Add me to those who freaked out. My stress levels with super storm Harvey are not exactly on an even keel, so while the extra data for the next five days might be helpful, and I certainly appreciate the thought, I didn’t really need another reason for a panic attack.
I did not (initially) see the notice that this was a free “gift”. I just saw the email that I was low on data, then one minute later, there was an email entitled “Your Republic Change Request Confirmation” which is worded in such a way as to look like I actually requested this change.
My immediate reaction (especially after noticing an email about setting up a PIN for account security), was that someone was, in fact, tinkering with my account (not realizing that it was RW.)
It would be really helpful, if Republic Wireless would modify this email, when it is used as a promotion, to make it clear that Republic took the action, as a promotion, and that it does not mean that our credit cards are going to be charged (or that an unauthorized person is in control of our account).
It took me a bit to find the “Have a extra GB of data, on us” email that explained the situation.