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Apr
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Republic Wireless saw success with its offer of the Moto X last year, and now the carrier has made good on its promise to start selling the low-cost Moto G. For a mere $149 you can get the 8GB Moto G on Republic with no contract and cheap WiFi calling.

Republic Wireless piggybacks on the Sprint network, but augments that with WiFi calling when you're connected to a network. Unlike other VoIP solutions, Republic Wireless can hand-off a call from WiFi to cellular if you lose connection.

The Moto G comes without any sort of contract, but it will only work on Republic Wireless. Aside from the tweaks for Republic's hybrid service, this version of the device is the same as always with a 4.5-inch 720p LCD, 1GB of RAM, a Snapdragon 400, and Android 4.4.2. Monthly plans on Republic range from $5 for WiFi-only calling to $25 for WiFi and 3G service (the Moto G doesn't have LTE). The device can be ordered today in 8GB ($149) and 16GB ($179) variants, but it won't ship for another 1-2 weeks.

[Republic Wireless Blog, Republic Moto G]

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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  • atlouiedog

    I wish the Sprint network had better coverage as it is practically useless where my parents live. This would be perfect for my mom. She doesn't need a fancy phone and lives in an area with poor service on all carriers. Good wifi calling at home and $25 unlimited when she's out would be a great fit for her use. Too bad AT&T or Verizon aren't as MVNO friendly as Sprint.

  • http://www.twitter.com/ninjustin ninjustin

    I'd recommend going with the Aio Wireless one. The phone is $150 (8GB) and coverage is much better. Although I picked up the unlocked one for the flexibility.

    • ProductFRED

      I'd recommend the unlocked/unbranded one. No reason to buy it from the carriers.

  • ProductFRED

    I'd recommend splurging and going with the X considering Sprint's 3G network is beyond terrible. You'll get LTE, and trust me, you'll thank yourself later.

  • tharealoc

    I'll be picking one of these up for my brother. Sure sprint coverage isn't great, but he doesn't need data, just talk and text. This is a solid deal for a starter smart phone.

  • Freak4Dell

    Uhhh...the G has a 4.5" screen.

  • sdfl

    If anyone is interested this link can save you $20 http://rwshar.es/OrYI.

  • me

    Suddenly, 8GB extra costs only $30 and not $100.... hhahaa

  • Anthony Dunlap

    Is Motorola the only brand this company carries?? That's all I see dou..I mean Aaron Baker talk about. Damn sell out.

  • Kevin

    Just purchased the Moto G phone and looking forward to the Republic Wireless experience. When I signed up and purchased the Moto G I got $20 off for using a referral link. If you are interested in getting a top notch phone and getting an additional $20 off, feel free to use my referral link and get the discount: Referral link: http://rwshar.es/O2Zv

  • Steve

    Save $20 on your Republic Wireless purchase using my referral link: http://rwshar.es/OFc8

  • Tim Frappier

    Republic Wireless is a great deal! you don't have to sacrifice quality for a unbeatable service and price. If you would like $20 dollars off your first purchase then use my link: http://rwshar.es/O8Yu

  • cluckkiller

    Here is my referral link to save $20. They just started offering discounts again when you buy a Moto X or Moto G through their website. Cheers! =D
    http://rwshar.es/Orq_

  • Andrew

    Republic has been awesome for me! The Defy XT was good, but I'm upgradin to the Moto G this week, and if anyone wants to join we both get $20 credit if you use this referral link:

    http://rwshar.es/O8es

    You can get this if you buy direct from RW, moto-maker won't count (custom moto X phones)

    • Andrew

      woo! thanks to whomever used my signup link!

  • http://AeroStang.com AeroStang

    Make sure you get referred! It give you and the other person a $20 kickback, the new person gets it off the phone, the person referring gets it as a bill credit. If you don't have anyone, you can just use mine (www.republicwireless.co). I have a Moto X as my personal line, and just made my work line a Moto G- saved $20 on the new line, and get two months of $10 service on my personal line! Although, I ended up buying two flip cases for the G that ate up the savings pretty quickly lol. The flip cases save needing a screen protector, but make it hard to use the camera (from using friends cases). The service with the X has been great, and since the G is more powerful (just less separate cores dedicated to certain processes), it should have no issues at all.

    • Dfly

      Hi AeroStang:
      I am going to get one of the phones...want the moto g...cheaper one. Will it work same as the 300 moto x in terms of wireless and cellular connections? your post was helpful and i see you have both x and g phones. i drive back and forth to nyc alot and need the phone to work...does the moto g also default to cell towers if wireless drops? thx tyler102799@yahoo.com

  • tmk39

    If interested, you can use my referral link to save on a Moto X or Moto G (doesn't work with Moto Maker though). Republic Wireless is an awesome company and I would highly recommend switching to them.

    http://rwshar.es/PL4H

  • Steve

    Moto X and Moto G Smartphones at Republic Wireless (Sprint). Their UNLIMITED Minutes, Texts, and Data smartphone plan is just $25 per month. Or $10 per month if you only want unlimited Minutes and Texts (with Wifi Only Data). Earn a $20 Republic Wireless credit with the purchase of your new phone using my referral link: http://rwshar.es/OFc8

  • aphky8

    Republic Wireless referral link, give $20 get $20!

    http://rwshar.es/R_gx

  • hash esh

    MOTOROLA with all new MOTO G .............
    HAppy to see to back MOTO
    i'm planning to buy this MOTO G , 16gb
    i checked the specifications .. they look good to me ...
    battery backup is far better then other SMARTphones with 3000 mAh
    anyone using this phone ..
    i checked on Amazon , they are selling it for really low price http://amzn.to/QiMEh5, suggest me guysssssssssss ......
    valuable opinions required :D

  • CKH

    Republic Wireless has the MotoX for $299 and the MotoG for $149, both with a
    30 Day no risk guarantee. Unlimited service is $25 and month and
    unlimited no data plans are only $10 a month. This is not an ad, it is my
    personal experience and recommendation. Use this link for an additional
    $20 off: http://rwshar.es/Oqvb

  • RStevens503

    The Moto G is a great device. Here is a referral link for $20 off a new plan at Republic Wireless: http://rwshar.es/UVqF

  • http://batman-news.com GB

    Here's a $20 referral link if you want to join Republic Wireless. Thanks
    http://rwshar.es/Vr7G

  • http://batman-news.com GB

    $20 Referral link for Republic Wireless. They have Moto G phones and plans are $10 talk and text, $25 unlimited 3g.
    http://rwshar.es/Vr7G

    You get $20 off your 1st bill and I get $20 of my bill too. Thanks!

  • http://batman-news.com GB

    RW $20 off referral link.
    http://rwshar.es/Vr7G

    Have to buy a Moto G or X from Republic Wireless to get $20 off your first months bill.
    RW uses Sprint Network so if Sprint is good where you are changing to RW will save significant money. $25 unlimited voice/talk/data and No Contract. No ETF. This is really the best service going "if" Sprint is strong in your area. I changed from Sprint and signal etc... is identical at more than half the cost. Check them out and use my referral link cause we both get $20 off when you do. Thanks

  • Boon Joe

    Republic Wireless service has been great. You will save $20 off your new service by using this link: http://rwshar.es/3NIT

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