What is my account number and pin? I need this information to transfer my phone to another carrier
For purposes of transferring your number elsewhere; your account number is the 10-digit phone number being transferred without dashes. Per FCC regulation, Republic is unable to provide or set the required PIN. You may do so yourself as described by Republic here: How to Set Up or Update Your Account PIN – Republic Help. More detail on transferring from Republic here: How to Transfer Your Number from Republic Wireless – Republic Help.
There is some additional information you might want to make your new service provider aware of. Republic numbers are classified as Voice over Internet Protocol (VoIP). Republic’s use of VoIP is part of the nature of its blended WiFi first service. There is nothing Republic can do to change this regulatory classification.
For transfer (porting) purposes, VoIP numbers are treated the same as traditional landlines (wireline is the more correct telecom industry term). Porting your number will, typically, take longer (days as opposed to hours). If you wish a more definitive timeline, please inquire with your new service provider. Generally, the service provider gaining your business determines the pace of the porting process. I’ve written, in some detail, how the number transfer process is designed to work in this Republic Community article: Anatomy of a Number Transfer.
Meanwhile, please don’t take steps to proactively cancel your Republic service. Doing so risks loss of your number. When your port is complete, you’ll receive email notification from Republic and your Republic service will automatically cancel.
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