I decided to try out the Republic wireless Beta program.
I ordered the phone and will have it day after tomorrow.
Supposedly for 19.95 per month you get unlimited data, unlimited talk and unlimited text.
The software in the phone prioritizes wifi operation so that anytime wifi is available it uses wifi rather than cellular system. When no wifi is available it uses the sprint cell system.
This should be interesting, if it works it would save me one hell of a bunch of money but I am very skeptical.