By Alexandra Burlacu | Sep 20, 2013 11:04 AM EDT
Republic Wireless has confirmed that it will soon start offering Motorola's latest flagship, the Moto X, for $299 contract-free, offering four new monthly service plans.
The company has managed to grab consumers' attention by offering unlimited cell phone service for just $19 per month. Now, Republic Wireless has announced that it will start offering the much-hyped Moto X. The smartphone will be available for $299 without the need to sign a lengthy agreement and the wireless startup is offering four new monthly service plans, which start at $5 per month.
While in the past Republic Wireless only offered older Android phones such as the Motorola Defy XT, now consumers will be able to get the brand new Moto X, which marks a major step forward for the startup.
Smartphone shoppers interested in the Moto X will also find this deal to be very advantageous. Buying the new Motorola flagship off-contract from one of the four major carriers would mean shelling out about $600, double what Republic Wireless is charging. The Moto X may not be a very high-end device, but its full price is quite steep.
For interested buyers who believe they can rely only on Wi-Fi, the Moto X is available through Republic Wireless' new $5 per month plan, which includes unlimited talk, text and data. For Wi-Fi and cellular, the carrier has a new $10 per month plan in place. The other two new plans, meanwhile, offer 3G and 4G cellular service for $25 and $40 per month, respectively.
Republic Wireless' smartphones mainly use Wi-Fi, but the carrier's new plans with cellular data will allow users to use Sprint's network when the Moto X is not connected to Wi-Fi.
The new plans will become available starting next month and users will be able to switch plans up to two times per month, if necessary. The previous $19 per month unlimited plan, however, will be limited to the Motorola Defy XT. The carrier is still offering a 30-day money-back guarantee.
Republic Wireless has yet to announce an official date for when it will start offering the Moto X, but the carrier has launched a sign-up page to notify users of the smartphone's arrival.
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