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Republic Wireless is offering New Customers: 6-Months of Unlimited Talk & Text + 2GB 4G LTE Data for Free when you Bring Your Own Android Smartphone (select devices). Thanks JagatP

Note, your free 6-months will begin after the first full billing cycle (applies to cycles 2-7).

Steps:
  1. Click here to verify that your Android smartphone is eligible & order a Republic Wireless SIM card for Free (price updates during checkout) + $4 shipping
    • Eligible devices:
      • Moto G4
      • Moto G5 Plus
      • Moto G4 PLAY
      • Moto G4 PLUS
      • Moto X Pure Edition
      • Moto Z
      • Moto Z Play
      • Nexus 5X by LG
      • Nexus 6 by Motorola
      • Nexus 6P by Huawei
      • Pixel by Google
      • Pixel XL by Google
      • Samsung Galaxy J3
      • Samsung Galaxy S6
      • Samsung Galaxy S7
      • Samsung Galaxy S7 edge
  2. Once your SIM card arrives be sure to activate prior to 11:59PM EST June 6, 2017.
  3. Once activated select the Talk & Text + 2GB Plan from your smartphone (additional charges apply for higher plans)
  4. Your service will now be Free for 6-months following 1 full billing cycle.
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Federally mandated taxes and telecom charges may apply. This offer is only valid on new customer accounts and/or a new service line on an existing customer account. If you choose a plan of greater value than Republic Wireless's $30 Talk and Text plus 2GB of cellular data service plan, any additional service plan cost above $30 is not included in this promotion and the difference will be charged to the customer's credit card. Offer is valid through May 22nd or while supplies last. Refer to the forum thread for additional details & discussion. -johnny_miller

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Start tomorrow ... "Order a Republic Wireless SIM card for no cost paying only for nominal shipping fees (estimated $3-4) between 12:00 AM EST May 16 and 11:59 PM EST, May 22, 2017." ... "The Offer is only valid on new customer accounts and/or a new service line on an existing customer account."

List of compatible phones:
Alcatel A30
Huawei Ascend 5W
Moto G4
Moto G5 Plus
Moto G4 PLAY
Moto G4 PLUS
Moto X Pure Edition
Moto Z
Moto Z Play
Nexus 5X by LG
Nexus 6 by Motorola
Nexus 6P by Huawei
Pixel by Google
Pixel XL by Google
Samsung Galaxy J3
Samsung Galaxy S6
Samsung Galaxy S7
Samsung Galaxy S7 edge

If your phone is on this list, install and open the Republic app on your phone to verify your phone's compatibility. Requires Android™ 6.0 Marshmallow or higher.

Press Release WiFi Calling at its Finest - Use Your Perfectly Good Android Smartphone and Pay Nothing for Service for Six Months with Promotion from Republic Wireless
Details [prweb.com]

1.Create an account at http://www.RepublicWireless.com.

2.Order a Republic Wireless SIM card for no cost paying only for nominal shipping fees (estimated $3-4) between 12:00 AM EST May 16 and 11:59 PM EST, May 22, 2017.

3.Activate the phone prior to or by 11:59 PM EST June 6, 2017 to receive up to 2GB cellular data at no charge for six months after the first full billing cycle. In other words, the free service will apply to billing cycles 2-7. (Federally mandated taxes and telecom charges not included.)

The Offer is only valid on new customer accounts and/or a new service line on an existing customer account.

Promotion limited to new activations on Republic's GSM network partner. While cellular service is nationwide on the country's fastest 4G-LTE network, like all cellular carriers, coverage is not available in all areas, especially more rural areas. To check coverage in your area please visit https://republicwireless.com/coverage
At any time, customers can choose the plan that works best for their needs and standard plan rates, starting for as little as $15 a month, will apply. Customers are in complete control of their plan and can change it at any time without penalty and the bill will be prorated accordingly.
If a customer chooses a plan of greater value than Republic Wireless's $30 Talk and Text plus 2GB of cellular data service plan, any additional service plan cost above $30 is not included in this promotion and the difference will be charged to the customer's credit card.
The Offer is valid only while SIM card supplies last. SIM card supplies are limited and once they sell out, no other SIM cards will be eligible for this Offer.
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Last Edited by WuyiL May 28, 2017 at 08:00 PM
Republic's 3.0 plan is a currently T-Mobile only. At one point, they were looking at adding Sprint, but it looks like they took down that statement from their FAQ.
https://community.republicwireles...read/59102

FINE PRINT:

Each SIM card purchased between May 16, 2017 and May 22, 2017 (the "Offer Period") on www.republicwireless.com entitles the purchaser (herein referred to as either the "customer" or "you") to up to six (6) consecutive months of up to Republic Wireless's Talk and Text plus 2GB of cellular data service plan free of charge (taxes and telecom charges not included) subject to the following conditions (the "Offer"). You must activate the SIM card on or prior to June 6, 2017 on a supported Republic Wireless phone, chose a valid Republic Wireless service plan, and agree to the Republic Wireless Terms of Service (a "Valid Activation"). The Offer is only valid on new customer accounts and a new service line for an existing customer account. If you are an existing customer and you use the SIM card to upgrade or transfer a current service line on your current account, you are not eligible for the Offer. The Offer is valid only while SIM card supplies last. SIM card supplies are limited and once they sell out, no other SIM cards will be eligible for this Offer. The Offer is not valid for purchases of the SIM card prior to May 16, 2017 or after May 22, 2017. The Offer has no cash value, is not valid for payment of any kind other than as a service credit for a Republic Wireless service plan, not transferrable, and not valid on the service plans of any wireless carrier other than Republic Wireless.

The free service (taxes and telecom fees not included) will begin at the start of your second month with Republic Wireless. Put another way, you will need to pay for the first month of service and then beginning with your second month, you will receive free service (taxes and telecom fees not included) for the next six (6) consecutive months. If the Republic Wireless service is terminated before the expiration of the consecutive six (6) month period (an "Early Offer Termination"), any and all remaining months of service credits expire. The Offer cannot be redeemed for cash, credit or any other amount. Under the Offer, the plan you will receive six (6) months of service free of charge for (excluding taxes and telecom fees) will be the plan you chose upon the Valid Activation, so choose wisely! If you chose a plan of greater value than Republic Wireless's Talk and Text plus 2GB of cellular data service plan, any additional service plan cost above the Talk and Text plus 2GB cellular data service plan is not included and must be paid for by you. Republic Wireless reserves the right to cancel the Offer at any time with respect to any customer for any actions, that Republic Wireless determines in its own discretion, are fraudulent or dishonest. You can purchase no more than four (4) SIM cards that are eligible for the Offer during the Offer period. In all cases, the last month of free service available under this Offer will be January, 2018. Once the Offer expires, you will be billed monthly for your then current service plan pursuant to your terms of service with Republic Wireless. We hope you love our service and stay with us a long time. We're excited to have you join!

© 2017, Republic Wireless, Inc. MOTOROLA, Stylized M Logo, MOTO and the MOTO family of marks are trademarks of Motorola Trademark Holdings, LLC. © 2017 Samsung Electronics America, Inc. Samsung and Galaxy S are both trademarks of Samsung Electronics Co., Ltd. 4NC. 4AS.

Read Slickdeals' hands-on review of the Moto G5 Plus (works with Republic Wireless): https://slickdeals.net/article/news/is-the-motorola-moto-g5-plus-a-good-alternative-to-an-800-smartphone/



Please aware that RW phone number transfer service will be very slow. It may take from 24 hours to 7 days.

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"Republic Wireless is an American mobile virtual network operator that sells low cost mobile phone service which defaults to Wi-Fi and falls back to Sprint's and T-Mobile's cellular network."
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aren't their newest plans (3.0) T-Mobile based? I heard they may have added 3.0 Sprint plans, but you'd have to buy the phone from them like the old days of RW. The older 1.0 and 2.0 we're Sprint-only with custom-ROM'd phones ordered directly from RW

To be clear, AFAIK, they are NOT like Google Fi that has ~simultaneous T-Mobile and Sprint coverage: you have to order there right sim card or phone for the respective network.
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Does their coverage based on one of the big cellular companies?
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Does their coverage based on one of the big cellular companies?
"Republic Wireless is an American mobile virtual network operator that sells low cost mobile phone service which defaults to Wi-Fi and falls back to Sprint's and T-Mobile's cellular network."
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"Republic Wireless is an American mobile virtual network operator that sells low cost mobile phone service which defaults to Wi-Fi and falls back to Sprint's and T-Mobile's cellular network."
aren't their newest plans (3.0) T-Mobile based? I heard they may have added 3.0 Sprint plans, but you'd have to buy the phone from them like the old days of RW. The older 1.0 and 2.0 we're Sprint-only with custom-ROM'd phones ordered directly from RW

To be clear, AFAIK, they are NOT like Google Fi that has ~simultaneous T-Mobile and Sprint coverage: you have to order there right sim card or phone for the respective network.
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why? i've been looking to switch possibly. seems like a great deal.
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aren't their newest plans (3.0) T-Mobile based? I heard they may have added 3.0 Sprint plans, but you'd have to buy the phone from them like the old days of RW. The older 1.0 and 2.0 we're Sprint-only with custom-ROM'd phones ordered directly from RW

To be clear, AFAIK, they are NOT like Google Fi that has ~simultaneous T-Mobile and Sprint coverage: you have to order there right sim card or phone for the respective network.
This is correct however if you talk with them directly, you can get Sprint SIM cards. I know this because my family was on Sprint and I convinced them to switch. Then both my mom and dad started having coverage issues with the new phones where their old Sprint phones worked beautifully, so I knew they must be on the T-Mobile network. I told Republic this through the help tickets and they sent both parents new phones with Sprint SIM cards and it works beautifully now.

-Proud and happy 3 year customer with Republic Wireless
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What are the chances the SIM will work in other, non-compatible phones after you verify it with a compatible one?
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This is correct however if you talk with them directly, you can get Sprint SIM cards. I know this because my family was on Sprint and I convinced them to switch. Then both my mom and dad started having coverage issues with the new phones where their old Sprint phones worked beautifully, so I knew they must be on the T-Mobile network. I told Republic this through the help tickets and they sent both parents new phones with Sprint SIM cards and it works beautifully now.

-Proud and happy 3 year customer with Republic Wireless
nice, I WAS a customer since they left beta, but missed the data refund and the T-Mobile coverage was bad where my family lives.

I've now moved around carriers a bit (more of a hobby), and not sure I really want to go back until they have a more flexible policy on supported GSM phones. Currently planning on moving to cricket with some of my family for the group rates.

Actually, me biggest issue with RW was for the less technically inclined family (mom, wife) that wouldn't realize when their phone would reconnect to a public WiFi network (Lowes as an example), need a user log-in but think it's connected to WiFi, and no messages or calls would come in: Their auto-credential login feature never worked great for us. I had my wife turn off WiFi at Lowes and she got a missed call notification and 3 SMS messages right after. If they have made a fix for this, or a user can work around it, then it was good service at a good price

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What are the chances the SIM will work in other, non-compatible phones after you verify it with a compatible one?
I think it's zero: you aren't verifying the sim, your verifying the app on the phone you're using with the sim present
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Did anyone try this? I am getting charged for the SIM card with $9 total. As per the press release, SIM should be free + Shipping ($4 for me). Or did they sellout already?
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Did anyone try this? I am getting charged for the SIM card with $9 total. As per the press release, SIM should be free + Shipping ($4 for me). Or did they sellout already?
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This is correct however if you talk with them directly, you can get Sprint SIM cards. I know this because my family was on Sprint and I convinced them to switch. Then both my mom and dad started having coverage issues with the new phones where their old Sprint phones worked beautifully, so I knew they must be on the T-Mobile network. I told Republic this through the help tickets and they sent both parents new phones with Sprint SIM cards and it works beautifully now.

-Proud and happy 3 year customer with Republic Wireless
How do you know what SIM card is for what network? I didn't realize this was the case. I bought SIM cards when they were first released but haven't used them yet.
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Can you port a number in after checking whether their coverage and service are decent? Say after the first month.
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To me, their best plan is the 2.0 refund plan. I don't use much data so my $25 plan end up only being ~$10. Down side is I'm stuck with the old moto x.
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