Using Republic Wireless signal as internet signal source for VOIP and Home Office


#1

I live in a location where I can only obtain low level DSL internet signal from my local phone company. I’ve been wondering whether I could use my Republic Wireless cell phone signal source as my internet source, recognizing that I’d have to pay for the increased data use. Is this practical?


#2

That is not what Republic service is for. RW is a wifi first and centered service, not a mobile or home wifi Internet service.
The max data you can buy is 15GB per month from Republic. Which is $90+taxes.
R.W also may flag your account for excessive usage if you continually use that much data.
You can find much better deals for a portable hotspot ,or a “unlimited” phone plan for a lower price from a regular carrier.

That being said, you can use your phone as a portable wifi hotspot with R.W, but depending on the phone, it can only support connecting up to 5 wifi devices in most cases.


#3

all Republic non-beta phone can be used as a hot-spot (also called tethering)
for Legacy phone one needs to be on the 2.0 Refund Plan and would not be cost effective ($15 per GB used)
for Current 3.0 phone the cost is better (at $5 per GB) but Republic does have a low cap if trying to use as only source (15 GBs per month)
if it could be used for a 3rd party VOIP would depend on the quality of the Cell data connection