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Republic Wireless Gets Moto E

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Republic Wireless, a Sprint MVNO that is known for cheap WiFi calling plans, has announced that it will offer the Motorola Moto E starting next month for $99. Generally priced at $130, this entry-level smartphone is a steal, and is Republic Wireless’ first $99 smartphone offering.

The Moto E has some pretty good specs and features like gorilla glass to survive life’s little tumbles, a built-in FM radio to always have tunes at hand, a microSD card slot so you can expand the memory of the phone up to 32 GB and plenty of Motorola’s signature features like the Moto Assist, which learns your routine and can silence calls when you’re sleeping or in a meeting, only letting VIP callers through. Much like the Moto X, the Moto E has interchangeable backs so you can customize it to suit your mood.

For tech gurus, here are the technical specs for the phone:

  • Android 4.4 KitKat
  • 1.2 GHz dual-core Snapdragon 200 processor
  • 1 GB RAM
  • 4 GB storage
  • microSD card slot, supports up to 32 GB
  • 4.3 inch screen
  • Gorilla Glass
  • 1980 mAh battery
  • 5 MP rear camera
  • GPS, GLONASS, BeiDou
  • WiFi, Bluetooth 4.0

Republic Wireless has several low-cost options for cost-conscious consumers including a WiFi calling plan that is only $5. The $10 includes unlimited calls and texts and their $25 also includes unlimited wifi at 3G speeds on their network. For $40, you can get 4G speeds, but the Moto E is not 4G LTE ready.