March Product Recap: What’s New and What’s in the Works

March Recap

March was highlighted by the launch of Republic Labs, a platform to expand on our initiative to directly involve you all in our efforts to improve and innovate on our products and services.  We were honored to see that thousands of hands were raised to volunteer.  We are so excited to launch our first labs project in the near future…it’ll be a surprise and worth the wait!

As always our teams have been hard at work delivering and developing the following:


New in March:

Republic Labs


Introduction of Republic Labs


New Republic App


New Republic Wireless App 1.8.7 which improves stability


Android 4.4.4 for Moto X 1st Generation


Android 4.4.4 for Moto X 1st Generation



Application of Existing Billing Account Credit to All Transaction Types


Plan Selection


New Upgrade/Replacement Experience for Plan Selection in Store & On Device




In-Progress Items We Hope Will Improve your Experience:

Device Trade-In


Device Trade-In Trial Program (limited scope with a third party)





New Charger Accessories for the Store




(due to the more complex nature of these items, no official timing is set nor is delivery guaranteed, but they are being worked on regularly):


WiFi Sharing

WiFi Sharing (ability to share credentials between devices & members)

Web-based Calling

Web-Based Calling (make and receive calls & texts from a browser)



Android Lollipop

Android Lollipop Update for Capable Devices 

Email Billing Notifications

Email Notifications prior to Billing


Emoji Capability

Emoji Capability (all devices except Motorola DEFY XT)

Customer Stats

Include New Customer Stats in the Republic App 




UPS Shipping Integration 



Former In-Progress Items Being Re-Evaluated:

(for transparency, we’re introducing this section to show items that we’ve spent development time on but are now re-evaluating):

Refresh ButtonRefresh Button in the Republic App (aka the *#*#8647#*#* button):  We’re discussing if this feature addresses the root cause issue or if there is a higher order feature and process that would be a better solution





P.S. The Think Tank is a great spot to participate and get product related updates. Stop by and see us sometime!

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