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Republic Wireless to Offer Moto E4 for $99.99, Plus Discounts on Other Models

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Earlier this week, the Moto E4 was announced to the public along with its bigger brother, the Moto E4 Plus. Shortly after this unveiling, carriers started to announce whether or not these two smartphones will be offered by them. Republic Wireless, an MVNO running on Sprint and T-Mobile's networks, has recently announced that they will be carrying the Moto E4.

The device comes with a 5-inch HD display with a resolution of 1280x720. From within, the Moto E4 operates on a Quad-Core 1.4GHz Qualcomm Snapdragon 425 processor with 2GB of RAM and 16GB of internal storage. Camera-wise, the phone features an 8-megapixel rear-facing camera with f/2.2 aperture. In front, there is a secondary camera with a 5-megapixel sensor and f/2.2 aperture. The device will house a 2,800 mAh battery and runs on Android 7.1 Nougat OS upon unboxing.

The Moto E4 comes with support for the following bands:
  • GSM 850/900/1800/1900 MHz
  • WCDMA B1 (2100)/B2 (1900)/B4 (1700/2100)/B5 (850)/B8 (900)MHz
  • CDMA BC0 (850) BC1 (1900) BC10 (850+)
  • LTE TDD 38/41
  • FDD Band 1/2/4/5/7/8/12 (lower 700 1bc)/13 (upper 700)/17 (lower 700 bc)/25/26/66

These bands mean that the device will be compatible with all networks. 

When Motorola announced the Moto E4, they let the public know that it would be sold at $129.99. Instead of following this price point, however, the MVNO disclosed that it will be dropping the price of the device to only $99.99.

In addition to this announcement, Republic Wireless announced that it would also be dropping the price on a few other models. According to the MVNO, the discount starts on devices purchased from June 18th until July 1st; or until supplies last.

The devices included in the price drop are:
  • Huawei Ascend 5W - $149
  • Moto G4 32GB - $199
  • Moto X Pure - $299
  • Moto Z Play - $399
  • Samsung Galaxy S7 - $449
  • Samsung Galaxy S7 Edge - $449
  • Samsung J3 - $149
Get to know more about these devices by visiting Republic Wireless' website.


Source: BestMVNO

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  1. It is hard to believe that it is not locked to Republic Wireless like theirr other phones.

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    1. All new phones have been factory unlocked since mid 2016 introduction of the 3.0 service and plans.

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    2. Thanks - I wasn't aware of that.

      "AnonymousJune 17, 2017 at 7:01 AM

      All new phones have been factory unlocked since mid 2016 introduction of the 3.0 service and plans."

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    3. None of their new phones that work on the duel network are locked. I bought my own Moto x pure and use RW.

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  2. Will they sell the phone without requiring signup for service plan ?

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    1. All phones are sold without the plan. You only plan for the plan during the actual activation process.

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  3. but it is locked like all phones sold thru carriers stores and websites so that's why you should only buy phones including this one thru the manufacturers stores and websites... just spend the extra thirty dollars and get the unlocked version thru Motorola

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    1. You don't know that. Saying "all phones" is too broad. RW sells GSM unlocked phones for there 3.0 plans: for example the Moto Z Play is unlocked and can be used on other carriers.

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    2. WRONG! Republic now sells only unlocked phones. Period.

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  4. How do we know it's not locked or even non RW bands disabled as their others?

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    1. Republic hasn't modified a phone in over a year. The last modified phone was the G3. Every 3.0 phone (https://republicwireless.com/phones) is the unlocked US version of the phone with absolutely no Republic modifications.

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  5. Take them anywhere you want. Just buy the sim card to the new carrier. The RW app is required to use their network, but you can delete it when you switch.

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  6. Not interested.

    Between the unreasonably high price for otherwise underwhelming specs, as well as concerns over the phone being firmware locked to RW, I honestly wouldn't buy from a carrier ever again without at least a 50% discount.

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    1. All new Republic Phones (https://republicwireless.com/phones) are factory unlocked and unmodified. The same exact phone you'd get directly from Motorola.

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    2. The phone is exactly the same phone you would get from Motorola. You can decide to activate it with Republic or never activate it with Republic and instead activate I on another carrier. No locking, no modifications.

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    3. I will unpack your comments a but:

      "Between the unreasonably high price for otherwise underwhelming specs"

      It is a low end phone without subsidy for $99. Phones you buy with subsidy are usually subsidy locked or the carrier has some other way to ensure you stick around until the true cost is paid off.

      "as well as concerns over the phone being firmware locked to RW"

      Everyone here already answered this to the point of boredom.

      "I honestly wouldn't buy from a carrier ever again without at least a 50% discount."

      Then be ready for subsidy locks since that cost has to be paid some way by someone.

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    4. " other way to ensure you stick around until the true cost is paid off."

      The true cost is wholesale, at most.

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    5. In the case of a new iPhone 7, you will only need to "stick around" until you have paid $225 in order to pay the "true cost".

      The market price for a 32GB iPhone 7 is $649, yet the phone reportedly Apple just $225 to build. That's according to a report from IHS.

      Let's get real: the so-called "subsidized" prices on these things are themselves marked up significantly higher than the true cost.

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    6. $220 is just the bill of materials cost for the iPhone 7 according to IHT. They assign a nominal $5 to the manufacturing cost to come up with a total cost of $225.
      The $5 manufacturing cost sounds much too low to me, but whatever.

      But that's just the beginning, there's also the cost of packaging, shipping, R&D, patent licensing fees, warranty support and especially profit for Foxconn and for Apple. Apple's profit margin on iPhones is the highest in the industry at around 50%.

      An operator like Republic can't buy an iPhone 7 for $225, they have to pay the wholesale price that Apple or an Apple distributor charges. The retail markup on phones is around 30%. That means that the Moto E4 has a wholesale price around $100, so Republic is selling it at roughly their cost. Boost or Cricket might sell you a locked version of a similar phone for $30 - $50 knowing they that will get the subsidy back from the monthly service charges that the majority of purchases will end up paying.

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    7. True. So, the idea that these carriers are losing money on "subsidized" phones is preposterous. What they are doing is something that ranges from making money upward.

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  7. The phones sold by Republic address not locked to Republic. This had been the case for at least a year.

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  8. 'I don't see available on the Republic website as of today 06-19-2017. I guess that someone was a little off on the date.

    "According to the MVNO, the discount starts on devices purchased from June 18th until July 1st; or until supplies last"

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    1. It's not been announced by Republic officially at this point.

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  9. Moto E4 launches at Republic Wireless for $99

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  10. Its a bummer that Republic Wireless charges sales tax on its devices even though they do not have brick & mortar locations in most states and I've yet to see free shipping. For me a better deal is usually had at B&H.

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  11. For me the phone is $120 wtih tax and 3 day shipping.

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  12. You can also buy the Moto E4 from Verizon for $69.Activate it for $30 on Verizon prepaid plan and then take it elsewhere immediately.

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  13. Why would anyone buy a Samsung J3 for $149 when the Moto E4 has better specs?

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  14. ATT,TMO on this one,does it all LTE bands like the unlocked model? If you took it to VZW MNVO doesn't have to unlocked and the IMEI relased by VZW.


    "LarryJuly 7, 2017 at 10:05 AM

    You can also buy the Moto E4 from Verizon for $69.Activate it for $30 on Verizon prepaid plan and then take it elsewhere immediately."

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