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Post  rcdallas on Tue Jul 31, 2012 1:40 pm

This is a neat little idear; Republic Wireless for $19 a month no commitment - unlimited calls text web, etc. It's a beta program. The idea is if you stay in range of wifi most of them time the phone will use wifi (weefee) to connect the call--if however you are out of wifi it'll use the Sprint network.

Seen it on GeekNews last night. Have to sign up to be a beta tester.

www.republicwireless.com

Snooze you loose.

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Post  Gumbo on Fri Aug 03, 2012 9:26 pm

rcdallas™ wrote:This is a neat little idear; Republic Wireless for $19 a month no commitment - unlimited calls text web, etc. It's a beta program. The idea is if you stay in range of wifi most of them time the phone will use wifi (weefee) to connect the call--if however you are out of wifi it'll use the Sprint network.

Seen it on GeekNews last night. Have to sign up to be a beta tester.

www.republicwireless.com

Snooze you loose.
you snoozin' ?? November 2011...........gotta read the dates on these things. I'd a bought one if I'd known about it at the time. Haven't heard anyone shouting from the rooftops about it though. Wonder how the Beta test is going?? Smile

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Post  rcdallas on Sat Aug 04, 2012 12:09 am

Think Nov 2011 was for the 1st wave and now they are introducing the 2nd wave. Cool

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Post  Gumbo on Sat Aug 04, 2012 5:51 am

rcdallas™ wrote:Think Nov 2011 was for the 1st wave and now they are introducing the 2nd wave. Cool
I read the whole thing and didn't see it mentioned. Clicked on the "start here" button and nothing happened. They only mentioned the one phone running Android program as well. I'll have to do some more research, see if there is a feedback page from users or something along those lines.

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Post  Highplains Drifter on Sat Aug 04, 2012 11:50 am

Republic Wireless - Is Hybrid Calling Stealing Bandwidth? - Is It Legal?

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Is it legal or ethical to have a Cell Phone Service Provider, that operates on Your & and Other peoples Wi-Fi networks??? - Public, or Private (hybrid!...they call it!).

Is this Stealing ? or Cyber Borrowing?...at what costs to the end provider?

Will McDonalds?...(or any other federal) Wi-Fi provider?, provide enough bandwidth for the masses?...or be agreeable to this, without cost or cookies?..or your information?

Is the future just one BIG Wi-Fi Planet where its (you) ALL Online in REAL Time!

How does it work?
You use the Wi-Fi wizard to add hotspots to your phone. With Hybrid Calling, your phone remembers networks and uses Wi-Fi whenever it's available for your calls, texts and surfing, and only uses cellular as a back up.

What is 'the' wireless freedom movement?

a community of people who prefer Wi-Fi over cellular as we leverage the power of the Internet for unlimited voice, text and data for $19 per month.

How FREE is it? - What privacy do you give up?

Question ??? Should FREE access to Wi-Fi BE FREE ?...

Why should any one company provide a App to connect to yours and other peoples networks and exclusively charge you $19 mo?...
Do you think any particular company has this right?..or the right to access your bandwidth?

Is the City going to be 'one big wi-fi' signal' where its a FREE FOR ALL to use?
How does this work if you travel out of a wi-fi zone ?
What will other Cellular companies do to lower their billing or pricing to remain competitive to this?
Is REAL 3/4G Coverage the best alternative still...what are the best plans avail right now?

Will this mean thousands of people will be searching for...or possibly hacking to any wi-fi signal they can connect to?

How will your internet security be upgraded to prevent any 'FREE Wi-FI' Bandwith lost due to unauthorized users trying to connect to your data point?.
Is your own IP & network secure, and your information protected from a open network to access at ANY Time???

Will any cyber crimes be transmitted through your IP if its left unprotected?

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Post  rcdallas on Mon Aug 06, 2012 2:46 pm

Haven't been in San Francisco since about 2004--there must be enough weefee signal there to go head to head with an xray machine walking down the street.

I'm not a fan of public wifi there is no telling who or what is filtering through your data. If it's a must a VPN connection would be the way to go. Had a neighbor one night a few years ago where I noticed my router blinking like crazy and I knew all my gear was turned off.

Sure enough did some looking and found em taking advantage of the open weefee network. Shut em down. $20 a month go buy your own. $9 and change here for DSL.

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Post  Highplains Drifter on Mon Aug 06, 2012 3:44 pm

Sure there is all kinds of WiFi in the City, I need a phone I can rely on in the most rural parts of this country…so that style of phone does not get my interests aroused.
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Post  rcdallas on Mon Aug 06, 2012 7:00 pm

Naw it's not for your lifestyle.

Now from my US travels I've done in the past pretty much hands down Verizon/ATT is going to work best out in the open range. Where one doesn't work the other will.

Now in some specific regions you might have problems with some of them and that is where a regional carrier will fill in the gaps--some like US Cellular but with that you'll probably be committed to a contract.

Best option for a nomad like you might just be installing a repeater in your vehicle to give you an extended range.

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