There is nothing like a little healthy competition to help you save extra dollars. We’ve all probably experienced both the pains of having to use a monopoly provider, as well as the freedom and the flexibility that comes with being able to shop around for the best options out there.
The more businesses competing for your wallet the better off you are!
Cellphone companies have been competing for years to gain your business, and it seems that every once in a while there is a new player that pops on the scene and offers a great deal to those who are willing to go with someone other than the BIG 4: T-Mobile, Verizon, AT&T and Sprint.
So while the BIG 4 compete amongst themselves for the best family plans, no contract required deals, and how many additional lines you can add to your plan for $10 per month, there are other companies that focus on providing you with simple, reliable service that can save you hundreds a year if you’re willing to give them a chance.
Not every “new kid” on the cellphone block is worth your time, but we think you should at least give Republic Wireless a try! Their reviews have been solid so far.
So how does Republic Wireless save you money? To start with, you have 3 smart phones to choose from. The phones range anywhere from $149 for an 8GB, $299 for a 16GB, or you can build your own phone starting at $349. Your phone becomes your biggest investment. From then on it’s your choice on how much you are willing to pay and for what type of service.
1: Once the phone is purchased you can choose plans as low as $5 per month. This plan would include unlimited talk, text and data, all over Wi-Fi ONLY. This is definitely a plan for someone who does not have the need to be connected at all times.
2. For $10 per month you can get an unlimited talk and text over Wi-Fi and cell plus unlimited data over Wi-Fi.
3. If you are looking for data access outside of Wi-Fi, then the $25 per month plan would do the trick. For that price you will get unlimited talk and text as well as unlimited data, all over Wi-Fi and the network. With the $25 per month plan you will have to settle for a 3G network. Republic wireless taps into Sprint’s network in order to provide you with service when no Wi-Fi is available.
4. If 3G is just not good enough and you absolutely must have access to a 4G network, then a $40 per month plan is available with unlimited talk text and data over Wi-Fi and network.
We found a really great explanation of what 3G and 4G really means and how to decide which one is better for you. If you are curious, you can read more here.
The bottom line for all who are strapped for cash should be to get monthly expenses to an absolute minimum. Shop around. Take some time to evaluate your monthly recurring bills where savings can sometimes go overlooked. Have you found other ways to reduce monthly expenses? Share them in the comments, we’d love to hear from you.