The date is November 13th, 2013. It’s a chilly Tuesday morning in Raleigh, North Carolina. Dozens of Republic Wireless employees sporting white zip-ups are scattered around glass tables, anxiously awaiting the 1 o’clock hour.
Up until that day, Republic Wireless had been in BETA testing along with some of the best members we could have ever asked for. We had a new technology and thousands upon thousands of people who believed in our mission enough to help us get to this point. Our WiFi calling now had seamless handover from WiFi to cellular. Our plans were affordable, with no contracts, hidden fees, or any of the other “head-scratchers” the industry is known for. Republic was knocking on the door of something special, and on this day, we had a device to kick it open.
As the hour hand reached one, the doors of the Raleigh Convention Center opened, and attendees flooded in as the 2013 Internet Summit began. People crowded around trying to catch a glimpse of the sleek smartphone the Republic team was boastfully holding. It was the newest stone in Republic’s sling: The Moto X (1st Gen.).
The introduction of the first generation Moto X marked the beginning of a new era for Republic Wireless and, in turn, the cellular industry. It was the vessel for the mobile industry’s first ever seamless WiFi + Cellular Hybrid network. It was the device that gave you the freedom to change your plan twice a month, right from your phone. For many, it was the first affordable entry into the full, unfettered, smartphone experience. When the Moto X came to Republic Wireless it changed the game, not only for us, but for all of today’s callers as it made waves throughout the tech world.
Republic Wireless Moto X Review: Top consumer smartphone and low cost service are a killer combo. – ZDnet
When I began Moto X calls in my basement under WiFi and then walked down the street beyond the reach of my router, neither I, nor the folks I talked to, detected the switch to cellular. That’s a marked change from before. – USA Today
The Moto X is undeniably one of the most important Android devices of 2013, and it’s probably also one of the best. – Android Police
Consumers need a quality phone that provides inexpensive coverage at a super low price. Enter Republic Wireless. Huffington Post
With the addition of a modern smartphone, Republic becomes a lot more interesting cellular option. – TechHive
This is a game changer. – CNET
Indeed, the launch of the Moto X at Republic was a pivotal turning point in the history of our company – it proved that savings don’t have to mean a sacrifice in experience and it helped more people stay in touch with the folks who matter. Now, after almost two years of premium performance, we are nearing the last of our Moto X (1st Gen.) stock, but still have a limited supply. If you’ve ever wanted to give us a shot on our 30 day money-back guarantee and a great phone, now’s your chance.
Moto X – we salute you and bid a fond adieu.
Members with a Moto X – standing ovation. You’re just the best!
We’ll of course still support the Moto X (1st Gen.) and all the folks who have one for a long time to come. Most of us at Republic use them for our own service ourselves. If you own a Moto X, or heck, any Republic phone at all, leave some nice words about your device in the comments section below and share this post with friends and families. It might be their chance to save, but they won’t be here for long. Get yours today.