Unlocked phone GSM & CDMA


#1

From what I gather from other questions if I buy an unlocked phone that is both GSM and CDMA capable it will work with republic wireless. Is this correct?


#2

this is not correct.
the only phones that will work on Republic are listed here


of the 3.0 phones that have BYOD options one needs to match the Model/build versions as those are the North American Factory Unlock models

most of these are both CDMA and GSM compatible but a few of them are only GSM compatable
Republic uses 2 Network partners (it’s one or the other not both at once) the CDMA partner is Sprint, and the GSM partner is T-Mobile


#3

In addition to the above information provided by @drm186 … A cross reference of phone/feature is provided in Detailed Supported Phone Features and it is one of many helpful things provided by community users …Tips & Tricks - Community Forums


#4

I’m going to get the LG V30 which from what I’ve read is CDMA capable. So even if a phone is capable of running on republic’s networks it still won’t work?


#5

this is correct, as Republic is a Wi-Fi First Hybrid VOIP/Cell backup provider they need to make sure a build of Android will work with their system as such they whitelist phones after they have tested them, as they are a north American company any international phone will not be tested by then along with pones that are branded for other Networks in the US. They also need to have a relationship with the OEM (which they do not currenly have with LG) so that if an update breaks the system they can get a fix out there fairly quickly


#6

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