Update: As of Thursday, April 17th, the Moto G is now on sale and can be ordered through the Republic Wireless site. Also, be sure to check out my promo code page to get a $20 discount when you sign-up.
I just ordered mine and it says 1-2 weeks to ship so that’s a bit disappointing but I’m pretty darned excited that I’ll be on track to going from $70 per month on my AT&T ripoff plan to only $25 per month on the RW plan and I got a great new smart phone for ONLY $150 to boot, man you can’t beat that. I can’t wait!
While previous news and updates about Republic Wireless new phones have indicated a new phone by the end of the first quarter (March 2014), Republic Wireless just today published an update that the new phone would be available in April 2014 and it would be a Republic Wireless Moto G.
Even though the new phone is about a month behind schedule, it is nice to know that it will be here soon, particularly for those of us wanting a cheaper option than the currently available Moto X at $300 (no contract), which by the way is still pretty darn cheap for a no-contract high end smart phone.
The costs of the Moto G are expected to be $149 for the 8GB model and $179 for the 16GB model, keeping in mind that you are paying those prices without being locked into a contract, as is Republic Wireless big selling points. In addition, you’ll be able to use the Moto G on a similar rate plan as the Moto X which gives very affordable prices at $5, $10, or $25 per month using it’s hybrid wireless/mobile crossover technology. Although, this plan doesn’t offer the $40 tier plan included with the Moto X which is an unlimited everything over a 4g network as opposed to the 3g network for the other rates.
From what I’ve read, the Moto G is a pretty solid phone, only a small step down from the Moto X, but certainly something that can be competitive in the lower costs mobile phone offereings. The Republic Wireless Moto G will come with Android 4.4.2 KitKat installed, along with a 4.5″ HD display, and an all day battery.
As if Republic Wireless wasn’t a game changer already, the introduction of the cheaper Moto G phone along with cheap monthly plans is a big slap in the face to the big boy mobile carriers and I’m looking forward to seeing continued innovation and competition in this arena.
For more information on the Moto G Republic Wireless introduction, check out their latest blog post on the topic here.