Republic Wireless promised that it would begin selling the Motorola Moto X in November. Republic kept that promise and today the Moto X is available from the Republic Website for $299 with shipping in 5-7 days.
Republic is a " WiFi First" carrier that uses custom firmware on its phones to route calls, messages and data over WiFi whenever possible. There were some issues with the technology on Republic's previous phones, calls would drop and reconnect when you move out of WiFi range, there's was no MMS (picture and video messaging) and WiFi call quality could be pretty bad at times.
According to Republic the Moto X has new software that delivers better WiFi call quality, seamless WiFi to cellular hand-off and the ability to exchange MMS with users on the Sprint, AT&T, T-Mobile and Verizon networks.
Republic has new plans to go along with the Moto X:
- $40/month plus tax for unlimited talk text and data over WiFi and Sprint EVDO 3G and LTE 4G
- $25/month plus tax for unlimited talk text and data over WiFi and Sprint EVDO 3G (no LTE)
- $10/month plus tax for unlimited talk and text on WiFI and Sprint with no data except when you are on WiFi
- $5/month for WiFi only use.
Unlimited cellular data is soft capped at 5GB per month with speeds reduced after the 5GB threshold is passed. But Republic gives users a break, it will allow you to exceed 5GB without throttling for one month every six months.
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