Republic Wireless is looking forward to unveiling exciting improvements in December, including:
- New plan options with additional features
- Expanded unlimited data options
- 5G service and additional 5G capable device options
- Bundle and multi-line discounts
- Customer service support over the phone
In preparation for these improvements, we are making some changes that may affect you.
What you need to know:
On November 16, 2021, we’ll temporarily close our online store at republicwireless.com until we re-open in December. If you have an emergency need for a phone or SIM card while our store is unavailable, please contact our Help Team.
After November 30, 2021, we will no longer be able to process changes to current Republic Wireless plans. If you need to change your plan, you must do so in November. Note that My Choice and Republic Refund one-time data purchase options will still continue to be available after November.
For instructions see How To Change Your Plan. Remember:
- Plan upgrades (buying more recurring data each month) take place within minutes of purchase
- Plan downgrades (buying less recurring data each month) must be submitted in advance of your billing date, and take place on your billing date. We will not be able to downgrade a My Choice or Republic Refund plan after it is billed in November.
- If you’ve recently purchased a phone or SIM card, please activate your My Choice plan by November 30, 2021
As a Republic member, you have a choice - you will be able to take advantage of the new plans and features if you wish. We thank you for being a part of our first 10 years in business and for your patience as we work to make Republic Wireless even better. We can’t wait to show you the coming improvements and we will be in touch by e-mail and Community Announcement in December!
If you have any questions, please reply below.
Will members not currently on Annual Payment be able to move to Annual Payment after 11/30?
If you are considering moving to Annual Payment we would encourage you to do so in November. As we bring these new plans to you in December, we will not immediately have an Annual Payment option, but we are looking forward to offering this option again due to its popularity and the additional value it provides our members.
Will those currently on Annual Payment be allowed to take advantage of the new options?
Absolutely. If you like the options available in December, we will make sure you are able to move to those options without losing the money you’ve already spent on your Annual Payment.
Is Extend Home going away?
Extend Home will not be a feature of our new plans.
We will not be able to support it indefinitely on the My Choice plan, but we will give Extend Home users advance notice before making any changes.
Is Republic Anywhere going away?
Like Extend Home, Republic Anywhere will not be a feature of our new plans and will not be able to be supported indefinitely on the My Choice plan.
Republic Wireless numbers are classified as VoIP (landline, wireline) numbers. Some services refuse to send text messages to Republic Wireless numbers. Will this problem be solved?
(Common examples: Venmo verification, pharmacy notifications, banking alerts).
Numbers on the new plans will not be classified as VoIP numbers. They will be cellular (wireless) numbers and will be able to receive these types of text messages.
Will WiFi calling still work?
When Republic Wireless set out to disrupt the cellular landscape in 2011, WiFi calling was an innovation that set us apart. In 2021, WiFi calling is available from most of the major cellular carriers using features integrated into today’s phones. On the new plans, WiFi calling will rely on the newer WiFi calling feature rather than Republic’s patented WiFi calling techniques.
I have the Beta Member Service Discount. Will it still apply?
The Beta Member Service Discount can be applied to our new plans. It cannot be stacked with other discounts.