I have 3 Moto X4 phones on the Republic network. 2 of the 3 phones have no problem receiving texts when both WiFi and Cell Data is OFF (providing there is cell service to make a phone call).
However, my 3rd phone does not function this way.
When the cell data is turned off and no wifii is connected, the phone will not send or receive text messages…
It even shows a message “Turn on cellular data”: Cellular data is needed for Republic to work properly.
On one of the phones that can send/receive texts without cell data or Wifi, I get the following message instead:
“Republic cell data disabled: Disabled for installed apps except for system apps used for Republic calling, SMS, and voicemail”.
The phone with the issue is using the blue "default’ messaging app. The other 2 phones are using the Anywhere Messaging app.
Android 8.1.0 system