Contract Free: Moto G And Republic Wireless Review

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Contract Free: Moto G And Republic Wireless ReviewWhen we last checked in with Republic Wireless, we found that the service itself was as advertised (inexpensive and very good), but the asterisk was the handset--the Motorola Defy XT, a decidedly midrange smartphone that was the only handset you could use with the service. Worse, the price tag was a mite steep at $249.

Subsequently, however, Republic Wireless added two handsets to the lineup that changed the game with the Motorola Moto X and Moto G. Although neither are considered particularly high-end smartphones, we found the Moto X to be a well-made device with substantial performance capabilities. The question we’re asking today is whether or not the Moto G’s performance can equal or exceed its value, particularly within Republic Wireless’ service, because a bargain is only a bargain if you’re getting something good out of it...

Contract Free: Moto G And Republic Wireless Review

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Dave_HH replied on Fri, Jun 6 2014 3:23 PM

$149 and no contract... not too shabby at all.

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That's a nice phone in that price range but being limited to 3G might be a deal-breaker for some, including me. Right now the 3G Moto G is available prepaid no-contract at Best Buy for only $49.99 and at Verizon for $79.99. I believe these are Father's Day sales and normally the phone is $99.99.

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"the cheapest of skates?"

Lord, you got me,.........I'm cheap! LOL!

This seems like a good phone for the money.

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I have had Republic Wireless for over a year now and currently have a Moto X through them.

I love the low prices while still having a top tier smartphone.

I recently got the Moto G for my mom for mothers day. It's her first smartphone and she loves it!

If you're around wifi all the time then I definitely recommend getting a phone from Republic Wireless and only paying $10 a month for unlimited talk and text.

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ckh replied on Mon, Jun 9 2014 1:07 PM

Normal 0 false false false EN-US X-NONE X-NONE The Moto X is an excellent phone in all respects. I use an UNLIMITED, NO CONTRACT cell, text and data service on the Moto X for $25 a month and that is only available from Republic Wireless. They also offer a unlimited cell and text plan for $10 a month. They use Sprint cell with Verizon roaming, and use WIFI connections where neither is available. That makes it extremely accessible. It is revolutionary, and it saves a fortune. I have been using Republic for over a year and a half now I recommend them to everyone I know. They sell the Moto X for $299 or the Moto G for $149.

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Arbitron replied on Tue, Jun 10 2014 1:59 AM

I use the Moto X with Republic Wireless and it's a good phone for a decent price at $299. The price is a lot better than elsewhere for over $500. Republic also has access to Sprint's roaming partners so the coverage is much better than other MVNOs from Sprint. All in all, great service at an awesome price.

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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 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.

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

First make sure Sprint Coverage is good in your area first!

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

Buy with American Express or other credit card that gives you extended warranty, just in case you need it - I have not!

With the Moto X you get a chromecast right now.

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I'm starting to hear more and more about Republic Wireless and how they're helping save people money...

I have been with Sprint for 10 years and service is okay but my phones are always super expensive. After each two year contract ends, I don't really get any discount on a new phone (not substantial). I pay around $75 a month with 400 anytime minutes (I never go over, also since after 7 I can use whatever amount of minutes) and unlimited data. I've still got the few plans with the unlimited data that (supposedly) isn't throttled yet. $75 bucks is a bit much though.

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