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Republic Wireless Offers $19 Unlimited Android Plan
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JSTEVENS139
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11/11/2011 | 7:34:48 AM
re: Republic Wireless Offers $19 Unlimited Android Plan
How do you figure it is SPRINT'S fault? They are not offering the plan. They are just selling bandwidth to Republic.

Blame Republic. They are the one whose website says "Check back November 8" and still says that on the 11th.
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11/11/2011 | 7:00:07 AM
re: Republic Wireless Offers $19 Unlimited Android Plan
On Nov 10th, 2011 - went to Sprint store to inquire about the service. Sprint manager fresh from a manager meeting did not have a clue. Never heard of the company or the service, even though its all over the internet. As a previous Sprint customer I thought maybe the second time will be a charm? Silly me ..should have brought toast and jam because I felt egg oozing down my face
again. Thanks Sprint for anticipating that enthusiastic customer(s) might inquire on what appears to be a decent value proposition.
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11/10/2011 | 9:10:55 PM
re: Republic Wireless Offers $19 Unlimited Android Plan
So, when will the carriers providing the wifi networks start charging for carrying Republic Wireless' traffic? In the end its not free, somebody has to pay for the service.
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11/9/2011 | 8:29:54 PM
re: Republic Wireless Offers $19 Unlimited Android Plan
yes, but you need a constant 80Kbps to keep your call quality working. If you're at a hotel with heavy traffic, you might not be able to use their wifi to make a call.
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11/9/2011 | 8:28:09 PM
re: Republic Wireless Offers $19 Unlimited Android Plan
The author is saying that if you connect to an unsecure network (eg. at home), then your call could be intercepted and others could listen in on your conversation. By default, an Android device will ASK you if you want to join a network in range. It does NOT automatically connect to any unsecure network it finds. And if you do tell it to connect to a network, you have to tell it that it's ok to automatically connect the next time the network is in range.

Of course this doesn't mean that you couldn't connect to an unsecure network without permission, but that's no different than any other wi-fi device on the planet.
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virthddman,
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11/9/2011 | 7:52:05 PM
re: Republic Wireless Offers $19 Unlimited Android Plan
Will be interesting to see if the company will make it with its beta plan in tact.

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11/9/2011 | 7:23:19 PM
re: Republic Wireless Offers $19 Unlimited Android Plan
Over 150 texts is a bandwidth hog? Is there a missing zero or two?
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11/9/2011 | 6:08:21 PM
re: Republic Wireless Offers $19 Unlimited Android Plan
I cannot adequately express the disappointment with my experience with Republic so far. Having pre-registered with you, followed up with the website when asked, and wasted a huge amount of my time checking back many times an hour for a day and a half - until 2 am last night and starting again this morning at 7 am. How this was handled strains credibility and faith in what you posted on your website. Even if you were briefly taking orders, this was poorly handled. Self inflicted black eyes are not an auspicious way to launch a new service.

This "Lucy and the football" approach to signing up will not wear well. Nobody wants to start off the relationship with a new service being made to feel like Charlie Brown.
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sewoodson,
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11/9/2011 | 12:36:34 PM
re: Republic Wireless Offers $19 Unlimited Android Plan
Wouldn't this be like using the Wifi Networks for our tablets or wifi eReaders?
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11/9/2011 | 5:49:56 AM
re: Republic Wireless Offers $19 Unlimited Android Plan
Nice Post, Thanks for sharing this info
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