows the competition out of the water. Get $20 off your first month’s service charge when you sign up using the link below!

    http://rwshar.es/3nST

  • Antonio

    I started on Republic Wireless (RW) with the Defy XT which is also my
    first smartphone. RW switched my single band to dual band Defy XT at no cost
    for those of us who wanted it, what carrier does that? When the Moto X came out
    I upgraded immediately. RW worked out a trade-up program with Motorola and gave
    us $100 for our Defy XT once we purchased the Moto X. I have had the Moto X for
    awhile and love the service and phone, but I especially love the $22.50 a month
    for 3G and unlimited talk and text. Many people think it is some type of scam
    or too good to be true so they don't even bother checking them online. So far I
    know of four people at work and other family members making the switch to a
    great service at great prices, saving them some serious cash compared to their
    old providers. My wife was resisting change but even she saw the benefits and
    bought the Moto G for $179 for the 16GB. She is currently on the $10 unlimited
    talk & Text, no data plan, but she is around WiFi and does not need it yet.
    She can switch plans up to twice a month with no fees. I have used both phones
    and they are great smartphones. These make good smartphones for high school
    kids and college students also .

    The Moto X: takes great pictures with a 10 MB camera and great software.
    Great touchless control and always awaits your command, great while
    driving. I like the twist your wrist and phone camera turns on!

    The Moto G: great phone at $179 or $149 with a good 5 MB camera.

    If you are interested first check the 3G or 4G Sprint coverage in your
    area, depending which one you will use.

    You get a 30 day return policy to try it out.

    if you use a referral link (http://rwshar.es/7Ovx)
    you get $20 off - that's two free months of service on the $10 dollar plan.

    Buy with American Express or other credit card that gives you extended
    warranty, two year peace of mind.