Moto G

The Moto G is now available order from Republic Wireless, the little MVNO that relies heavily on WiFi and VOiP to get things done. Starting at $149, the Moto G is available in 8GB and 16GB flavors. Shipments are expected to start in 1-2 weeks, so there's still a bit of a wait before Republic Wireless customers can get their hands on Motorola's budget-friendly Android smartphone, but that's not really all that much longer.

The Moto G sports a 4.5-inch 1280x720 display over a 1.2GHz quad-core Qualcomm Snapdragon 400 processor coupled with 1GB of RAM and 8 or 16GB of storage. As this is a Republic Wireless phone, this model carries CDMA radios for connecting to Sprint's network. Thankfully, the low-end price and decent specs come with Android 4.4.2 KitKat, which the Moto G runs surprisingly well.

If you're interested, you can order the Moto G now from Republic Wireless.


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Moto G now available to buy from Republic Wireless, starts at $149 no contract


Republic Wireless looks better and better as time goes on. Wonder what phone they will get next.

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I switched to them about 45 days ago and have been nothing but impressed, especially for someone like me who has poor cell coverage but decent internet speeds. Hopefully this link can save some people $20 if you don't want to use moto maker!

Make sure you get referred! It give you and the other person a 20 kickback, the new person gets it off the phone, the person referring gets it as a bill credit. If you don't have anyone, you can just use mine ( I have a Moto X as my personal line, and just made my work line a Moto G- saved 20 on the new line, and get two months of 10 service on my personal line! Although, I ended up buying two flip cases for the G that ate up the savings pretty quickly lol. The flip cases save needing a screen protector, but make it hard to use the camera (from using friends cases). The service with the X has been great, and since the G is more powerful (just less separate cores dedicated to certain processes), it should have no issues at all.

This is the link that I used to get my credit. It will show up in the cart summary after you add your phone and plan. Type in in your browser and it should apply. After chatting with Republic I can confirm that the invoice for the phone will be for the full amount. The credit that we receive applies to the monthly phone service only. Hope this information helps some of you begin their journey with Republic and savings :-)

I understand that not everyone gets great Sprint service in their area, but if you do this is a no brainer!! My service has been fantastic, the hand-offs from cell to wi-fi and wi-fi to cell have been seamless. I can't recommend them enough. I went from paying $205 per month with tax for three lines from Verizon to paying $85 per month with taxes with Republic.
Yes, I went from having great 4G coverage to good 3G but I really don't miss it because I am usually around wi-fi anyhow. Even if if did miss it, it wouldn't outweigh saving $120 per month!!!

If you want to give it a try you can use my referral link and we both save $20

A lot of people don't realize how little data they use a month and how little speed they need. Quite a few of my wife's friends have multi gigabyte plans with Verizon or AT&T and only use mobile data to provide notifications. They were hesitant to look at Republic Wireless due to the hefty (in their eyes) $300 for a Moto X. The Moto G fills a nice niche. I'd love to see RW find a way for me to bring a Nexus 5, but I'm afraid the software that handles the wifi handoff has to be baked into the rom.

I hear ya, if they could get their ROM's on more phones I think Republic would be killing it!
Funny how you mention people's hesitancy about paying $300, its because of being used to getting "free" phones or only paying $200 or less. They STILL are hesitant when I explain that the $300 they spent on a phone will pay for itself in 6 moths of less expensive service. Some folks don't have any understanding of finances and some just refuse to believe that you could possibly get quality service while only paying $25 per month. They feel its too good to be true.
I'm sure you like your Nexus 5 as its a great phone, but the Nexus 5 and the Moto X are so similar that if you switched you'd barely notice the difference.

I actually like the Moto X better, but the portability of the Nexus can't be beat.

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I just signed up for Republic Wireless, Going with the $10 WiFi & unlimited minutes & text, I'll use WiFi for data so I don't need a data plan. The $10 plan costs me $12.40 once I add tax and fees, and the Moto G was $139 after I used a refer a friend $20 credit, the phone was $149 Shipping $10 - $20 referral total cost $139. If you click on this refer a friend link and create a new account they'll take $20 off your cost and also give me $20. :)

Republic Wireless Moto G with $10 plan is the perfect plan for kids. That way your kid can get a hold of you but won't be lured to watch porn by bad kids at school when away from parental supervision.

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I would give an extra $75 for LTE, NFC, and a gyrocscope, I hope Moto has an update in the the pipeline cuz LTE is the only reason why this is not considered for post-paid

Republic Wireless is the best!! Been the best 3 months I've ever had with a mobile carrier and I'm not going back. The Moto X (or Moto G) are GREAT phones and the service is excellent. You'll save tons! It's 10 unlimited calls/texts anywhere and unlimited data on wifi, 25 unlimited calls/texts anywhere and unlimited 3G, or 40 unlimited calls/texts anywhere and unlimited 4G. I used the 3G plan for a month and have since switched to the 10/month plan cuz I have wifi wherever I go. I used a referral link when I signed up to save money. Do the same, click my referral link and get 20 off your first month!

If interested, you can use my referral link to save on a Moto X or Moto G (doesn't work with Moto Maker though). Republic Wireless is an awesome company and I would highly recommend switching to them.

I use the Moto X with Republic Wireless and it's a good phone for a decent price at $299. The price is a lot better than elsewhere for over $500. Republic also has access to Sprint's roaming partners so the coverage is much better than other MVNOs from Sprint. All in all, great service at an awesome price. Use this link to save $20 when you sign up!

Purchased a Republic Wireless Moto G with 16MB storage a month ago. Works great! Ported (transferred) my existing AT&T cell phone number last week. Took only two days for the port to complete, both Voice and Data. Great service in my house via my existing WIFI. Great service not on WIFI also for Voice and Messaging in my area. Bluetooth also works great with my Chrysler Uconnect to answer incoming calls and initiate outgoing calls.

If you want to go with Republic, use the below code and receive a $20.00 credit on your monthly bill.

I also get a $20.00 credit on my monthly bill if you use the above link, so please consider using it as it is an advantage for both of us. If you will, let me know that you use the link please.

Republic has three different calling plans as follows.
A $5.00 per month for unlimited Voice, Messaging and Data on WIFI only.
A $10.00 per month plan for unlimited Voice, Messaging and Data on WIFI and unlimited Voice and Messaging while not on WIFI.
A$ 20.00 per month plan for unlimited Voice, Messaging, and Data while on WIFI and while not on WIFI.
While not on WIFI, the phone uses Sprint, so check you Spring coverage in your area to make sure you will have service when not on WIFI.

I use the $10.00 per month plan.

If you have any questions or problems relating to the above link, please let me know. If you have questions regarding Republic Wireless or the Motorola Moto G, please ask.

Again phone is great.

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