One might have said the same thing about Republic 3.0, which was originally GSM only. We throw GSM and CDMA around in Community to differentiate coverage between Republic’s cellular partners. I find this unfortunate as there is nothing coverage specific about either GSM or CDMA. If Sprint were to drop CDMA in favor of GSM, its’ native coverage footprint wouldn’t change one iota.
If the E4 is ready for release when provisioned for use with Republic’s GSM partner, why delay that release pending eventual forthcoming support when provisioned for use with Republic’s CDMA partner (Sprint)?
In the next few years, CDMA technology will die its’ well deserved death. Verizon and Sprint will join AT&T and T-Mobile as GSM carriers. ■■■■, Verizon has even released a GSM (in the form of LTE) only dumbphone:
So… anyone notice a few key differences of this phone?
For those old school phone users who remember how to go days without a phone charger, the Moto E4 has a removable battery. Even if the battery may not be as big as you want, you can swap it out for a fresh one if you are on the go.
Also, Republic is offering the phone for $99. All other news outlets are showing the unlocked version as $130.