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A No Contract Smartphone for the Budget Conscious: Republic Wireless® Offers Moto E for $99

A no contract smartphone for all: Republic Wireless is shipping Motorola’s game changing Moto E, a first time smartphone or flip phone replacement for just $99. Since 2011, Republic has been disrupting the wireless industry with its hybrid WiFi-cellular smartphone plans starting for as little as $5 that help consumers easily save hundreds of dollars annually over the cost of similar plans from the largest carriers.

Raleigh, NC 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.

Technical Specifications:

  • 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/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.