Republic Wireless, which offers calling and data plans for as little as $5 a month, is adding the Motorola Moto G to its product lineup in April for as low as $149.

Republic began offering Moto X phones in November.

The Moto G is a relatively new phone, having been launched in November. It includes a 4.5-inch high-definition screen and runs on a Qualcomm Snapdragon quad-core processor.

And it’s received some good reviews.

Just last week, website TechRadar labeled the Moto G as the “bust budget handset around.”

Engadget, meanwhile, called it “an affordable smartphone done right.”

The Moto G phones run on the Android KitKat operating system.

The phones are manufactured by Google Motorola Mobility, which is being acquired by Lenovo for some $2.9 billion.

David Morken, the co-founder and CEO of Republic who started the firm out of frustration with high wireless phone and data costs, has used the Moto G and believes it will be a hit with customers.

“The Moto G blows every other smartphone in the affordable category out of the water. I’ve been driving the Moto G as my primary phone for the past month, and I can honestly say that dollar for dollar, this is the best smartphone out there – never before has so much smartphone cost so little,” Morken said in announcing the Moto G addition.

“We are super excited to offer the Moto G with the lowest priced plans in the country delivered by Republic. This well-reviewed device far exceeds the expectations of people who want a world-class smartphone experience for $149,” he added.

Republic offers service based on a mix of WiFi and 3G cellular coverage that is provided through Sprint’s network.

The Moto G will be offered in two versions: An 8G for $149 and a 16G for $179.

No contract is required.

Service plans include:

  • Unlimited talk, text, and data on WiFi only – $5 per month
  • Unlimited talk and text on WiFi and cellular, and unlimited data on WiFi – $10 per month
  • Unlimited talk, text and data on WiFi, plus talk, text and data on 3G cellular – $25 per month

Republic’s pricing is competitive based on other offers reviewed on the web. offers a 16G Moto G for $199.

However, US Celluar offers an 8G Moto G for $79, no contract required.