Who is Republic?

Republic Wireless’s mission started simply. We were born out of a desire to provide our members with a better option than paying hundreds of dollars each month for a family to stay connected. For six years, we’ve been achieving that goal.

But now, we want to take it to the next level.

Over the past few months, we’ve been paying close attention to the impact that smartphones and other devices have had on society and authentic human connections. On average, a smartphone user checks their phone 150 times per day¹! That means you may be checking your phone every 6 minutes throughout the day.

Cell phone service providers want you to need and consume more – more information and more data. It makes the connectivity and data they provide more valuable, and harder to live without. Big technology, like Google and Amazon, want you to need more because it makes them more money – whether through advertising or retail. Even app makers benefit by keeping us hooked on technology.

But what meaningful life moments are you missing when you are checking your phone every 6 minutes throughout the day?

We get it. We do it too, and we don’t want you to feel guilty about using your phone. But, we do want to do something different – something no one else in the industry is doing – and perhaps we can make some changes together. We want to encourage you to use less. We’ve noticed that for us, the fear of missing out can lead us to actually miss out on what is happening in the world around us. We are hoping to reach a better phone-life balance, where we use technology to connect and gather information when necessary, but where we place a greater focus on experiencing life outside our devices and screens.

Over the past few months, we hope you’ve noticed this change in our focus. We are concentrating more on curating memorable experiences and spending time with the people most important to us. Our Life Over Likes Sweepstakes just wrapped up, with all prizes thoughtfully selected in order to provide winners with incredible experiences. Our upcoming Device-Free Roadshow will allow us to foster authentic connections with members, non-members, and their guests as we break bread together during a once-in-a-lifetime unique dining experience. Our new Relay product was created to foster adventure and exploration, and Anywhere HQ, now in Republic Wireless Labs, was designed to keep you connected to the things that matter, without being tethered to your smartphone screen.

Come join us as we embark on this adventure together.

¹ https://www.nytimes.com/2017/01/09/well/live/hooked-on-our-smartphones.html

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  1. You guys and gals are “the best”! Your video on phone-life balance made me tear up. It is so true! We are missing life for the sake of a screen and often meaningless chatter and tid-bits, One’s life should not be based on the data they put out for the world to see, often times with detrimental effects, but on the personal relationships they cultivate and the love, and time, that they share. As my wife likes to ask, “How do you spell love? T-I-M-E!”

    During this holiday season, many blessings on all at RW, and best wisher for very prosperous new year.

    Keep up the great work!


  2. What a beautiful sentiment - thank you for sharing. We couldn’t agree more! Happy holidays to you and yours, and thank you for being a part of our Republic family!

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