What phone do you have?
Samsung Galaxy S8+ GSM Unlocked (SKU # SM-G955U-ZKA-XAA)
What plan are you on?
My Choice Talk and Text
Does your plan include data, or just talk & text?
only Talk and Text - no 4G data
We bought a Samsung Galaxy S8+ phone, with SKU # SM-G955U … XAA so we know it is compatible with Republic Wireless service because that is what this article mentioned:
I moved over the Republic SIM card from a Moto E4 Plus which had the Choice Talk and Text (no 4G data) Plan and installed it into the Samsung phone.
I rebooted the phone, and it is now stuck on the “Checking Network…” screen. I do not have the option to set up Wifi connectivity. I see the phone’s status bar has the “4G” icon and the up/down arrows are flashing. I guess the SIM is installed correctly (?)
I did several reboots on the phone, and it still comes to this screen and waits indefinitely, again without the option to establishing Wifi connectivity. So I can not get this phone on the internet, and can not download the Republic Wireless Android application.
Another aspect of this Republic service which may be coming into play: There is no 4G data service authorized on this phone number - only Wifi data service. Could the Samsung phone be waiting indefinitely for 4G data service ?
After a few reboot attempts and not progressing past this screen I gave up, reinstalled the SIM card back into the Moto E4 Plus, and it is back to operational. I tested voice and SMS and Wifi data.
Looking for a way forward.