Republic Wireless is a fairly new company (launched first Beta product in 2011) with a new idea on how mobile phones should work.
The premise of the plans offered is to use WiFi as a default instead of cellular.
WiFi technology is an inexpensive option that you already have on your Smartphone. But your Smartphone, by default, connects to your carrier’s cellular technology. Like AT&T, Sprint, Virgin Mobile, T-Mobile…etc.
Republic Wireless sets their phone’s default to WiFi. Which, if you have internet in your home, would be free for you to use!
And this is where it becomes affordable–using Republic Wireless, by default your phone is connecting to WiFi instead of those expensive cell towers.
Republic Wireless offers 4 different phone plans, starting at only $5 per month.
For $5 per month you get unlimited Talk, Text, and Data. Sounds great, but this plan is restricted to WiFi only. Which means as long as you have an internet connection, you can talk, text, and search the internet as much as you want.
But if you were to lose that connection, your phone would be useless at that point. This plan would be a great starter plan for a young person, or a first phone, or maybe a home phone (if you have internet already).
The plus side is that there are free Wifi hotspots almost everywhere you go, and this is a really affordable plan at only $5/month.
The second plan (which I have) costs $10 per month. With this plan you get unlimited Talk, and Text over Wifi and cellular. But unlimited Data only when connected to Wifi (home internet or free hotspots).
Which means, as long as I’m connected to the internet, I can search the web on my phone. But if I’m not connected, I can still receive unlimited calls and text messages. If you’re on a limited budget, this plan is perfect. With taxes and fees (which are astronomical at AT&T) I pay a little under $12.00/mo. FOR A SMARTPHONE!!
The third plan costs $25 per month. If you want an affordable cell phone plan, but arent’ willing to give up any perks, then this is the plan for you. For $25/mo. you get unlimited Talk, Text, and Data whether you’re using WiFi or cellular (3G). I’m not sure, but it seems that they are requesting that each phone stay below that 5 GB of data. Which is understandable, because Republic Wireless is trying to give us a quality plan for an affordable price. (everything in moderation) 🙂
The last plan is $40 per month. It, too, has unlimited everything, just like the $25/mo. plan, but it runs on the 4G network. That’s not even an issue for me, but if you live where 4G is available, you may be more interested in this plan. At $40/month I bet you will still be saving 50% on your current phone bill.
Okay, so if I still have your attention, there is one more difference in this company than the other Big Boys (AT&T, Virgin Mobile, Verizon, T-Mobile, Sprint, etc.)… Republic Wireless only offers Motorola Phones. In fact, starting tomorrow, they will issue their newest phone the Motorola E.
The Moto E will debut at Republic Wireless for only $99.00! (of course there’s going to be taxes and shipping–this is America for pity sakes!)
But $99 for a SmartPhone!! Click Here if you want to see the specs on the Moto E.
The other two phones offered are the Moto G at $199 and the Moto X (I have this one-excellent phone) at $299. Click Here if you want to see the specs on the Moto G or the Moto X.
And guess what– the white phone is the same cost as the black phone! And not to confuse, but the Moto G and E both come with optional colored phone shells.
Okay… ’nuff said… if you are interested in this plan click on the link below (disclaimer: this is an affiliate link…so, Thank you!)
I think all of your questions will be answered on Republic Wireless website, but if not, leave a comment below and I will answer any questions I can.