App is mandatory for RW3.0 service. It works well to help keep track of data usage per app which helps you cut back where possible. Also it is used to change service plan easily - so long as you know your password. RW3.0 hybrid calling is literally indistinguishable as it routs calls via WiFi Cell and Cell-Data which makes calls possible wherever WiFi is able to replace the cellular network. Particularly useful in basements and other locations where Cell signals are week.
We have 6 family phones on RW - all Moto - a G3, two G4 Plus, two G5 Plus and an X Pure. I've used RW since beta days. The service has improved much since then. We use a mix of back end carriers via RW (Sprint and T-Mo) depending upon coverage needs so have no network coverage issues that we wouldn't on those carriers. We certainly enjoy the cost savings and coverage inside the hockey rinks via WiFi!
Especially for light data users Republic is the best value of any phone provider and unlike some competitors actually has customer service.
Once a happy beta member, but now all the 'updates' make this a very unreliable service. Most mms/sms go missing in the ether. Family and friends wonder why I don't answer, receiving instead a message about WiFi calling restrictions. Very disappointed. I even bought a new phone and upgraded my plan, which totally wasted my money. Egg on my face.
This is the worst phone provider I've ever used or seen anyone use. My texts never send and my calls barely work. I try contacting the republic people and they take forever to respond. Once they respond, they tell you stuff that doesn't work. I've basically been without a phone for 2 years. Don't buy this provider.
I used to love this provider but ever since I switched plans, my service range had dropped dramatically. I'll be in moderately sized cities and get no service-- service I used to have. Something also happened to my phone, causing a slew of issues. After TWO+ weeks of not having service that I was paying for, with painfully slow communication with IT (seriously, I would receive a response every two to three days), I was promised shipment of a new phone which is now a day late. Some quicker answers and reassurances that the issue was being resolved as fast as possibly would have been nice. I felt no sense of a hurried pace to get me connected again...
Activation flow improvements
Updated call quality survey
MMS support for sending & receiving contacts
Various bug fixes and improvements
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