Here is my thoughts on my future with RW.
I am not going to buy a new RW phone. I was planning to upgrade, but with the uncertainty of the new pricing structure and the cost of their phones, the math becomes questionable.
If my phone brakes, I'm probably gone. Just me for now, in all I have 6 RW lines.
If one of my six lines needs a new phone, I'll probably give them my phone and switch out to a new carrier. For $300 I can purchase the Zenfone 2 with 64 GB of storage and 4 GB of ram. Seems like a pretty sweet phone.
Why I would leave you ask? If the new pricing model that is part of the Maestro Lab gets pushed out as it is, RW looses value for me. I am a 2+gb per month user and the new pricing plans would cost me more money. At $15 per GB it becomes very clear that there are better phones with better data prices. My wife on the other hand is probably going to stay with RW as she uses 1.5 GB on average. My parents will also stay as they are usually VERY low data users.
Another reason for opting out is the Sprint Network. While I've seen improvements over the last 2 years, things are still a LONG way from being good in my area. The low cost is what allows me to tolerate the crap service.
What would I switch to? As of now, it looks like Cricket has the best options in my area. I can get a 5 GB plan for $45 a month. From what I understand that is a flat fee with no additional taxes, making it the same price as what I am paying now for the RW 4G plan, but I get the added benefit of AT&T's network. A network that is 10X better than what Sprint has to offer. Couple that with a sweet new phone for $300 and I'm looking at a very tempting situation.
Just a few thoughts for you my friends here on google+.