Republic Wireless offers simple flat-rate data plans, with no contracts or credit checks. But Apple loyalists will be disappointed to learn that Republic does not currently support iPhones.
At a glance
- Plans start at $15 per month
- Notables: Inexpensive for low-data users; does not currently support iPhones
Republic Wireless cell phone plans
Base rate: Republic Wireless customers pay a base rate of $15 per month for unlimited minutes and text messages.
Data charges: Data is an additional $5 per gigabyte, on top of the $15 monthly base rate. Data can be added or removed at any time via the carrier’s mobile app, and customers can use their phone as a mobile hot spot if they have a cellular data plan.
Family plan: Republic Wireless does not offer a multi-line discount for families.
Republic Wireless routes all phone usage through Wi-Fi, using cellular networks as a backup. The carrier’s Wi-Fi calling technology is unique amongst wireless companies, so you may not be able to bring your own phone to its network.
How Republic Wireless compares on prices
2GB or less 3-5GB 6-9GB 10-25GB Unlimited
*Project Fi customers pay $20 for unlimited talk and text. Data is billed at a rate of $10 per gigabyte.
**Republic Wireless customers pay $15 for unlimited talk and text. Data is billed at a rate of $5 per gigabyte.
$35 (1GB) $50 (8GB) $65
$35 (3GB) $50
$25 (talk and text only)
$40 (5GB) $55
Metro by T-Mobile
$30 (2GB) $40 (10GB) $50
$20 (1GB) $35 (4GB) $40 (8GB) $50 (10GB)
$20 (talk, text and Wi-Fi)
$15 (talk, text and Wi-Fi)
$65 (10GB) N/A
Sprint prepaid $45 (4GB) $65
Straight Talk Wireless $30 (1,500 minutes, unlimited texts and 100MB data) $35 (3GB) $45 (25GB) $55
$40 (10GB) $50
Total Wireless $25 (talk and text only) $35 (5GB) $50
Tracfone $20 (1GB)
$30 (3GB) U.S. Cellular prepaid $30 (talk and text only) $40 (5GB) $55
$30 (1GB) $40 (6GB) $50 (16GB) $70
$35 (5GB) $45 (10GB) $60
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