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Republic Wireless Opens $19 Unlimited Service to Everyone

Today, Republic Wireless, a new carrier offering a $19 per month unlimited smartphone plan, opened its service to everyone after months of limited beta testing. The plan includes unlimited voice, text and data and employs a hybrid technology that uses a Wi-Fi connection whenever possible for calls and data and then switches to Sprint’s 3G network when out of range. Republic currently only offers one smartphone, the Motorola Defy XT, which is available for preorder and costs $249 without contract plus a $10 activation fee. The phone is expected to ship in mid-December.


Qualcomm’s Toq Smartwatch Needs More Time

December 26, 2013 at 6:00 am PT

They’re Baaaack. Tabs Return to Yahoo Mail.

December 19, 2013 at 11:15 am PT

Sony PlayStation 4 Makes Right Play for Gamers

December 19, 2013 at 6:00 am PT

Uncovering a More Useful Android Lock Screen

December 05, 2013 at 6:00 am PT

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The problem with the Billionaire Savior phase of the newspaper collapse has always been that billionaires don’t tend to like the kind of authority-questioning journalism that upsets the status quo.

— Ryan Chittum, writing in the Columbia Journalism Review about the promise of Pierre Omidyar’s new media venture with Glenn Greenwald