About My Service
Member Since: I’ve used Republic Wireless exclusively since May 2014
Phone: May latest phone was the Nexus 6P, but I’ve had many others, Moto G, Moto X, etc.
Plan: For myself I prefer the $25 plan, for my children and in-laws I’ve done the lesser plans
I recently dropped my Nexus 6P, landing it completely flat and face down on my concrete basement floor, when I flipped it over I saw the dreaded cracked screen! Unfortunately, because of the timing of having only purchased the phone a year ago I wasn’t really ready to purchase a new one. However, lately the call quality seems to have gone down quite a bit. My customers keep telling me I’m cutting out, the other night I couldn’t even talk to my mother and she had to hang up. I have two kids and two in-laws on my same plan, and they all seem to be having call quality and texting issues as well, so I decided I’d try out a different service. Since 2004 I’ve spent just about $5000 with Republic Wireless on phones and services, and I feel it’s been worth every penny. Up until recently I’ve very much been a fan.
I always swore I’d never go back to Verizon when I’d originally left years ago to go to Virgin Mobile, but being in Wyoming they have the best coverage, so I swallowed my pride and went back to a Verizon store to see what they had available. I sat in the parking lot, eating Taco Bell, wallowing in my plight for a while before getting up the gusto to walk into the store. I came out with a Samsung Galaxy Note 9 on their 24 month payment plan at 0% interest. They said I had 14 days to return it, with a $35 restocking fee, so I figured I’d take them up on that. The call quality has simply been AMAZING! So this past weekend I ported over my number from RW to Verizon. I’m obviously not excited about my monthly bill going from $25/month for a 2GB plan to $80/month for an unlimited, but in this case since it’s also my business phone and I’m able to now justify the cost.
As a startup, Republic Wireless was there for me to save the money I need to on my phone line. I’m so thankful that I had that chance, though now that my business has matured I’m able to put more money into a phone line. It’s with a heavy heart that I’m saying goodbye (at least on my line for now).
I’ve come to love Republic Anywhere on my PC (when it works), but with syncing issues and the lack of search functionality I felt like it wasn’t something I couldn’t live without, as I believe Verizon has a similar service. I do want to thank Republic Wireless for being an industry disruptor. I’m not sure if the call quality issues stem from Sprint being the backend, or my 100MB Cable speed for WiFi connections, but I can definitely tell a huge difference in quality going with Verizon.