Still in my first month with Republic, but my level of satisfaction is dwindling. I ported 2 lines into Republic from a mainstream carrier and that process went fine. However, almost immediately upon porting one of my lines started receiving spam calls from insurance companies and credit companies. Once we figured out that it was because Republic uses a secondary/hidden number, we were a bit relieved. We thought at first that our number was being sold since these phone calls started right after we switched.
The solution was to ask Republic to switch my secondary number for that line. So we did that. And we did stop receiving those particular calls from those particular callers.
However, a day or two later we started receiving different calls from different solicitors because they were calling this new number.
Here’s the question:
Is this experience of receiving spammy calls to your secondary/hidden number typical of most users?? Is the common solution to keep requesting a new secondary number until you get the “magic” one??
We’re still in our first month, but this experience is what may drive us away to a different company. In my mind it’s worth paying a couple of bucks more to not be hassled all the time by these callers who are targeting a number you don’t have much control over.
tl;dr: ported old number, keep receiving spam calls to hidden number