It wasn’t a bad relationship at all, but looking at how fast Republic Wireless was developing over the last couple of years, it was pretty obvious that one day the mobile virtual network operator would start functioning on its own, apart from its parent company Bandwidth. That day is today. Republic CEO Chris Chuang announced that as of today, the company becomes independent and to celebrate this huge step will be offering a free cell phone service.
Republic Wireless starts a new chapter in its journey and gives customers a nice surprise.
Customers tend to fear such decisions, since they often come with unwelcome changes in prices. In this case, however, users have a reason to be really happy. As a way of celebrating its freshly gained independence, Republic will be giving its subscribers 6 months of free service. It means half a year of unlimited calling and texting as well as having at your disposal 1GB of data at no cost whatsoever. The last part, that is only 1GB of data, may not sound overly encouraging, but let us remind you that you won’t be paying a penny for access to the internet on your smartphone. How much more can you expect for free?
In addition to free service, Republic will launch two new phones later this month and for a limited time both will be offered at promotional prices. The first model is the Moto Z Play which will be available for $349 ($100 off) between December 7 and December 12. Powered by a Snapdragon 625 processor, the phone packs a 5.5-inch Full HD display, 3GB of RAM, 32GB of expandable storage, 16-megapixel rear and 5-megapixel front cameras, fingerprint scanner and a capacious 3,510 mAh battery.
The second device will be the Huawei Ascend 5W which will be for grabs at just $129 ($50 off) from December 13 to December 19. The handset’s specs still remain unknown, but given its price, you probably shouldn’t expect particularly high-end hardware.
Republic Wireless came into existence five years ago. Since the very beginning, the company’s goal was to deliver the most affordable service possible and it made good on its promise. Initially, the MVNO relied only on Sprint network but earlier this year added support also for T-Mobile bands. Over the years, the company managed to accumulate quite a lot of funding which together with a generous investment allowed it to part ways with Bandwidth.
source: Republic Wireless