I just switched two lines back to Republic Wireless after a brief time with Ting. Prior to that we had been with RW for over two years. Ting promised to be a little cheaper with an entry point of $10/line for unlimited talk/text and the same $5/GB for data, but here are some of the reasons that brought me back:
- I much prefer Republic’s blended WiFi/Cell voice over standard WiFi calling. Even with a weak cell signal at my house, I noticed that Ting’s WiFi calling (T-Mobile network) will stutter sometimes but Republic’s call quality has been rock-solid for me.
- I actually prefer the “hassle” of having to buy additional data because it gives me even more control against overages.
- As a Republic member I feel like an early adopter because of the things they do that nobody else does. I hope this continues … although I do have some fears about RW’s future under the ownership of Dish.