This is a list of current bugs and other errata going on at Republic Wireless that affect a number of users and for which there is no current solution or workaround. To keep this list reasonably compact, most of the items mentioned here are unique to Republic's service or phones.
Please do not use this section for missing features (e.g. picture or short-code texting), physical limitations that will never be overcome (e.g. internal phone memory is too small), lack of cell coverage, or bad customer service. Check the Feature Requests page for items mentioned there and do not duplicate.
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PDD (Post-Dial Delay): Outbound calling may sporadically appear to fail with the dialer closing without completing the call. The call will eventually complete. If the attempt to call was repeated, multiple calls will be completed and merge.
The earpiece speaker has distorted sound at higher volume levels, often referred to as a "crackle" noise. The sound quality is also worse than that of the other Republic phones and the maximum volume level is lower, making hearing difficult in noisy situations. Current responses from Republic support suggest that inferior audio components are the cause, but other testing has shown that good sounding phone calls are possible. The distortion can be reduced by enabling hearing aid compatibility in the dialer's settings, and eliminated by using a headset.
Echo heard by callers talking to Republic members was supposed to be fixed by the January 2013 OTA update. However, a few members report that the echo continues or has become worse.
When the option is enabled, pressing the power button does not end a Wi-Fi call as it does for a cell service call.
Touch-tone sounds are not played through the speaker when keypad numbers are pressed, as they are during a cell service call.
Outbound calls may fail when placed using certain cell towers. This "timing problem" has been privately but not publically acknowledged. Failed calls appear in call log sometimes with no destination number, sometimes with the wrong destination number. No time estimates for fixing this problem have been mentioned.
The Republic Wireless app may crash or cause the Messaging app to crash when MMS messages are sent or viewed.
After a long period of not using the phone, the first attempt at an outbound Wi-Fi call will ring once and then disconnect. An immediate re-dial (still on Wi-Fi) generally succeeds. Occasionally the phone will automatically re-dial on cell.
Default notification ringtone is used for voicemail regardless of the ringtone choice made in the dialer settings under Voicemail; It's not possible to silence the voicemail notification unless all notifications are silenced.
E1, E2, G1, X1, X2
Audible voicemail message timestamps are given only in the Eastern time zone.
Voicemail settings and other call-related options cannot be changed when Airplane mode and Wi-Fi are enabled. Since Republic's phones have voice capability over Wi-Fi as well as cell service, it should be possible to access these settings whenever Wi-Fi is turned on.
New voicemail does not blink the notification LED.
After a reboot, the phone may notify of new voicemail for messages that have been previously heard.
The voicemail indicator only functions when cell service is available.
The Wi-Fi+ app seems to be the source of unwanted behavior, including automatic Wi-Fi connections to passing hotspots, failure to use Wi-Fi for calls, and noise during calls. General recommendation from the community is to remove it.
The Wi-Fi+ app is supposed to route calls over cell service when the Wi-Fi connection has poor quality, but it has no effect on incoming calls which continue to use WI-Fi despite poor quality.
Battery Manager app must be set to Performance mode to keep Wi-Fi active. New users frequently make a different choice to try to extend battery life, leading to problem reports. It should be removed, replaced, or enhanced to prevent loss of Wi-Fi calling under all settings.
Proxy settings cannot be set on the Wi-Fi interface. This is considered a bug because other Android 2.3 phones have this feature. Although Republic Wireless has stated that proxy services may be an issue for WI-Fi calling, the option should be made available.