I woke up to a $ sign in the status bar of my cell phone. Guess what that means? My cellphone bill was processed overnight AND I was refunded for the data I didn’t use last month! My hubby and I have been with Republic Wireless for over two years and we love the lower bills while still having a smartphone!
Ditch that pricey iPhone. You do not need it seriously. It’s a total waste of money to buy something that will HAVE to be replaced when the battery dies off.
- Stop buying into the whole contract thing. People feel so strangled and trapped by phone contracts it is truly insane! If you take the amount of money you are overpaying each month with your contract versus what you would pay with Republic Wireless times the amount left in your contract then you should see that breaking the contract makes sense. Most people pay way more riding out the contract then you would if you just paid the penalty!
- Only pay for the cell phone service that makes sense for YOU! If you are like me and primarily on WiFI then I know that your bill can be drastically reduced while still having a Smartphone and using data! Republic Wireless has more than one plan so you should be able to find one that fits. I pay less than $15 each month! I used to pay $28 with taxes but switched to their new plan Republic Refund option allowing me to be rewarded for data not used. We have WiFi at our house, Homeschool co-op, libraries, family’s home, friends, most public places in the area so cell data usage is minimal!
- I am considering activating our Motorola Defy XT for Princess and Eldest via Republic Wireless’s $5 or $10 WiFi only plans. Since Eldest has Type 1 Diabetes it was bring me greater comfort if he had a cellphone on him while riding his bike, spending time with Grandma or hanging out with friends. Gone is the day where most homes have house phones and payphones are just about extinct! Sometimes a quick call to your parents would be nice in order to double check carb count or insulin ratios.
If it’s time to be cutting expenses but you want to keep your cell phone then consider Republic Wireless as your carrier of choice!
Disclosure: I used affiliate links within this post. All opinions are my own.
Aeryn Lynne says
Awwwh, I wish this was available in Canada, I would be all over a plan like these! I am paying probably quadruple what you are for *each* of the 5 phones on my account, and we have to share 4Gs of data amongst ourselves, which is not helpful for someone who wants to periscope while out on the town. Not sure why data costs are so high here when its been proven to only cost pennies per gig to the provider…
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I don’t think this is available here in the UK but it looks great!
Thank you for linking up with #justanotherlinky
Something Crunchy Mummy says
Great post! Thanks for linking up with #justanotherlinky xx
Interesting post! I had no idea there was such a company out there. Our cell phone bill is huge, and we’re always looking to save a little extra. I’m going to check out Republic. Thanks for sharing with us at the Merry Monday Link Party! Hope to see you again on Sunday night!
I hope you find some great savings for your family. Perfect time to save money before the holidays!