Republic Wireless today formally introduced its Republic Refund plans, which refund customers for unused data after each month. What’s more, the carrier is now offering a number of new plans with variable amounts of data. In short, Republic will credit customers on the next bill cycle for anything that was not used in the previous month.
[blockquote author=”,” David Morken, co-founder and CEO of Republic Wireless”]The cellular industry, largely dominated by 2 giant companies, has done a brilliant job convincing people that they need huge buckets of cellular data. The truth is that most people are within range of WiFi the majority of their day and therefore never use all the data the carrier made them buy. The industry profits wildly from this practice – an estimated $52 billion annually, and we are determined to change that.[/blockquote]
The new Republic Refund plans break down as follows:
- $5 – unlimited WiFi calling, texting and data (same)
- $10 – “Base Plan” – unlimited WiFi calling, texting and data + unlimited cellular calling and texting
- $17.50 – unlimited WiFi calling, texting and data + unlimited cell talk and & text, 0.5 GB on-net cell data
- $25 – unlimited WiFi calling, texting and data + unlimited cell talk and & text, 1 GB 4G on-net cell data
- $40 – unlimited WiFi calling, texting and data, unlimited cell talk and & text, 2 GB 4G on-net cell data
Additional cell data, for any of the aforementioned plans is priced at $15 per gigabyte. Along these lines, reimbursement shakes out to $15 per gigabyte, too.
According to Republic Wireless, most of its customers consume less than 1GB of data each month. The Republic Refund plans were previously available as part of a beta program and are now being offered to both new and existing customers.