Moto X (1st Gen.) Overview

 No longer supported

The phone(s) described in this article can no longer be activated with Republic. Please see Republic Wireless Phones for information on currently supported phones.



Basic Information
Service Plans
Tech Specs
Moto vs Moto Comparison

Basic Information 

Moto X (1st Gen.) 


See our Money Back Guarantee for more info.


Protective films and cases available in our online store.

Activation Type


Cellular Network






Operating System

Android™ 4.4.4, KitKat

Pre-Installed Apps (non-removable)

Motorola signature apps: Alert, Assist, Migrate, Help


Other apps: Calculator, Calendar, Calendar Storage, Camera, Chrome, Clock, Contacts, Dialler, Downloads, Drive, Email, FM Radio, Gmail, Google, Google+, Hangouts, Maps, Messaging, Phone, Play Books, Play Games, Play Magazines, Play Movies & TV, Play Music, Play Store, Quickoffice, Republic Wireless App, Settings, Sound Recorder, Translate, YouTube


16GB: $299 with no contract

from our online store

SIM Card

4G SIM card preloaded. Please see SIM Cards for more info.

SD Card No SD card slot.

Tech Specs

Can be found here

*Note: We do not "lock" any of our phones. However, the nature of our unique software that powers Republic Wireless is not technologically compatible with other carriers. For more info, see FAQ: Are Republic Wireless Phones Locked or Unlocked?  

Service Plans 

Four different plans are offered for the Moto X ranging from $5/month to $40/month. Depending on your needs and how you want to use your phone, you can choose the plan that's best for you. The Moto X is a 4G-capable smartphone. 

To see plans available for Moto X, check out Republic Wireless Plans 2.0: Republic Refund.


When will reactivations be available?

Reactivations for all phones (except for LG Optimus S™) are now available.

If I choose to purchase and switch to the Moto X, will my contacts and apps automatically transfer over?

There are two primary ways to make sure your contacts and apps transfer to your new device: 

  1. Sync your contacts - You can sync your contacts to your Google account from your old phone. Once you have your new phone, they’ll automatically load when you sign in on your new phone.
  2. Use Motorola's Migrate app - Motorola's Migrate app is designed to make the process of transferring your contacts, apps, photos, even text message history easier than ever. Check it out on the Google Play Store. The Migrate app is pre-installed on the Moto X, but you’ll need to install it your old phone as well (it’s compatible with any Android phone version 2.2 and above). 

Does the 10% beta discount apply to the Moto X?

If you’re an existing member who owns an active Motorola DEFY XT purchased by September 25, 2013 at 11:59 p.m. ET, you’re eligible for a 10% discount off your new monthly plan when you transfer that existing line to the Moto X or any future phones, including the Moto G and Moto E. This discount will stay with you for as long as that phone line remains active with Republic, even if you transfer that line to a different Republic phone later. Please see the Beta Member Service Discount FAQ for more info. 

How many upgraded versions of Android will the Moto X get?

Motorola has stated they will have a regular cadence of updating Android on the Moto X. Android 4.4.4 KitKat has arrived for Moto X. 

Can I use my existing SIM card?

No. The technology used on current Republic Wireless phones doesn’t support SIM cards. See SIM Cards for more info. 

The SIM card that is preinstalled in Republic's Moto X is not a traditional SIM card, meaning it doesn't store personal information. Instead, it's what gives you access to 4G LTE towers. You should not remove the SIM tray or remove or replace the SIM card in your Republic Moto X. 

Will voicemail notification work on WiFi?

Yes; this is fixed on the Moto X. 

Tech Specs 

Check out the Moto X's technical specifications in more detail here

Moto vs Moto Comparison 

Compare the Moto G and Moto X here.

Having trouble finding the answer you’re looking for? Ask an Expert Member.
(Our Experts are not staff, but their knowledge of our service and phones is outstanding!)