Moto Maker finally available for Republic Wireless customers

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The Moto X has been out for the better part of a year now, but Republic Wireless is finally adding  Moto Maker customization options to their variant of the phone. Beginning at 9AM PT on Tuesday, Republic Wireless customers will have access to all of the colors and finishes that other carriers have had.

In addition, Motorola is including free wood or bamboo backing to the first 2,000 customers who order from Republic Wireless’s website. As a last addition, Republic Wireless is now offering a 32GB Moto X, which was not an option previously.

Source: Republic Wireless

Republic Wireless getting the Moto G

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There have been rumors suggesting that Republic Wireless would get the Moto G since before the Moto G was even official. Well now those rumors have become a reality, with Republic Wireless announcing today that they will be selling the Moto G in April for $149, down from $179 for the normal unlocked version of the phone.

If you want to use the Moto G with Republic Wireless you’ll have to buy it straight from them as it needs their firmware installed to work. Like other Republic Wireless phones it will use WiFi for calling, texting and data when WiFi is available. When it’s not, you’ll be using Sprint’s network. Plans on Republic Wireless start at $5 per month for text only, $10 for talk and text, and $25 for talk, text and data.

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Republic Wireless now offering Moto X

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Service on Republic Wireless may not be top-notch, but the cost of their plans certainly are. To go along with these awesome plans, they now have a pretty awesome phone. The company announced that the Moto X is now available on the carrier for $299 off-contract.

If you want to see how Republic’s plans work, see the info below.

  • Unlimited talk, text, and data, on WiFi only – $5/month
  • Unlimited talk and text on WiFi and cellular, and unlimited data on WiFi – $10/month
  • Unlimited talk, text and data on WiFi, plus 3G cellular – $25/month
  • Unlimited talk, text and data on WiFi, plus 4G LTE cellular – $40/month

Source: Republic Wireless

Latest Motorola DVX leak puts it on Republic Wireless network in October

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After some Motorola devices showed up in an FCC filing earlier this month, many thought the clues pointed to a U.S. release of the Motorola DVX, a low-cost version of the Moto X. The rumors have been out there for a while now indicating the device may be offered in the U.S. on some prepaid carriers in addition to global emerging markets. A new image from a Bandwidth.com meeting seems to confirm the Motorola DVX is coming to U.S. shores thanks to Republic Wireless.

The image shows the Motorola DVX being released in October, after the release of the Moto X on Republic Wireless and a price drop for the carrier’s current leading phone, the DEFY XT. When the FCC filing first surfaced, readers also uncovered landing pages for the same model number device on overseas retailers with prices in the sub-$200 range. Unfortunately, we still do not have any new information about specs or hardware for the device.

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Republic Wireless to offer Moto X for $299

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Republic Wireless is a newer MNVO operating on Sprint’s network that offers some really cool pricing plans thanks to it’s unique WiFi calling/texting features. They offer plans as low as $5 with exclusively WiFi calling and data usage, but up to $40 a month for unlimited WiFi/3G/4G usage. Up until now, the only device they offered on their network was the fairly outdated Motorola Defy, but today they’re updating their lineup by offering the Moto X for an impressive $299.

Republic Wireless hasn’t given a date for the release of their Moto X outside of a vague “November” date and there’s no word on whether or not you’ll be able to get Moto Maker customization, but if you’ve been itching for a new carrier to try out, you’re going to be hard-pressed to find better value than this.

source: Republic Wireless

via: Engadget

Republic Wireless Confirms That It Doesn’t Look Too Kindly Upon Customers That Root Devices

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Republic Wireless may be on its way to being a revolutionary wireless provider, however in order to be a revolutionary wireless provider— it has to ensure that its offers a topnotch service to its customers free of any type of shenanigans or tomfoolery. This means keeping its various devices offered to its customers free of tools like rooting, which may enhance a customer’s service at the expense of Republic Wireless’s  philosophy. With this in mind, there has been a recent rise in customers’ interest in rooting their devices and Republic Wireless decided to take some time and share its position on not just rooting, but any sort of unauthorized device customization:

 

“We’ve seen a flurry of questions and comments recently, and we wanted to provide some answers and a bit of context. The burning question these days is whether or not it’s ok to root your phone. The short answer is no. You agreed to the Terms of Service when you joined republic, and if you don’t follow the Terms, we can terminate your service at any time”.

 

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Republic Wireless begins shipping low cost smartphones for hybrid calling network

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Republic Wireless announced today that they have begun shipping pre-ordered smartphones for their new wireless service. Republic Wireless is using a “Hybrid Wi-Fi cellular Calling network” to provide service. The network utilizes any available wifi for a primary network and Sprint’s 3G network for the secondary network. According to Republic Wireless CEO David Morken, the service will “invert the status quo” by relying on cheap, plentiful wifi and only reverting to more costly, limited cellular when wifi is not available. This approach helps keep the cost down which enables Republic Wireless to offer a monthly service for only $19 that includes unlimited talk, text, and data. Republic Wireless is currently shipping the Motorola DEFY XT for $249 plus a $10 startup fee. The service is pay-as-you-go, so no long term contract locks customers in to the service.

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Republic Wireless sets up shop, offers pre-orders to the masses

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Republican Wireless is a new kind of MVNO carrier who has been testing its newfangled service for several months. The company is attempting to reinvent the mobile network space, offering a single device engineered to utilize Wi-Fi whenever it’s available for calls, texts and mobile data. When there’s no Wi-Fi within range, the device will automatically switch to a cellular network.

The service runs $19 per month with no contract and unlimited data, texting and calling. The carrier is poised to offer just one device, a Motorola Defy XT which will be sold outright for $249.99, alongside a one time $10 start-up fee. Sure, it’s not the most appealing handset, but at such a low price point it could prove to be the most viable option for those looking for an economic-friendly option.

So, what do you guys think?

Source: Republic Wireless

Republic Wireless To Give You Unlimited Talk, Text And Data Starting November 8th

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We love our Android phones, but loathe the expensive monthly plans. Most of us pay what can be an arm and a leg monthly to use our devices. Here’s something that is sure to be an eye-opener for all: paying $20 per month for unlimited talk, text, and data courtesy of Republic Wireless. The carrier is fed up with the excessive prices for Android users and argues we’re “overdue for a serious evolution”.

Republic Wireless works in a unique way. Using specific Android-powered phones equipped with a technology similar to T-Mobile’s UMA (Unlicensed Mobile Access), RW allows you to make phone calls over WiFi networks as VoIP (Voice Over IP). In addition, you will have the ability to text over WiFi as well. As you leave the WiFi signal, RW users will then use a cell tower from Sprint for talk, text, and data. No word yet on the data speeds, but expect to see 3G technology as RW will be providing uncapped data for its users.

There are no details of which phones will be compatible with RW. However, we suspect we will see special variations of lower-end phone models from manufacturers. One major clue is the company’s preview page presenting clear images of what looks to be an LG Optimus One entry-level phone being taken apart. Be sure to share with us if you want to take it to The Man and go for the $20 monthly unlimited buffet when it becomes available next week.

[via Republic Wireless]