I believe there is an issue with the coverage maps shown when using Republic’s coverage check tool.
When I enter my home zip code (60016) into the coverage tool, all phones and BYOP are available for me to buy which tells me that preferred coverage has defaulted to Republic’s GSM partner (T-Mobile). When I enter zip codes for places in Iowa I travel to frequently (ex: 52726), the list of phones is shortened to those phones that are “optimized” and BYOP is no longer available. This tells me that preferred coverage has defaulted to Republic’s CDMA partner (Sprint.)
I believe the coverage tool is only partially working properly. It will guide shoppers to compatible phones for each zip code entered. However, clicking the link to “see nationwide coverage map” is not working properly. In my example, the EXACT SAME COVERAGE MAP is shown for zip codes 60016 and 52726. I believe that the GSM coverage map should show up when 60016 is entered and the CDMA coverage map should show up if 52726 is entered.
Can anyone else verify if they are seeing this same situation with the coverage maps?