Republic Wireless goes live, makes $19 unlimited plans a reality
1. remixfa (Posts: 14042; Member since: 19 Dec 2008)
i love the idea of it. Those cities that said they were going to have free public wifi.. did that ever happen? If it did, and you live in one of those cities, i dont see anything stopping you from trying this out.
2. ibap (Posts: 705; Member since: 09 Sep 2009)
I think this is a great idea, but what cellular network are they using? - According to PC Mag, they're using Sprint 3G. Why wasn't that in this story?
3. remixfa (Posts: 14042; Member since: 19 Dec 2008)
no idea. most prepaid carriers run off of sprint though, so that wouldnt be a big surprise.
4. Victor.H (Posts: 449; Member since: 27 May 2011)
Thanks for mentioning that! It's Sprint indeed - we've added this to the article.
5. beruit17 (Posts: 7; Member since: 16 Jun 2011)
Nice idea but really 300 MB on an android phone? Also how is 150 text messages unlimited? Come on people.
6. downphoenix (Posts: 2372; Member since: 19 Jun 2010)
they mean when you're not connected to a hotspot. 300MB and 550mins seems veryreasonable if you aren't away from a wifi hotspot for long, but 150 text seems kind of light, especially given that texts in general are very light in comparison to those 2.
7. Penny (Posts: 1242; Member since: 04 Feb 2011)
Excellent work. This is a bold step to make against the current forces that be in the mobile industry, and a necessary one. I hope that they build enough of a user base to become a relevant threat to the other major carriers, and more importantly, I hope they get popular enough to reveal to consumers what they are spending money on and what is possible.
8. jdrevolution (Posts: 87; Member since: 07 Oct 2011)
I think this is a really smart idea and would help out a lot of people. But seeing as they're a new company, do you think they will spread fast enough by word of mouth or are do they have a marketing plan in place?
9. Penny (Posts: 1242; Member since: 04 Feb 2011)
Any business sets a marketing budget when they are starting, so I am sure they do have a marketing plan in place. Of course, you may not see it in your area as smaller companies generally have smaller budgets for such purposes, so they will probably go after target consumers.
10. rob5150 (Posts: 122; Member since: 31 Oct 2011)
their terms of service and acceptable use policy are sort of weird. As for the acceptable use policy they refer to goes to a webpage not found..
11. corporateJP (Posts: 1710; Member since: 28 Nov 2009)
This is the start of something that could potentially become BIG...