Republic Wireless offers an intriguing alternative to the bigger U.S. carriers, promising unlimited talk, text and 4G data for just $40 per month with cheaper plans for as little as $5 per month. The only real problem was phone selection, which was limited at launch in 2012 to the unattractive Motorola Defy XT, but today the Moto X—one of our favorite Android devices of the year—is finally available on Republic Wireless.
Not only is Republic Wireless getting the Moto X, but the unconventional carrier is offering the device for just $299 off contract. The company offers a $5 Wi-Fi only plan which gives you unlimited data, calls and text as long as you’re in range of an Internet hotspot. For $10 a month you can add cellular calling for when you’re on the go, while $25 gets you unlimited calls, texts and 3G data and $40 gets you 4G LTE service.
For now, the Moto X is only available in black and white models, though with the Moto Maker open to AT&T, Verizon, Sprint and T-Mobile it’s possible Republic Wireless could gain access to the customization tool soon. Motorola’s flagship handset boasts solid specs including a 4.7-inch 720p display, dual-core Qualcomm processor and 10-megapixel camera, as well as a handful of extra features including Active Display, Motorola Assist and quick launch for the camera.