With all the cost cutting methods available in cellular going with the big guys is making less and less sense. When a plan comes along that offers you unlimited talk, text and data for under $20 a month, it just seems downright crazy to continue to spend $100 a month on a cellular bill. Of course the Wi-Fi powered MVNO Republic Wireless is hoping that sanity prevails and users begin to flock to them for their sub-$20 Refund Plan offering.
The Refund Plan is very simplistic to say the least. Users begin with an unlimited talk and text plan for with a $10 monthly cost or if you prefer, just $5 for Wi-Fi calling and texting only. Data users can then add .5GB chunks of data for $7.50 a month. For example, the base unlimited plan with 1GB of data would set a user back $25 a month. This is where the plan gets very interesting though, if a user has left over data at the end of their billing cycle, the data is refunded at $.01 per MB, which doesn’t sound like much, but if someone were to have that $25 plan and only use 100MB of data, the bill would fall to $16 the following month.
Republic Wireless also doesn’t kill users with expensive device costs. Currently, Republic Wireless has the Moto G for just $99 in the 8GB model. If a bit more power is on order, the Republic Wireless Moto E (2nd generation) is just $129 in the 8GB model. Finally, for the flagship smartphone users, Republic Wireless offers the 16GB Moto X (2nd generation) for just $299. If you need a bit more customization, Republic Wireless also offers the MotoMaker service with a 32GB Moto X option.
The payback program from Republic Wireless is a definite head turner for the lighter smartphone data user, but can also be one that people with access to Wi-Fi on a consistent basis will enjoy a large savings with. Users should check their cellular data and Wi-Fi usage to see just how much data is being consumed monthly. If the cellular data portion is under 500MB, there’s a $17.50 plan just waiting to be activated and start saving some serious cash.
Source: Republic Wireless