Since last week, I've been trying to work off all that turkey I ate by going for some walks around the building. Here's what's hitting the pavement this week:
Open Beta: As a reminder we opened our Beta program to everyone on 11/19/2012. This means anyone, including existing members, can pre-order the Motorola DEFY XT. You can purchase up to four phones and orders will ship within the next few weeks. Have questions before you pre-order? Check out our Order FAQ for more details. Upgrading or trading in your phone (Waves A-E)? We've got a different program for you coming soon. Check out the details for you here.
New members: For those of you that are new here we'd first like to welcome you to republic and make sure you're aware of all the things you can do while waiting for your order to ship. We're big on community here and a lot of our existing members participate in discussions on a regular basis so if you have a burning question or just want to chat, our Open Mic section is a great place to start. Another great place to start is to get familiar with the My Account portal. For info on how to navigate the My Account portal, check out our My Account FAQ.
Ambassador program: As some of you may know, we currently have a group (formerly known as The Founders), that have been with us from the very beginning. They have been a huge asset in helping to shape the very community that exists today. We wanted to extend this opportunity to our existing members. We're changing the name to the Ambassadors and will be accepting new members into the program soon. For the who, what, where, when and how about the Ambassador program, please check out this document and let us know if you're interested.
Product team: According to The Product Guy, all things are still a go for entry of the OTA into the lab on Monday, December 3. Earlier this week, he posted his own version of David Letterman's Top 10 list in the form of what will be included in the OTA. You can check it out here.
"If I had $1,000 right now..." contest: Don't forget you still have a chance to win $1,000. We've already had several winners of a $50 Google Play™ gift card and one contestant even won $1,000 towards a brand new bicycle. You could be a winner too! All you have to do is submit a photo on Facebook of what you would do with $1,000. For more info, check out the contest rules here.
Movember: Today is the last day to submit photos for the moustache contest. We have some, but I know you guys can give us more! You have until 11:59 ET tonight, so hurry and show us your best 'stache. Just an FYI, Bandwidth raised over $5,000 for male cancer research and had some pretty gnarly, albeit creepy moustaches walking around the office. Between you and me, I'm a little relieved that today is the last day .
That's all we have for this week. Again, welcome to our new members and we hope you enjoy your stay here at republic!
As always, please leave your comments and questions here.