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Moto X Hits Republic Wireless, $300 Price Tag in Either Woven Black or White

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Republic Wireless, an MVNO who uses Sprint’s network for service, now has the Moto X on sale through its online store. You can pick the device up, without a contract, for just $299 plus $10 in shipping. If you are curious about Republic Wireless, then just know that they are a carrier that offers dirt cheap plans that center around unlimited talk, text, and data but only while attached to a WiFi signal. If you are out about all of the time, then Republic won’t be for you most likely. 

As for the Moto X, this device is still a great choice for buyers. According to Motorola’s CEO, the Moto X should be receiving Kit Kat within a matter of weeks, so it’s only going to get better. The phone’s performance is still on par with other top devices, and after it received a much-needed software update, the camera is actually usable in most circumstances.

If you are a fan of Republic Wireless or want an X for $300 off contract, then look no further.

Via: Republic Wireless

Cheers Chris and Smitty!

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  • Richard

    Is this Off-Contract? After buying it can I switch to another carrier on my own free will?

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  • Ben

    I have been with Republic Wireless for about a year now. Really love the service but the Defy was a really awful phone. The Moto X will be a welcome change and makes this service the best deal out there. Btw if you are interested use my referral link and we both get $19 credit. http://referrals.republicwireless.com/a/clk/1ShyY5

  • AbbyZFresh

    poor motorola.

  • HB

    If I don’t like Republic, would the phone still work on Sprint afterward?

  • eazyean1

    How’s is the battery life on this device?

  • Josh Rabinowitz

    Guessing this is the 16GB, must be blind

    • John Garlits

      Yup, only option. Trying to decide if I can hack it with that little storage. Really interested, but not sure if I shouldn’t just pay another $10-20 a month on T-mobile or something and have the full storage (and color choices).

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  • http://randomphantasmagoria.com/ Shawn

    I love this blog, but does your fanboying over the Moto X have no end? I will guarantee that any other phone being released on Republic Wireless wouldn’t have caused so much as a blip on the Droid Life radar. This blog should be renamed “Moto X Life”.

    • decidedtochangename

      Same thing happened with all the other phones that were the best at their time. Moto X isn’t the best specs, but it’s the best phone right now. Coming from a Note 2 and with a wife with a GS4 and the N5 getting dogged for battery and camera I wouldn’t want anything else but a X right now.

    • DoctorJB

      Moto X is the only phone on RW (other than the awful motorola defy xt).

  • NeedName

    The problems . . .
    1. they use sprint’s network which suck for data. . . slowest by far.
    2. the phone is locked into republic wireless. . . forever as far as I can find.

    and why would moto skip on mhl/hdmi out? miracast only. . .
    much rather see RP work with google’s nexus line to get them on their system. . .

    nonetheless, a good price for the device and cheap service available. . .

    • Lori P

      Hi NeedName. LoriP from Republic here. Thanks for the feedback. Good to hear your perspective. Republic is definitely a product that’s been built by the people and we appreciate it.

  • Franklin Ramsey

    Heck, I’m tempted to buy one and try it out with the $5 dollar unlimited everything on WiFi only plan.

    • Lori P

      Do it! The water’s warm.

      • Scott Smith

        Lori — Any chance MotoMaker will come available for the RW Moto X somewhere down the road? I like your offering but would prefer to design my own. I’d even be willing to pay a little extra over the $300 for the opportunity.

        • Lori P

          Hey Scott! Think really happy thoughts and who knows what surprises are around the corner. (Well, we do, but we’ll have to wait and see).

  • Petunia2013

    CGaylon is correct. Better yet, it is a HUGE WIN to have two networks to talk on … so no more worry about the crappy cellular signal not getting through the argon glass windows or whatever excuse my former national carrier used to come with. LOVE the seamless connectivity between Wi-Fi and cellular!

  • cgalyon

    The article’s description of the plans is kind of misleading (I would like to see the article updated so it isn’t so misleading). Republic encourages you to use WiFi as much as possible, but they have conventional data plans for unlimited 3G for $25, and unlimited 4G for $40. And by unlimited I mean 5GB without throttling (and a wag of the finger). When my wife’s Verizon plan is done, I’ll likely switch to this or T-Mobile. They look like good options. Great price on the Moto X too.

    • NeedName

      $5 = wifi only. . .
      $10 = wifi + talk & text
      $25 = wifi + talk, text, and 3G data
      $40 = unlimited 4g + wifi.

      just in case wifi wasn’t obvious… and everything listed is always unlimited.

      • Lori P

        Thanks for sharing the great and accurate clarifications, cgalyon and NeedName!

        • NeedName

          Lori, if you are still following this. . . just a couple thoughts.

          Since RW is locking devices to their service and if/when the customer should stop service the device becomes a “small tablet,” it would be wise to pick devices that would be more useful as a “small tablet.”

          This “small tablet” idea is especially true for your service, since WiFi is the basis — people will be using the devices heavily on WiFi, thus it might be expected that customers really are using the devices, much of the time, like a table. Therefore, a phablet, IMO, would fit perfectly with RW offerings.

          Examples:

          The Moto X, while a very good smartphone, does NOT have hdmi or mhl output to hook the device up to a HDTV. It only has miracast. This is a major feature for home use, IMHO.

          Phablets, IMO, seem to fit RW service perfectly — people who use a device heavily on WiFi will most likely want to maximize screen real estate. Therefore devices with 5-6″ screens seem practical.

          Finally, having no “unlock” ability for a device, even after x months of service seems to be a very difficult pill to swallow. Sure, no contracts are required, however, if you are going to subsidize a device, like the Moto X which RW states they are subsidizing, then it seems only fair to unlock a device after x months of service. In all honesty, I can’t recommend RW because of this last issue. For $45/month I can get unlimited service with an unlocked GSM or CDMA device, thus why would I want to burn a few hundred on a device that will become a “small tablet” if I ever leave RW? With other services I can always sell my unlocked device for a pretty good/fair value. Due to the lock in nature of RW all RW devices will most likely not sell for nearly the same price. . .

          just some thoughts on RW’s current service. . . best of luck.

    • chris125

      Sadly you are stuck with the sprint network though.

  • Adrynalyne

    Couldn’t bind a white or black Moto X for an image?

    Just messing with ya ;)

    • moelsen8

      no really, i thought the same thing. juuust slightly misleading if you’re paying attention.

  • Jeremy Wray

    So since it’s not on contract couldn’t you technically sign up, get the phone for $300, and then cancel the plan and use it on Sprint’s network. And get a Moto X for $200 less then buying it full retail?

    • moelsen8

      i’m pretty sure it’s designed to lock out all other networks. not sure about sprint itself, but it’d definitely be in republic wireless’ best interests to do so. but yes, you can buy this and cancel right away and keep the phone.

      i can’t wait til people get their hands on this so we can get confirmation on all that stuff with the radios because it should at least have the hardware to be used on at&t/t-mobile too – but like i said, i’m sure that’s locked up super tight.

      • Jeremy Wray

        Um why would it? Sprint uses a CDMA network like Verizon while At&t and TMo both use GSM. They didn’t build the Moto X like the Nexus5 having one model with all radios for all carriers. So if it is possible it would only work on Sprint since Republic Wireless uses Sprints towers and Verizon uses a different frequency.

        • moelsen8

          sprint’s model has the necessary radios according to the FCC filing, even if they are locked out.
          http://www.engadget.com/2013/05/21/motorola-xt1056-gains-fcc-credentials-for-sprint/

          • Jeremy Wray

            With slight research you are right but its for international use. According to Sprint to unlock the GSM capabilities you have to have had the phone for 90 days and have an update to date bill paid and then you have to go (or maybe send?) to sprint for them to unlock it to be used with an international sim card.

            I’m gonna guess they either locked out the US GSM frequencies (that is if they are not the same as they use oversea’s) or locked out certain sim cards.

            And this is with assuming that the model is the same as Sprint’s not just another model with only the CDMA radio’s in it for Sprint.

          • moelsen8

            yes, that’s what i said when i said locked out. also what i was referring to when i said having people get these in hand to take a look at and see if there’s any way it’s possible to unlock these capabilities.

          • Jeremy Wray

            First you have to find someon who cares enough to be on Republic Wireless to get one haha.

          • moelsen8

            hahaha true that.

          • Lori P

            Moelsen8 – Lori P here from Republic. We’ve built a custom ROM that only works on our service but if anyone is curious, we do offer a 30-day money back guarantee (minus the $10 shipping fee). So anyone can try it out pretty much risk free.

          • JoshGroff

            How will that affect further software updates seeing as it’s another step before getting it out to the end user? Also, for those of us willing to beta test, do you have a feedback program to allow faster access to rollouts?

          • Lori P

            Hey Josh – when you say “that” –how will what affect further software updates? Sorry if my reply was not clear.

          • JoshGroff

            I was referring to the custom ROM, which I assume is built on top of Motorola’s base.

          • seryozha

            if it didnt work out i wouldn’t be able to use it somewhere else then?

  • EC8CH

    How much for a wood one on Verizon?

    • Adrynalyne

      You can rent one by the hour I hear.

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  • Smeckle

    Wow, they offer unlimited data while on WiFi? Freaking sweet deal. /s

    • JoshGroff

      Look at all their plans, they have one for unlimited 3G access and one for unlimited 4G as well, $25/40 respectively. $10 gets you unlimited talk and text with WiFi only data, hard to beat if that’s what you’re looking for in a phone.

      • Smeckle

        Tim has misled all of us.

        • thislandisyourland

          He’s way off the mark on this one. I had the service back when it first started, and although it’s changed now slightly (for the better, frankly) They do give you unlimited everything on all of their plans (though I think they throttle now after 5GB) but the idea is that you’ll voluntarily use WiFi (which handles your calls and texts as well) most of the time.

  • Dustin

    i have been watching this company for some time now… i just cant pull the trigger… the question is… if i dont like the phone… can i take this $300 moto x to another provider… or are they going to lock it down and make it difficult?

    • JoshGroff

      Most likely locked down, but they have a 30 day money back trial that applies to both the phone and service.