Republic Wireless is the company offering the $19 per month unlimited smartphone service. The one catch though, while the monthly price is super low, the handset purchase price may have kept some from using Republic Wireless. You see, the carrier only offers one phone, the Motorola DEFY XT and previously -- the handset was $249. As of today however, that price has been cut.
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exited the beta stage a few weeks back and at that time they began offering a dual-band Motorola DEFY XT for pre-order. At that time they mentioned that the handset was expected to begin shipping in mid-December. And well, it looks like that time has officially arrived.
Republic Wireless guys? Well today they are back with a big announcement that they've finally finished their private beta test and will be available to all. In case you forgot they were the ones offering unlimited everything smartphone plans for just $20 a month. Crazy right?
Republic Wireless, a hybrid VOIP/mobile service with eye-popping low rates, are probably receiving your beta invitations now. Republic's unlimited WiFi calling and mobile data for just $19 a month is tempting - but their sole phone, the 1.5-year-old Android-powered LG Optimus One, isn't. As part of the survey for its latest Beta wave, the service provider has added a few details for its plans to expand its Android offerings.
company blog, they've reconsidered this approach, and Republic Wireless will become one of only two U.S. networks to offer truly unlimited mobile data.
novel VOIP-based phone service is just starting up, and customers are receiving their LG Optimus S phones now. Because of Republic's unique 3G/WiFi switching system, it requires some custom changes to the phone's hardware. But according to some eagle-eyed analysis of an early unboxing video, the phone's beta hardware isn't the only thing that's customized: it looks like the phone is running a modified version of the most popular custom ROM out there, CyanogenMod.
Republic Wireless' pre-launch buzz a while back, and now invitations to the service are going out to those who signed up for notifications. The WiFi-assisted phone network will charge just $19 a month for unlimited voice, texting and data - with a few caveats. The hybrid connection system requires new hardware, and the first phone being offered is the original LG Optimus at $199 contract-free, though early adopters can get it for just $99.
Republic Wireless is a new Mobile Virtual Network Operator that uses a combination of conventional cellular lines and Voice Over IP via Wifi.