I’m new to Republic and generally happy. I think the voicemail handling could use some improvement though.
It is very easy to have unheard voicemails that you are not aware of. This can happen if: 1) you get a voicemail while you are already on the phone - in this case you get a one-time audible sound but no notification banner; 2) you dismiss the notification and forget about it; or 3) you click on the notification but don’t listen to the voicemail (or you listen to the wrong voicemail).
There should be some persistent visual indication on the screen that you have unheard messages. Maybe a little red number, similar to the one that tells you how many unread emails you have. Or maybe an icon (no number) that indicates you have at least one unheard voicemail. Unlike the new voicemail notification, these would not go away until you actually listen to the voicemail. And so you would always know whether you have unheard messages, just by looking for the icon.
Even my old flip-phone could do this, it must be possible for these smartphones.