Republic Plans and Service

Staying true to our original Hybrid Calling model, our plans are designed to help members save money—just by using more WiFi. And if you have greater needs for cellular data, we have two plans that will give you just that—yet still priced extremely low compared to other offerings on the market.

 

 

 

 

Our plans

 

 

For Moto X (1st and 2nd Gen.), Moto G, and Moto E

 

We offer four pricing plans for the Moto X (1st and 2nd Gen.), Moto G, Moto E, and future phones:

 

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WiFi Only: $5/month (plus taxes and surcharges)

WiFi only means unlimited talk, text and data—but only on WiFi. Outside of WiFi, your device won’t be able to connect to cellular service.

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WiFi + Cell Talk & Text: $10/month (plus taxes and surcharges)

Unlimited talk and text on WiFi and cellular, plus unlimited data on WiFi only.

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WiFi + Cell + 3G: $25/month (plus taxes and surcharges)

Unlimited talk, text, and data on WiFi and on-network 3G cellular**.

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WiFi + Cell + 4G: $40/month (plus taxes and surcharges)

Unlimited talk, text and data on WiFi and on-network 4G cellular**.
(Note: This plan is not available for the Moto G or Moto E.)

 

For a list of cities that Sprint currently offers 4G LTE in, please go here.

*Monthly rates on all plans are subject to taxes and surcharges.

**Excessive cell data use could result in decreased speeds. See our Data Usage Policy for more info.

 

 

For DEFY XT

 

We currently offer a $19/month (plus taxes and surcharges) plan for unlimited talk, text and data (on WiFi and cellular) for reactivated Motorola DEFY XT devices.

 

 

Change your plan

 

 

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For Moto E, Moto G, and Moto X (1st and 2nd Gen.) users

 

 

Keep in mind:

 

  • You can switch plans up to twice per monthly bill cycle.

 

  • You'll be prorated from the day you make the plan switch up to your bill cycle date.
    • If you're upgrading your plan
      You'll be charged the difference between your old plan and your new plan (less any credit for any unused days of your old plan).
    • If you're downgrading your plan
      You'll receive a credit on your account for the difference between your old plan and your new plan. This credit will go towards your next month's bill.

  • Your billing cycle date remains the same when changing plans.
    (If you're changing from a DEFY XT to a Moto X, Moto G, or Moto E, your billing date will stay the same, and you'll be prorated for your DEFY plan when you activate your Moto X, Moto G, or Moto E.)

 

  • You'll need to be connected to either cell or WiFi when changing plans from your phone (if you're currently on the WiFi only plan, you'll need to be connected to WiFi to change plans.)

  • Only account owners can change plans.
    Secondary users will need to have their account owner change their plan for them.

 

 

Follow the steps below to change your plan from your phone:

 

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Follow the below step-by-step tutorial
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Tap Apps.
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Open the Republic Wireless App.
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From the Your Phone Info page, tap the Quick Links Icon.png Quick Links icon.

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4.

Tap the Change Plan Icon.png Change Plan icon.

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5.


Tap Get started now.

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If you're prompted to sign in, sign in using the account owner's email address and password.

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You'll then be presented with a list of plans (minus your current plan). Tap the plan you want to change to.

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The details of the selected plan, as well as the monthly total before taxes and surcharges, will be listed below with the selected plan highlighted in white. Tap Select plan.

 

Note: You'll have a chance to review the cost of the plan including taxes and surcharges before the plan change goes through.

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You'll then be able to review the total monthly cost including taxes and surcharges. After reviewing the change, tap Confirm Plan Change.

 

Note: If you change your mind, you can tap Cancel and return to Manage Account.

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10.

Ta-da! You've successfully changed your plan. Tap OK to return back to Your Phone Info.

 

 

You'll receive a confirmation email of the change including which account and phone number the change was made to.

 

 

 


 

 

 

Our service

 

 

Hybrid Calling

 

Hybrid Calling is just like a hybrid car, only traditional carriers are the oil companies. We're the first-ever wireless provider to bundle WiFi calling with access to cellular whenever you need it.

 

Your Republic Wireless membership includes unlimited calling, texting, and data over WiFi and Sprint's cellular network. If there isn’t any WiFi around– no problem, your Republic smartphone just switches itself over to cellular. (Note: The $5 WiFi only plan doesn't include any cellular service and the $10 plan doesn't include cellular data.)

 

Hybrid Calling relies on you being connected to WiFi. We require that you sign into at least one WiFi network when you first turn on your phone.

 

 

What's the catch?

 

Actually, you’re the catch! It’s easy to be a WiFi person.

 

Research shows that most people are around WiFi networks 60% of the time (and that rate is growing). If that’s you, then all you have to do is set up your phone to automatically access a WiFi network. Our unique Hybrid Calling technology takes care of the rest.

 

Wherever WiFi is available, you have a choice to use it. Add hotspots when you discover them to build your own network. It’s your phone. It’s your service. Change the way it works!

 

Other than you, there’s no catch. The Hybrid Calling technology embedded within Republic's phones automatically routes calls over ubiquitous and cheap WiFi, rather than expensive cellular networks. That’s why service is as low as $5 per month (plus taxes and surcharges).

 

 

Phone numbers

 

  • When you first join Republic and add a new line of service,
    you'll be assigned a phone number based on your billing ZIP code. (While we have significant amounts of number inventory, we can’t guarantee specific numbers due to availability.)

 

  • If you're upgrading or replacing your existing phone,
    your phone number will automatically transfer to your new phone upon activation when you first turn on your new phone. See How to Use the Online Store for more info.

 

  • To transfer an existing phone number to Republic,
    see Transfer My Number to Republic. You'll be able to submit a number transfer request once you receive your phone.

 

 

 

There are several ways to view your phone number:

 

In the My Account portal:

  1. Sign into My Account.
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  3. Click My Phones.
  4. Your number will be the first item listed.

 

 

On your phone:

Your phone number is displayed in the Republic Wireless App on the Dashboard (for Moto X (1st and 2nd Gen.), Moto G, and Moto E) or can be viewed in your phone's settings:

  1. Open the Republic Wireless app.
  2. Tap the phone.png Your Phone Info button.
  3. On the Your Phone Info page you'll be able to view your:
    • Phone Number
    • App version
    • Current plan
    • Your bill cycle
    • The WiFi network you're connected to.

 

 

International service

 

Note: Canadian numbers are not considered international for outbound calling or texting (including MMS for supported carriers).  This means you can make outbound calls and texts to the 50 U.S. states and Canada.

 

  • We don't offer cellular service internationally or in Canada at this time, but your Republic Wireless phone can place or receive calls and texts (including MMS for supported carriers) over WiFi from anywhere in the world to any U.S. or Canadian phone number.

  • Service is unavailable in the Virgin Islands and Puerto Rico.

 

  • You can also use an international phone card to place calls using your Republic Wireless phone.

 

  • Calling international numbers is not yet available on Republic Wireless.

 

 

 

 


 

 

 

FAQs

 

 

Note: Republic Wireless is a VoIP company, and as such, our numbers are classified as landline rather than mobile. This may cause delays transferring to other providers and/or may be excluded from free mobile-to-mobile calling or messaging with other service providers' plans.

 

 

I'm having issues with my Republic service, what do I do?

 

Occasionally, Republic services and features will be unavailable, usually for maintenance. To check the status of features such as calling, texting, our online store, and more, visit Republic Wireless Status. (You can also find Republic service status at the top of the Republic Help page.)

 

If you have specific questions about your plan or service, Getting Help from Republic has more info on contacting us for help.

 

I have DSL or satellite internet at home, will Republic work on that?

It depends on the speed of the connection. Check outWiFi (for Moto X (1st and 2nd Gen.), Moto G, and Moto E) or WiFi for Motorola DEFY XT for more info on WiFi bandwidth requirements for an optimal experience with Republic.

 

 

Can I keep my $19/$29 month plan?

 

  • On the Moto X (1st and 2nd Gen.), Moto G, or Moto E
    The $19/$29 month plans aren't offered on the Moto X (1st & 2nd Gen.), Moto G, or Moto E. You must select a new plan for these phones. Two of the new plans are less than $19—giving you more opportunities to save, the more you use WiFi. Your billing date will stay the same, and you'll be prorated for your DEFY plan when you activate your Moto X, Moto G, or Moto E.

  • On the DEFY XT
    New plans only apply to the Moto X (1st & 2nd Gen.), Moto G, Moto E, and other future phones offered by Republic. Your existing DEFY XT will keep its existing $19/$29 plan as long as you have the DEFY XT (If you purchased a DEFY XT any time after September 19, 2013, you can only get the $19 plan.)

    DEFY XTs will be reactivated on the $19/month plan.

 

 

Is 911 service available on the WiFi-only plan?

Yes. 911 service is available on all plans, even if you aren't connected to WiFi. For more info, please see Emergency Services.

 

 

Is 411 available with Republic?

Currently, 411 is not a supported feature with Republic, although it's something we may offer in the future.  In the meantime, you can use White Pages or Yellow Pages from your phone's browser. If you're looking for restaurants, cafes, bars, or attractions in your area, there are many apps available in the Google Play Store.

 

 

Can MMS be sent on the $10 plan when not connected to WiFi?

Republic is thrilled to let you know that MMS will work on the $10 plan when you don't have WiFi. A lot of collaboration occurred between Republic and Motorola to provide a novel way that enables MMS in this manner and we believe that you, the member, wins in a big way.

 

 

Are MMS messages included with the plans?

MMS are included with all of our plans except the $19 or $29 DEFY XT plans.

 

 

Is data service unlimited?

We’ve created a Data Usage Policy that allows for more flexibility than any other provider in the industry—while allowing us to keep costs down for all of our members. Check it out for more info.

 

 

Do I need to buy minutes from Sprint or anyone else?

No. We're the first-ever wireless provider to bundle WiFi calling with access to cellular whenever you need it.

 

 

Is service available in the Virgin Islands, Puerto Rico, Alaska, New Hampshire or Hawaii?

No, service is not available in the Virgin Islands, Puerto Rico, Alaska, New Hampshire or Hawaii.

 

 

How many service lines can I have?
You can have a maximum of 6 phones/service lines per account.

 

 

Do you offer family plans?

We don't offer family plans, but our low-cost plans mean everyone in the family can join Republic and share the love, with plans starting at just $5/month.