I do see some RW customers, the hold outs that have the DefyXT or the legacy phones and how…passionately outspoken, many of them are on here about the low low cost and how they are really upset having to pay more to change to a modern phone.
I suspect that at least some of these user would qualify for this Lifeline program, which, most dont know that all major carriers do offer their own version of.(though are more expensive than the mvnos offer it seems) There is BYOP now even. If you have meidcare, EBT, disablilty, or are low income, u qualify. This I consider a very valid alternative to those folks that absolutely need ultra low cost cell plan service.
…back to topic at hand.
But now that TM/Sprint merger is a real thing, the offer of a $15 a month plan, is a real game changer, in my mind. At this time, I (my mother as well) do not use much mobile data and I my slef, still have ~4months left of my 1yr plan on RW, that i already paid for…but unless things change for me by then, and i need to use lots of data, i am very much considering moving to Tello as it is $10 a month for unlimted talk/text and 1GB. But now, not as certain, as Tello may go away after the TM merger thing.
I also can not make use of RW wifi calling and hangover cause it sometimes causes the phone to ring 1.5 times then act like it never rang…documented in other thread.