It’s November 19th, 2012 and a small company by the name of Republic Wireless just opened up its doors to the public. Well, Republic has existed for a little over a year but they just now closed their private beta and opened the doors to all who wish to have unlimited phone service for a very low $19 a month. Republic is an MVNO (mobile virtual network provider) provider as they don’t actually own a cellular network because they are piggy-backing off of Sprint’s 3G network. So as long as you are okay with Sprint coverage then you will be okay with Republic Wireless coverage. In a nutshell, Republic is offering unlimited talk, text and data, all for just $19 a month. No overages, contracts, or hidden charges. Just great phone service at the lowest monthly rate in America.
Does that sound unreal? Maybe it’s because we’ve all been taught that high-priced phone bills is all that there is. Republic Wireless is here to change our way of thinking. How can Republic Wireless charge so little when all the others charge at least 4Xs what Republic is proposing, you may ask? Well, Republic can charge so little for its services because it is betting that most customers will be using Wi-Fi most of the time. Also as I mentioned above, they don’t own those cell towers, they simply just rent them. That means less overhead and since they are buying less bandwidth, then they don’t pay much rent.
If you are wondering it will cost you $259 to get started. That includes the Motorola Defy XT for $249 and a one time start-up charge of $10. After that, your bill will be just $19 plus taxes. All in all, this sounds awesome and if you don’t care about 4G or what phone you will have then there is no reason to not go with Republic Wireless.
Source: Republic Wireless