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Republic Wireless to Ditch Fair Use, Goes Unlimited

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Dec 22, 2011, 5:35 PM   by Eric M. Zeman   @phonescooper

Republic Wireless, a brand-new company in the mobile space, has evaluated feedback on its initial wireless plan and has made a significant change. At launch, Republic Wireless promised to offer unlimited voice, text, and data for $19 per month -- provided those services were consumed over Wi-Fi networks and not cellular networks. 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. Republic calls the technology "Hybrid Calling" and based costs on a Cellular Usage Index (depending on how much users relied on cellular rather than Wi-Fi networks). Republic originally stated that customers who use their Republic service over cellular networks too much may eventually be referred back to a standard cellular service. Republic leases network access from Sprint. Republic has changed its mind, however, and is ditching the fair use idea. In a blog post, the company explained, "Rather than revising our fair use policy, w've decided not to have one at all. There will simply be no thresholds, and no risk of losing service. We're all-in." Moving forward, customers will only be charged $19 per month for Republic Wireless's services.

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Vaguely related flame post. Troll-Bait Dec 22, 2011, 9:29 PM
If only this company wasn't in beta & open to everyone. tether Dec 22, 2011, 8:01 PM
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