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Republic Wireless Here I Come; Staying Relevant

March 11th, 2015 at 12:36 pm

After thinking about it for a long time, I'm finally taking the leap to Republic Wireless. The time has come when a smart phone has become pretty close to a need in order to stay relevant on my job (something that I keep pushing myself to do as part of the 50-plus crowd). Since I've decided to get a smart phone, I decided this was the optimal time to switch carriers; to use Republic Wireless you have to buy a phone through them.

I just ordered the Moto e phone, and will order a protective case and SD memory card from Amazon (cheaper than buying from Republic). I'm going to start out with the $10/month plan and see how that goes.

It will be only me; DH will stick with AT&T. He makes international calls on the go, something you can't yet do with Republic. (He uses Skype when calling internationally from home or hotel, but sometimes he needs to use his phone out in the field.) He also wants to see how things work out for me with Republic. A switch may be in his future, especially if they add an international option.

Thanks to Clark Howard and SA's Tabs (aka B-something) for their feedback on Republic Wireless and other low-cost providers.

3 Responses to “Republic Wireless Here I Come; Staying Relevant”

  1. ThriftoRama Says:

    Ugh! I keep resisting the smart phone. Partly because of cost but mostly because I get annoyed.

    Every where I go everyone is on their darn smart phone all the time. I've been to parties where no one talked and everyone just sat around scrolling around on their phone, then I got home and they'd posted on facebook about what a great party they just went to. Um, yeah. It was a lame party because everyone was on their phone!

    I hope it works better for you. I doubt you'll be glued to it!

  2. Tabs Says:

    Hahahahaha. Glad you switched over. Hope it works out great for you.

  3. FrugalTexan75 Says:

    Being on Ting has cured me (mostly) of the constantly scrolling on my phone habit. Smile (at least while I'm away from WiFi.)

    Hope you enjoy Republic and your new phone!

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