I am faced with purchasing a new phone. Presently, I have the Republic Refund plan. I see it is no longer offered. If I go with a new phone and new plan, I can choose 1GB for 20$ + tax or 2GB for 30$ + tax. T-Mobile is offering 2 phones for 60$, 50GB, each phone, taxes, fees and Netflix included for those of us 55+. Is Republic going to match this? I mean, for 30$ per phone, I get 50GB and Netflix. And yes, I know they have a throttle back provision once you pass 50GB but I live in a rural state where I doubt it would be possible to load one cell with enough traffic to cause a throttle back if the whole state were on at the same time.
So, my question are, is Republic going to get competitive? Is it possible to keep my Refund plan if I have to buy a new phone? If the answer to both of these is no, why should I, or anyone, remain with Republic?