Republic wireless defy xt.Motorola DEFY XT Overview

 

Republic wireless defy xt.WiFi for Motorola DEFY XT

 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 

Environment.Software Update for Republic Wireless Motorola DEFY XT 1_65K_ – Republic Help

 

Most Google Play Store apps are free, but if you purchase an app you’ll be charged through Google (not Republic Wireless). You’ll be prompted to enter your credit card info when buying an app. See Freeing Up Space on the DEFY XT for info on how to move apps to your DEFY XT’s SD card. Estimated Reading Time: 1 min. Feb 27,  · I don’t recall any custom ROMs being distributed for the Defy XT (Republic Wireless version). rolandh December 29, , pm #7. Actually, I believe fixing number 1 is the first solution offered in the Republic Wireless Wiki article I linked. 1 Like. cbwahlstrom. Nov 20,  · For DEFY XT Users This update includes improvements to device performance for Republic Wireless Motorola DEFY XT users currently using software version 1_65G_ or 1_65H_ All user data will be preserved through the update. The update will be available for download via WiFi ted Reading Time: 3 mins.

 

Republic wireless defy xt.Motorola DEFY XT Overview – Republic Help

Environment Motorola DEFY XT Answer Republic Wireless does not support call blocking of any kind on the DEFY XT. Article Created From For DEFY XT Users All unanswered calls are automatically transferred to your voicemail, even if your phone is in use or turned off. You should set up your voicemail and personal greeting as soon as you receive your phone. Note: Forwarding voicemail to YouMail is not currently ted Reading Time: 2 mins. Nov 20,  · For DEFY XT Users This update includes improvements to device performance for Republic Wireless Motorola DEFY XT users currently using software version 1_65G_ or 1_65H_ All user data will be preserved through the update. The update will be available for download via WiFi ted Reading Time: 3 mins.
 
 
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Hands-on with the Republic Wireless Motorola Defy XT – CNET

There were a few catches, of course, most notably the phone itself: LG’s Optimus S, a small, decidedly entry-level model with a scratch-prone screen and slow processor. How does it compare? I’ve spent the last week or so finding out.

It’s powered by a 1GHz processor, and its dust-proof, water-resistant, Gorilla Glass screen measures 3. The Optimus had a seriously cramped 3. The Defy also offers front- and rear-facing cameras, the latter good for 5-megapixel snapshots and p video recording. Motorola supplies a 1,mAh battery it says is good for 9.

Battery life proved decent, in that I didn’t wake up to a dead handset if I left it off the charger overnight. Make no mistake: This is still an entry-level smartphone, at least by today’s standards. It runs Android 2. However, it’s appreciably thin and lightweight, and I found it perfectly serviceable for everything from sending text messages to watching YouTube videos to playing Amazing Alex.

Ah, but how does it fare as an actual phone? The reason Republic Wireless can offer such cheap monthly rates is by leveraging available Wi-Fi networks: Whenever the phone is connected to one, it’ll use it for your calls. It’s an ingenious solution — though not always a perfect one. Indeed, although some of the calls I made via my home network sounded fine at both ends, others exhibited a bit of static or echo. The voice-over-IP system Ooma I use for my home phone rarely exhibits such problems.

The good news is that the Defy will automatically switch between Wi-Fi and the cellular network as needed. The bad news is it can’t do this while you’re on a call. If you start a conversation at, say, home or the office, then hop in the car and drive off, the call will drop. That’s a little steep, but understandable given that you’re not getting the usual contract subsidy.

Be prepared to wait. Although Republic is once again accepting new customers in its beta program, it’s likely to be at least a few weeks before you get in.

In the meantime, tell me what you think of this smartphone solution. Off-the-charts awesome? Perfect for your smartphone-hungry teenager? Too many little catches to be worthwhile? I’m eager to hear your comments. Be respectful, keep it civil and stay on topic. We delete comments that violate our policy , which we encourage you to read. Discussion threads can be closed at any time at our discretion. Rick Broida.