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
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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