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Republic Wireless now brings Motorola Defy XT to its $19 unlimited monthly plans

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Republic Wireless now brings Motorola Defy XT to its $19 unlimited monthly plans
Republic Wireless is an unusual carrier. We’ve written about it before - it launched service in New York and offered unlimited everything for $19 a month. No catch except there is a slight catch - the way the operator works is by relying on your Wi-Fi network for your data and voice needs. The idea is simple. We do have mobile phones, but most of the time we use them as stationary phones - at home and at work is where most people spend a huge portion of the day and where they take most calls and surf the web. That’s what makes the $19 monthy service possible - it roams on other carriers networks but mostly relies on you using Wi-Fi.

Now, Republic Wireless is again opening the option to sign up for its beta service and offers a brand new device to go with it - the Motorola Defy XT. The Defy XT runs on Android 2.3 Gingerbread and features a 3.7-inch display, 1GHz processor, and a 5MP camera on the back and VGA front shooter.

The device also sports 1GB of internal storage expandable via a microSD card slot. The price for the Motorola Defy XT on Republic Wireless is $249, which seems expensive for such a device only if you overlook the fact that you only pay $19 a month. Previously, you could get the LG Optimus One on Republic. The full PR is below, and you can let us know what you think about the ultra-affordable carrier and the idea behind it in the comments below.

source: Republic Wireless via Engadget


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posted on 31 Jul 2012, 05:11

1. CivicSi89 (Posts: 348; Member since: 23 Jul 2011)


Great idea! Bad execution.

posted on 31 Jul 2012, 06:12

2. ibap (Posts: 675; Member since: 09 Sep 2009)


I missed the initial enrollment period, have been waiting for it to re-open. I will give them a shot, and see how it goes. While I still feel CDMA service in the US is better overall, I wish the SIM card concept were expanded there. A lot of carrier choices are based on phone availability issues.

posted on 31 Jul 2012, 06:34

3. ajac09 (Posts: 1212; Member since: 30 Sep 2009)


god if thery got sim card support they would skyrocket!

posted on 31 Jul 2012, 11:35

4. squallz506 (banned) (Posts: 1075; Member since: 19 Oct 2011)


Can't wait, I'm in wave C

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