I’ve been with Republic for five years and have loved the service and value. Between my husband and I, our bill usually comes out to about $45/month for 1GB of data + unlimited talk & text. We are big, big fans of paying for things up front and/or yearly, if and when it’s possible (we love buying our phones up front and paying for car insurance annually, for example). I was talking to a friend (the same friend that referred me to RW five years ago) and telling him how happy I’ve been with the service and cost, and he said he was thinking about switching. I was floored - this guy is super thrifty, and I found it hard to believe that RW could be beat by any other carrier in his mind. Turns out, it’s Mint Mobile. BYOP, $15/mo for not one, but 3GB of data - and the best part? It’s paid annually. $180, one time, gets you 3GB of data per month for a full year. Reviews re:coverage look good, and I’ve never been too bothered by spotty coverage anyways.
Problem is: I love Republic and don’t want to leave. Hey RW: take a page out of Mint’s book! I’m currently saving up to buy myself a Samsung Galaxy S10e, and if an annual plan isn’t an option by the time I’m ready to buy a new phone, I’m very likely to make the switch. I read a few reviews on Mint’s website that indicated the new Mint customer had switched from RW, so I won’t be the first, and I’m sure I wouldn’t be the last, either. That’s a very good deal for people trying to save money, which is obviously RW’s target demographic. Please, please make it happen, Republic!