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iansltx

join:2007-02-19
Austin, TX
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reply to sonicmerlin

Re: Fail

republic doesn't have to serve all customers. Also, their minute allowances for on-cellular calling are soft caps, hence the "bad day/week/month" bit.

As far as "privilege" goes, if you're able to keep heavy calling on WiFi (I know I would be able to do this...may pick the device up to play with it) then you can use 3k minutes per month without a problem. 'cuz SIP is heap.


BiggA

join:2005-11-23
EARTH

Yeah, it works because you have to pay for the air interface (wifi) and backhaul (cable/dsl/fiber) for most of the minutes. Works well since everyone else pays for those things.


iansltx

join:2007-02-19
Austin, TX
kudos:2

Yeah...your point? In return for doing aggressive WiFi offloading republic shaves $26 off your monthly bill compared to someone like Straight Talk. I fail to see the issue with this business model, though it's not for everyone.


BiggA

join:2005-11-23
EARTH

Nothing against them. Utilizing your own connection and router better to save you money. Good thing for the right users.