Moto G (3rd Gen.) Overview

 No longer supported for new activation

While still supported for service, the phone(s) described in this article can no longer be activated on My Choice or other legacy plans. Please see Phone Compatibility on 5.0 Plans for information on currently supported phones.


Basic Information
Service Plans
Color Customization/Accessories
Tech Specs 

Basic Information 

Moto G (3rd Gen.) 


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October, 2015


Colored Motorola Standard Shells and Colored Motorola Flip Shells

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

Activation Type


Cellular Network






Operating System

Android™ 5.1.1, Lollipop®

Pre-Installed Apps (non-removable)

Motorola signature apps: 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


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

16GB: $129 (plus applicable 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 G (3rd 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 G (3rd Gen.) from a phone that has one 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 G (3rd 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 both cuts 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 (unless changing from the $5 WiFi Only plan, 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 

Standard Shell with the following colors 

Oxford_Dot.png Navy Moto_G3_Shells.jpg
Cabernet_Dot.png Cabernet
raspberry_dot.png Raspberry
turqouise_dot.png Turquoise
golden_yellow_dot.png Yellow
cherry_dot.png Red
lime_dot.png Lime
blue_dot.png Blue  

Flip Shell with the following colors



Licorice  with  Charcoal

Oxford_Dot.png Blue    with    Navy
raspberry_dot.png Raspberry  with  Cabernet
turqouise_dot.png Turquoise  with    Dark Teal
cherry_dot.png Crimson  with  Cherry


I bought another Republic phone recently. Can I return it in exchange for the Moto G (3rd Gen.)?

There is no trade in program available, but if you're within your 30-day return window, you may return your other phone for a full refund (minus initial shipping cost) and purchase a new Moto G (3rd Gen.). 

If I choose to switch to the Moto G (3rd 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 G (3rd 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 the Moto G (3rd Gen.)?

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 G (3rd Gen.) or any future phones. 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 G (3rd Gen.)'s technical specifications in more detail here

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