[olug] OT: Republic Wireless

Aaron Grothe ajgrothe at yahoo.com
Tue Sep 17 04:06:24 UTC 2013

Hey Joe,

I'm using Republic Wireless right now.

The Pros

Cheap $25.00 after fee/month
Customer Service has been pretty good - gone above and beyond to transfer number
Decent coverage for the Defy XT
Sprint for 3g service - pretty good coverage in Omaha Metro area

The Cons

Can't unlock/flash phone since it designed to go wifi all the time (would consider doing google voice and their base service)
Phone is new but limited - Motorola Defy XT
Single Core
Gingerbread Android 2.3 (probably forever)
3.5" screen
Next to no room for apps - can't move google's apps to SD card without unlocked phone
And this is their new high end phone
Drops calls a lot when going from wifi to 3g and vice versa

Summary: if you want a cheap phone solution it is pretty good.  But in a lot of ways it is like stepping back to 2008.  If they offered a better phone like an Samsung Galaxy S3 I would be pretty happy with it.  Looking back on it I might consider going with Boost/Mobile or another carrier.


"The Journey is the Reward" - Old Zen Buddhist Saying

 From: Joseph Gulizia <joseph.gulizia at gmail.com>
To: Omaha Linux User Group <olug at olug.org> 
Sent: Saturday, September 14, 2013 9:30 PM
Subject: [olug] OT: Republic Wireless

Anyone using (or know anyone) using Republic Wireless?

Thoughts on it?

Thanks In Advance.
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