We’re back with another 10 Questions! We asked member Gideon T. to answer the Same 10 Questions We Always Ask and he definitely delivered with some awesome answers! One of our favorite fun facts about Gideon is that he has a YouTube vlog where he discusses all sorts of up-and-coming technology products and services. But enough from us, let’s get to Gideon’s answers!
Name: Gideon T.
City, State: Lynchburg, VA
1. How did you hear about Republic before becoming a member?
Back in 2014 my older brother was going off to college and he needed a cheap cell carrier, but he also wanted a smartphone. He found Republic Wireless! About 6 months, later my mom wanted to end her contract with Verizon and she switched over to Republic Wireless along with my two other brothers and my brother’s wife. Finally, I earned enough money to get the Moto G and join Republic Wireless and have been a huge fan ever since.
2. What was your WiFi vs. cellular data usage last month? How do you stack up?
I personally don’t pay for cell data. I just have the base plan on my Moto G, so it’s $10 dollars a month, but I have used 13 Gb on WiFi in the past month.
3. What have you done with your Republic savings?
Right now my parents pay for the bill, so I personally don’t see the money. But, I know they used the money to help buy our new house since my family recently just moved from Ohio to where I live now, in Virginia.
4. What’s the coolest/best spot where you’ve connected to WiFi (i.e. the top of Mt. Kilimanjaro — it happened!)
Alcatraz WiFi was pretty cool because I wasn’t expecting Alcatraz to have free WiFi. It was unexpected when the notification that Alcatraz had WiFi popped up on my phone.
5. What’s your favorite app on your Republic phone?
Okay so I am going to cheat a little here and say SoundCloud which is where I get a lot of the music I listen to. Another is Fenix, which is a really simplistic Twitter app. I use Twitter all the time for getting information and talking to different companies since I run a YouTube Channel.
6. Who do you stay connected with the most?
Probably my family because I have three siblings who are out of the house two of which are married. My family has a group chat in which we all share pictures and exciting news and it’s a lot of fun.
7. Where’s your happy place?
Hmm, my happy place is probably my bedroom because that’s where I listen to lots of music as well as where I shoot most of my YouTube videos. Also, I sleep there, and who doesn’t love sleep?
8. What’s your spirit animal? Why?
I have never really thought about this but probably an eagle because eagles are leaders and they stand for something. I stand for what I believe and defend it. I consider myself a leader and I take charge in school on projects and in groups.
9. What gets you out of bed in the morning?
High School. That is, at least during the workweek. During the weekend, on the other hand, that is when I do my YouTube videos. And a lot of the time I have a video I am really excited about, so I try to get ready for the day and then do the video because I can’t work in my pajamas!
10. What’s the next item on your bucket list?
Next on my bucket list is to visit the Consumer Electronics Show (CES) because I am a tech-head and would love to see all the new and upcoming technology at CES. I also want to make a video about it. Another big reason to go to CES is there are a number of other technology YouTubers like myself who I could meet and work with.
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