Before the Moto G was even official, there were rumors that suggested the handset would have a home on Republic Wireless. Since that time, we’ve seen the Moto G arrive both in unlocked form and through carriers such as Verizon, Boost Mobile and US Cellular. Now it’s finally Republic Wireless’ turn.
Come sometime in April, Republic Wireless will offer the Moto G in 8GB form for $149, a small discount over the $179 price tag of the unlocked version. Of course, all the unlocked versions of the Moto G are for GSM, so you’ll need to get Republic Wireless’ model if you want to use it on the Sprint network-based carrier.
As with other Republic Wireless devices, the Moto G will utilize Wi-Fi for calling, texting and data whenever possible. When you are away from Wi-Fi, it will kick onto Sprint’s network with plans beginning at $10 a month for unlimited talk an text with no data.
So is the Moto G a good enough handset to meet your needs? Absolutely, as long as you’re okay with a 720p display and lack of 4G support. As a refresher, the G has a 4.5-inch 720p display, a quad-core Snapdragon 400 CPU, 1GB RAM, 8GB storage and comes with Android 4.4 KitKat.
For more details on what to expect from the handset, be sure to check out our full review of the unlocked GSM model.
What do you think, planning on picking up the Moto G on Republic Wireless or would you rather spend a bit more and get the Moto X?