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Republic Wireless Now Offering $19/Month Unlimited Smartphone Service to All
Yahoo! Contributor Network ^ | 11-20

Posted on 11/26/2012 1:47:21 PM PST by ExxonPatrolUs

Prepaid wireless carrier Republic Wireless has been offering its $19 per month, unlimited everything, prepaid smartphone plan since about this time last year. At the time, though, there were a few catches; you had to buy a very low-end smartphone from them, you had to use its Hybrid Calling technology for most of your calls, and you could only get in if you were lucky enough to be accepted to an exclusive "beta wave."

Since then, Republic Wireless has upgraded to the slightly more modern Motorola Defy XT as its flagship smartphone model, and has changed to allow unlimited calling, texting, and data over Sprint's nationwide network, for the same $19/month price. Now the North Carolina-based startup is dropping its last restriction; the doors are open for anyone to preorder up to four Defy XT phones, "and they'll begin shipping in mid-December."

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TOPICS: Chit/Chat
KEYWORDS: republic; smartphones; wireless

1 posted on 11/26/2012 1:47:27 PM PST by ExxonPatrolUs
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To: ExxonPatrolUs

freepers can save some money!


2 posted on 11/26/2012 1:54:10 PM PST by GeronL (http://asspos.blogspot.com)
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To: ExxonPatrolUs

After another hefty verizon bill... I am doing somthing like this in January. If anyone is or has used this, please post. I am a moderate wireless user with about ten calls a month.... lots of text and moderate fata. My worst customer service ever was with sprint, so i am hesitant.


3 posted on 11/26/2012 1:55:54 PM PST by momincombatboots (Back to West by G-d Virginia.)
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To: ExxonPatrolUs
$19 per month?

 

Sheeit. This lady's gots a way better deal...


4 posted on 11/26/2012 1:57:41 PM PST by Responsibility2nd (NO LIBS. This Means Liberals and (L)libertarians! Same Thing. NO LIBS!!)
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To: ExxonPatrolUs

I ordered a black iPhone5 with 32GB memory and was told delivery in 2 months. Then 3 months. Then early next year.

I changed my order to white iPhone5 with 64GB and it was delivered in 2 days.


5 posted on 11/26/2012 1:58:54 PM PST by Berlin_Freeper (There goes the dominoes...)
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To: GeronL

Sure, I’m willing to sign up and “save some money” if you’ll pay the $300 startup fee for me.


6 posted on 11/26/2012 1:59:21 PM PST by steve86 (Acerbic by Nature, not NurtureĀ™)
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To: Berlin_Freeper

That’s racist. ;)


7 posted on 11/26/2012 2:00:32 PM PST by Lucky9teen (Peace is that brief glorious moment in history when everybody stands around reloading.~Thomas Jeffer)
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To: steve86

lolz


8 posted on 11/26/2012 2:03:25 PM PST by GeronL (http://asspos.blogspot.com)
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To: momincombatboots

I left a hefty bill at ATT for Consumer Cellular for $35 a month calls, text, and data and have been very happy. They sent me a free sim card to use in my old iPhone, no activation fee, nothing, just the $35 plus tax after a month of use.


9 posted on 11/26/2012 2:07:15 PM PST by sheana
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To: ExxonPatrolUs

I’ve had Republic Wireless for the past couple of months. It hasn’t been perfect, but for $20.58 a month for unlimited voice and data (includes taxes and everything), I’m quite satisfied.

The phone is not the latest and greatest, but it’s waterproof and ruggedized and the battery lasts at least a full day for me. Once or twice a VOIP call has been poor when the wifi network was heavily congested, but generally, VOIP calls have been excellent.


10 posted on 11/26/2012 2:11:44 PM PST by Sparticus (Tar and feathers for the next dumb@ss Republican that uses the word bipartisanship.)
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To: Lucky9teen

And sexist. My wife said white is for girls.

Hell that!


11 posted on 11/26/2012 2:18:12 PM PST by Berlin_Freeper (There goes the dominoes...)
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To: Berlin_Freeper

Ha!!


12 posted on 11/26/2012 2:25:05 PM PST by Osage Orange ( Liberalism, ideas so good they have to be mandatory.)
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To: ExxonPatrolUs

Except it is on Sprint’s network so don’t expect it to work too many places.


13 posted on 11/26/2012 2:25:16 PM PST by mnehring
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To: Responsibility2nd

I ate government cheese once, so I guess I can get an Obama phone.


14 posted on 11/26/2012 2:31:01 PM PST by ExxonPatrolUs (The Ameritopian Motto: Gov The Sheeple, Buy The Sheeple, Bore The Sheeple)
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To: Responsibility2nd


15 posted on 11/26/2012 2:34:10 PM PST by GrandJediMasterYoda (Someday our schools we will teach the difference between "lose" and "loose")
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To: sheana

“I left a hefty bill at ATT for Consumer Cellular for $35 a month calls, text, and data and have been very happy. They sent me a free sim card to use in my old iPhone, no activation fee, nothing, just the $35 plus tax after a month of use.”

How many minutes a month do you get?


16 posted on 11/26/2012 3:09:19 PM PST by headstamp 2 (What would Scooby do?)
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To: Berlin_Freeper

She just wants your phone.


17 posted on 11/26/2012 3:14:22 PM PST by mdmathis6 ("Barry" Xmas to all and have a rapaciously taxable New Year!)
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To: ExxonPatrolUs

Ain’t capitalism great? When and where it’s still allowed, that is.


18 posted on 11/26/2012 3:23:13 PM PST by BfloGuy (Workers and consumers are, of course, identical.)
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To: steve86

Sure, I’m willing to sign up and “save some money” if you’ll pay the $300 startup fee for me.

You nailed it Sir. Add in $300 for the phone $25 x 12 and that equals $45 per month for all who are not math challenged.


19 posted on 11/26/2012 3:26:38 PM PST by cquiggy
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To: ExxonPatrolUs

“It costs close to $300 to begin using Republic Wireless’ service; $249 for the phone, a $10 startup fee, and $19 for your first monthly fee, before any applicable taxes. “


20 posted on 11/26/2012 3:48:17 PM PST by CodeToad (Liberals are bloodsucking ticks. We need to light the matchstick to burn them off.)
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To: momincombatboots

My whole family uses Boost mobile without complaint. It starts as $60 a month for the smart phone service ($50 for my flip phone), then starts dropping by $5 a month - every three months - until you’re down to $40 a month. ($30 is the lowest I can get to with my flip phone.)

They use the Sprint towers, so the service is identical. Just with a lower price and no contracts.


21 posted on 11/26/2012 5:02:34 PM PST by Marie ("The last time Democrats gloated this hard after a health care victory, they lost 60 House seats.")
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To: ExxonPatrolUs

i just use tracfone.


22 posted on 11/26/2012 5:11:25 PM PST by Secret Agent Man (I can neither confirm or deny that; even if I could, I couldn't - it's classified.)
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To: FReepers; Patriots; FRiends


Some make more than one donation
Many make none
Have YOU contributed?


23 posted on 11/26/2012 5:12:18 PM PST by onyx (FREE REPUBLIC IS HERE TO STAY! DONATE MONTHLY! IF YOU WANT ON SARAH PALIN''S PING LIST, LET ME KNOW)
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To: headstamp 2

750 min, 500 texts, and I forget how much data. Don’t need a lot of data anyway cause I use my iPad.


24 posted on 11/26/2012 5:38:16 PM PST by sheana
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To: Sparticus

I’m looking forward to cutting my monthly bill by 80%! And by by Blackberry.


25 posted on 11/26/2012 9:28:52 PM PST by ExxonPatrolUs (The Ameritopian Motto: Gov The Sheeple, Buy The Sheeple, Bore The Sheeple)
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To: ExxonPatrolUs

Free Republic Wireless? Hmmm?


26 posted on 11/27/2012 9:00:29 AM PST by rawhide
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