We have 2 phones/numbers on our Republic account. My info (number and email address) is the primary contact and billing info for our account. If I would port my number out to another carrier, would the 1 remaining number automatically become the new primary contact, or would that kill our account (and both phones/numbers)? I’m asking because if I port my number, and my wife’s phone stops working, I’m in BIG trouble.
Porting out your number will not affect the remaining line at all.
It is up to you whether you wish to change the log-in or profile information to your wife’s name and email address (you don’t have).
Thanks a bunch…that’s what I wanted to hear!
Just wanted to add… my number ported to my new provider in about 4 minutes! I was expecting a couple of hours, so was pleasantly surprised.
Just curious if it was Mint…mine ported to Mint in a similar time frame. In general T-mobile or related MVNOs seem to quicker at porting numbers.
Yes, it was Mint. I was on the 1 GB / $20 plan for years with Republic. But I just couldn’t pass up the 4 GB / $15 that Mint offers…especially since they were giving you 3 months free. I know I’ll have to pay by the year for that pricing, but I’m willing to do it for the extra data.
The one rap on Mint is no domestic roaming, so be sure to check your usage area to confirm you have good native T-mobile signal. We were just looking for more data for that one line…so loss of domestic roaming was not an issue for us.
Yea I agree, that’s not ideal. But with the Verizon hotspot we take with us on trips, the wi-fi calling will save us. We’re going to move the second and last RW line next week.
Looks like you have a good backup plan. Good luck to you… maybe future RW plans will fill the hole of mid-range data offerings.