But temptation called, and I was given the chance to evaluate the opposite end of the spectrum: A Samsung Galaxy S4 superphone (retail price about 0) running on a plan – a direct competitor of Republic wireless.I accepted this challenge to make sure I wasn’t just becoming a complacent Republic spokesman, while not knowing what else was out there. It’s the dazzlingly fancy new device that many current and potential Republic customers have been waiting for, so I figured this event warrants an early review.If you read about this wireless company from May 2013, you know that I’m already a fan.
It’s still a lot of money, so if you’re using a Defy and it works well for you, keep up the good work.
I didn’t love that gadget, but I also didn’t hate it .
I took it to Canada for the summer and was pleased to note that calling and texts remained free for me even during that time.
Going from the little Defy to the gigantic Galaxy was like stepping centuries into the future. Every feature is incomparably better than the equivalent on any other device I’ve ever seen. The camera takes images that look like you cut them out of Real Life and pasted them to your retinae.
The sound and video recording, call quality, and smooth, fluid motion were other-worldly.
It’s almost – put out a really good offering which depends in part on customers not abusing it, and hope that the resulting strong demand and customer loyalty counteracts the risk.