Republic Wireless: T+16 Months

After two years of forgoing a cell phone entirely, I shacked up with Republic Wireless in November 2014.  A year later, I've upgraded my phone and converted my family and several friends.

Why the about-face?

$10 for unlimited cellular calling and texting, no contract
1.5¢ per megabyte for 4G cellular data over the Sprint network

Using Republic's advanced data management tools to keep most of my data going over wifi, my usage is generally around 330MB, yielding a bill of $15 per month (+$2 in taxes and fees).