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Republic Wireless Leaves Beta, Pre Order Your Split From the Big Carriers Today

It’s been almost a year since Republic Wireless burst onto the scene promising a break from the big carriers’ networks and pricing. Today is the day that people can make the move and pre-order themselves a spot in Republic’s service that offers wireless coverage balanced with their ‘Hybrid Calling’ technology. WiFi is used for calling and data whenever it possibly can and cell coverage when there no WiFi networks can be found.

If you’re ready to make the move you can pre-order the Motorola DEFY XT for $249 and $10 of start-up fees. After that you are free to use the service for the low price of $19 a month, arguably lower than anyone on this site is paying right now. If you’re interested in signing up, hit the link below.

Is it worth switching from your superphone and 4G LTE for the low price? Anyone intrigued?

Via: Republic Wireless

  • lvlorpheus

    I just got an email from eBay to get a Motorola Defy XT Unlocked for $159.99. I did not even get to finish reading the few comments here.

    http://www.ebay.com/itm/Motorola-Defy-XT-Unlocked-Android-Rugged-Water-Dust-Resistant-Smartphone-XT535-/390493525796

  • robringer

    http://Www.ting.com much more impressive….

    • David_ATL

      Have been with ting (on the Sprint network) for a few months now, and very impressed with the service. Still have to buy one of “their” phones, but BYOP {phone} is supposed to be just around the corner. When it is… I’ll be getting a Nexus 4. BTW, we used to be with big red and ting has cut our monthly bill to less than half of what it used to be!

      • mplacido9

        You need to read their BYO(S)D page more clearly. The Nexus 4 is GSM and ting uses Sprints network which is CDMA/WiMAXX. It also clearly says that Google Nexus devices are blacklisted so there goes that idea.

  • EraserXIV

    Oh yes! I’ve been waiting for the day I could finally buy the Motorola DEFY XT… said no one ever.

  • Brandon Archibald

    “from $19/month” is that for the real bad service? How much is the plan bad service $50?

    • CheeseMcGee

      Not sure where you see the “from $19/month” that you quoted. The one and only plan they have is $19/month.

      You clearly don’t know anything about the service, and it’s pricing structure, but you somehow know that it’s “real bad service”

  • duke69111

    Now that this is out of Beta, are they going to continue as unlimited cellular usage? I read they did this for the beta users. Still not interested, just curious.

  • CheeseMcGee

    I have that phone and this plan as a house phone/you can’t have my real cell phone number, and a simple phone for my daughter to use when she is at her friends house. Not a bad deal if you are around WiFi all the time.

    I swear they are using a dwarf’s hand for that photo – The phone is no bigger than the OG Droid I have on the shelf, yet that picture makes it look like a freaking S3!

  • Droidzilla

    Nexus 4: $299
    T-Mobile prepaid: $30/month

    No thanks, Republic. You had your chance to entice us a while ago and you blew it. I’ll try to get a Nexus 4 and then wait to see what Google and Dish do.

    • PhoenixPath

      Pretty much this. ^^

    • picaso86

      How are you paying $30 a month??? unlimited?

      • Jarred Sutherland

        It’s T-Mobile’s prepaid plan.

      • Franz
      • realityCheck

        The T-Mobile $30 a month plan is not unlimited. You only get 100 minutes of talk. I wonder if all of these negative comments (that appear mostly to not be based upon fact or reality) are coming from trolls from the big cellular companies.

        • Geoff Johnson

          Use Google Voice and you get unlimited talk. The plan also includes unlimited texting and unlimited data (5GB at 4G speeds)

  • http://profiles.google.com/adamtruelove Adam Truelove

    Sweet, I’ve been waiting for a cheap carrier with crappy coverage and phones that run Gingerbread.

  • http://twitter.com/Kenny_Larson Kenny Larson

    Sorry folks. This is on Sprint’s network which makes it CDMA. That and you have to buy the phone from them. Big, fat, sloppy non-starter for me.

  • iamjackspost

    Standing on your roof and yelling real loud is FREE. Beat that Republic Wireless.

  • http://twitter.com/mxpwr4 Steve Bennet

    “….promising a break from the big carriers’ networks and pricing”

    “…for $249 and $10 of start-up fees”

    seems like they are on the same track as the big carriers with “start-up” fees. what kind of other “fees” do they have? a real break from big carrier pricing wouldn’t nickel-and-dime you with these fees. drop the fee, or just sell it for $259 for crying out loud.

    • duke69111

      I think the $10.00 start up fee includes shipping and handling.

  • QQpayne

    While I think the industry is due for a major change, and it may be something like this, I live in a rural area so am stuck with big red.

    • tgom222

      +1, I live in small city surrounded by rural areas and travel outside the city often for work.

  • http://www.deathbycone.com Jared Kotoff

    If you’re able to bring your own phone to this it might have a shot at something. If you HAVE to buy one of their phones. Then you’re just getting crappy service on a crappy phone. It has to be at least one or the other.

  • jldleo

    “Is it worth switching from your superphone and 4G LTE for the low price? Anyone intrigued?”

    In two words Hell NO.. That is all.

  • Dr_Buttballs

    No thanks. I’m waiting to see what Google has in store.

    • Brent Cooper

      Google Wireless FTW!!!!! Mid-2013 I hope!!!

      • dsass600

        GOOGLE BUY TMOBILE!