Republic Wireless announced on Thursday that the affordable Moto G will be added to its lineup in April. The 8GB model of the Motorola smartphone will retail for $149 without a contract and its 16GB counterpart will cost $179. These prices aren’t quite as competitive as some of the other Moto G deals we’ve seen online, butRepublic’s pricing plans are some of the best around, starting at just $5 per month for unlimited talk, text, and data on WiFi networks.
Adding cellular service will cost $10 per month and 3G service will bump the price to $25. If you’re looking to replace an old phone with a Moto G, Republic Wireless has also announced a new program which will allow you to reactivate an old device through a user interface on the phone. Setting up a phone for a family member or a friend will be easier than ever. The full press release follows below.
[box] Game-changing Republic Wireless Adds Moto G with Android KitKat to Lineup Beginning in April for $149 with No-contract Plans Starting at $5/Month The pioneering mobile service provider that helps consumers save money on wireless service will offer the affordable category redefining Moto G smartphone with unlimited calling, texting and data plans for as little as $5 per month. Republic’s nationwide customers have saved millions of dollars on mobile smartphone services since 2011. Raleigh, NC (PRWEB) March 13, 2014 Republic Wireless, the hybrid smartphone wireless service provider that saves consumers money on wireless service by harnessing the power of both WiFi and cellular, today announced it will offer Motorola’s Moto G smartphone with KitKat 4.4.2 for $149 with no contract, beginning in April. “The Moto G blows every other smartphone in the affordable category out of the water. I’ve been driving the Moto G as my primary phone for the past month, and I can honestly say that dollar for dollar, this is the best smartphone out there – never before has so much smartphone cost so little. We are super excited to offer the Moto G with the lowest priced plans in the country delivered by Republic. This well-reviewed device far exceeds the expectations of people who want a world-class smartphone experience for $149,” says David Morken, co-founder and CEO of Republic Wireless. “Three years ago when we started Republic Wireless, we decided to redesign the mobile experience from the ground up, to challenge conventions and pioneer greater value for all. We declared our mission was to make smartphones available to everyone. Today’s announcement that the category redefining Moto G is available with the best value service plans from Republic Wireless means our goal is within reach for far more people than ever before.” “The distinction between Republic and all the other carriers is this: We believe that all consumers deserve better than the status quo of temporary ‘gotcha’ promotions, long-term contracts, variable pricing, ‘free’ service that has major limitations, and super low cellular data allotments buried in the fine print. With WiFi as the primary network and cellular as the back-up network, we can honestly offer the American consumer the best value for the money and the lowest total cost of ownership in the industry. It’s a model that we believe will soon be embraced by the mass market and appeal to millions of customers.” Starting in April, Republic will offer both an 8 GB Moto G version for $149 and a 16GB version at $179 – as always with no contract. Members can pick from one of several pricing plans for the Moto G, selecting a plan that best fits their lifestyle versus overpaying for cellular service they don’t need 24×7. Unlimited talk, text, and data on WiFi only – $5/month Unlimited talk and text on WiFi and cellular, and unlimited data on WiFi – $10/month Unlimited talk, text and data on WiFi, plus talk, text and data on 3G cellular – $25/month “We’ve attracted a tremendous following at Republic, and along the way, we’ve seen our efforts spark other carriers to reduce their pricing. It fires me up to see the impact we’ve had on the mobile providers and where we’ve pushed the competition to go. My wife and I are proud parents of six children – we know what it’s like to get a $1,000 mobile phone bill each month. Today our bill, for a family of eight, is less than $200. We hear daily from our customers just like me, telling us how much Republic has allowed them to minimize the costs of owning a smartphone,” Morken added. The Moto G was first introduced to the market in November of last year and it is widely acknowledged as the best mid-tier smartphone in the market today. Sporting a super sharp HD display and the newest Qualcomm® Snapdragon™ 400 quad-core processor, the Moto G was designed for all the things people want to do on the go – check email or send a message on the fly, take and share photos, watch videos, check scores, get directions, listen to music and much more with all-day battery life. The Moto G is a smart device built for fun – customers can mix and match and change things up with different color backs, called Motorola shells, whenever the mood strikes. The Moto G, runs on the Android operating system, and provides easy access to Google Mobile™ services and more than one million apps and games. And with a guaranteed upgrade, users will enjoy the latest and greatest Android experiences. For more information and full specifications on the Moto G, visit http://www.republicwireless.com/ip/moto-g#rw-moto-g-slide4 About Republic Wireless Named ‘Disruptor of the Year’ by Entrepreneur Magazine, Republic Wireless is a wireless service provider dedicated to helping consumers save money on wireless service. Republic Wireless, a division of Bandwidth, headquartered in Raleigh, North Carolina, is spearheading a wireless freedom movement to return value and control of the smartphone experience to members by leveraging the power of both WiFi and cellular networks. Our Hybrid Calling uses WiFi in the home, office or anywhere else as the primary network for calls, texts and data. When outside of WiFi coverage, the smartphone works just like a typical smartphone on the cellular networks of national CDMA carriers. Visit http://www.republicwireless.com/ for more information.[/box]