Let me see if I can address this:
- “Will Republic Wireless disable 5G on the Moto One 5G?” No. Republic doesn’t modify, disable or control the physical phone, what’s turned on, or its capabilities.
I don’t have this specific 5G phone but I haven’t found it necessary to do anything with 5G on my Note 20 5G. Most phones though will allow you to go to Settings – Connections – Mobile networks – Network mode (or Settings – Network & Internet – Mobile Networks – Network Mode) and turn off 5G there. I can’t say whether this is possible on the Moto One Ace 5G or if somehow Moto disabled this.
If the phone has a GSM SIM in it it is running on T-Mobile’s network which has lots of 5G coverage. My Republic Note 20 on the GSM SIM is basically on 5G 90% of the time. With a CDMA SIM the phone won’t have access to a 5G network so it’ll always be back on 4G.
I wouldn’t let this specific concern play a roll in the decision if I was the one making the decision.