We live in Kansas City where it appears we will have good reception. However, my brother in law lives in a very small town (a few thousand people max) in central Kansas. The town shows no coverage on Republic’s coverage map, though there is good coverage around the town. What happens if we are in their town and have no WiFi available? Can Republic switch to some other coverage in the area? Or do we just have no reception?
Without either cell service or WiFi you will have no service. If you have a 3.0 phone you might be able to switch to a different carrier by buying one of their SIM modules but that depends on which model you have and which carriers are available there.