We’re considering offering a data-only plan and we’d like your feedback on how interested you’d be in this offering and how, if at all, you might use it. In a nutshell, the data-only plan would allow you, as a member of Republic Wireless, to order and insert a free data-only SIM card in any connected device of your choice. This could be a spare smartphone or tablet that has a SIM card slot, and could be any iOS or Android device. It would provide cellular data coverage on our nationwide GSM network - so you are connected while out and about. It may also include access to Republic verified WiFi hotspots to help keep you connected, while saving you money.
We’re considering two potential offers:
Pay-as-you-go data access priced at $5/GB per month, similar to our existing My Choice plans.
A 10GB package priced as low as $30 per month, providing you more value for your money.
Both these offers would initially only be available to members who also subscribe to our My Choice plan (starting at $15/month for basic Talk & Text).
We see a lot of different ways this data-only SIM could be put to use, but wanted to learn more about how you might use it. To get the conversation started, we considered:
Smartphones: Data-centric users might not be interested in traditional talk & text on their phone, and may only want to use over-the-top communication apps like, ahem, Republic Anywhere or WhatsApp.
Wearables: Data-connected watches, fitness tracker and other devices that have accessible SIM card slots.
Tablets: Data-enabled larger devices for use on the go.
We’re not committed to building and offering this product…but if we did, what would you think about it? If you’re on a legacy plan, would this encourage you to upgrade? Let us know. Thanks!