Hi there. It's an exciting time at republic. You may have heard that we just sent out personal purchase invitations for Wave C. We're excited to welcome new members into republic. We've also made major progress on some other items you're probably curious about--including the ability to transfer your number (porting).
First, if you're in Wave C, check your email now! We sent invitations yesterday. We planned a bit of time in between each wave to make sure that we'd adequately addressed any issues and made tweaks to our systems for a better user experience. We were able to knock out these items quicker than expected, so we decided to open Wave C yesterday.
Many of you have asked about transferring a number to republic. You’ll be happy to know that we've enabled porting in the My Account portal. Initially when we upgraded the My Account portal we had temporarily disabled the porting feature, but all of our tests are complete and we're ready now to bring you--and your number--into republic. Check out the number transfer FAQ and start the process here.
Last but definitely not least: upgrades. Many Wave A people (existing republic members with an Optimus) have asked about getting a DEFY XT. We will have more info shortly, and we hope to have a process ready for you before the end of August. If you’re in Wave A, keep an eye on your email and watch the community for instructions. We know you need this and we'll get it to you as quickly as possible. Thanks for being patient with us.
So to recap:
Wave C is open and invitations were sent
Number transferring (porting) is now available in your My Account portal
Wave A upgrade details will be announced soon
As always, feel free to discuss or ask questions here.