Today, Republic Wireless announces a feature they’ve been working on for five years: Wi-Fi calling. First launched in 2011, Republic Wireless made tentative steps into this technology. In 2013, the company was able to have phones switch from Wi-Fi to cellular signals. Then, in mid-2015 Republic Wireless was able to achieve going from cellular back to Wi-Fi.
Now, in 2016 they introduce what they call “Adaptive Coverage enabled with Bonded Calling”. With this technology, your phone will have simultaneous connections over Wi-Fi, 3G and 4G LTE networks. The company says they now “do what no other carrier does”.
Speaking of carriers, the company now says they’re partnering with a “nationwide GSM carrier with the fastest nationwide 4G LTE network” to its cellular network, as well as partnering with a selection of the latest and greatest Android phones, including:
- Moto X Pure Edition
- Huawei Nexus 6p
- LG Nexus 5X
- Samsung Galaxy J3 (2016 model)
- Samsung Galaxy S6
- Samsung Galaxy S7
- Samsung Galaxy S7 Edge
“We’ve been working for this day since we first launched on November 19th,
2011. Our vision has always been to make our remarkably affordable and fair
services available to the vast majority of the Android smartphone market.”
Note: This article has been updated to correct a misunderstanding of Wi-Fi calling, and the difference between Bonded Calling and Project Fi.