How do you switch to republic?


#1

Hey There,

Does Republic Wireless allow you to transfer an existing line from Verizon Wireless? I would like to keep the same number and purchase a Moto6 off of amazon.

I am paying $60/month for 10gb on verizon :frowning:

Does anyone know the steps to do this?

In your opinion, What is the best republic wireless plan?


#2

Before planning to transfer (porting) your number to Republic Wireless you should check to see if it can be transferred by checking at: https://republicwireless.com/tools/number-transfer

Once you have verified it can be transferred, the actual transfer can be accomplished by following the steps in the following document AFTER you’ve activated your phone with a Republic phone number: How to Transfer Your Number to Republic Wireless – Republic Help

As far as plans go, there is only 1 plan. You’ll find it here: https://republicwireless.com/plans


#3

Do you actually need the 10GB?

On RW, you will pay $65 to get 10GB data per month ($15 base + $50 for 10GB of data)…so may not be a good fit for you.


#4

If you login to Verizon’s website, you can determine your monthly cellular data usage, which may be much lower than 10gb/mo.

I remember that when I had Verizon, I was using my data plan even when I was at home and work, where I already had wifi…

There are ways to use much less than 10gb of cellular data while still having an awesome phone experience.


#5

Thank you for your help. The reason for the switch is I am in the same boat. I have wifi everywhere now. The only exception is if I use google maps to find a new place.


#6

You’re welcome. I’m glad that you’ve been researching your options because that education of weighing out pros and cons of a service can really save you money that you can put towards other things.

I spend around $23.50/mo including tax for unlimited talk and text and 1gb of cellular data from Republic Wireless. If I was switching from a $60/mo Verizon bill, my savings would be $36.50/mo, $438/year, or $876 in two years. To me personally, that’s significant savings.

Plus, I like being part of the RW community.

By the way, you might like to read this thread: Thanksgiving Challenge: Name 1 thing about Republic Wireless that you're thankful for

I personally like the plan I’m on, which is the best for me (the 1gb cellular data plan) . I have a variety of phones I can choose from, and surprisingly I rarely exceed 1gb of cellular data. I personally would recommend getting a phone that is CDMA & GSM compatible from the Republic Wireless store. (If you want to buy from another place, please read this: How to Find a Compatible Unlocked Phone. It is my understanding that you get a phone shipped to you with GSM service if you buy it from Republic Wireless. However, I believe if you want to try out the CDMA service from RW instead of GSM, you’ll have that option without having to buy another phone.


#7

Also, I should note that when you get a phone from RW, your # isn’t ported over the minute you turn on the phone. If I remember correctly, you’re able to use the RW device with a temporary #, and then you can do the port from Verizon to RW after you get a feel for the phone. I will have been with RW for 4 years in around March of next year. (Wow, I time flies so fast; I had to research to confirm that I’ve almost been with RW for 4 years). In the midst of the time I was with RW, I ported my number to Total Wireless for around 20-25 days, and I ported it back to RW with no problem. If I remember correctly, I ported my number from Cricket to RW with no problem when I first joined RW in 2015.


#8

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