Republic Wireless, a smaller carrier that provides a hybrid service to customers that uses both cellular and Wi-Fi networks to keep costs down, announced Thursday that it’s now offering the Moto G. The 8GB model will set you back $149 without a contract while the 16GB model is priced at $179. Keep in mind, however, that this is the watered-down version of the Moto X that doesn’t offer 4G LTE support.
Republic Wireless has compelling plans if you’re looking to save money and are frequently covered with Wi-Fi. Unlimited talk, text and data — only on Wi-Fi networks — is just $5 per month. Another plan with talk and text on Wi-Fi and cellular connections, and unlimited Wi-Fi data, is priced at $10 per month, while a final 3G plan with unlimited talk, text and data is $25 per month.
All said and done, you’re paying a lot less than on any other carrier, but you also have a much slower data network when you’re only on 3G — or no data/call/text capabilities when Wi-Fi isn’t available, if you opt for one of the Wi-Fi-only plans.
The Moto G is available direct from the Republic Wireless website, which we’ve included a link to in the source below, and is being sold along with several accessories.
Verizon isn’t the only carrier gearing up to offer the Moto G in its stores without a contract. Boost Mobile, which operates on Sprint’s network, announced Thursday that it will begin selling the Moto G for $129.99 with its prepaid plans starting on Jan, 14. That’s $30 more than Verizon’s price, but still a discount […]
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