Posted Sep. 18, 2013 at 3:01 p.m.

Premium Lock Upstart Republic Wireless targets wireless carriers with new phone, services

Published: 2013-09-18 15:01:07
Updated: 2013-09-18 15:01:07

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Raleigh-based Republic Wireless is launching a new smartphone for its hybrid service on Thursday. But perhaps even more importantly, the company also is unveiling new coverage plans that its CEO calls "very disruptive."...

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I would disagree with lbgardner. I am a subscriber of Republic Wireless and have had no trouble with this service, either on Wi-Fi or Sprint Cellular. My calls are not being dropped, the phone is an acceptable Android phone comparable to 30% of all Android phones in the market. With my success using it a handful of my friends have used my referral to purchase their own phones on Republic Wireless. When the marketplace realizes that the major carriers have been overcharging for the service, upstarts like Republic Wireless will benefit.
This service and the Defy XT phone they are selling are not ready for primetime. I have been with republic wireless for about 5 months now and had nothing but trouble. There is a 50/50 chance that my calls will be dropped within 15 seconds. The $19/29 monthly price sounds great, but it is not when you depend on your cell phone. This maybe a good choice for your kids phones, but it's not for the adults.
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