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The Moto X can now be had on Republic Wireless for as little as $5 per month.

Moto X Republic Wireless
photo: Republic Wireless

Republic Wireless has entered the big time. The Sprint MVNO is now offering the Moto X smartphone for just $299 without a contact. Elsewhere that setup will run you upwards of $500. Not only that, but Republic Wireless is offering monthly plans that start as low as $5 per month.

Until now, Republic Wireless was known for offering users unlimited talk, text and data for just $19 per month. But it only had the older Motorola Defy XT to offer it on, which wasn’t even very good when it first came out over a year ago. The Defy XT is still available for a cool $99, but unless you absolutely need a water-resistant device you’re better off springing for the Moto X, which is one of the best Android phones available right now. And you’ll be saving money on those cheap monthly plans, after all.

The new monthly plans start at $5 per month, which gets you unlimited talk, text and data over Wi-Fi only; you don’t actually get any cellular coverage with this plan. $10 per month gets you the same setup, along with unlimited talk and text over cellular. $25 bumps things up to unlimited 3G data, while $40 gets you unlimited 4G data. Keep in mind that with those 3G and 4G plans, your speeds will be throttled if you exceed 5GB of data per month. You can check out a full breakdown of pricing in the image below:

Republic Wireless plans

Since Republic Wireless is an MVNO of Sprint, it means you’ll have coverage wherever Sprint service is available. It also means you’ll have access to Sprint’s 4G LTE network if you select the $40 monthly plan. That’s a really great deal compared to Sprint itself, where a similar plan would cost you twice as much per month.

  1. I’ve been a Verizon customer for past 10 years. I decided to tryout RW on my relative’s account since I’m tired of paying a lot of money for a smartphone I use mainly for calls, text, email, and Facebook/LinkedIn. Whatever you do, don’t “tryout” RW on a relative’s account. I did this to see if I’d like their service and then when I decided I did and wanted to upgrade to the Moto X, I couldn’t transfer the number to my own account. I couldn’t use my email address because I assigned it to the phone on my relative’s account. So, I tried to pay with my credit card for my own phone and it would only accept the CC under the relative’s name. RW is very limited…this is 2013! Very frustrating experience. Their Customer Service Dept responds quickly, but their answer was something I already knew.

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    1. They have a 30 day money back guaranty…probably the easier route to go if you just want to try them out. 100% money back except for shipping (that’s the money you paid for both the plan and the first month of service).

      I just started with RW. Coming from the Galaxy Nexus, the Moto X is noticably snappier with it’s responce. WiFi texts, calls, and data work great. I’ve got the $10, no cell data plan. I am excited for the savings over the coming years.

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  2. We had the Defy XT’s for about 11 months, they were horrible phones from the beginning. I’m hoping for a better experience with the MotoX. You can switch plans twice per month between the different options noted in the article to customize to your needs and maximize savings. I plan on the $10 plan with two phones. This saves me $60 over my previous $80 plan. And with the Motorola rebate ($100/phone) for turning in our old Defy XT’s makes the MotoX only $200 each. Plan savings pay off phones (2) in just under 7 months then it is all savings to your pocket book.

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  3. Great coverage, Great service, Great Price. Very Happy. The one caveat is they do not have a call center for service, but instead, if you have an issue, you fill out a support ticket. You will see by reading other post that some people cant give correct addresses or push the purchase button on the purchase page without blaming someone else, so these folks would be better served by one of the big 4 who charge $100 + a month to hold their hand. I only point this out to put complaints in proper prospective. Overall tho, the one service ticket I experienced was prompt and had an email back within the hour and a solution within a day to my benefit. I would suggest only going with the Motto X if you take the plunge. It is the latest and greatest and is much improved over the beta phone. If you decide to buy you can use this link: http://referrals.republicwireless.com/a/clk/1fXq2X and it will credit you $19 off and benefit me $19. Also they have a 30 day money back guarantee. If you return the phone for any reason, they refund all. Price of the phone and cost of the service.

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