Republic Wireless, not one to waste time, today announced support for the brand new Google Pixel smartphone. The service provider was quick on the draw, confirming the unlocked versions of the Pixel would work with its network.
Republic Wireless is a mobile virtual network operator (MVNO) with service that defaults to Wi-Fi for connection, falling back to Sprint’s and T-Mobile’s cellular network in other places. Also known as “Hybrid Calling” or “Adaptive Coverage“, it allows for rate plans that start as low as $15 per month.
Whereas it initially only offered its own selection of smartphones, Republic Wireless recently began supporting a Bring-Your-Own-Device (BYOD) initiative.
Where it used to take months to certify new phones for our network and restricted our phone selection to one manufacturer, we can now support the latest Android devices from all manufacturers on the same day as the Big 4 carriers.
Due in late October, the unlocked Google Pixel will work with a variety of carriers, particularly GSM-based networks. Customers interested in taking advantage of the Republic Wireless network can order a SIM card for only $5 today.