x PhoneArena is looking for new authors! To view all available positions, click here.
  • Home
  • News
  • Republic Wireless makes $19 unlimited plan truly unlimited

Republic Wireless makes $19 unlimited plan truly unlimited

Posted: , by Victor H.

Republic Wireless makes $19 unlimited plan truly unlimited
To an uninitiated person the word ‘unlimited’ has a pretty clear definition, but for those well versed in the ways of the mobile industry, it’s something pretty ambiguous. On T-Mobile, for example, unlimited data actually means limited data with an added throttle after you reach the limit. On Republic Wireless the definition is even more interesting - go after 300MB of data over 3G and the carrier will kindly suggest you find another wireless service provider. 

Or to be more precise, it used to be so. Now, things have changed for the benefit of the user - unlimited has finally gotten its true meaning on the small carrier Republic Wireless and here’s why this is important. The unlimited plan will cost you only $19 a month.

Now, this must have caught your attention now. To freshen up your mind, Republic Wireless doesn’t really work like the rest of the carriers - it relies on your Wi-Fi networks at home and work and a special piece of VoIP software that smartly picks whether the network is available so it can place calls via Wi-Fi, or when it’s not and then it turns to traditional networks. Of course, the idea is that you mostly use your home at work and at home, with the rest of the usage being scarce so this combination brings the price significantly down.

With the 300MB threshold for 3G data down, and no more a limit on non Wi-Fi usage (previously limited to 550 minutes and 150 texts), this is truly amazing. Hit the source link to see it for yourself.


2 Comments
  • Options
    Close




posted on 23 Dec 2011, 09:20 2

1. remixfa (Posts: 13902; Member since: 19 Dec 2008)


so now its real unl TTW? for 20 bux? thats not too shabby. They are right, most people have wifi at work/school/home/play now so thats a smart idea.

posted on 23 Dec 2011, 15:09

2. Forsaken77 (Posts: 547; Member since: 09 Jun 2011)


All carriers should have VoIP software in their phones from the carrier. I think TMo is the only one that does and I think it's only certain phones. If they want the network less congested than that should be standard. And they shouldn't charge you to use femtocell's in your own home. I reality... $20 is all we should really be paying because most people use data on a wireless network for most of the day. Not many people use alot of minutes anymore unless it's for business, and then there's texting, which people use alot but doesn't take up hardly anything of the carriers resources.

Want to comment? Please login or register.

Latest stories