Smart phones are expensive. They can cost you $200 or more. When you do get one, they are often tied to a two year contract that costs you a lot of money. Even if you do buy a phone and do not get a contract and pay monthly instead, you could still end up overpaying for unlimited talk, text, and data. There is a new company emerging that is offering unlimited talk, text, and data for as little as $19 a month! Does it sound too good to be true? Before you answer that, you should know, there are some flaws to this.
This new company is called Republic Wireless. They are located in Raleigh, North Carolina. They are a private firm who initiated their services in December. While they are a new company, you can still access their phone and plans online at their website, republicwireless.com.
While they do offer plans for $19 a month, there are some draw backs to using this company. The first is that currently there is only one phone that works with this company’s technology. The phone is the Motorola Defy XT. The cost of this phone is $249, which is a typical cost of a smart phone. Part of the reason behind the cost of the phone however, is to counteract the cost of the lower rates of service. This phone is bigger than most smart phones, it has lower resolution, and less memory, but for many people it will be plenty.
Not everyone likes to pay that much upfront for a phone, and some people simply do not have the money to. For those people they are offering another option, you can buy a phone for $99, and then pay $29 a month instead of $19. Either way you choose to go you are still going to get a wonderful deal. This new pricing option started last week, so it is too soon to say if it is going to be a hit or a miss with the consumer.
Many of you may still be thinking that this is too good to be true. You can get unlimited talk, text, and data for either $19 or $29 a month, without a contract, and with a 30 day money back guarantee. There has to be a catch right? Maybe. What is going on is that this company is using a different type of technology. This technology is new but may actually be the future of cell phones.
Unfortunately the call quality is not yet great, it is still a work in progress. The sole phone that works with this technology has been called simply run of the mill. The reason that there is only one phone that works for this is because the phone has to be specially equipped. This cell phone company is a Wi-Fi-centric carrier. This means they use Wi-Fi networks to make the phone work properly. This should go without saying that if you are not near a Wi-Fi hotspot you may not have the best service and reception.
You do not have to use the Wi-Fi only. You can get on the internet, make calls, and text all on Sprint’s cellular network for no extra charge to the consumer. This is a plus for when you are not near a Wi-Fi hotspot, because we all know there are times when we just cannot get to a Wi-Fi hotspot but we still need to make a call.
There may be some downfalls to this phone, the plan, and the carrier, but the future of this company and its technology looks promising. This is a great way to save on your phone bill every month. Why pay close to $100 every month if you do not have to? You are just wasting money. Get on to republicwireless.com and learn more about their technology and their plans. This may be just what you need to help you trim your budget a bit.