My husband and I have the 0 data plan with wifi calling for only $10 a month. I recently shattered my phone screen and need a new phone, but the site wont let me get a new phone with out upgrading my plan to the $15 a month charge. Does anyone know how to get around this?
You can purchase used/pre-owned RW phone(s) that is compatible under plan 2.0 and swap/activate.
All “new” phones RW offers in their online store and “new” or used BYOP unlocked phones must be activated on the 3.0 plans. A like plan per monthly service cost has increased to $15. Reasonable IMO considering you can walk away from RW and use the phone elsewhere. I too questioned and replied to to threads similar to yous but finally realized it’s still a bargain. I’m a no or low data user per month and doubt you can find another carrier for less tha $15 for what RW offers.
Summary: You can’t if you want a new phone.
You can with a used phone. The Republic Wireless specific versions of the Moto X1, X2, G1, G3, E1 or E2.