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    After taking the Moto X Pure Edition to the unlocked market last year, Motorola has decided to open up the fourth-generation Moto G to not just the United States' GSM networks, but to its CDMA ones, too. The Moto G⁴ and Moto G⁴ Plus are both up for pre-orders right now at the Motorola site. Both phones can be customized in Moto Maker and financed through Motorola. As a refresher, the Moto G⁴ has a 5.5-inch, full HD screen in front of a Snapdragon 617 with 2GB of RAM and a 13-megapixel main camera. This one's starting at $199.99 for 16GB of storage. $249.99 for the Moto G⁴ Plus ...

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    Although it technically moved out of a two-year-long beta test back in the fall of 2013, “hybrid” mobile operator Republic Wireless continued to offer services that felt experimental and unripe for the mainstream segment. Until today, when a critical T-Mobile collaboration is officially announced, alongside network compatibility for seven of the most popular Android smartphones available stateside. Well, more like six, plus the entry-level Galaxy J3 (2016). The seven handhelds are manufactured by four of the top five US industry brands, and will range in price from $180 to $800. The ...

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    If you're on Republic Wireless, you likely see a cellular connection as a supplement to the vast amounts of data you consume on your local network. Having the gaps covered while hopping between hotspots can fit the small bill you end up paying each month. But Republic's looking to patch even tinier gaps — the ones in your calls. The Sprint MVNO has introduced Bonded Calling, using a cellular connection as a redundancy to the Wi-Fi connection used for calls. The technology is promoted to fill in stutters and stops on Wi-Fi calls, improving quality by 52 percent in customer trials and a ...

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    How much do you spend each month just to stay connected? As cell phones – namely, smartphones – have increased in popularity over the last decade, the cost of keeping them connected has slowly crept upwards. Cheaper functions, like voice calling and SMS, have taken a back seat to the more convenient and bandwidth-hogging mobile data. As such, calling plans and text messaging are now, more often than not, offered in unlimited quantities. However, gone are the days of $20 and $30 unlimited data plans (unless you're lucky enough to be hanging on to a grandfathered plan). The cost of ...

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    What are you looking forward to in 2014? Upgrading to a new phone? Sure; who wouldn't be? And with plenty of high-profile models expected, it's shaping up to be a year full of solid options. You can expect to see handsets running faster than ever before, offering better camera quality than you've ever seen on a phone, and introducing screens with more pixels than your living room HDTV. And while maybe not anything worth getting excited about to nearly the same extent, you can probably also look forward to the year bringing numerous improvements to wireless service. Again, nothing ...

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    Now that the Moto G is out, getting a Moto X requires you to think twice; however, if you have to go with the bigger brother -- and we understand the reasons behind it, with higher specs and a dedicated co-processor that monitors the environment -- and you prefer Republic Wireless, you can now get your own. The phone itself will set you back just a hair below $300, but you'll have to select one of the four available plans, ranging from $5, all the way to $40 per month, depending on whether you want WiFi only (with talk, text, and data), or all you can eat with 4G. If you want to know more ...

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    Watch today's Pocketnow Daily as we talk about HP's introduction of a couple of new Android tablets running on Tegra 4 hardware. Microsoft is next as Steve Ballmer discusses the reality of Windows Phone 8, the Surface, and other flops, even though we also have some hot leaks of Windows Phone 8.1 as well. Google is next as the company has now made their Quickoffice service free for all Android and iOS customers. Then we talk about the Moto X going affordable on Republic Wireless, which also makes the plan for it affordable. We end today's show talking about the Nexus 5, Android 4.4 KitKat ...

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    Remember Republic Wireless? The carrier upstart has been trying to make a name for itself by offering some incredibly affordable plans: for a mere $19 a month, it would give users unlimited access via Sprint's network, though with the understanding that the phone would instead do most of its business over WiFi whenever such a connection was available. That sounded promising, but the selection of compatible phones – just the Motorola Defy XT and LG Optimus S – left much to be desired. Republic's been teasing a big announcement for today, and while we haven't seen the news go official ...

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    Is the smartphone industry on the cusp of some sweeping price reforms? The Nexus 4's bargain-basement off-contract price tag has us re-thinking the whole carrier-subsidized pricing model, and we might soon get a chance to see some big changes to how cellular service is priced, as well. Surely the rumors of Google becoming a wireless provider itself are very intriguing, but it's not the only game in town with the potential to start making some changes. Republic Wireless has been working on its own super-cheap smartphone service for some time now, and the company is finally ready to move ...

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    It's an alluring concept: pay $19 per month (plus tax), get unlimited voice calling, text messaging, and data access. On a smartphone. Sure, it might run an older version of Android on dated, costly hardware, but it's still a smartphone. With an unlimited plan. Without a contract. For 19 smackers a month. That's the dream North Carolina-based carrier Republic Wireless is trying to deliver on with its new pricing scheme, a rate plan buried in taglines heavy on the word "freedom." Competing wireless carriers in the United States typically charge three to five times as much for their ...

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