Unlocked BYOP MotoG4 Plus has crappy reception. I am curious what the difference is on getting the phone direct from Republic as opposed to getting a SIM card and putting it on an unlocked phone? I bought the SIM card thinking it would be the same as getting it direct from Republic. I’ve now confirmed that may not be the case (based off Republic’s coverage tool). They recommend to get the phone and not the SIM card.
I get no data and maybe 1 bar if lucky.
Extra question. Are the Republic phones tied to the company, or can I take it elsewhere if I want to got to another provider?
Basically thinking of returning phone and getting it direct from Republic if it’s truly unlocked.