Two things about me:
- I never use mobile data
- I keep complex/secure passwords in a database on my computer.
During a recent power failure, I would have liked to add mobile data to my phone. However, to do this I had to log into my Republic account inside the app – but, of course, I could not get to my complex / secure password because my computer/internet was without power! I thought about keeping a copy of my Republic password in a discreet place on the phone, but that’s hard to maintain over time and not secure enough for my tastes.
My one single use case for mobile data was thwarted!
So a suggestion: Make it possible to add data with less authentication than a full password login. Perhaps with a PIN. Or better, with a pre-authorized limited increment (“allow this phone to add 2 gby of mobile data one time per month on demand”). To go beyond that pre-authorized increment, the full password login would be required.