Bypassing Cellular

  • December 20, 2011

It’s common for smart phones today to fall back from cellular to Wi-Fi network connections. This mobile phone inverts that idea: Wi-Fi supplies primary connectivity for voice calls, but the phone defaults to the Sprint cellular network if no Wi-Fi network is available. The advantages are that users can buy the phone without a contract; service fees are a flat $19 per month. Previous smart phones that allowed voice-over-Wi-Fi calls required a contract with a carrier.

Product: Republic Wireless
Cost: $200
Availability: Now
Companies: Republic Wireless

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