Please help me extend a warm Community welcome to the latest Notable Newbies. We’re always glad to see new faces. I’m going to mix this week up a bit, with our usual round-up of folks who just joined and made their first post, but I’ll also call out a few others, so stay with me to the end.
Welcome to @dianeo.xr64hi who worked through seeing a “voice calls only notification”. I still need to follow up with you on connecting to your school Wi-Fi, and haven’t forgotten.
We’re glad to see @Caspian asking questions about using a Republic phone with an international SIM card. It’s always good to see people thinking ahead and planning carefully! Safe travels!
Nice to see a drive-by post from @slangintacos who is with another carrier, but seeing a similar problem as some of our Community members. @slangintacos, let us know if we can send you out a SIM card so you try Republic and thanks for chiming in!
@sarab.vl63q0 had a question about data use. Thank you to @drm186 and @cbwahlstrom for providing quick, reliable answers!
@PlaneTherapist was able to answer a question from @nancym.m2kooy about closing the Republic Anywhere app. Spoiler alert, @jben:
Exit and Logout are options in the “Conversations” menu item in a future version of the app.
@meisamf, thanks for posting your question about activating your Pixel 2, we hope you have it up and running now. Please let us know what you think of it! It’s quite a leap from a Moto X (1st Gen) to the Pixel 2!
A welcoming pat on the back to @farmergary who both asked and answered his own question about finding the apps on a new phone. Sometimes you have to wonder if there’s an Android development team whose sole purpose is to keep us confused!
We hope @Dbahelms was able to get a replacement phone activated, and we thank @SpeedingCheetah for providing a link to the appropriate Help Center article. @Dbahelms please let us know if you still need assistance!
We’re delighted to see @ntjess making use of the invaluable work of @louisdi to confirm phone compatibility. We hope you’ll let the Community know if you do bring a compatible phone to Republic!
@adampatrickweigel and @jaredl.yc1x9b chimed in seeking help with a “Voice Calls only” notification. Please let us know if that issue has persisted!
@ericjaco let us know he likes the Moto E4, except for a few issues. We’re here to help if those few things have lingered.
We welcome @mbabbe who experienced some unusual app behavior on the Anywhere app after overseas travel. I think RW needs to send me overseas to do some investigation on this issue.
It’s a pleasure to see @stephanied.ffxjq8 in our Community. We’ve replied to your questions, followed up in your ticket, and are waiting with fingers crossed to hear that everything is working now.
Also in the first-post-ever club, we welcome @valg who had some questions about trying to use an older Moto G while driving for Lyft. @valg, let us know if you decide to upgrade!
@Joy joined us to let us know she’s waiting for a response on a ticket. Thank you for letting us know, and thank you to @c1tobor and @jben for making sure the ticket gets the attention it deserves.
And last but not least @alternety joined us with a good-natured post of all manner of activation and new-phone questions. Thanks for your sense of humor as you learn to use your new phone! We’re glad you’re a part of the Community and we hope to see you around frequently. It won’t be long before you’re answering questions rather than asking them!
Now for some different “Newbies!” We’re going to celebrate some newly acquired “badges.” That’s right, our Community doesn’t have points, but you can earn badges for accomplishing different tasks or reaching specific milestones. Here are some of the latest badges earned in our Community:
@leggypipscomb earned her Editor Badge, and is our 850th member to figure out how to edit a post!
@Bovinia is the latest person to earn the Certified Badge for completing the new user tutorial. @Bovinia, now that you know your way around the Community, we can’t wait to see you join in the conversations! Why not start here: https://forums.republicwireless.com/t/15959
@dougk.xp0grx received several badges recently, including:
@rolandh is one of only two people (@seanr was first) to earn the Devotee Badge - awarded for visiting our Community for 365 consecutive days.
@leggypipscomb, @Bovinia, @dougk.xp0grx, and @rolandh, I’ll be sending you each a Taco Bell gift card. Watch for a personal (non-public) message from me so I can get your address.
As always, we appreciate all those who are participating in our Member Community. Asking questions, answering questions, writing reviews, sharing interesting tips and tricks… even just joking around. Sometimes you don’t realize, because we see a lot of the same people participating daily, just how large your impact is. Today alone we’ve had 10,761 anonymous pageviews - people (not bots) reading the forum without signing in. A question you asked, an answer you gave, a review you wrote, or a tip you suggested has very likely helped someone, even if no one “liked” the post or signed in to say so. Thank you.