On March 19 our CEO wrote to our members with news about options we are making available as we all face the changes brought upon us by the COVID-19 pandemic.
At the time we had only the details about a limited-time, deeper discount for our Annual Payment Option.
We’re pleased to share with you today another option available for our My Choice members who find that they need more data than usual during this difficult time.
Data lift: Add unlimited data for this billing month for $20
As our members spend more time at home, we are seeing significantly higher use of Wi-Fi for calling, a fact that confirms that Republic Wireless members, true to our Wi-Fi-first heritage, have Wi-Fi available in their homes.
However, some members have let us know that they do have a need for additional, affordable cellular data at this time. After collaboration with both of our cellular carrier partners, we have been able to build a package intended to offer those members an option to address this need.
My Choice subscribers with monthly, recurring cellular data and My Choice Talk and Text subscribers who have added at least 1 GB of one-time data during the current billing cycle now have an option to add a one-time unlimited data purchase for $20. See Instructions.
This option is not available for Republic 1.0, 2.0 or iPhone BETA plans.
- System limitations require that high-speed cellular data be limited to a total of 30 GB per billing cycle. You will see a 30 GB limit when you make the purchase and in the app. We will be monitoring data use and will override that limit as members reach it. Siince this is a manual process, it’s possible we could miss someone. If you consume 30 GB and no longer have access to data, please open a Help Ticket so we can manually override that limit.
- This is a one-time data purchase. On your next monthly billing date, your plan will renew with your usual data amount. You will not be automatically billed for unlimited data on the next billing date.
- This non-refundable purchase goes into effect immediately upon purchase. There may be a small amount of time for the order to process, but the data is added within a few minutes.
- This data expires on your next monthly billing date. Please do not make this purchase if you have just a few days left in your current billing month.
- The option requires a My Choice plan with cellular data. This includes those with recurring monthly cellular data as well as those with a one-time cellular data purchase in the same billing cycle as the Data Lift purchase. You will not see this option if you only have the Talk and Text plan with no data; you would have to first add data for the option to become available.
- This offer must be purchased by April 19, 2020 at 11:59 p.m. PT. This is not a new plan offer to look for three months, or six months, or a year down the road. This is a limited-time offer available only in response to the circumstances our members are facing as our nation overcomes the threat of COVID-19.
- Certain discounts apply. If you currently enjoy the BETA Member Service discount or the Educator’s Discount, your discount will apply to this purchase and you will see that discount in the order summary.
Terms and Conditions
The offer (“Offer”) is available for one billing cycle only. Offer one per phone line. Eligible Participants must choose and pay for the Offer by or on April 19th at 11:59 p.m. PT. Eligible Participants are as follows: You must be on a Republic Wireless “My Choice” Plan with at least 1GB of cellular data already included or have purchased at least 1GB of cellular data in the month in which you sign up for the Offer (1.0 and 2.0 Republic Wireless customers are not eligible). The Offer is as follows: For twenty ($20) dollars (this amount is in addition to your normal My Choice Plan charges), plus taxes and telecom fees, you can choose to purchase the Offer, which will provide you with up to 30GB of high speed cellular data for one billing cycle period (data after 30GB may be slowed). Unused data can not be rolled over and will be lost. The Offer is only valid for one billing cycle and can not be renewed for any subsequent billing cycles. At the end of the Offer period, you will be returned to the My Choice Plan you were on prior to purchasing the Offer. Republic reserves the right to modify or cancel this offer at any time. Learn more.