May switch from Consumer Cellular


#1

I have consumer cellular with tax I’m paying $21.00 a month. I have been researching wi-fi calling I just learned that consumer cellular has wi-fi calling but I have to buy a new phone and will have to upgrade plan witch will cost maybe another 3 to 5 dollars a month thinking real hard about Republic wireless now


#2

Hello @mikem.tio3df!

I’ve been with around 7 carriers in the past 7 years ago. When I was considering switching to Republic Wireless, a friend asked me, “Why don’t you just try it out. You can always switch back later if you want.” I knew he was right. In March, I will have been with Republic Wireless for 3 years.

Do you have any specific questions about Republic Wireless? I know I or other community members would love to answer any questions if you have any.


#3

Thanks I’m older now and don’t need high dollar phone but need a big screen so I can see it


#4

Republic Wireless has a several big screen phones to choose from if you decide to go that route.


#5

If I buy a phone off swappa that says republic wireless phone I just go to republic site to get sim card and transfer my phone number


#6

Hi @mikem.tio3df,

Perhaps this resource compiled by fellow Community members will help you compare various phones that work with Republic: Detailed Supported Phone Features.

It may also help the Community to better help you if we knew what phone you’re currently using with Consumer Cellular.


#7

Thanks for Link, I posted the other day asking about my LGEscape2 Southpa got back to me and said it’s not compatable with republic


#8

Southpaw is, as usual correct. If you are satisfied with the performance of your LG Escape 2, I think you’ll find the Moto E4 to be a budget friendly choice. Since you mention possibly wanting a bigger screen, the E4+ is worthy of consideration as well.


#9

Thanks for info I’ll check them out My cousin has a Huawei Ascend 5w , I saw one over on Swappa


#10

I have an Ascend in the household. Candidly, I’m not a huge fan. Perhaps, your cousin feels differently?


#11

RW provides service using using either Sprint or T-Mobile networks depending upon phone and it would be a good idea to check those carrier’s coverage maps.

B&H Photo currently has a promotion online offering $25 off price of some Moto phone and includes a RW SIM card with 6 months of free RW service. Brand new last years model G4 Play is only $80, should fit your needs, easier and less expensive than Swappa or eBay.

I helped a neighbor move to a RW phone from Consumer a couple of years ago and they have been very satisfied.

Good luck.


#12

He just got it his kids got it for him turned him onto RW What don’t you like obout it


#13

Consumer Cellular Is what I have now which uses ATT I get ok service at the house (WE LIVE IN BOONIES) but ten miles in either direction and t-moble work I tried t-moble before I dropped ATT for consumer cellular If I’m thinking about this right I can use wi-fi for calling at home right?


#14

I find the performance lagging compared to the Moto E4+, which is also in the household. The Moto E4 is basically the same phone as the E4+ with a smaller screen. What I lack is a frame of reference to compare to your LG. For that I’m relying on published specs and suggesting the phones I think would provide equivalent or better performance.


#15

Yes, you can use WiFi calling at home. Any compatible phone you purchase elsewhere will be initially activated on the T-Mobil GSM network and many phones can be switched to the Sprint CDMA network via a Support ticket if the coverage would be better. Sprint any good in your boonie area?

I wasn’t impressed at all with the Huawei Ascend 5w purchased from RW and was able to swap it for a G4 when I requested a change to Sprint network. Mine also drained the battery much faster than other phones owned.


#16

Hi @mikem.tio3df,

It’s very good to see you researching and getting help from our Community before making your purchasing decision! When you decide on a phone, let us know what phone you ended up with. I’ve just spent the last couple of days organizing a supply of customer-returned, like-new accessories that our inventory and logistics team was kind enough to share, and depending on the phone you select, we may be able to send you a case to go with it.


#17

Had sprint service back when if you were on on Interstate hyway or in chicago or st.louis you had good service I live in illinois across river from Vincennes in. I looked on B&H website didn’t see anything about deals


#18

Probly wait till after 1st of year somebody said something about inventory clearance


#19

Hi southpaw thanks that’s nice of ya…


#20

You need to go to their mobile/phone area and refine results to show Moto brand. The promotion is good for purchases through 01-12 or while supplies last. Doubt any year end deals will be better.