Updated Dec. 17, 2012 at 8:59 a.m.

Premium Lock CEO's frustration with big phone bills led to launch of Republic Wireless

Published: 2012-12-17 07:49:00
Updated: 2012-12-17 08:59:47

Wireless bills keep going up Making smartphones smarter - Smartphone bills are eating the family budget. More than half of all U.S. cellphone owners carry a smartphone, a shift that has unsettled household budgets across the country. With its $19 all you can use smartphone plan, Republic Wireless is offering smartphone service well below prevailing market rates. (Grpahic courtesy Bandwidth) Image 1 of 3 · Next Image…

"Right now, a typical family of four ends up paying more for cell service than they do for groceries," says David Morken, CEO of Raleigh-based Bandwidth. "The cell phone bill is often the second largest expense for a family - after the monthly mortgage. This is outrageous."...

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