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    Republic Wireless is only kinda, sorta unlimited, may ask you to take your business e

    Republic Wireless certainly garnered itself a lot of attention with the promise of unlimited everything for only $19 a month and no contract. The company keeps the price so low by using what it calls "hybrid calling" -- a fancy way of saying it relies almost entirely on WiFi and VoIP, only falling back on Sprint frequencies when you wander away from an 802.11 connection. The service may be billed as all-you-can-eat, the reality is a little more complex. While you're free to plow through as much data and as many minutes as you want over WiFi, there are "fair usage" limitations on your cellular footprint. Specifically, if you cross a threshold of 550 minutes, 150 text messages or 300MB of data you may be asked to take your business elsewhere -- not exactly "unlimited" now is it.Republic Wireless is only kinda, sorta unlimited, may ask you to take your business elsewhere originally appeared on Engadget on Fri, 11 Nov 2011 11:27:00 EDT. Please see our terms for use of feeds.
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