Unlimited voice calls and text messaging without a contract as long as you’re on Wi-Fi? Not only does the deal sound consumer friendly, it’s pretty innovative too.

Smartphone With Wi-Fi Smarts

Most other smartphones can make Wi-Fi calls, but these typically require an app. Republic modifies the phone’s main dialer and texting functions to work over Wi-Fi whenever possible. You don’t have to do anything special to initiate a Wi-Fi call or text.