Republic wireless is an entity of Bandwith.com, the CEO David Morken was searching for a way to lower the ridiculous cell phone costs. His solution, a slightly dated smartphone that runs over 60% of the time via wifi and the rest of the time it operates off of the Sprint Wireless network. The price is heaven sent to most but there are drawbacks. The calls tend to drop when leaving an area of wifi, only being able to use the Motorola Defy XT and there is no customer service hotline. I agree with the article in the fact that geeks and early adopters are going to flock to this. I think this can be a huge turn in the wireless world and helpful to so many households. I am interested to see how far this goes.