It is truly amazing to stop and look at what we pay these days for cell phone service, as compared to other things we buy. At my house, the cell phone bill is more than my electric bill, and larger families often spend more on cell phones per month than they spend on groceries.
My daughter is geting older, and there will come a time in the not-so-distant future when she will be ready for a smartphone, too.
That's why I was intrigued when I heard that Republic Wireless offers a smartphone plan for just $19 per month! I assure you, that is not a typo. You get unlimited talking, texting and data from Republic Wireless for $19.
The plan includes the The Motorola DEFY™ XT Smartphone, which has the following features:
- Front-facing VGA Webcam
- Rear-facing camera with auto focus/LED Flash, 4x digital zoom
- Android operating system with wi-fi and Sprint® 3G Coverage with dual-band reception
- Over 450,000 Apps through Google Play™
- 3.7 inch Corning® Gorilla® glass display
- Dustproof, water and scratch resistant
One of the things that makes this an ideal first smartphone is that it has Gorilla Glass, which is hard to scratch or break. And the phone is water-resistant!
Republic Wireless is able to offer such a low rate for the phone because they use Hybrid Wi-Fi calling. That means, the Motorola Defy XT will use Wi-Fi for calls, texts and data when it is available, while also having full cellular capabilities.
Check out this fun #thatsjustafact video from Republic Wireless for more information about their $19 a month plan: