Moto E

Wifi-toting carrier Republic Wireless has announced that it'll offer Motorola's entry-level Moto E from next month. The Moto E completes the lineup of first-gen Moto phones on Republic, joining the Moto X and Moto G on the carrier.

The Moto E will arrive on Republic Wireless in October, priced $99. The budget-centric Moto phone can be paired with one of the operator's "no contract" service plans, which start at $5 per month for calls, texts and data over Wifi only:

  • 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 3G cellular - $25/month

As for the Moto E itself, you're looking at a 1.2GHz dual-core CPU, 1GB of RAM, a 4.3-inch qHD (960x540) display, 5-megapixel rear camera and vanilla Android 4.4 KitKat, topped with a few Motorola extras. And in our opinion it's one of the best super-cheap Android phones around, as Jerry Hildenbrand explains in our Moto E review:

"If you want the very best phone you can buy while spending the least amount of money for it, the Moto E fits the bill. Quite frankly, it's the best bottom-tier (and I hate using that phrase) phone from any manufacturer, and is better than most vendors give you at $100 more. It sets a mark that the folks at LG and Samsung and HTC and the rest need to strive for."

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