I was attempting to lend some support to to your not yet known? Added some thoughts and simple assumptions/opinions. No RW negativity we haven’t heard several times before in various threads and none intended.
That information during soft launch is being carefully controlled I don’t deny but deceitful is, again, in my opinion over the top. The definition of deceitful suggests purposeful dishonesty. If you have evidence of Republic’s dishonesty on soft launch, please produce it.
We have been told that RW is selling 3.0 GSM service/phones to members, substituting 3.0 CDMA service and doing so purposely with no apparent option to opt out of the soft launch. I call a diamond a diamond. Rest my case.
The assumption that an easy BYOP CDMA option was in the business plan presupposes that an easy BYOP CDMA option exists, which isn’t necessarily the case.
I believe a vast majority of members who have followed the 3.0 introduction have presumed CDMA would be available for BYOP or for those who’s GSM coverage wasn’t satisfactory. That’s one reason people have been holding onto their RW & BYOP phones after finding GSM didn’t work. There was never any hint from RW that those phones would not be able to activated on the CDMA network. If indeed the phones do need to be shipped to RW for activation most of use would expect a easy, low cost and fast turn around option to take care of the member’s activation. That would be a relatively easy BYOP CDMA option.
Finally, I’m uncertain what the repeated references to testing mean. My Moto X Pure is operating on Sprint right now. I assure you 3.0 on CDMA indeed does work
I recall reading the term test/testing in a reply by a RW employee. So it works and no need for further testing. What’s the hold up, an easy affordable BYOP CDMA activation option or the required logistics?
This is precisely the approach taken with 3.0’s launch on GSM. As I recall that didn’t go entirely swimmingly. Trying something different with 3.0 on CDMA makes some sense to me.
Most issues were do to lack of coverage partially do to RW’s coverage check and change to the 14 day return policy.
Peace & Love.