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Ben Banik
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Lives in South Bend, IN
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Republic Wireless is KILLING me with no new NFC-enabled phone right now. My gen1 MotoX has been restarting randomly, reactivating slowly with each restart, and optimizing apps way too frequently over the past 30 days. I'm living on borrowed time with about 9hrs of battery if all I do is text. And the other day the phone wouldn't shutdown and burned 80% of the battery in 35 minutes in my pocket. Bonded calling may be the next big thing but I need a phone pronto and I am not going to buy another RW phone unless it has NFC for Android Pay. (Grrrrr....)
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Omg this is exactly what is going on with me
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Dear Android App Developers...

Please build an app that will allow me to keep WORK EMAIL (as well as all my personal email) accounts on my phone but ONLY ALERT me of new work email between 8a-5p on the phone. Let personal email come through at any hour of the day. I'd do it myself but I am too damn busy checking work email in the evening and on weekends to develop an app.

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after nearly 2.5 years, my moto x gen 1 is starting to show its age. i bought it because of NFC. i would be happy with a moto g if it had nfc but it does not. i am not willing to buy a gen 2 moto x at this point given the heavy discounting suggests it is being end of lifed.

anyone heard any legit rumors about the next top-of-the-line RW moto phone?
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+John C Sullivan , thanks.
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it would be nice if +Republic Wireless could at least confirm some of the specs of the next flagship phone now that the motoX gen 2 is sold out. how about throwing me a bone and confirming whether or not NFC will be included and the storage options of the next top-of-the-line phone? 
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Hey +Republic Wireless, what are the chances we can get the MotoX Pure added to the phone mix?
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Information Technology Manager
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  • NBC Sports
    Parab/Audio, present
  • Information Technology Manager, present
  • Bremen Public Schools
    Director of Information Technology, 2001 - 2003
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    Intranet Administrator, 1998 - 2001
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  • Indiana University - South Bend
  • John Adams High School
  • Edison Middle School
  • Tarkington Elementary School
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