User not logged in - login - register
Home Calendar Books School Tool Photo Gallery Message Boards Users Statistics Advertise Site Info
go to bottom | |
 Message Boards » » ** Republic Wireless ** Page 1 ... 7 8 9 10 [11] 12 13, Prev Next  
BlackDog
All American
15654 Posts
user info
edit post

lol, just my house.

5/20/2015 10:07:03 PM

beatsunc
All American
10629 Posts
user info
edit post

^then it would work over wi-fi...

5/21/2015 7:23:50 AM

dweedle
All American
77345 Posts
user info
edit post

right, that's sort of my situation...cell signal sucks here, but my home Wi-Fi is always available

5/21/2015 8:05:13 AM

beatsunc
All American
10629 Posts
user info
edit post

Price drop on the moto X 2nd gen. now $299

6/30/2015 12:33:12 PM

BlackDog
All American
15654 Posts
user info
edit post

If someone gets another coupon can they send it my way? Thanks!

7/4/2015 1:16:45 AM

beatsunc
All American
10629 Posts
user info
edit post

^i just checked, there are no promo codes right now. the plans are so cheap dont need to wait for one tho

7/4/2015 6:14:46 AM

dweedle
All American
77345 Posts
user info
edit post

when are they going to make that Project Maestro available to everyone, they keep bragging about how it's saving people money, but there are only ~2,000 that are part of it right now I think

7/4/2015 8:52:15 AM

Nighthawk
All American
19569 Posts
user info
edit post

I dunno, but it has worked pretty well for me. I have spent two full weeks this month at summer camps with very sporadic WiFi access but have only used about 172MB of cellular data. I previously did not have a cell data plan and instead was just randomly turn on data when I needed it. I know some that had constant data do not like having to pay for data but I am in the other boat where I use so little cell data I would much rather pay a couple bucks a month extra for the occasional ability to get online while out and about.

One complaint that I have though is yesterday my Droid X 1st Gen gave me an out of memory error while just sitting on the charger. I started digging and found the Republic App was taking up 4.5GB and had eaten all of the space on the phone. I had to uninstall it and that finally fixed the issue. My phone was completely fubar for a while though.

7/4/2015 1:55:59 PM

KRUZNBY
All American
2655 Posts
user info
edit post

^Exact same thing happened to me.

7/4/2015 10:05:45 PM

BlackDog
All American
15654 Posts
user info
edit post

So I am about to jump on board finally and I guess the question comes down to Moto X vs. G and then obviously 3G vs. 4G.

I have never had a smartphone before, so I figure I will use data while on WiFi and then very rarely use it while roaming. This makes me think I should get the $25/mo 3G plan.

Any tips tricks on exploiting WiFi for a smartphone noob? I am assuming I can't buy a Moto X from a previous Republic user right?

7/6/2015 6:55:55 PM

beatsunc
All American
10629 Posts
user info
edit post

^i, too, never had a smartphone before RW. the moto G with $10 plan is fine. you can change plans 2 times a month so if i go out of town i bump up to $25 plan then go back to $10 when i get back. works out to 50 cents a day for data.

the moto X 2nd gen is too big to put in your pocket easily. i not a fan of belt clips. and yes if you can find one you can buy a used RW phone

7/6/2015 7:34:58 PM

dweedle
All American
77345 Posts
user info
edit post

I used to have a 4G plan w/ Verizon and switched to RW and have been on the 3G plan... it has been sufficient so far, def worth the savings of ~$80 a month

7/6/2015 8:11:26 PM

Nighthawk
All American
19569 Posts
user info
edit post

If you do Maestro you get 3G and 4G. Just FYI.

Also they are rolling 5.1 finally to 1000 invitees.

7/6/2015 9:43:38 PM

dweedle
All American
77345 Posts
user info
edit post

I'm under the impression that Maestro isn't available to everyone

7/6/2015 9:44:13 PM

BlackDog
All American
15654 Posts
user info
edit post

Quote :
"Also they are rolling 5.1 finally to 1000 invitees."


explain plz

7/7/2015 12:19:36 AM

seedless
All American
27142 Posts
user info
edit post

PAY WHAT WHAT YOU USE DATA

WTF THANKS RW

7/7/2015 11:51:45 AM

beatsunc
All American
10629 Posts
user info
edit post

uhh, was cheaper before if you use over a gig a month. now it's $15/GB

Quote :
"FAQ


Plans


Do I have to switch to the Republic Wireless 2.0 suite of plans or will there be a grandfather period?

While we’re extremely excited about the Republic Wireless 2.0 plans and the feedback we’ve received so far, we understand that sometimes these decisions can take time. With that in mind, we have a grandfather period for everyone on the Republic Wireless 1.0 plans to transition over. Members on the Republic Wireless 1.0 plans will have until July 31st, 2016 to make the transition.


Can I switch back to my original plan if I change my mind about the Republic Wireless 2.0 Plans?

Yes, you can switch - but only once. During the grandfather period leading up to July 31st, 2016, if your mobile phone service is eligible, you'll be able to switch back to the Republic Wireless 1.0 plans one time. After you switch back to 2.0 for the second time, you will stay on the Republic Wireless 2.0 plans.


If I buy a new phone, can I pick the Republic Wireless 1.0 Plan?

While all new service lines will start on the Republic Wireless 2.0 plans, if you replace a phone that was previously on the Republic Wireless 1.0 plans, you can activate your new phone with the same plan. Your phone can remain on that plan until the end of the grandfather period on July 31st, 2016. If your phone was a reactivation or you are starting a canceled line back up, they will automatically assign the Republic Wireless 2.0 plans.


Will my current data usage migrate to the 2.0 plans or will I start fresh with zero data?

Since you'll be transitioning on your normal bill cycle date, you will start fresh with zero data used.


How do I find my past data usage?

If you’re already a Republic Wireless member, you can also find your data usage on the Republic Wireless app under the cellular data tab. Once you have your usage history, you can plug the data into our online calculator to figure out how much you’d be paying per month on our Republic Wireless 2.0 plans. If your usage varies: check both your heavy-use months against your lighter-use months to get a good average, as the chart below shows:

SeasonalUsage.jpg



If you’re not currently a Republic Wireless member, you can check your cellular data usage history on your latest invoice.


Is Republic Wireless system data counted against my data usage?

Nope! Republic Wireless system data isn’t counted against your cellular data usage.


Can I still use roaming cellular data on the Republic 2.0 plans?

Yes. When you're in a roaming area, it will come out of your overall cellular data amount. Keep in mind that roaming cellular data is applied towards your cellular data amount at a faster pace (1 MB of roaming cellular data equals 18.3 MB of native cellular data). With the new version of the app, we've added notifications to let you know when you're in a roaming area and the ability to turn roaming cellular data completely off. Roaming cellular data is turned off by default in the app for Republic Wireless 2.0 plans.


How does 3G and 4G work with the 2.0 plans?

If your device is 4G LTE capable and you’re in a 4G area, your device will automatically connect to the 4G network. Otherwise, you’ll connect to the 3G network.


Billing


What is this going to cost me?

You will not be charged to transition to the Republic Wireless 2.0 plans. With the Republic Wireless 2.0 plans, you pay for the cellular data that you use and get paid back for what you don’t. Plans start at $5 (Wifi Only). The $10 Base Plan gives you WiFi talk, text, and data and cellular talk and text. On top of the $10 Base Plan, you can purchase cellular data starting at $7.50 per ½ GB or $15 per 1 GB. Get the full overview of Republic Wireless Plans on our website.


How do I know if I bought enough cellular data?

To get an idea of the amount of cellular data you should purchase, take a look at your past months cellular data usage. If you need additional cellular data, you can purchase more at any time, right from your phone. (link to data calculator / data usage history in app.


What happens if I don’t use all my cellular data? Will I receive a credit or a refund for any unused cellular data?

You will receive a credit on your account for any unused cellular data. This will automatically be applied to your next month's bill. If you have an additional credit balance after we have applied your Republic Refund™ to your next month's bill, you will receive the remaining credit as a refund to the credit card we have on file. If the credit card we have on file for you has been changed or expired, we'll mail you a check.


How is my Republic Refund™ calculated?

Your Republic Refund™ is calculated by finding the amount of cellular data that you did not use for the month and dividing it by 1024. 1024 is the amount of MB in 1 GB. Take that number and multiply it by $15 (the amount you paid for the 1GB of cellular data). Alright, so that’s a lot of words here’s the formula:



MB Unused / 1024 MB x $15 = Your Republic Refund™!



Let’s say you’re on the $10.00 Base Plan but know you’re taking a trip and you buy some data as a cushion for when you’re not near WiFi. You decide to get 1 GB of data for $15.00 as a one-time data purchase eligible for a Republic Refund™



1 GB ($15.00) of ceullar data (1 GB = 1024 MB) for your bill cycle



But! You end up only using 450 MB.



That means 1024 MB Purchased - 450 MB Used = 574 MB Unused

574 MB Unused /1024 MB = 0.56 GB

0.56 GB X $15.00 = $8.40 for your Republic Refund™



Since your bill is normally $10.00 a month, you can now credit that $8.40 and only pay $1.60 for your upcoming bill cycle. If your Republic Refund™ is greater than your normal bill cycle, your billing credit card will be refunded that difference.


What is cellular data usage rounded to for purposes of Republic Refund™?

With our Republic Refund™ program, we feel fair is fair. We don’t round your cellular data up (or down) and you’ll be credited for every MB you don’t use. Buy the cellular data you need and get refunded for what you don’t use.


Will my bill cycle date change if I switch to Republic Wireless 2.0 plans?

Nope! Your bill cycle date will remain the same as always. When you schedule your transition to the 2.0 plans, you’ll be transitioned over on your normal bill cycle date.


When is my bill cycle date?

On your phone:

Tap Apps.
Tap Republic.
On the Your Phone Info tab, look under your phone number and current service plan. It will say Next bill date:


Do I still get two plan changes per bill cycle?

The way that the Republic Wireless 2.0 plans are structured, plan changes don't go into effect until your next bill cycle date, unless you are upgrading from the $5 plan. When you upgrade from the $5 plan to the Base Plan the change will take effect immediately. If you need more cellular data during your current bill cycle, you can add a one time cellular data purchase of .5 GB, 1 GB, 2 GB or 3 GB.


How are taxes calculated for the Republic Wireless 2.0 plans?

You can find tax information here.


If I have the 10% Beta discount, will I be able to keep that on the Republic Wireless 2.0 plans?

You sure can! Your 10% Beta discount will be applied to your monthly recurring charge and to one-time cellular data purchases as well.


What is cellular data usage rounded to for purposes of Republic Refund™?

With our Republic Refund™ program, we feel fair is fair. We don’t round your cellular data up (or down) and you’ll be credited for every MB you don’t use. Buy the cellular data you need and get refunded for what you don’t use.


Is Republic Wireless system data counted against my data usage?

Nope! Republic Wireless system data isn’t counted against your cellular data usage.


WiFi


Do I have to be connected to WiFi if I need to purchase more cellular data?

Nope! If you run out of cellular data and you need to add more, you can do so even if you’re not connected to WiFi."






[Edited on July 7, 2015 at 12:17 PM. Reason : e]

7/7/2015 12:09:01 PM

Sweden
All American
12260 Posts
user info
edit post

It's pretty clear they're trying to run off the big cell data users, which I don't have a problem with. If you use less than a gig of cell data per month and had the $25 3G plan, you'll now get 4G speed (on Moto X) and pay less. I fall into that boat, so I'm pretty pleased for the time being. If my cell data needs grow in the future though, it'll be time to start looking at alternatives.

7/7/2015 12:22:11 PM

pttyndal
WINGS!!!!!
35217 Posts
user info
edit post

Quote :
"Also they are rolling 5.1 finally to 1000 invitees."


woot. Guess I got lucky. Downloading now.

7/7/2015 1:17:54 PM

dweedle
All American
77345 Posts
user info
edit post

I switched to the new plan today where I buy 1 GB per month, but it still only lists it as 3G data

is it something down the road where they will automatically make it 4G?

7/7/2015 6:01:08 PM

seedless
All American
27142 Posts
user info
edit post

I don't mind that THAT much but I really hope its 4G!

7/7/2015 7:21:43 PM

pttyndal
WINGS!!!!!
35217 Posts
user info
edit post

You should get 4G if you have one of the Moto X's and in an area that has it. Sprint building penetration can be crap though.

7/7/2015 7:47:11 PM

KRUZNBY
All American
2655 Posts
user info
edit post

I switched today as well. It was a no brainer since I use less than 1 gig of data. So I'll save money and have access 4G.

7/7/2015 9:00:43 PM

seedless
All American
27142 Posts
user info
edit post

Yeah I average 0.3 GB a month.

7/7/2015 9:12:34 PM

dweedle
All American
77345 Posts
user info
edit post

yeah this deal is perfect for me since I work at home

7/7/2015 9:15:36 PM

BlackDog
All American
15654 Posts
user info
edit post

So there are shit loads of used Republic Wireless phones on Ebay, with many in great condition.

Guidelines for buying used: https://community.republicwireless.com/docs/DOC-2002

You all say the 2nd gen Moto X (5.2") is too big for most pockets, but what about paying ~$200 for a 1st gen Moto X (4.7")? Should I be going for the Moto G straight from RW or should I get a used 1st gen Moto X off Ebay?

http://www.ebay.com/itm/SCORCHING-REPUBLIC-WIRELESS-BLACK-MOTOROLA-MOTO-X-16GB-1ST-GEN-SMARTPHONE-/281724106572?pt=LH_DefaultDomain_0&hash=item419810b74c

Thoughts?

7/10/2015 7:45:14 PM

Nighthawk
All American
19569 Posts
user info
edit post

I am much better off with the Maestro plan. I was in the test batch and even camping a couple weeks with little WiFi I still have only used about 200MB with less than a week until my billing cycle ends.

^^That isn't a bad idea to get a used phone. I would get a Moto X 2, give my X 1 to my wife and my son could have her G.

Also Maestro is definitely 3G & 4G if you have a phone that can use it and in 4G coverage.

7/10/2015 8:16:19 PM

BlackDog
All American
15654 Posts
user info
edit post

I think I am going to grab a used 1st gen Moto X instead of getting the Moto G new. I can't see any reason to go the other direction.

Or I guess I could get a Moto G for ~$100 used.

[Edited on July 10, 2015 at 8:39 PM. Reason : _]

7/10/2015 8:29:13 PM

beatsunc
All American
10629 Posts
user info
edit post

^if you think you want FM radio get the G

7/10/2015 9:15:55 PM

synapse
play so hard
60886 Posts
user info
edit post

Isn't that what Tune In is for?

I do like FM as a fallback though

7/10/2015 10:10:00 PM

beatsunc
All American
10629 Posts
user info
edit post

^
at $15/GB dont think you want to be streaming if no wifi available. would be more wise to download media over wi-fi then play it later.

FM is good for wolfpack games. the 101.5 doesnt stream the games, they play music instead.

7/11/2015 11:58:58 AM

synapse
play so hard
60886 Posts
user info
edit post

oooh yeah forgot about the data limitation with these kinds of services. good point ab 101.5 too

7/11/2015 4:26:32 PM

BlackDog
All American
15654 Posts
user info
edit post

Do yall think a used Moto X (1st Gen) is worth double that of a used Moto G? Keep in mind that I have never owned a smartphone and I plan to use data sparingly (mainly on in WiFi areas). I guess my problem is I have no idea how much I am actually going to use the thing since I have never owned one. I own a tablet (NVIDIA Tegra Note 7) and I love it for when a laptop is too bulky, so I have a feeling I will probably love having a smartphone. I am thinking it is better to get too much phone vs. too little (in terms of the CPU/GPU/RAM).

7/12/2015 3:19:42 PM

dweedle
All American
77345 Posts
user info
edit post

you'll use it more when you realize what it's capable of

7/12/2015 4:43:45 PM

KRUZNBY
All American
2655 Posts
user info
edit post

Does the 8Gig Moto G have an SD slot? If not I would get the X. I have the 16gig Moto X version and it does not take long to fill and no SD slot makes the X a bit annoying as well.

7/12/2015 5:05:46 PM

seedless
All American
27142 Posts
user info
edit post

I'm interested in upgrading to a 2nd gen Moto X, anyone here want to buy a used 1st gen Moto X?

7/12/2015 6:26:04 PM

BlackDog
All American
15654 Posts
user info
edit post

I am interested depending on what shape it is in.

So wait, the Moto X (1st/2nd) both have no SD slot? WTF

7/12/2015 8:16:55 PM

pttyndal
WINGS!!!!!
35217 Posts
user info
edit post

Quote :
"So wait, the Moto X (1st/2nd) both have no SD slot?"


Nope which is why I opted for the 32GB when I upgraded from the 1st to the 2nd gen. Believe the E is the only one that has sd card support.

7/13/2015 11:43:07 AM

KRUZNBY
All American
2655 Posts
user info
edit post

It was nice having 4G today for the first time with the new plans.

7/13/2015 4:53:33 PM

pttyndal
WINGS!!!!!
35217 Posts
user info
edit post

2nd Gen Moto E now available.

https://republicwireless.com/phones/moto-e-2nd-gen/

7/14/2015 9:17:57 AM

beatsunc
All American
10629 Posts
user info
edit post

^nice.

they dropped price of G to $99 also...

7/14/2015 9:56:10 AM

BlackDog
All American
15654 Posts
user info
edit post

Doesn't have a HD display and it's hard to read in sunlight, BUT it does have a SD slot.

Moto G vs. E?

http://www.engadget.com/2015/03/23/moto-e-review-2015/


I think I will probably stay with getting a 1st gen Moto X after reading that review.

[Edited on July 15, 2015 at 12:25 PM. Reason : _]

7/15/2015 12:16:41 PM

seedless
All American
27142 Posts
user info
edit post

Moto X is way better. I sent you a PM Blackdog.

7/16/2015 9:32:46 AM

Hiro
All American
4673 Posts
user info
edit post

Just a word of caution, the usb port is "weak." After about a year of use, my moto x's usb port is having issues charging. This seems to be a common issue. If you get a 1st gen moto x, make sure there isn't a lot of play in the usb connector when you plug it in. The repair isn't expensive, but time consuming if you are technically savvy. Otherwise, it's $100 for Motorolla to fix.

Sweet. I think I"m going to switch... I usually use around 800MB a month...

[Edited on July 17, 2015 at 11:09 AM. Reason : .]

7/17/2015 10:54:25 AM

Hiro
All American
4673 Posts
user info
edit post

I usually use around 800MB a month, but I feel like 1GB of data is going to eventually be a drop in the bucket, kind of like how 1MB used to be a lot of information and now it's not really that much in the grand scheme of things. I think of it as data inflation...

7/17/2015 11:26:02 AM

BlackDog
All American
15654 Posts
user info
edit post

Video/Picture quality will be what hinders 1GB.

7/17/2015 11:33:00 AM

seedless
All American
27142 Posts
user info
edit post

I have a (1st gen) Moto X for sale and a black SUPcase. I'll post pics later. I have an offer for it. But PM me anyway if you're interested so I can keep you updated on that offer.

7/17/2015 5:48:05 PM

Smath74
All American
93276 Posts
user info
edit post

I haven't read the meat of the 2.0 plans, but i just checked my data use and i've used less than a gig of cellular data for this entire year so far since march (the total data recorded on my phone stays the same past march for some reason), so I'm thinking this will be awesome for me.

[Edited on July 19, 2015 at 12:27 AM. Reason : ]

7/19/2015 12:21:44 AM

dweedle
All American
77345 Posts
user info
edit post

yeah, if you have TWC or ATT for home internet, and go around town, they have wifi hotspots that are free, and will automatically connect to them

I feel dumb for not switching to Republic earlier than I did

7/19/2015 8:08:31 AM

synapse
play so hard
60886 Posts
user info
edit post

That sounds exhausting.

Also what if I want to stream music/podcasts during a road-trip? I hate to be backpacker-neodata686 with my use-cases, but it's something I do often.

7/19/2015 9:48:48 PM

 Message Boards » Tech Talk » ** Republic Wireless ** Page 1 ... 7 8 9 10 [11] 12 13, Prev Next  
go to top | |
Admin Options : move topic | lock topic

© 2023 by The Wolf Web - All Rights Reserved.
The material located at this site is not endorsed, sponsored or provided by or on behalf of North Carolina State University.
Powered by CrazyWeb v2.38 - our disclaimer.