Zip code for a t-mobile phone


#1

Can someone from RW tell me a zip code that will result in a t-mobile z-play phone being shipped? My current g4+ does very well where the tool says I don’t have service. And I know for a fact that Sprint does not work.


#2

Hi @cb1,

I don’t happen to know of a zip code that will guarantee GSM rather than CDMA coverage though I do know Republic considers GSM coverage (not Sprint) to be superior in my zip, which is 33321.

One can guarantee GSM coverage by purchasing a compatible phone from a third party retailer. More here: How to Bring Your Own Phone to Republic Wireless (BYOP) – Republic Help. All bring your own phones activate with coverage provisioned for Republic’s GSM partner.


#3

The z play will always be GSM, it is a GSM only phone.


#4

Is that why it comes up as not recommended for certain areas? Also how can I see all the gsm only phones?

Thanks so much


#5

GSM only phones that Republic sells are
The Huawei Ascend 5W
The Moto Z
The Moto Z Play
The Samsung Galaxy J3
GSM BYOD phones that only have GSM radios are
The Samsung Galaxy S6
The Alcatel 30A


#6

Thank You that is as I suspected


#7

In addition, any phone can be made a GSM phone by getting a BYOD SIM from Republic, and activating it for the phone as BYOP is GSM only.


#8

This info is also chronicled here


#9

the Alcatel A30 is missing from that list (a BYOD option like the Samsung Galaxy S6)
not the first place I would look for it (I would expect this information to be included in the supported (Compatible) phone page


)


#10

I have submitted that for update a few weeks ago…Hopefully, it will be updated soon.

I agree, it might be useful to note what phones are CDMA/GSM in the phones page as well.


#11

Probably just as easy to point folks to Bring your own phone to Republic! | Republic Wireless.


#12

that does not list GSM only phones which was the question (though all BYOD are GSM many can be converted or taken to a CDMA provide)


#13

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