Republic Wireless started offering its hybrid wireless service in late 2011, with the premise that customers can make unlimited phone calls, texting, and browsing for only $19 a month. Unfortunately, it only provided one choice of Android model for its proprietary technology, the rather outdated LG Optimus S. The mobile operator is reopening its unlimited Beta service for new customers today, bringing along a new phone to offer, the Motorola Defy XT.
Before you can gorge on the carrier’s unlimited everything, you will have to shell out $249 for the Motorola Defy XT. But since there’s no contract, no overage fee, nor other hidden fees, it’s still a pretty good deal. There’s also no termination fee if you feel the hybrid set up doesn’t work well for you. As for past customers who want to upgrade their phone, they need only pay $149 to get the Defy XT.
The Motorola Defy XT is known for its durable design. It’s not only water- and scratch-resistant, but also dustproof. The phone boasts a 3.7-inch Gorilla Glass display, 1GHz processor, 5MP rear camera, VGA front-facing camera, 1,650mAH battery, Android 2.3 Gingerbread, and the Hybrid Calling technology that allows you to seamlessly switch between WiFi and cellular network. The latter will have your phone connected to Sprint’s CDMA network.
If you find the description of the service and handset appealing, head to Republic’s website to put your name forward.