I just got a Moto X pure on Republic 3.0
I live in an area (Bozeman, MT) with no data coverage; I assumed this is not an issue because I use the $15 talk/text/wifi plan (I do grumble that it is 50% more than the Republic 1.0 plan I enjoyed until my old 1st gen Moto G became essentially unusable).
My wife has an iPhone on Verizon (the only carrier with data coverage around here–seriously, check the map). She sends me texts, and when I’m not on wifi, Messenger (I made this my default text app per Republic instructions) says the texts are MMS and need to be downloaded, which can’t be done over cell (even if I paid for cell data, because there is no cell data coverage here).
When I get back to wifi and download, I see the message does not contain anything but plain text and therefore in my eyes should be SMS, not MMS.
What can I do to receive texts from my wife while on cell service (this should be included in my plan)? If I can’t figure this out, I’ll have to sell my Republic Handset and become an over-paying Verizon dope. Republic 1.0 always worked well for me; now I may just be screwed.