My recent activation and porting was from an original 4.0 my choice number to a 5.0 plan. This almost 11 year old number has been with Republic Wireless for almost 7 years.
That’s one reason I wanted to share my experience. I definitely see “hope” around the corner for many Republic Wireless customers that want to move their existing number to a 5.0 plan based on the reality that this has now worked for me. To be clear, I’m a test subject, and I was asked to do the activation process again, but this is paving the way for many others to have similiar (or even better) experiences in the future.
The temporary number I got from Wireless was a new number from a different company. I was able to use my same 2020 Moto G Stylus I got from Republic Wireless, activate that plan, and put this company’s SIM card in my phone. Now that I’m on a 5.0 plan with Republic Wireless, I’m no longer using that SIM card. I’m thankful to be using my old number.
For the most part, I was still able to use my 4.0 plan while I was waiting on 5.0 service. However, the night before my trip, I got service on another carrier temporarily so that I could navigate Phoenix, connect with some people, and etc without having to troubleshoot an error message from my 4.0 SIM card or waiting on my 5.0 SIM card to work.
In my specific case, the information I gave Republic Wireless to activate my SIM card was correct; I confirmed this when I call Republic Wireless a few weeks ago to try to go through the activation process with a customer service representative (this isn’t recommended by Republic Wireless right now based on the amount of calls they’re getting about activations). My issue was on Republic Wireless’ end.
The other thing I would be a little cautious about is trying to move your Republic Wireless number to another carrier when it still might be in a porting process. I wouldn’t want you to lose your number, especially if you’ve had it for several years or more.
You’re welcome @davidw. I know when I was wondering it was encouraging to me when I read a @Scottathew that said 2 of 4 lines that been ported to 5.0 plans. At that time, my 4.0 plan hadn’t ported to a 5.0 plan, but I was thankful to know it was at least in the realm of possiblity given @Scottathew’s experience.