Before I went with Republic, I read Larry’s blog about “What is Cellular Data?” He claims SMS does not use any cellular data at all. Now I find out all Republic SMS are entirely based on cellular data. I’m not worried about the little bit of data that they may use, but all the other apps on my phone busily sending out info on where I am and what I’m doing, downloading crap that I don’t want or that can wait until I have access to unmetered WiFi.
This situation is a no go for me. I want to be able to turn off cell data 100% unless I specifically need it, but leave SMS available at all times as well. You know, like normal telephones. How can I do that with Republic? At least can we get that blog post corrected?