The drive back was disappointing, the new phone is back to working just like the old one.
I was going to, but The network setting instructions you posted did not match up with the actual phone screens at all… so, no, plus it meant wiping out stuff I had no time to re-load again while away from home… So I’m waiting for the new sim card for sprint you sent…
If I was the conspiracy theory type, i would say that republic did something in that last update that night that further restricted towers I’m allowed to access to either help reduce roaming charges or to reduce LTE data connection time to save money. I didn’t get a chance to check if roaming worked at first, because I didn’t need it.
I have never, with any of my 3 republic phones, had them work for roaming voice or SMS, I keep republic mostly because 95% of the time I’m on WIFI, until I started using WAZE recently, I hardly used any of my data before WAZE, now I still don’t use more than half. My Republic account should roam on Verizon towers for Voice and SMS, correct? It never has.
The T-mobile coverage MAP is quite good and my first two days with the new phone still matched up with the map with very small dead zones where they show spotty coverage. Now, the spotty coverage areas are zero coverage again and the dead zones are as big as the spotty coverage areas or somewhat larger.
So I do believe I caught republic RED HANDED doing something as a cost containment measure, and quite disappointed with them.