"Republic Wireless wants to setup a VPN

Motorola G5S Plus
My Choice + 3GB-

Issue Description

This message popped up on the phone:

Connection Request
Republic Wireless wants to set up a VPN connection that allows it to monitor network traffic. Only accept if you trust the source.

I have 2 other RW phones in the family. We’ve never seen this before.

From the screenshot, it appears that you have enabled ‘Data Freeze’ in the RW App to prevent all but essential use of your cellular data (call set up/SMS/MMS still allowed) and the icon won’t show until you are off of WiFi.

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Too add a little more data. The data freeze option enables a local VPN on your device to allow the Republic App to control traffic. It doesn’t change how data does or doesn’t flow through Republic, there is no risk.

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