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1Q 2013 | IN-1015809

Republic Wireless Launches $19 Unlimited Voice, Text, and Data

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Republic Wireless, a division of Bandwidth.com, launches hybrid Wi-Fi calling. This MVNO offers an unlimited mobile data, texting, and voice-calling plan. The service operates on Wi-Fi and the Sprint CDMA network. Wi-Fi telephony-preference is embedded, and a single telephone number is used, all for $19 per month.

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VoIP telephony with a mobile phone is old hat by now: Skype and others are readily available and find traction by eliminating international tariff expenses. The hybrid Wi-Fi/cellular package from Republic Wireless eliminates the extra steps of starting an app and managing the different user IDs needed to establish an OTT VoIP call. It recognizes a market segment that is cost sensitive and can contai...

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