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4/23/2014 10:28:49 AM

quagmire02
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my folks still have the defy...the $100 JB rebates runs through june (?) and the moto G would qualify, right?

so that would be $49 for a no-contract upgrade from the defy to the moto G, yes?

4/23/2014 10:42:52 AM

pttyndal
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Moto G isn't eligible afaik. Only the X.

4/23/2014 10:45:14 AM

Smath74
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i thought i heard the G does not qualify for the jb rebate.

4/23/2014 10:45:18 AM

quagmire02
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given the price, that would make sense...i figured i'd check

4/23/2014 11:52:54 AM

KRUZNBY
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Kitkat notification just came through. Updating now.

4/30/2014 2:17:31 PM

Sweden
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I didn't get a notification yet, but it was available when I went into my settings and hit update motorola software. Everybody else's is probably the same if you haven't received the notification yet.

4/30/2014 2:29:24 PM

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Thanks it was there for me too!

EXCITING!!

4/30/2014 9:50:10 PM

Hiro
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sprint towers have not been kind to me today... Could be weather related? First ever bad experience with Sprint.

[Edited on April 30, 2014 at 10:00 PM. Reason : .]

4/30/2014 10:00:17 PM

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Break me off a piece of that 4.4.2!!

4/30/2014 11:42:56 PM

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i like this moto G better than the iphone 5 i use for work. thanks RW

5/2/2014 4:22:40 PM

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Used Defy phone coming today. Very excited to try out Republic. If I hate it, I will only have ~45 bucks invested

5/2/2014 4:27:31 PM

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Yeah being strait with you, the Defy definitely doesn't do the service justice. I had it for a while and while it was good, it was just a temporary thing until the X came out.

5/2/2014 4:35:13 PM

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Yeah being strait with you, the Defy definitely doesn't do the service justice. I had it for a while and while it was good, it was just a temporary thing until the X came out.

5/9/2014 3:08:50 AM

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I assume he'll figure that out soon enough. Defy is a good cheap way to test the service at least, plus he can always flip the phone in a month or so when it inevitably becomes too slow or runs out of memory, and pick up a Moto G/X.

I'm guessing in the next few months we'll start hearing about Moto E possibly becoming the good phone in the good/better/best system they're apparently setting up.

[Edited on May 9, 2014 at 7:33 AM. Reason : foo]

5/9/2014 7:32:08 AM

dbhawley
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Moto E? I'll have to look it up. If it hasnt been announced yet by Moto, (assuming its announced on the 13th) then that means about 4-5 months before Republic will probably announce it.

5/9/2014 8:19:11 AM

Nighthawk
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Yea my Defy blows. Thinking about ordering one of the other phones to replace it.

5/9/2014 11:15:50 AM

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yeah the phone is nothing special. That said, I still have my S3 which I use for my games/music. I am usually around a wifi signal anyway, so I am not missing out on any apps or other normal phone activities. I have resigned to just use my Defy as a simple phone/texting device and it is plenty adequate for that. If I was on a long road trip or something, I would want something better.

I may actually stick with it for now as the service is great and to be honest, knowing that my total investment is going to be so dirt cheap low ... that is quite satisfying.

5/9/2014 12:00:51 PM

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I love the X, I ordered the day it was announced.

If I was ordering now, i'm not sure if i'd order the X or the G, since i'm only on the 3G plan. I guess its good to have the option to use the 4G, although I was extremely unimpressed the last time I tried using it in Greensboro. But for the $22.50 a month i'm paying now (compared to $85/month with verizon), i'm not complaining at all. After 5 month the phone payed for itself.

5/9/2014 4:47:39 PM

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Anybody got a workaround to block a 5 digit number? Someone signed my number up for K97.5's text club apparently, so I get like 2-3 texts a day keeping me up with all the hottest hip hop news. I do not wish to receive these, and I can't reply stop to them because Republic doesn't support 5 digit numbers.

5/21/2014 10:05:41 AM

dbhawley
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Here's some info from the Republic Community. Since you cant reveive those texts from 5 digit numbers on your number, whoever must have had your underlying "Sprint number" before you must have signed up.

https://community.republicwireless.com/people/carlh/blog/2013/11/20/moto-x-how-to-find-out-your-phones-sprint-number

I was getting tons of calls and texts from bill collectors for a Sheila. Since I've had my cell phone number for years, I knew it was coming in through the Sprint number. I ended up opening a help ticket for Republic to change my underlying sprint number, which they happily did and they calls/texts have stopped.

On a side note, if you did want to start receiving text notifications from a 5 digit service, you can give them your 'sprint number' once you figure that out. You wont be able to respond, but you can receive the messages. I believe if you downgrade to the $5, when you come back to the cell plan, you get a new sprint number, but im not sure.

On a side note, I got invited to the Republic Headquarters to share "My Republic Story" on Monday. It was cool to get a tour of the Republic Office and meet the CEO, and they sent me home with a goodie bag (including a Otterbox for my X). Great guys out there.



[Edited on May 21, 2014 at 10:52 AM. Reason : ]

5/21/2014 10:49:04 AM

Sweden
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Solid info, thanks. I'll have to get them to change the Sprint number, because even Mr Number won't block 5 digit numbers.

5/21/2014 11:23:03 AM

Hiro
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Quote :
"yeah the phone is nothing special. That said, I still have my S3 which I use for my games/music. I am usually around a wifi signal anyway, so I am not missing out on any apps or other normal phone activities."


I'm with you there! I love using my outdated Galaxy S as my mini-tablet :p

AFAIK, I can still make emergency 911 calls with phone that has no active cell plan, right?

5/21/2014 7:44:52 PM

seedless
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^ Yes, by law every phone in NC should be able to call 911, even a landline jack with no service.

5/21/2014 7:57:06 PM

Sweden
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It took them all of about 2.5 hours to complete my request to change the Sprint number. Haven't received any 5 digit number texts since. Chalk it up as a solid minor victory.

5/22/2014 9:45:09 AM

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Good to hear it worked for you too!

On the same subject, I keep an unactivated dumb flip phone in my glove box just in case I ever need to call 911 and I don't have my cell phone on me.

5/23/2014 9:36:16 AM

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"(including a Otterbox for my X)"

LOL cargo pants for cell phone
*snort*

5/25/2014 11:49:21 PM

dbhawley
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They gave me a choice of a Defender case or Commuter case. I went with the commuter case and am loving it so far. Not bulky at all

5/27/2014 11:22:10 AM

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through today, you can buy the 32GB moto X with motomaker (certain) customizations for $300: https://republicwireless.com/ip/moto-maker

and THEN send in your defy for the trade up program to get another $100 back

customized 32GB moto X for $200 with no contract? not bad.

[Edited on June 5, 2014 at 10:10 AM. Reason : link]

6/5/2014 10:10:08 AM

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Ugh, this would be the time to spring for the Moto X I guess...

Honestly still haven't done my homework comparing Republic Wireless plan with Moto X to other plans in the area (T-Mobile, AT&T, Sprint) at low cost with a more customizable choice of phone.

[Edited on June 5, 2014 at 5:17 PM. Reason : f]

6/5/2014 5:13:51 PM

Hiro
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^ yeah I thought the same. However I don't see myself needing additional 16 gigs of space so I guess it doesn't matter. Haha

6/5/2014 5:33:44 PM

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That's true too, I'm not sure it's do or die for me. I have an 8GB Razr (it's awful) and the space is really unimportant for me since I just use Spotify all the time for music, and would never load up any other large format media on my phone...

6/5/2014 7:11:50 PM

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I just got the Moto G yesterday for a second phone line. Dropping the other line to the $10 plan so my total bill only goes up $1. But definitely wanted a second phone so the wife and I can stay in touch next week in Vegas.

6/5/2014 7:22:59 PM

Hiro
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While supplies last, get a FREE Chromecast with the purchase of a new black or white Moto X*, a $35 value!

7/24/2014 5:43:16 PM

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I think I'm going to do this today. They said I can keep my number, which is nice.

8/5/2014 11:50:32 AM

KRUZNBY
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Don't forget the free chromcast or Motomaker credit.

8/5/2014 1:36:33 PM

KRUZNBY
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If you want to go the used phone route, you can now get refurbished units.
https://community.republicwireless.com/blogs/republic/2014/08/07/pickup-a-refurbished-republic-smartphone-on-ebay

8/7/2014 2:14:29 PM

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Has anybody gotten a lot more spam calls since switching up to a newer phone? We purchased a Moto G on a new line for my wife. That got some spam calls and texts, but not a huge surprise with a new number. About a month ago I upgraded our line with a Defy XT to a Moto X. All of a sudden I am getting 5-10 spam calls a day, many of them only calling in Spanish and not even having an English option so I can cancel/unsubscribe. It has gotten so bad that I downloaded Mr. Number to block spam calls. But I have had this same number for 8-10 years now. Any reason why it would suddenly get slammed with spam calls after upgrading to the Moto X?

8/7/2014 2:38:08 PM

pttyndal
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Most likely the underlying Sprint number on the phone which probably changed when you upgraded. You can send them a message and request to have it changed.

8/7/2014 2:40:10 PM

Nighthawk
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^Yea just found some more info on that on help.republicwireless. But is the number just tied to the handset or to your phone number is more my question. Because that same number had been on RW for over a year on the Defy XT with no problems.

8/7/2014 2:42:29 PM

dbhawley
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I made a post a couple of pages back about spam calls and the underlying sprint number.

8/7/2014 2:44:43 PM

Nighthawk
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^Shit, it was only middle of this page!

But yes I found out how to view it and sent in a help ticket.

8/7/2014 2:54:14 PM

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Quote :
"If you want to go the used phone route, you can now get refurbished units.
https://community.republicwireless.com/blogs/republic/2014/08/07/pickup-a-refurbished-republic-smartphone-on-ebay"


refurb moto X is still $50 more than a new moto G. pass

8/7/2014 3:10:56 PM

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^^ I think you'll notice the difference. I'm getting way less crap than before after changing that Sprint number.

8/8/2014 8:35:50 AM

Nighthawk
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They got my shit changed this morning. So far no calls, but its only been a couple hours. Mainly in the afternoon, so we will see how it is later today.

8/8/2014 12:47:41 PM

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I had to have them change my underlying Sprint number as well once I was getting calls at all hours of the night from the Raleigh PD about my stolen car. FYI they can call you anytime, but you can only call them from 9-5.

8/8/2014 6:33:39 PM

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I was getting collections calls for some chick named jessica jennings (or something similar)

I looked up my sprint number, called the agency calling me, and told them they had the wrong number, and no more calls.

8/8/2014 9:39:53 PM

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anyone updated their rooted moto x running 4.2.2 JB to 4.4.2 KK...AND kept root using towelpieroot?

i just realized today that my wife's phone is still on JB, but then i remember i rooted it, so it won't take the OTA, even when i force it to check

so now i'm trying to catch up...it sounds like towelpieroot will keep root from the JB to KK update, but i need to get the update itself somehow...i'm not even sure why it won't check for the OTA, since i don't have titanium installed (or anything else that would freeze the OTA app) and i can't remember doing anything different

bah

8/9/2014 8:54:17 PM

Nighthawk
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Nice and quiet since they switched me over. FTW

8/10/2014 6:07:36 PM

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Is there any type of call forwarding available? No answer transfer? VM -> Email?

The website does not mention either way.

8/10/2014 8:05:38 PM

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