Republic Wireless opened to the public last year with a different take on mobile phone service. Instead of relying heavily on cell towers for voice and data service, Republic Wireless offloads those functions onto Wi-Fi networks instead. Phones that use Republic Wireless are outfitted with Hybrid Calling functionality that allows customers to make and receive calls over Wi-Fi. Data consumption is done over Wi-Fi as well. The result was a very cheap monthly bill that could go as low as $19. The catch was the compatible phones were outdated. That will all change once Republic Wireless begins selling the Moto X for $299 without a contract.
This is by far the cheapest way to get a Moto X without a contract. But there are still some things you should be aware of. Republic Wireless expects you to use Wi-Fi most of the time, but if you’re without Wi-Fi for a moment, your voice and data will be handled by Sprint’s network. This restriction means you can’t just take this phone onto whatever carrier you want.
Now onto the monthly prices. Compared to the four major carriers, Republic Wireless is still pretty cheap. Plans will start a $5 a month for unlimited talk, text and data over Wi-Fi. $10 will get you unlimited talk and text on Wi-Fi and cellular. You’ll also get unlimited data on Wi-Fi. $25 gets you the aforementioned plus 3G data, and $40 gets you 4G LTE data.
<Source: Phone Scoop>