Is there someone in your household who is really difficult to shop for? Maybe he or she has “everything” or wants nothing? If this person is involved in the family finances, I’m sure he or she would want to save a bunch of cash each month. And if the person likes to use their phone not just for talking and texting, but surfing the web and taking photos, he or she would probably like a new and fast smartphone.
Enter Republic Wireless, with their no-contract mobile phone plans starting at $5 per month and going all the way up to $40 per month. We used to pay over $150 per month for our voice and data plans with Verizon! We switched to two $25 per month plans with Republic and we’re not going back. Our $25 plans provides us unlimited talk, text, and data on a 3G network.
The biggest hitch is that you need to take a little leap of faith and buy the phone for full price. But Republic allows you to return it within 30 days if you’re not satisfied. I will admit that I hesitated to spend the cash up front, and didn’t cancel my Verizon service until I’d thoroughly fiddled with my new phone, but I’m glad that I took the plunge.
Republic Wireless offers a handful of Motorola phones, priced from $99 to $399. We opted for the Moto X (first generation) for $299 and are happy with how fast and reliable it is, as well as the picture quality. Most of the photos on this blog, since August, were taken with my Moto X.
We’re now saving $100 a month on our mobile phone plans, so the savings quickly erased the cost of the phones.
Now, if you know someone who would like to save money on their cell phone plan and would appreciate a new, zippy smartphone, this would be a great gift for him or her. Order before December 16th for delivery by December 24th, and if you order on December 10th, you can save $50 on the Moto X second generation phone.
Use my link to save $20 on your first month of service: Here.
I’ll also save $20 if you sign up using my link. Once you’re signed up, you can refer friends for a $20 bonus too.
I know that switching cell phone companies can be a big leap. What’s holding you back? What do you pay for mobile phone service?