I brought my phone in to a repair shop and they told me that since it is soldered, they would not be able to replace the port. Are there any programs set up through republic where they will buy back a phone, or repair it?
Contact Motorola for warranty support if the phone is less than a year old. If the phone is over a year old, than if you bought the phone new with a credit card, the credit card company may extend your warranty for another year.
You may want to check to see if it isn’t something simple like lint in the charging port.
You can probably sell the phone for parts on Ebay.
Here is the link that takes you to the Motorola repair service:
Warranty repair if possible your best route. Many phone parts do just plug together and some shops may not be equipped or skilled enough to fix yours. You may want to try finding another repairshop that may be able to make a solder repair.
Here’s a workaround that may be worth a try: http://www.techvoid.com/2015/02/14/get-android-charge-micro-usb-tip/