Looking to save a a bundle on your wireless phone service?
Republic Wireless, which offers its “members” a $19 unlimited talk, text and data plan, recently entered open beta.
That means anyone can join.
Of course, there’s gotta be a catch, and there is. The company wants you to connect to Wi-Fi for the majority of your calling, texting and Internet access.
That shouldn’t be a problem for those of us who have Wi-Fi access at work and at home, but for others, that could be a dealbreaker.
Of course, you still have service when you’re not connected to a hotspot. Calls, texts and Internet get routed through Sprint’s CDMA cell network when you’re out and about, and the company remains committed to unlimited access for everyone.
There are a few caveats, however.