July: What's New and What's in the Works

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On July 28th we launched our Clear Choice plans on a new GSM carrier, available across nine awesome new devices. We’d been working and you had been waiting for that event to occur for so long! It’s great to finally have available for everyone! We also launched our bring-your-own-phone (BYOP) program on Aug 11th which was another huge moment, albeit slightly later than we hoped.

So, what’s next on our roadmap? In terms of what either is or could become a big project we’re (1) internally testing a new product that’s going to expand your voice and text services across multiple devices and (2) we’re investigating bringing Clear Choice plans and new devices to our CDMA network and (3) getting ready for supporting Android™ 7.0 Nougat on our Republic 3.0 devices.

In fact, as of writing this post, we’re announcing support for Android™ 7.0 Nougat on our Nexus 5X and Nexus 6P devices!

Plus we’re doing some internal housekeeping and pursuing smaller but important features like Cricket MMS and customer portal upgrades.

Finally, we have exciting news about the Android™ Lollipop update on our Moto E (1st Gen.) devices. It’s ready! We started rolling it out to a limited set of devices on August 22nd and the full rollout will begin on August 30th. If you have one of these devices check your email for an update and visit here for additional context. We are also now working on a security patch for the Stagefright issue on the Moto X (2nd Gen) devices.

In-Progress Items to Improve your Experience:

(due to the more complex nature of these items, no official timing is set nor is delivery guaranteed, but they are being worked on regularly):

Smaller Scope Items:

  • MMS Interoperability with Cricket
  • Customer Portal Improvements
  • New Payment Options
  • Samsung J3 Black device
  • New BYOP devices
  • Stagefright fix for Moto X (2nd Gen.)

Larger Scope Items:

  • Multi-Device Experience
  • Investigating Republic 3.0 on CDMA
  • Republic 3.0 Compatibility with Android™ 7.0 Nougat (device by device basis)