I first got the chance to try Republic Wireless last year. And to be completely honest I was skeptical that I’d actually get service.
You see, instead of relying on solely on phone towers Republic Wireless takes a different approach throwing Wi-Fi into the mix. And since the Republic Wireless services relies heavily on the use of Wi-Fi I thought there’d be no way I’d have service in my small town.
But I was wrong.
That’s not to say that Republic Wireless is perfect. Every product has its own set of ups and downs. However, the price of Republic Wireless makes it an appealing cell phone for anyone on a tight budget.
Here’s my completely honest Republic Wireless review.
The Plans & Perks
Republic Wireless offers four different plans ranging from $5-$40 per month. The plans are as follows:
- Wi-Fi Only $5 per month
- Wi-Fi + Republic Network $10 per month
- Wi-Fi + 3G $25 per month
- Wi-Fi + 4G $40 per month
They also offer three different phones: the Moto X, Moto G, and Moto E. These are all smart phones running on the Android system and each has a different set of features.
There are no contracts with Republic Wireless. You simply pay as you go and are able to change your plans up to two time every billing cycle. Plus they offer a 30 day Money Back Guarantee.
The best part of Republic Wireless is hands down the price. Republic Wireless has innovated cell phone plans with their low pricing and unique business model.
There are no contracts and you can easily switch your plan whenever you see fit.
Ironically, one of the best and worst features of Republic Wireless is the service.
If you’re like me and live in a rural area then there may be a spot or two where you don’t get service. However, if you live in a larger city or are living on campus then this shouldn’t be a problem at all.
Like I said, I was initially skeptical that Republic would work for me at all – but it did.
My Overall Thoughts
The only downside to Republic Wireless was that there were one or two places I couldn’t get service. But keep in mind I live in a very small rural town where Wi-Fi isn’t abundant. And remember, you could always pay a little more and get faster cell coverage. The WiFi only is the $5 per month plan, but you could opt for a $25 per month plan, which is still cheaper than any other cell phone service.
For someone living on a college campus or medium to large city (where WiFi is everywhere) then the price and perks of Republic Wireless cannot be beat!