Republic Wireless to Expand Availability, Intro New Tech
Republic Wireless indicated recently in a blog post that the company is going to accept more customers starting later this year. Republic, an MVNO that uses Sprint's network, launched in late 2011 with the promise of delivering unlimited everything for $19 per month. Republic Wireless uses a combination of cellular data and Wi-Fi to pass VoIP-based calls through the internet rather than through traditional voice networks. It named the technology Hybrid Calling. The company has been in a closed beta (which it called "a success") and now says it will expand its beta this summer. The company also said that it will introduce a new Wi-Fi to cellular handover technology in May, as well as tools to help people save on their cell phone bills. Republic offers service only on a version of the LG Optimus, which has optimized with its software.
AT&T Says It Won't Sell the LG G7 ThinQ, But It Has an LG Exclusive On Deck
AT&T does not plan to sell LG's new flagship phone, the G7 ThinQ, according to The Verge. Instead, the company plans to offer an exclusive phone from LG later this summer.
LG Kicks Off Sales of G7 ThinQ Phone, But US Pricing Remains Elusive
LG today said it has commenced sales of its flagship G7 ThinQ phone in its home market of South Korea. The G7 ThinQ, announced earlier this month, is a premium metal-and-glass phone with a super bright 6.1-inch screen, Snapdragon 845 processor, AI-assisted dual rear cameras, BoomBox speaker, and Android 8 Oreo.
LG G7 ThinQ Goes On Sale Today for $749
Sales of the LG G7 ThinQ phone kicked off in the U.S. today.
Republic Wireless Improves Android Lineup
Republic Wireless today said it has added nine modern smartphones to its lineup of Android devices. The new phones include the Samsung Galaxy S7 Edge ($799), S7 ($699), J3 ($179), and S6 ($549); the Nexus 6P ($499) and 5X ($349); and the Motorola Moto X Pure Edition ($349), G4 ($199), and G4 Plus ($299).