The first awesome thing about my new Republic Wireless phone was how quickly it arrived after ordering. Less than 48 hrs via FedEx. The ordering process was a breeze too, it took less than 10 minutes. I chose to “port” my number which means I took my old phone number from my old provider and switched it to Republic Wireless. This can take up to 72 hrs but the research suggests it usually takes 24 (mine took 22 hrs).
Republic Wireless offers 4 pre-paid plans and currently only one phone, the Moto X in white or black (pictured above).
The reason Republic Wireless is so much cheaper for monthly service is because they use WiFi enabled calling as the preferred choice for connection. If you choose the $10 and up plans they will also make cellular calls on the Sprint Network.
- $5/ month unlimited talk, text & data over WiFi ONLY
- $10/ month unlimited talk & text with cellular & WiFi *data only when connected to WiFi
- $25/ month unlimited talk & text with cellular & WiFi + 3G data
- $40/ month unlimited talk & text with cellular & WiFi + 4G data
I signed up for the $25 plan, mostly because I knew I could change it if I needed to. You can change your plan 2 times a month free of charge.
The Phone is a tad pricey at $299 but I calculate it will pay for itself in savings very quickly. There have been rumors that Republic Wireless will offer the Moto G soon. The Moto G is a scaled down version of the Moto X and has been getting very high reviews for being an affordable Smartphone.
Next time: Call quality over WiFi and cellular.