Transfer of phone number

Is it true that if you wanted to change from Republic Wireless, that your phone number cannot be transferred?
I was told your numbers are listed as land lines and cannot transfer as a cell number. Thanks

The only carriers who refuse to take a VOIP number is Cricket and Google Voice, and this is their policy as there nothing technical stoping them from doing so [Cricket is own by AT&T and they take landlines and VOIP] the work around is to 1st port to a non VoIP cell provider [say T-Mobile] and then port to Cricket

Republic numbers are VOIP as a WiFi first VOIP with cell back network. And the FCC classified VOIP as landline

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The only carriers who refuse to take a VOIP number is Cricket and Google Voice, and this is their policy as there nothing technical stoping them from doing so [Cricket is own by AT&T and they take landlines and VOIP] the work around is to 1st port to a non VoIP cell provider [say T-Mobile] and then port to Cricket

Republic numbers are VOIP as a WiFi first VOIP with cell back network. And the FCC classified VOIP as landline

  [Republic Wireless Wiki](http://republic-wireless.wikia.com/wiki/Transferring_a_Republic_Number_to_a_Service_Provider_That_Refuses_Landlines#comm-3100)

Transferring a Republic Number to a Service Provider That Refuses Landlines

Republic numbers are classified as Voice over Internet Protocol (VoIP). Republic’s use of VoIP is part of the nature of its blended WiFi/cell service. There is nothing Republic can do to change this regulatory (FCC) classification. For transfer…

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