This post brought to you by Republic Wireless. All opinions are 100% mine.
My brother is a senior in high school this year. He rides the bus to school, and buses aren’t always as reliable as they should be. In fact, one day last year his bus driver turned back around & headed back to school because some of the kids on the bus were being bad- luckily the driver changed their mind & went to the bus stop, but had they not, my brother would have been stranded!
That’s one of just many reasons a 17 year old needs a cell phone nowadays. If the same would have happened to me at his age, I could have used the school’s payphone to call my parents to pick me up. That’s no longer an option. &What about all of the times my parents need to get ahold of my brother, whether he’s at a friend’s house or out for a run? They can’t do that unless he has a phone.
The problem is, phones are expensive. Sure, you can lower the price of the phone itself by signing a contract, but then you’re stuck with an expensive plan &good odds that your teenager will break that phone in the next 2 years anyway. That’s why I like some of the alternative options out there, like Republic Wireless.
As you can see from the video, Republic Wireless has a plan that is just $19 a month for unlimited talk, text and web. &The phone itself is still just $199, even without the expensive plan or any contract to go with it. &It’s a nice phone- the Motorola DEFY XT Smartphone includes a front-facing webcam, rear-facing camera with auto focus/LED Flash &4x digital zoom, is run on the Android operating system with Wi-Fi and Sprint® 3G Coverage with dual-band reception, and has access to over 450,000 Apps through Google Play™. &It’s perfect for teenagers, because it has a 3.7 inch Corning® Gorilla® glass display &is dustproof, water and scratch resistant, so it’s more likely to last.
So how is the phone’s plan so cheap? It uses Hybrid Wi-Fi calling, which lets you use Wi-Fi for calls, texts and data but also has full cellular capabilities. There are no limits or overages, so it’s a worry-free way to keep in contact! Since most people pay about $100 a month for their cell coverage, I’d say $19 is a very nice break.
What would you do with your savings if you switched companies?