What Phones Will Work With Republic Wireless $19 Unlimited Plan?

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Remember Republic Wireless? We heard about the carrier upstart late last fall, and its intriguing plan to offer unlimited cell phone service, data included, for an unheard-of $19 a month. You don’t get a deal that good without a catch, and at the time we learned that the only phone option Republic had lined-up was for a $200 LG Optimus One. Since then, Republic’s been testing its system out, and is about to kick-off a big beta program this summer. As the first invites start going out to users who registered, we’re starting to learn a little more about the hardware that will eventually be available from the carrier.

A survey being sent out to beta invitees mentions Republic looking to offer phones at three different price points. For about $200, you’d get a pretty low-end Android with a 600MHz CPU and 3.5-inch display. Republic hasn’t decided on exactly which models it may offer, but think along the lines of a low-end Huawei or ZTE handset.

For about $300, you’d move up to a 3.7-inch device with a 1GHz processor, dual cameras, and a gig of storage. This time, though, Republic says the phone would be made by a more prominent company. At the high-end, $500 gets you a 4.3-incher with 1.2GHz dual-core and 8GB storage; not exactly top-of-the-line compared to other carriers, but definitely a more-than-capable phone. All prices include the first month of service.

As Republic finishes-up getting ready to start this beta, hopefully we’ll learn just which models it decides upon, fitting these spec-points.

Source: Engadget

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Stephen Schenck
Stephen has been writing about electronics since 2008, which only serves to frustrate him that he waited so long to combine his love of gadgets and his degree in writing. In his spare time, he collects console and arcade game hardware, is a motorcycle enthusiast, and enjoys trapping blue crabs. Stephen's first mobile device was a 624 MHz Dell Axim X30, which he's convinced is still a viable platform. Stephen longs for a market where phones are sold independently of service, and bandwidth is cheap and plentiful; he's not holding his breath. In the meantime, he devours smartphone news and tries to sort out the juicy bitsRead more about Stephen Schenck!