Not everyone needs or wants a smartphone with all the bells and whistles – many consumers, especially those upgrading from a flip phone or buying their first smartphone, tell us they want ‘just the basics’.
Raleigh, NC (PRWEB) October 15, 2014
Republic Wireless began shipping its newest no contract smartphone, Motorola’s Moto E today. While only $99, Moto E is packed full of essential features normally reserved for higher-end smartphones including a 5 megapixel camera and the latest version of the popular Android™ operating system – KitKat 4.4®.
“At Republic, our mission has always been to keep it simple so we enable people to save money and live smarter,” said David Morken, co-founder and CEO of Republic Wireless. “Our vision from the beginning has been to offer no compromise devices for every budget. Not everyone needs or wants a smartphone with all the bells and whistles – many consumers, especially those upgrading from a flip phone or buying their first smartphone, tell us they want ‘just the basics’. With a $99 price tag, the Moto E is a perfect home phone replacement or first smartphone for ‘tweens, teens, students and grandparents. Combined with our affordable WiFi-first plans, the Moto E a fantastic addition to our product line.”
Moto E offers a sharp, 4.3 inch display protected with Corning® Gorilla® Glass and a water-resistant splash guard for lasting durability. And with an all-day battery1, you can go all day without plugging in. Innovative software tools such as Motorola Alert can be set up to notify pre-selected emergency contacts when in a location that may not be safe and Motorola Migrate makes it easy to transfer messages, photos, and more.
- Long lasting 1,980mAh battery
- 1.2 GHz dual-core Qualcomm® Snapdragon™ 200 processor
- microSD card slot supporting up to 32GB expandable memory
- 5-megapixel rear-facing camera
Republic members can choose one of several pricing plans to pair with Moto E, selecting the option that best fits their lifestyle instead of overpaying for cellular service they don’t need. Plans include:
- Unlimited talk, text, and data on WiFi only - $5/month
- Unlimited talk and text on WiFi and cellular, and unlimited data on WiFi - $10/month
- Unlimited talk, text and data on WiFi, plus 3G cellular - $25/month
The Moto E is available at RepublicWireless.com, select MicroCenter retail stores, and select Republic Wireless college retail stores. The Republic Wireless online store will also offer a full range of Moto E shells in a variety of colors. From violet to blue, Moto E shells can be changed whenever the mood strikes, allowing for individual style and customization.
For more on the Republic Wireless Moto E, visit https://republicwireless.com/info/phones/moto-e/
1 All battery life claims are approximate and based on an average user profile that includes both usage and standby. Actual battery performance will vary and depends on signal strength, network configuration, features selected, and voice, data, operating temperature and other application usage patterns.
About Republic Wireless
Recognized in the 2014 PCMag.com Readers Choice Awards as having better overall customer satisfaction than the largest four national carriers, Republic Wireless is a service provider dedicated to helping consumers save money on their smartphone service. A division of Bandwidth.com and headquartered in Raleigh, North Carolina, Republic Wireless is spearheading a wireless freedom movement to return value and control of the smartphone experience to members. Leveraging the power of both WiFi and cellular networks, Republic’s Hybrid technology uses WiFi in the home, office or anywhere else as the primary network for calls, texts and data. When outside of WiFi coverage, the smartphone utilizes the cellular networks of national CDMA carriers. Visit http://www.republicwireless.com/ for more information. Media resource center is located here.