I know a family that has been living overseas for several years, and they came back to the states for around 3 to 4 months. When they were in the US, they posted on Facebook that they were looking for the best cellphone plan. Because I’ve been with around 6 phone plans in the past 7 years, and I’ve also helped several of my friends reduce their cellphone bills–no matter if they kept or switched from their carrier–I decided that I would give my 2 cents of advice. I actually didn’t advise them to do Republic Wireless as my first recommendation, but I did mention to them that my monthly bill with Republic Wireless was around $3.64 (because I was still on the 6 month free offer with the Ascend 5W).
They decided that they wanted more info from me, and we ended up calling each other. I gave them several options, and they were curious about Republic Wireless. I explained more about it, and when I knew they were serious about it, I told them I would give them my old 1st Gen. Moto X phone. It was just sitting on my desk collecting dust, so I would rather that it would be put to good use. I told them it would be perfect for them because of the refund plan and also the wifi only option when they would go back overseas.
I put the phone in the mail the next day I believe, and they used it in several states. Then they went back to the foreign country that they live in. Sure enough, they have been able to text and call people in the US with this phone on the wifi only plan.
I’ve never used RW outside of the US, but I’m so happy this plan worked out for them. I believe it was their best option. They have said that people are surprised that they have gotten calls and texts from my friends with their US number while they have been overseas. Out of all my phone recommendations over the years, this has been the most rewarding experience when I learned today about their delight with RW overseas.
Republic Wireless has been my second recommendation as far as cellphone carriers go. For people college aged or younger, it’s my first recommendation. Because MMS has improved, Republic Anywhere is awesome, and wifi calling is more streamlined, Republic Wireless is more and more having (or sometimes exceeding) the features of mainstream carriers. I think I might need to reconsider my position of RW being my second recommendation. I might start advising people to get RW as my first recommendation. RW has been my cell carrier for 2+ years now, and I’ve seen a LOT of improvements in that time. I remember about when I had just come to RW, people were just being able to get short codes. Then we got the ability to switch from cellular to wifi on the same call and etc. and etc.
Thanks to everyone at RW for helping out my friends overseas!! #kudo