If you have any phone other than the Defy XT, starting with Republic Wireless app version 2.0.6, E-mails may be addressed to your phone and received as a text. Here’s how to enable the feature:
- Start the Republic app.
- Tap the at the top right.
- Tap Advanced settings
- Swipe up and place a checkmark in Allow SMS messages from email.
As the screen snip above shows, your phone’s address for texts is <RepublicPhoneNumber>@text.republicwireless.com. The body of the E-mail is the content of the text message; the subject line is not passed along. It is not possible to reply to these texts from the phone.
If a website requests your carrier name when signing up for text alerts, that company is most likely using E-mail to deliver the text. If they don’t list Republic Wireless as a carrier, please contact them and ask that Republic be added, and give them the information about the @text.republicwireless.com E-mail domain.
Note: Republic has very strong anti-spam measures that protect this delivery system from being abused, so if you find that E-mails aren’t being delivered to your phone, try sending the E-mail from a Gmail mailbox. If that gets through, it suggests that the sender whose texts don’t arrive needs to work on their compliance with E-mail anti-spam standards.