Read more about Republic's Fair Use Policy:
I was reading through the acceptable use policy (not fair use policy) and came across the language of a "cancellation or termination fee" which may be charged... this is new to me! Has anyone else come across this is any other literature?
I also want to know how they will be able to hold us to the legalese, because upon sign up they did not ask us to "agree" to it - although, it may be that we are bound to it as a condition of using the service.
And lastly, the $19 is to cover our use of the Sprint network. Thus, if we don't use the Sprint network... are we still charged the $19? Or do we get a discount for staying on wifi for the month?
T-Mobile. Connecting you when you need it most... disconnecting you when you need to connect with God's beautiful creation! Service is great in cities and highways, but in rural areas they leave you with just your surroundings. I encourage you to get T-Mobile, disconnect for a while!
I am glad that God is not like cell phone coverage. He does not hide behind mountains or loose us down long windy roads. The Lord levels mountains, and He makes our paths straight!
Here's a plus!
"There is currently no provision for using the cellular data network to make VoIP calls. The phone will use the Wi-Fi network and fall back to the cellular network with a traditional call if the Wi-Fi is not available."
I noticed the same thing, and have asked for clarification through several channels. There is a facebook posting from them suggesting that increased Wifi usage allows for increased cellular usage, but that's not supported by the PDF I linked to (as you correctly note).
Regardless, I use less than 550 minutes per month and spend most of my time near a 802.11 transmitter with no cellular service at all. So with what's known of the deal to date, it's worth a shot..
It would be nice if they gave out these details, but I suspect the vast majority of potentials won't bother to ask these questions..
Most WIFI networks that aren't your own are secure,only having 522 minutes of Sprint cell time when not at home is a deal breaker for most people.
My VZW MVNO phone requires I check mark a box on a web page to accept the AP's policies before it'll do ANYHTING over a ATT hotspot. Just as if I was accessing the hotspot with a computer.
I usually support government regulation, but It is unfortunate that the government over-regulated and killed the AT&T/ T-Mobile Merger
The best explanation of the pricing nutiness in the industry.
Why Sprint and T-Mo will always suck.
The only way to end the pricing insanity is to eliminate contracts and subsidies.
I want Wifi calling on AT&T.
If you text while driving, you're an idiot. End of story.
I just found this little tidbit:
Users will also be able to download apps to help manage authentication and payment for Wi-fi networks if they want, but Republic won’t preload any of that onto the handset.