Why should I pay 30$ for 2GB when 50GB for 30$ is available elsewhere? Staying with Republic for loyalty’s sake makes no sense.
If you don’t use more than 2GB of cell data monthly, then even if the $30 plan includes a zillion GB of data, it’s not a better deal for you.
Keep in mind, too, that many users prefer a plan with NO cell data (including many people over 55). And, Republic’s unlimited talk and text plan for $15/month is very difficult to beat.
In all my years with Republic (since 2012), I believe that I’ve only gone over 2GB twice, in both cases when my home internet service was out (if it’s been more than twice, it’s still been very rare). So, for someone like me, having a $20/month 1GB plan is ideal and more cost efficient than even an unlimited plan at $30.
Although I’m in the age demographic targeted by the T-Mobile plan, I also don’t need more than one line. So, Republic remains a much better deal for someone like me than a $60 plan with two lines…
Clearly, the T-Mobile plan is better for some families, though, and if it’s a better plan for yours, then go for it. Republic has never tried to be the best carrier for everyone, but they do try to be the best carrier for lower cell data users. If they are no longer the best option for you, then perhaps they will be again in the future and you’ll want to switch back.