I love Republic. Their coverage isn't as great as Verizon's but it's a great way to make calls handover between WiFi and cell network. It works fairly seamlessly. If you're in a location where neither are that great there tends to be some issues. (I.e. in the dungeon of a building.) I love that I can cut back on my data plan as needed. And I love that I can easily call friends and family back home over WiFi when I'm over seas for weeks at a time. If you need coverage in the middle of nowhere this isn't the plan for you(in the mountains or on a hike) but in pretty much all US cities there is great coverage.
I've been using republic phones for years now, since the first year they launched. Occasional glitches in the network are common enough. Although, my coverage and stability on networks out performs all the other networks in my area by a large degree. I live along the I-5 in a rural city, and my coverage extends to all the networks in area. That said, I receive lots of calls from people not calling my number.
I have been a satisfied customer for years. Then they changed their plans. It's a money grab now folks. And good luck getting any REAL customer service. They have been charging me for data I cannot use for almost two months now
Republic is the bomb diggity. They're cheap. They offer good service. And as a customer since 2013 I can say that they clearly care about continuously improving their service. I'm surprised by some of the negative reviews out there; I've never been anything less than very impressed with their main service.
Despite some problems here and there, the service has been great for me. Ability to make calls over wifi makes up for not having a good cell signal at times. I do think it has helped to be on a Google phone also and stay up to date with latest releases.
I constantly have messages that I do not receive from various contacts in my phone. I often will have to have them screenshot me what they said. It is scary because what if I miss a text from someone that is important. I've been a customer for years, but it is really becoming awful service.
Various bug fixes and stability enhancements.
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