My experience with carrying two phones, one freedom pop, one republic, is that the sprint service worked half as often as sprint republic. Obviously, FP didn’t pay enough for all the towers. FP is great only as a backup for broken phone or dead battery. A second moto e is less bulky and lighter than a battery case. Batteries no longer swapping, thus never pay big bucks in hopes for an investment. But I digress.
I am not sure why internet worked so much better on rw than FP, even on 3g capable FP. And, I wonder if same is true for rw t-mobile verses some of the cheaper competitors. Yes, rw has voice roaming, cheaper don’t. But, I am even talking daily use.