Republic Wireless’ contract-free price for Moto X is $299, plans start at $5

Up until now, we’d be right 100% of the time if we guessed that your Republic Wireless loyalty means you carry a Motorola Defy XT. Swelling the operator’s portfolio of device offerings up to two is the new Moto X.

Piggybacking on Sprint’s network, the MVNO (Mobile Virtual Network Operator) is selling the aforesaid smartphone for $299 without a contract requirement. Small note before diving into the plan rates – Republic Wireless lets users talk, text and consume data over Wi-Fi backed by a cellular service.

Moto X

So when subscribers are not within Wi-Fi range, they can stay connected by switching to a cell data plan until a hotspot is available again. In other words, customers can look forward to maximum savings on those monthly bills. And now the company has announced MMS capability too.

As for monthly plans, there’s a $5 one which delivers unlimited talk, text and data via Wi-Fi. Next is the $10 scheme for unlimited calls and messages over Wi-Fi and cellular, but unlimited data on Wi-Fi only. All-you-can-eat talk, text and data over Wi-Fi as well as cell for 3G and 4G are pegged at $25 and $40, respectively.

Pleased to take up the MVNO on its $299 Moto X offer? Its contract-free version would otherwise cost you $500 or above. Here’s a brief run of the phone’s main specs:

– Android 4.2.2 OS
– 4.7-inch, 1280 x 720p touchscreen
– 1.5GHz dual core Snapdragon S4 Pro chip
– 2GB RAM, 16GB or 32GB onboard memory
– 10MP main camera, 2MP webcam
– 2200mAh battery

If you’re good with an older phone as long as it doesn’t tag along a customer agreement, the Defy XT can be yours for $99.