Really bummed to learn once you transfer your current wireless number into Republic you will be unable to leave with your same phone #. Seriously thought this was illegal, right? RW phone numbers are no longer considered wireless numbers. The numbers get coded as “landlines” that cannot be transferred to other wireless carriers. Does anyone know of a work around?
The numbers are classified as wireline by the FCC. This isn’t something Republic can change. That doesn’t mean the numbers can’t be transferred to other carriers, numbers are transferred out every single day. Other carriers may make the choice not to accept wireline classified numbers, but that is THEIR choice.
For carriers that refuse wireline numbers a fellow member has created this: http://republic-wireless.wikia.com/wiki/Transferring_a_Republic_Number_to_a_Service_Provider_That_Refuses_Landlines