Coverage differences


#1

We have a Moto E5 Play and a Moto G5 Plus with Republic (both purchased through RW store). The E5 is getting better coverage and and signal in places where the G5 doesn’t. Why is this?


#2

What’s the SIM type of the Moto G5 Plus? [Open Republic app :rw_3:, go to setting tab :settingsicon: then about the SIM type will be below the phone number]

My guess is that it’s CDMA, and the Moto E5 play is a GSM phone, you can request a GSM SIM for the Moto G5 Plus by opening a ticket .


#3

Thanks. It’s a CDMA. I’m not sure which SIM would be better. Ugh, I hate living in rural America.


#4

We have two Moto G5+. One is GSM and the other CDMA by choice. Neither system has perfect coverage and we find that when traveling at least one of our phones will have a signal. Either phone can be turned into a WiFi hotspot that the other phone will lock on, so in that sense we have GSM and CDMA coverage on both phones.


#5

That’s a nice fix. It won’t work for me but it’s pretty genuis


#6

Well you currently have a phone on both, I would suggest waiting a little while and seeing which is working better. If it turns out it is GSM, then that’s an easy fix (change the SIM in the G5+). If it turns out it is CDMA you’re a bit out of luck as it isn’t possible for the E5 Play to use CDMA.