Republic Wireless has gone live with new plans that refund customers for unused data.
The new plans were announced as a limited trial back in April. Customers that participated got a credit on their bill for any unused data.
On its website, Republic said that after refunds trial participants paid $14.78 on average last month for their wireless service.
The new plans mark the end of Republic’s unlimited plans, as the carrier now moves to a starting point of $7.50 per 500 MB of data. Republic will then refunds unused data at rate of $1.50 for each 100 MB.
The new offer follows in the footsteps of larger carriers, which have started offering variations on rollover data, or allowing customers to carry their unused data into the next billing cycle.
Republic Wireless, which started back in 2011, offers a hybrid service that leans heavily on offloading as much data traffic as possible onto Wi-Fi networks.
David Morken, Republic CEO, said in a statement back in April that over eighty percent of his company’s customers use less than a gigabyte of cellular data a month. Morken cites estimates that the average consumer wastes about $200 in unused data per year.