Reduce Your Cell Phone Bill to $19 a Month

This seems almost too good to be true.  Seeming newcomer Republic Wireless is offering unlimited talk, text, and data "hybrid" mobile phone service for just $19/month.  

Republic WirlessThe service relies on available Wi-Fi networks, to which the user has access, falling back on Sprint's nationwide network when Wi-Fi is not available.  Republic estimates that Americans have Wi-Fi access about 60% of the time, and employs a "Cellular Usage Index" to monitor their subscribers' balance of activity across the two channels, and to let their customers know when their use of cellular, versus Wi-Fi, usage exceeds their "fair use threshold".  Even then, the site's current language is soft, indicating that the subscriber has a comfortable amount of time to adjust their usage habits, and that one could use a great deal of cellular data before reaching this threshold.  Specifically, "you could consume 550 minutes, send 150 texts, and download 300 megabytes of data without crossing the community’s fair use threshold."

Hybrid cellular not your cup of tea?  Geek | Chicago's partners are also offering the following deals.

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Jason has nearly 20 years of consulting experience, predominantly in the technology space. Most recently he was the COO and Director of Technology for Rich Casto & Company, a national training and consulting organization in the real estate industry.
As a consultant for IBM, PricewaterhouseCoopers LLP, and Envision Consulting Group (now IMS Health), Jason has served clients of all sizes, including Big Pharma, Fortune 500, and Global 1000 companies:

  • Allstate Insurance Company
  • AOL (America Online)
  • Astellas Pharmaceuticals
  • Eli Lilly and Company
  • Ford Motor Credit
  • Wockhardt USA (formerly Morton Grove Pharmaceuticals)
  • Norwich Union
  • PNC Bank
  • Reynolds and Reynolds

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Alex specializes in content generation and social media promotion for Geek | Chicago clients, helping to solidify their presence in the online community. This includes blog writing, graphic design, co-ordination and design of weekly newsletters, and active engagement on Facebook, Twitter, Google+, and LinkedIn. Outside of Geek, Alex is a classically-trained soprano who professionally performs around the city of Chicago (most recently with the Chicago Baroque Band, and with the Rolling Stones for their "50 and Counting" tour).