When I originally purchased my phone, I was assigned an 815 area code. I live in the 217 area code (which is 25% of middle Illinois) so most people won’t even answer my calls unless I already have told them of my 'weird" number. I’ve attempted to change to a 217 number recently - when it came up in the transfer list - only to have it assigned another (224) area code.
It looks like Republic doesn’t own a block of numbers in 217 to assign. Is there another way yo get there? I’m told a strategy is to buy a T-Mobile SIM card, and use that number. Has anyone gone that route?