Saturday, November 30, 2013

Case for a Better Mobile and Data Plan

I am paying $19 a month for my mobile phone service that includes unlimited talk, text, and 3G data. How much do you pay every month to your mobile carrier? $50? $60? $80? More? How long are you locked into your phone contract? Two years? Three years? If you're sick of paying these exorbitant monthly fees and being shackled by a long-term contract, then you will want to try out Republic Wireless.

Republic Wireless (RW) was specifically created for value conscious consumers who want access to online services but don't want to pay high prices for the privilege. This new mobile service is revolutionizing the mobile industry by leveraging our existing Wi-Fi infrastructure. RW is able to offer significantly lower prices by relying on its members to take advantage of their surrounding Wi-Fi networks. When you have good Wi-Fi signals, your phone will draw on the Wi-Fi signals. All calls and data access will be routed through your Wi-Fi connection. When you stray out of Wi-Fi range, then your phone will fall back on Sprint's cellular and 3G/4G data network. There is no cap or limits on using Sprint's celluar and data network. RW only states that they do monitor member usage and will issue "warnings" to the members who abuse using the cellular services.

Personally this usage pattern is perfect for me. Most of the time, during the work week, I am in the office during business hours, where Wi-Fi signals are strong and plentiful. After work, I commute home, where I am able to take advantage of the Sprint network for cellular calls and data access. Back home at night, again, I am bathed in limitless Wi-Fi. The only extended time I am without Wi-Fi is when I go on longer walks with my dog during the weekends. But during these walks, I am again covered by Sprint's cellular network.

If you have a similar schedule, and if you live and work in an area where Sprint's network is good enough, then I encourage you to try out Republic Wireless. They even have a 30-day money back guarantee. Oh, did I mention there are NO CONTRACTS and NO activation fees? All you have to pay is for the upfront cost of a new phone at substantially lower prices. Currently there are two phones available: the Motorola Defy XT ($99), a mid-range ruggedized Android phone that I've been using and am very satisfied with for my needs (I take the phone along for my runs); and the new Motorola Moto X ($299), the latest and the greatest with Android 4.4 (Kit Kat).

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