Moto G Play, Power and Stylus debuted in January
Republic Wireless is now offering Motorola’s new line of 2021 mid-tier phones. It includes the Moto G family and Motorola One 5G Ace.
Using a combination of data and Wi-Fi based calling, the low-cost cell phone service offers unlimited talk & text starting at $15 per month.
Republic Wireless is also moving into the space of low-cost 5G. The company said it doesn’t have 5G quite yet. But it’s working with its partners to make it happen. The new Motorola One 5G Ace will work on Republic’s 4 LTE Network until then.
The new lineup of Motorola’s phones are follow-ups to models that came out last year.
The phones went on sale unlocked on Jan. 14 at major retailers, including Best Buy, Walmart and Amazon. They are also available at the Motorola website.
Republic Wireless says they are the first carrier to have Motorola’s 2021 new line of mid-tier phones. Other major carriers such as AT&T, Verizon and T-Mobile will offer the new Moto phones in the coming months.
Motorola says the phones ship with stock Android. For now, the phones have Android 10, but an update to Android 11 is expected to happen.
What network does Wireless Republic use for data?
Republic Wireless uses either T-Mobile or Sprint. Republic Wireless will choose which network will work better in your area.
Your phone will use a WiFi signal whenever possible, whether you’re home or hanging out at Starbucks.
The phones use Adaptive Coverage technology. It automatically senses when an Internet signal isn’t available. You won’t have to do anything to make sure your smartphone is switching between the two.
Republic also uses a technology called Bonded Calling that draws from both WiFi and data when you need to — even if you are walking down the street.
Republic Wireless availability map
To reinforce your signal strength, Republic Wireless phones can also “bond” or draw from both your cell and WiFi network simultaneously to improve overall voice quality.
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