I know, I’ve been pimping out Republic Wireless a lot lately. I can’t help it. I blog about ways to save money, and they offer a ton of them. I feel like a jerk when I know about some of these deals and don’t let you all know about them, so how could I not?
Right now they have a pretty sweet promo going on: when you add a line or start a new one, purchasing a Moto X, you get a free Google Chromecast. It’s a little USB stick that you plug into your TV so you can display whatever you’re seeing on your phone or computer on the television.
For example, we have Netflix. We use it through our PS3, because we already have a PS3. If you’re thinking about cutting the cable and don’t have a device that allows you access subscription services (like Netflix, Hulu, HBOgo, etc,) then the Chromecast does the trick.
Back in the day (circa 2007,) I watched the entirety of Lost up to that point by hooking up an HDMI cable to my PC and streaming it off of ABC’s website for free. You can still do this with most recent episodes, or in rare cases, entire shows, by going to the network’s website. For example, today you could catch up on some Modern Family, sans the pain-in-the-butt HDMI cable set up. You’d just plug your Chromecast in, follow the instructions, and it will be synced up with your phone or laptop as long as they’re on the same WiFi connection. You’re essentially using your phone or laptop like a remote.
If you’ve been thinking about switching to Republic because of their affordable phone plans, this might be a great opportunity to take the plunge. When you purchase the standard black or white MotoX, you get that free Chromecast which can significantly cut the cable bill. As an affiliate, I also get to pass on a $20 savings on your first service bill (which equals either an entire month of service free or dang near close) if you order through this link.