It’s my understanding that my phone will not work properly if I dont have google activated account. i cant use text or receive messages, etc. Is this true? I do not like google and now there is an issue with this visual ■■■■ now.
That is correct. Republic Wireless services and app depend on Google services to function properly.
I see you might be having an issue with Visual Voicemail?
Perhaps this can help:
All Republic phones are Android Phones and Android is a Google Product. Trying to use an Android phone without Google is a bit like buying a Chevy and then trying to use it without any GM parts. You bought a Google phone so you’re kinda stuck with Google.