Republic Wireless has been offering virtual network operator services for some time now. Today the company announced it was separating from its parent company, Bandwidth after raising enough funding to sustain itself.

Now the virtual carrier is celebrating its independence by offering users a host of discounts which users will certainly love.

The past five years have been an incredible ride as we’ve worked hard to save our customers tens of millions of dollars off their cell phone bills. However, our best days are still ahead of us. With this extraordinarily talented team and all the benefits this spin-off provides, we will accelerate our mission to provide remarkably simple and affordable ways for people to stay in touch.

Republic CEO Chris Chuang

The company is willing to willing to shave $100 off the Moto Z Play at $349 (discounted from $449 from December 7 to December 12) and $50 from the upcoming Huawei Ascend 5W at $129 (discounted from $179 from December 13 to December 19). But here comes the good part – both phones will be sold with a contract-free six months of free service (unlimited talk and text + 1GB cellular data service plan).


In case you don’t remember, here’s what you can expect from the Moto Z Play in terms of specs.

Motorola Moto Z Play

  • 5.5-inch display with 1080 x 1920 resolution
  • Snapdragon 625
  • 3GB of RAM
  • 32GB of internal storage (expandable)
  • 16MP with phase detection and laser autofocus/5MP camera combo
  • Fingerprint scanner
  • 3,510 mAh battery
  • Android 6.0 Marshmallow (planned Android 7.0 Nougat update)

As for the Huawei Ascend 5W, specs are currently unknown but the phone will probably be a middle-to-low range smartphone.


Republic Wireless begun doing business five years ago as a mobile virtual network operator using Sprint’s network as backup. But recently, Republic Wireless expanded by offering T-Mobile network support and offering a wider variety of plans and devices, like the premium Galaxy S7.


Now Republic Wireless spins-off from Bandwidth courtesy of a $30 million cash investment meant to accelerate the company’s development. The virtual carrier promises its newly found independence won’t change the way it conducts business or the plans it offers.

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