'Unlimited' Android for $19 a month -- as long as you're on Wi-Fi

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  1. uggboy
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    'Unlimited' Android for $19 a month -- as long as you're on Wi-Fi:)

    MUCH MORE FROM THE SOURCE: http://gadgetbox.msnbc.msn.com/_new...roid-for-19-a-month-as-long-as-youre-on-wi-fi

     
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    So how is this different than my android phone that is off contract and cost nothing per month? I can make calls for free on google, etc
     
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    Well, with this plan you do get 3G data, text and voice wireless service (through Sprint network), but they expect you to run a significant portion of your data usage through WiFi networks.
     
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    More discussion is on FT.
     
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    LOL. You could probably put that in every thread here ;)
     
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    Agreed. Why not have the discussion here?

    :rolleyes:

    (Posted from my milePoint enabled iPhone)
     
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    The difference with this company is that when you're not on Wifi, it makes calls on the Sprint network.
     
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    Can this be considered a good thing? Does this mean extra costs?
     
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    An android/iphone with voip is obviously free of monthly (cell) costs but this looks good for those that need have a need for both cell and wifi calling. It looks like it's unlimited talk/text/web for $19 a month + tax(es), no contract. Here are some details: LINK

    International roaming and calling are not included in their contract. I wonder if there some type of provision that requires you to use Wifi at least 50% of the time or something like that. It looks like a really good deal...I'll be looking more into the carrier when my cell contract is up.
     
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    Thanks for all your kind insights and infos, highly appreciated, seems a really good deal IMHO!
     
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    I have been a happy beta tester for RW since December. Today i received an email from them indicating that the beta test will re-open this summer. Anyone who is at least half-interested should click the Join button on their website, so you will be notified when beta does re-open.

    You can read the notification at http://republicwireless.com/blog/march-update

    One good thing about the Android OS is that there are "stumbler" apps available that let you automatically log onto any open wifi. This helped me last month in India, when my hotel's wi-fi didn't work. My Android phone found a signal the next day in New Delhi and sent my accumulated emails automatically. At one time there was a similar app for the iPhone, but Apple pulled it from their App Store and it's no longer available.
     
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    To be more precise in my description of stumbler-type apps for the iPhone: At one time there was a similar app for un-jailbroken iPhones, but Apple pulled it from their App Store and it's no longer available.
     
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    I got this last year for my nephew, it is really all he needs. He has never received any warning or alert, and probably spends 25% of his time off wifi, and ON the network that it works with. I'd buy it for 19$
     
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