Republic Wireless sets itself free, becomes a standalone company

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One of the non-major U.S. carriers is changing the way it does business.

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Republic Wireless, a carrier that started as a mere experiment a few years ago, will head into 2017 and beyond as its own company. The split is from Bandwidth, its previous parent company which is allowing the spinoff to happen with a “major investment” to set long-term goals.

Nothing will change for customers in the immediate future:

“For now, we want you to know that there will be no changes to any of our day-to-day operations or contracts, other than us assigning your Terms and Conditions to Republic Wireless (they were previously with the legal entity of Bandwidth), effective as of the date of this posting.”

Everyone at Republic Wireless appreciates the support they’ve received over the last five years, trying out the service when features were being tested and sticking with them through the summer when the BYOP program debuted. Relying heavily on WiFi networks for activities at the start made the service affordable, but it was a gamble nonetheless.

It’s one of the few carriers to go from nothing to something even with the dominance of the four major U.S. carriers. New ideas continue being implemented today, and that’s why Republic Wireless now has over 300,000 subscribers and generates $100+ million in revenue annually.

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To celebrate its spinoff as an independent company, Republic Wireless is hosting a special promotion during December on two phones. The Moto Z Play will be $349 (December 7-12) and the soon-to-be-announced Huawei Ascend 5W will be $129 (December 13-19). Both will come with six months of free service. If you take advantage of the promotion and get either phone, you’ll get unlimited talk and text with 1GB of high-speed data. You just have to pay the price of the phone and then monthly taxes and fees.

Source: Republic Wireless


About the Author: Justin Herrick

Born and raised in New Jersey, Justin is a graduate of Fairleigh Dickinson University where he studied marketing with a focus on digital marketing. He's very talkative and enjoys discussing anything from technology and sports to video games and television. As for Justin's current device rotation, he carries around the Google Pixel and Nexus 9. In the rare case that his phone or tablet is not in his hand, he is either flicking through cards on his Moto 360 (2015) or typing away on the Microsoft Surface Book. Justin is patiently waiting for the day that Google replicates the Galaxy Nexus with modern day specifications.