I want to buy a new phone, but the ones I want from Republic Wireless are out of stock (which is a drag, by the way). So I thought I’d buy the phone I want elsewhere and get this SIM card kit I am reading about. I notice, however, that BYOP is not supported in my area. I don’t think that matters, but I want someone to confirm that for me. Where I live there is bare minimum cell service. That’s why I use Republic Wireless–because I can at least use my cell phone on my wifi. When I am in town and out and about where there is cell coverage, which is most of my week, I can use my phone on cell service.
So my question is will my phone work on wifi at home and on cell service everywhere else if I buy it somewhere besides from Republic Wireless? Do I still need to buy this SIM card kit?