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Republic Wireless Getting The Moto G Next Month

WiFi-first Sprint MVNO Republic Wireless announced today that it will begin offering the Motorola Moto G Android KitKat phone in April.

Repblic's Moto G will be priced at $149 for the 8 GB version and $179 for the 16 GB model. They can be used with the following Republic plans: 
  • 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
Unlike most other prepaid operators, Republic adds telecom taxes and fees to all plans will cellular access. Taxes vary by state but average about 20%.

Republic, which calls itself a "hybrid" carrier and uses custom firmware on its phones to route calls, messages and data over WiFi whenever possible.

The Moto G is a 3G only (no LTE) phone with otherwise high-end specs including a quad-core processor, 4.5 inch 1280 x 720 HD screen, 5 MP autofocus main camera with flash, 1.3 MP front facing camera and a 2070 mAh battery. It runs Android 4.4 KitKat and features interchangeable backs, called Moto Shells, which come in a variety of colors and styles, including rubberized Grip Shells and Flip Shells with an integrated flip cover.

Republic is running a contest with a Moto G and 12 months service on the $25 plan as the prize. To enter sign up here to be notified when the Moto G is available.

Source: Republic Wireless Press Release

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  1. I DON'T KNOW HOW THIS COMPANY STILL EXIST. I TRIED IT AND IT WAS VERY UNRELIABLE. THE FACT THAT MOST OF MY CALLS DIDN'T COME IN WHEN I WAS ON WIFI. IT WORKED A LOT BETTER WHEN I WAS ON 3G. YOU GET FOR WHAT YOU PAY.

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    1. the same thing happened to me and I switched to Virgin Mobile $35 a month and works great. I love having 4g lte.

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  2. sorry but republic wireless is such a joke. $5 for calls, texts, data on wifi only? just put your phone on your own wifi and do free calls on google voice via google hangouts and use a free messaging app like whatsapp or wechat or whatever else is out there for texting.

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  3. This would be another PrepaYd like company. Soon it will close its door.

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  4. I am and have been with Republic Wireless since they were in Beta. There were some problems in the beginning but now the overall experience rivals what you get from the big carriers.

    Bandwith, which is the parent company behind Republic Wireless, has been in business for over fourteen years and is the technology behind Google Voice, Vonage and many others. I assure you they are here to stay.

    The service still has a few quirks to be worked out, but people that experienced problems in the past or are judging the service on old reviews, should take a second look at them.

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  5. The company is Bandwidth. I misspelled it.

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  6. I was planning on going to Republic but after touring the last 2 weeks and using Magic Jack free app for wifi calling, I found wifi networks too unstable to handle a quality call.

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    1. All Wi-Fi calling is not the same. I have found that whatever version of software Republic Wireless is using, at least on the Moto X, sounds to me and to people on the other end of the conversation, as good as or better than traditional Cellular calls.

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    2. They give you thirty days to try them out. That should be more than enough time to evaluate everything.

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    3. I agree. Wifi calling is very unstable. I've used them and wouldn't recommend it.

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  7. Now I wonder if either Boost Mobile or Verizon Prepaid will get a 16 GB Moto G since they are supposedly making 16 GB Moto G's for Republic Wireless, which is CDMA service. Hmmmmmm........guess we will have to wait and see.

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