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I like cheap cellphone plans. If you’re a Brokepedia regular, you already know this. One discount carrier I’ve heard great things about? Republic Wireless. Recently, they asked me if I’d be interested in reviewing their service for a few months. I agreed, and they sent me a fancy new Moto X phone. Check out the video below for my full review. (And subscribe to my new YouTube channel!)
Republic Wireless Plans: Republic Wireless offers four monthly cheap cellphone plans at different price points: $5, $10, $25, and $40. The $5 plan only comes with WiFi capability. Yes, you have unlimited talk, text and data–but only when connected to WiFi. At $10, you get WiFi capability and unlimited talk and text over Republic’s cellular service. For $25, you get all of the above, but also free data over their cellular 3G network. It’s unlimited, but after 5GB of data, your speed is reduced. Finally, their $40/month plan comes with all of that, but on 4G.
The Moto X: I reviewed the first generation phone, and I have to say, I was pleasantly surprised. It’s a great phone with a lot of fun, useful features. I like that all of my Google accounts are synced, and one cool feature that unique to the phone was the Motorola Connect. You install it as a Chrome extension, and then you can check out texts and phone calls via your Chrome browser.
Specs: Display: 4.7 inch 720p HD. Really crisp, vivid and saturated display. Camera: 10MP rear-facing; 2PM front-facing. Takes 1080p HD video at 30fps (my YouTube video shows a sample of this). Battery: It’s supposed to hold a charge for 24 hours with regular use, but I’ve read some complaints about this. But I had zero problem with the battery life. I was actually able to hold a charge for a couple of days!
These are just some highlights. Be sure to check out the video for more detail. If there’s anything I didn’t cover in the comments, ask away. I’ll do my best to give you an answer.