I’ll be moving cell phone carriers some time in the next month. I ordered 2 Motorola Moto-x’s, and signed up for a Republic Wireless $10 / month plan for each phone. Yep, that’s right, $10 a month. Crazy. Right now, I pay significantly more than that for each of my phones, and I don’t even have a smartphone. Of course, with the $10 plan, I won’t get any data unless I am on wifi, but I can live with that for awhile. I’ve never had data anyway. I figure the savings can pay for the phone first, and then I’ll upgrade to a data plan.
I’ve been on Verizon for a long, long time. And while their coverage is great, their plans (especially for smart phones) are just ridiculous. I added up the total cost for 2 years on a smart phone with Verizon, and my thought was… no phone is worth that much $$. Since most of my digital world is on Apple devices, I would have preferred an iPhone, but in the end, it’s just not worth it. I also use Google a ton, so my guess is Android won’t be too hard to get used to.
If your in the market for cheaper wireless, I’d suggest you check out Republic. They use Sprint’s network, which isn’t the best, but I’ll be saving $50 / month compared to what I was spending with Verizon. They use an interesting system that prioritizes wifi, so I’ll post again with a review once I’ve been using it for awhile.