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.
Android Messages with RCS to Reach More Phones On More Carriers
Google says its Android Messages app is on the upswing thanks to new RCS-based tools and growing support from phone makers and wireless network operators. To start, brands now have more power to interact with consumers thanks to RCS business messaging.
LG Tribute Dynasty Lands at Boost Mobile Stores
Boost Mobile recently added the LG Tribute Dynasty to its lineup of affordable Android smartphones. This device includes a 5-inch HD display and is powered by a 1.5 GHz octa-core MediaTek processor with 2 GB of memory and 16 GB of storage.
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).
Republic Wireless Relay Is a Google-Powered, Walkie-Talkie Phone for Kids
Republic Wireless today announced the Relay, a simple, screenless device meant to help young children communicate with their parents and other family members. The Relay is small, puck-like speakerphone with a single large button.