We were effusive in our acclaim
over Republic Wireless
’ astonishingly inexpensive mobile service, and the company is making more headway in the mobile market now that it’s added the Moto X
to its offerings.
The Moto X (review here
), which you can snag for $299 through Republic Wireless, brings a higher-end handset option to the service and should pull in many more customers than the old $249 Motorola Defy XT
. You can opt for a black or white version of the new phone.
Along with the availability of the Moto X, Republic Wireless is launching its new service plans. You still don’t need a contract, and you can change up your plan up to twice per month if you need to scale your options up or down. Plans start at $5 per month for unlimited WiFi-only talk, text, and data; $10 will get you the same, as well as unlimited calls and texts. The $25 plan offers unlimited everything over WiFi and 3G, and for $40 you can get unlimited everything over 4G.
This is a ridiculous deal; adding in the cost of the Moto X, you could have an attractive smartphone option and unlimited 4G connectivity for a paltry $779 a year or, extrapolating over the span of two years, you’d pay $1,259. That’s a steal compared to most unlimited plans even with a subsidized handset, and with Republic Wireless you’re not locked into a contract.