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

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Cool weather brings an update on some cool projects that are in the works at Republic Wireless. Not resting on the laurels of successfully launching Cell to WiFi Handover in August, our team is already testing a new type of WiFi Calling technology that’s going to improve your experience. Our engineers and scientists (yes we have scientists now) are doing some amazing things in this area and we can’t wait to share it with you all. We’ve also got teams advancing big projects that will result in a new device, a new network option, a new way to access your services and new data tools.

As busy as we are advancing these projects, we did find time in September to release some meaningful updates to our service such as MMS interoperability with Straight Talk and Tracfone and enabling Email to SMS functionality! Our Community got some new shine with an update to our platform software and, as usual, we released an app update that everyone should make sure to update to.

Last, as the leaves begin to fall, so too should your wireless bill! If you haven’t transitioned to our new Republic Refund Plans, you should consider doing so as our average customer is paying under $14 per month. Amazing!

New in September:

Email to SMS
MMS interoperability with Straight Talk and Tracfone
New Community Version Upgrade
Republic App Update

In-Progress Items to Improve your Experience:
SMALLER SCOPE ITEMS:

Gifting/Purchase without Plan Selection in our RW Store
Republic Think Tank Clean-Up
MMS interoperability with Cricket
Republic “My Account” Portal Redesign

LARGER SCOPE ITEMS:

Next Generation WiFi Calling
Multi-Device Experience
Next Generation Device
Multiple Cellular Carrier Experience
Android Lollipop 5.1 Update (Moto X (1st Gen.), Moto G (1st Gen.) and Moto E (1st Gen.))
New Device Qualification
Tethering capability for Republic Refund Plan Subscribers
Background Data Suppression Tool