Why You Should Breakup With Your Cell Phone Carrier!


For years we have been tricking ourselves into these too-good-to-be-true 2 year contracts deals with cell phone carriers with hidden fees, early termination fees, fees, fees, and even more fees.. why does something so simple have to be so complicated? And why does it have to cost you an arm and a limb to breakup with them, too? I dreaded the arrival of our phone bills, even though the money was not coming out of my pocket, early on I realized how impractical it was to have a cell phone which is why I was very hesitant to be tied down to a contract, a dozen of decisions wrapped into one made once every 2 years. 

My Family and I have gone through Boost, AT&T,Verizon among several others, I was relieved to have been brought together onto Republic Wireless, thank.you.universe. They have definitely become my recommendation to anyone who asks because it just works. Its the most practical budget friendly cell phone carrier, I repeat, budget friendly cell phone carrier, I've ever come across with. Making them one of the cheapest cell phone carriers in the United States and why the heck shouldn't it be as simple as that? 

Here's why you should dump your cell phone carrier, like.yesterday.


Speaking from my own experience, I was desperately searching for a cell phone carrier that could become compatible with my 2nd hand gifted Iphone 4 which was GSM and not CDMA, and with a satisfying monthly mobile plan, and another dilemma, network techs ultimately define the most basic functions of your phone,  GSM (Global System for Mobile communications, basically international) and CDMA (Code Division Multipule Access), a representation of lines that cannot be crossed meaning the same reason why you can't use AT&T & Tmobile on Verizon's, Sprint's network and vice versa. 

As you may have guessed it, things didn't go too well searching for that magical unicorn mobile plan with just the right pricing.. If you go through phones like nobody's business then move to Europe where every phone is magically interchangeable complete with a sim card or import them, but gsm would be the ideal way to go because its used everywhere in the world keeping phone numbers and hardware separate, its alot to consider when entering into the tech world of phones I suppose. 

Its just a classic example of how an inferior technology became the norm due to better business/marketing.. And the search continued, the only times I would use my iphone was when I was near any wifi. I used a cell app called TalkaTone which was integrated with Google voice and it was fine for a while, until I had no wifi at home..then things became much more complicated than need be, I couldn't use my phone and I didn't have internet. What is a girl to do?! I figured it  was now time to find myself a new phone service.

after frantic research to find that one game changing cell phone carrier, it finally happened, I was so excited!

No longer did I have to worry about what my next cell phone bill would look like, no more surprises, no more false fronts or contracts, none whatsoever, which was an incredible sight for my sore eyes. Being able to make my monthly bill a consistently more bearable one and for a student on a budget, it doesn't get any better than this. Its the most undeniable and obvious choice. Amidst unlimited pricing plans just starting at $5, $10, $25 no contract necessary unlike most budget phones, this one didn't reek of cheap. I thought I met prince charming lol perfect for those who just want a hassle free phone without all the mumbo jumbo we're used to, just straight and to the point. 

I fell in love with a smart phone, that.never.happens, especially one that's worth the money, while at the same time, has a great service backing it up, making my partnership with Republic Wireless a more affordable obtainable one. If you're looking for a phone, whether the Moto X or its little brother the Moto G, it looks like the best smart phone out there for smart phone buyers on a budget. Republic Wireless customers are looking at extreme savings in comparison to other major carriers, without having to make sacrifices in terms of day-to-day-performance, design, etc. 

With impeccable design and build quality the Moto G would seem like your best bet for the cheapest mid to high range Android device out there. It's close to impossible to tell that you've only paid/are using a $150-$179 phone. In comparison to the Moto X, $199-$349, if you're willing to spend a bit more for all the bells & whistles you'll be smitten by voice recognition, touchless control, and motion gestures. Although the Moto X and Moto G are almost exactly identical, you'd probably wouldn't even know the difference between the two if you were to swap phones.

Moreover, you aren't missing out on too much on the Moto X, if you're not a hardcore gamer nor a instagram-Facebook-selfie fanatic you'd do yourself a favor and just save yourself $150 with the Moto G, but if thats something you cannot be without than the obvious choice would be the Moto X.  
Let's have a look at the specs, shall we?
"The polycarbonate, water-resistant Moto G has a smooth, curved back, and is thicker than the Moto X, measuring 5.1 by 2.6 by 0.4 inches at its thickest. It’s also heavier than the Moto X, clocking in at 5.05 ounces, compared with the 4.8-ounce Moto XAround its edges are the standard power button, volume control buttons, microUSB port and microphone.  At the top, there’s a 3.5mm headset jack. There are no physical buttons on the front of the phone. An LED indicator light flashes up on the upper left-hand side. The Moto G has a respectable 4.5-inch 720p LCD touchscreen display, with a pixel density of 329 pixels per inch. Once again, it doesn’t compare with super high-end smartphones, but the display still looked pretty crisp and bright.
The phone is powered by Android, version 4.3 Jelly Bean, with Motorola promising that the phone will be upgradable to 4.4 KitKat, the next version of the operating system. Refreshingly, it lacks a lot of the bloatware — extra or carrier-specific apps — that come preloaded on some budget smartphones. One of the signatures of a high-end smartphone these days is a super-fast processor. This is another area where the Moto G falls just short: It has a 1.2GHz quad-core Qualcomm Snapdragon 400 processor, whereas the Moto X has Motorola’s X8 “computing system,” new iPhones have Apple’s A7 chips, and Samsung competitors claim an octa-core chipset."

One of the biggest concerns I had were about the display, I can say that when you're using the Moto G shifting back and fourth, pinching, zooming, and panning it really feels like a quality phone, with no lag in between shifts. But the really cool features are on the Moto X. Although for typical uses like taking pictures and videos, listening to music, and making phone calls, there'd be no notable difference. However, these phones are incredibly useful with their full Google integration that allows you to speak to you phone normally like you would your computer and such, pretty cool right? 
And now you may be thinking, "Alright, that sounds all peachy & the specs are pretty damn cool, but will this phone have any coverage where I live?" And the answer to that question is most likely, YES!  

  • Republic Wireless uses Sprints 3G Network when needs be, which cloaks the US remarkably well, voice and 3G data almost anywhere, and 4G in the cities, which seamlessly hands you off from 3G to wifi and vice versa.
  • But for those of you who do not have Sprint's coverage, (this is awesome) the phone will automatically roam to the nearest Verizon tower for both voice and data, seamlessly and without any further cost to you. So technically, it would be like having both Sprint and Verizon accounts.
  • Being connected to Wifi means that you're connected through the internet making calling and data usage simple and easy. Which also means that where other phones fail to have a signal and fall out of cell phone range this will be a nonexistent problem for you. Basements, buildings, or wherever that loses signal feels good to know that you'll be covered.

These two phones are reasonably alike in many ways, you just have to find the right fit for yourself whether you're looking for a phone on a budget or you want to feel a bit more fancy with  futuristic features like the Moto X, you honestly cannot do any wrong deciding between the two. I am very happy with my Moto G even though its missing those nifty features I can sleep better at night knowing I keep my arms and limbs lol, I can still get unlimited talk+data for $25/month. I love this phone so much because I am using it as a hotspot or modem for FREE thus allowing me to write this review totally free on my laptop right now. 

Isn't that just awesome? Most Network carriers require you to pay absurd prices for hotspot usage, but with this baby I am able to tether wifi with my computer(s) and essentially have my phone be unrooted if that makes sense, however this subject would deserve its research and post to really go into depth, if you would like me to go into more detail about how it is that I am able to tether my Moto G as a hotspot and use internet for free on my computers, please let me know down below in the comments.  

And for those specific reasons I am completely head over heels about my phone service with Republic Wireless, be sure to check them out for more information. Let me know if you have any questions in the comments down below and it would be lovely to spread the word of this wonderful company to friends and family!


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