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Republic Wireless is re-opening its Beta for new customers and switching to a phone that's slightly more modern than the old Optimus S it had been using: the Motorola Defy XT535.
Republic Wireless is planning to use a staggered rollout when it reopens its beta system over the summer, with those who registered their interest being invited in waves.
Republic Wireless, which offers $19 a month phone service through a combination of Wi-Fi and Sprint cellular service, says it will be reopening its beta for new users in June of 2012.
A new wireless carrier named PrepaYd Wireless is making a splash with its cheap cellphone plans — headlined by a $45 per month unlimited everything for smartphones plan. It runs on Sprint's 3G network.
New carrier Republic Wireless is opening its doors to the public on Tuesday next week, bringing with it unlimited calls, texts, and data for a paltry $19.