Moto E (2nd Gen.) Overview

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Basic Information

Moto E (2nd Gen.)


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Availability July 2015

Colored Motorola Bands™ and grip shells

We also offer other accessories, including protective films, cases and microSD cards.

Activation Type


Cellular Network






Operating System

Android™ 5.1, Lollipop®

Pre-Installed Apps (non-removable)

Motorola signature apps: Alert, Help, Migrate, Moto (Assist, Actions, Display)


Other apps: Calculator, Calendar, Camera, Chrome, Clock, Contacts, Docs, Downloads, Drive, Email, FM Radio, Gallery, Gmail, Google, Google Settings, Google+, Hangouts, Maps, Messaging, Phone, Photos, Play Books, Play Games, Play Movies & TV, Play Music, Play Newsstand, Play Store, Republic Wireless App, Settings, YouTube


8GB: $99 (plus taxes) with no contract

SIM Card

SD Card

MicroSD slot supports up to 32GB expandable memory

(sold separately in 8GB, 16GB and 32GB versions)

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


The Moto E (2nd Gen.) is a 3G & 4G LTE capable smartphone. This phone will use the best possible speed for your location when using the Republic Wireless Plans 2.0.


Note: If upgrading to a Moto E (2nd Gen.) from a phone that has one of the Republic Wireless Plans 1.0, your existing plan will move with your upgrade and you'll be able to remain on one of those plans until August 1, 2016, as long as that service line remains active.


The following plans are available for a Moto E (2nd Gen.):



$5 WiFi Only

This plan is for WiFi lovers and penny savers. Take a load off your wallet and enjoy unlimited data, talk and text on all the WiFi networks you know and love at the same time. No need for cellular when you're around WiFi as much as you are!


$10 Base Plan
Our members are around WiFi about 90% of the time. During the other 10%, when you’re away from WiFi, this plan gives you cellular backup for communicating via text and talk when you need to. This plan combines both cutting costs and accommodates what’s quickly becoming the norm: a day filled with WiFi.




Cellular Data

If you're more of an outdoors kind of person and you like to surf the internet, check email in the car (as a passenger!) or use GPS navigation, cellular data lets you enjoy all the benefits of WiFi with the additional luxury of cell data at your fingertips. Our cellular data options are broken down into two sections.

Recurring Monthly Plan preset by you and you never have to change (unless you want, of course).

    • Available in 0.5 GB, 1 GB, 2 GB and 3 GB monthly plans.
    • Reoccurs every month.
    • Plan changes go in to effect on your next bill cycle date (u
      nless changing from the $5 WiFi Only plan to a plan that includes cellular data, this change will take place immediately).

One Time Data Purchase

    • Available in 0.5 GB, 1 GB, 2 GB and 3 GB buckets.
    • Add anytime, from anywhere.
    • Take effect immediately so you can start using cellular data right away.
    • Do not carry over to the next month (after your bill cycle date).



Color Customization/Accessories


Motorola Band™ pack of three in the following colors:


raspberry_color.png Raspberry Moto-shells.png
turquoise-circle-case.png Turquoise
violet-circle-case.png Purple
blue-circle-case.png Blue
cherry-circle-case.png Red
lemonlime-circle-case.png Yellow


Grip Shell in the following colors 




turquoise-circle-case.png Turquoise
blue-circle-case.png Blue
lemonlime-circle-case.png Yellow
black-circle-case.png Black



I bought another Republic phone recently. Can I return the other phone in exchange for Moto E (2nd Gen.)?

There is no trade in program available, but if you're within your 14-day return window, you may return your other Republic phone for a full refund (minus initial shipping cost) and purchase a new Moto E (2nd Gen.). 

If I choose to upgrade to Moto E (2nd Gen.), 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 E (2nd Gen.), but you’ll need to install it on your old phone as well (it’s compatible with any Android phone version 2.2 and above). 

Does the 10% beta discount apply to Moto E (2nd Gen.)?

If you’re an existing member who owns a 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 Moto E (2nd Gen.). 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. 

Tech Specs

  • Check out the Moto E (2nd Gen.)'s technical specifications in more detail here.

Republic Phones Comparison

  • Check out how the Moto E (2nd Gen.) compares to other Republic Wireless devices here.

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