Author Topic: Has anyone tried the Republic wireless plan that MMM recommended?  (Read 3171 times)

uspsfanalan

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Hello everyone,

I was really interested in the Republic wireless plan that MMM endorsed in this article:

http://www.mrmoneymustache.com/2013/03/12/a-side-dish-of-free-data-for-your-cheap-iphone-plan/

I wanted to see if anyone here had tried it and what their experience was like. My contract with Verizon will thankfully expire in the next 6 months and I'd like to switch my plan to this one.

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Re: Has anyone tried the Republic wireless plan that MMM recommended?
« Reply #1 on: March 22, 2013, 09:13:36 AM »
There was a thread on the subject by one time poster Timbshoo about three months ago that was fairly detailed, but I have a feeling you aren't going to entirely like what's said. I know a few others have mentioned using it, and seem satisfied, but as with all things I prefer to approach all recommendations and services holistically and look at both the good and bad.

http://www.mrmoneymustache.com/forum/welcome-to-the-forum/republic-wireless/

I'd like to hear more recent reviews as well, but I have a feeling the core weakness of the service and its design will never truly disappear no matter how good the software and phones are that get thrown at it.

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Re: Has anyone tried the Republic wireless plan that MMM recommended?
« Reply #2 on: March 22, 2013, 11:08:36 AM »
Thank you. Sorry to all for the Re-post.

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Re: Has anyone tried the Republic wireless plan that MMM recommended?
« Reply #3 on: April 16, 2013, 12:42:23 AM »
We have used Tmobile family plan for the last four years in southern CA and recently moved over to this MVNO a Tmobile partner since  Feb. Our wireless plan is now free which saving $100 a month. Take a look look at the website for more info,
www.aycttd.com All You Can Talk Text Data - Free

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Re: Has anyone tried the Republic wireless plan that MMM recommended?
« Reply #4 on: April 16, 2013, 03:53:21 AM »
I have RW and it works fine for my needs.  If you have similar needs, it may work for you.

I had Verizon but where we live the service is terribly spotty.  I took most of my calls on the front porch, which is less than ideal.  RW fixes that problem for me.  I can take a call on my couch.

Other than that, RW has all the drawbacks mentioned in the other thread.  I just don't happen to care about MMS and cell picture quality.  The biggest reason it works for me is that I now have service in lots of places I didn't have service before because of the VoIP setup.

The main reason I went with RW is that my company pays be $40 per month in lieu of a BlackBerry, so I make a few bucks a month and get free cell service this way.

Hope this helps.