I’m currently on Google FI. Non-Wifi is great but, for us, Wifi is left unusable. Here’s the WiFi phone service I’m looking for:
Without any adjustment to the cell phone (i.e. Airplane mode stays OFF), the phone recognized my home network and switches all phone activity thru WiFi. ANY cell towers are ignored and not used (not even to switch my WiFi calls over to cell).
WHY: We are in an area with marginal Verizon, Sprint, and Tmobile coverage. Any cell connection made from home provides an unreliable connection. I’ve used MagicJack for about 8 years - works great. With Google FI, I forward all my cell phone numbers to my MagicJack account. Away from home, Google FI is great. By having my Google FI numbers forwarded, all my phones (including cell phones) ring simultaneously. While at home, I can receive cell calls reliably (via MagicJack). The end result is that my cells phones are not usable about 80% of the time (we’re retired and spend more time at home than others). There are numerous disadvantages so we’re considering finding a usable system or returning to Verizon (or someone) for about twice the cost.
My impression from the community logs are that Republic doesn’t quite serve my needs either. A lot of talk about Airplane mode swapping or other tweaks. Does Republic truly prioritize specific WiFi networks for exclusive use and ignore the local cell signals? I’m concerned about the bonded call concept as this seems to work against my needs.
Anyone else have Google/Republic experience? Can Republic come close to my needs?