The March payment to Republic Wireless for my wife’s phone was $17.34. That includes unlimited calling and texting, 512 MB of data, and a $2.48 credit for the data she didn’t use the month before.
If you’re looking for inexpensive phone service and you’re around WiFi most of the time, check out Republic Wireless. They have 2 different phone options available at this time and both are under $200. There is no contract and you’ve got 30 days to try the service and get a full refund on the phone if it’s not for you. You can also look for used phones on eBay or Swappa as well.
If you’ve used Republic or have any questions, let me know if the comments.