NO contract. When Google acquired Motorola I saw great potential for synergies of their long-term visions. Motorola is a leader in set-top boxes, modems, wireless equipment and mobile phones. Google with Android, Google Fiber, and Android TV most certainly could have leveraged the expertise of Motorola and built in their market experience, but it wasn’t meant to be. Motorola was sold piece by piece with the mobile unit going to Lenovo, who I’m confident will do a good job of building on what was becoming a remarkable competitor in the smartphone market. Motorola has capitalized on expanding mobile phone access through affordable, capable mobile devices with no better example than the Moto G. I can’t rave enough about the Moto G with its Qualcomm 1.2GHz quad-core Snapdragon 400 processor. The Moto G runs Android 4.4.2 KitKat and I opted to experience the Moto G on Republic Wireless, a truly revolutionary phone company. Offering plans that range from as low as $5 a month for unlimited talk, text and data on Wi-Fi only to unlimited talk, text and data on Wi-Fi and 3G all for $25 a month – yes just $25! Though 4G LTE costs $40. One can truly enjoy the immense capabilities of the Moto G. Though 8GB (which is actually much less after software installation) was not enough memory for my usage, the Kingston 32GB DataTraveler served as a great companion. Combined you can spend under $200 for an off-contract phone with a ton of storage, and a phone bill of just $25 a month. What could beat that? For more info, visit