Price of Moto X lowered on carriers after Moto G launch
Following the launch of the low-cost Moto G, a number of carriers in the United States have started to lower their prices for the Moto X. While Republic Wireless offers the device off-contract, versions as part of a two-year commitment have received price cuts, with one offer seemingly being priced at $0.01.
Moto X to be sold on Republic Wireless without two-year commitment
Low-cost carrier Republic Wireless has revealed it will be selling the Motorola Moto X on its network for $299. While this is more than the $200 usually charged by carriers for the smartphone, with Sprint offering it for just $100, the Republic Wireless model differs as it is offering it without requiring customers to sign up for a two-year contract.
Company originally capped use of Sprint's network
Just one month after Republic Wireless officially launched a beta program for its voice and data plans, the company has changed its policy regarding "unlimited" use. Subscribers initially were allowed to use unlimited voice and text over Wi-Fi connections, however the company placed restrictions on the levels of data that could be used over Sprint's 3G network.
Republic Wireless beta live with LG Optimus phone
Republic Wireless, which outlined its $19 unlimited voice and data plans last week, has now gone live, albeit in beta. The only handset available that's required for the service has turned out to be the LG Optimus, which will cost $200 contract-free. Users will have 30 days to return the phone and get a refund, however.
Republic Wireless to bring UMA calling for $19
A new wireless provider, Republic Wireless, will launch a hybrid cellular voice and VoIP service on November 8 that promises to bring unlimited voice and data for just $19 per month. The outfit is an offshoot of Bandwidth.com, and will use Wi-Fi or data connections to make VoIP phone calls but switch to cellular-based calling when neither is available, GigaOM reported. It will also requires a specialized, Android-powered phone.