3 Replies Latest reply on Oct 2, 2013 8:39 PM by jben

    Off-Network Roaming

    tannerh 1 Bar

      I live in an area which does not have any service from Sprint itself, just "Voice Roaming Partners". Apparently the best (perhaps only) provider here is Verizon and I read somewhere that Verizon and Sprint have a roaming partnership agreement. Does this mean I would be able to use the Moto X or Defy phones in my area? Is there any penalty?



        • Re: Off-Network Roaming
          carlh 5 Bar

          No penalty for roaming for calls or texts.  The Defy can also roam on data services without penalty (The Moto X plans throttle roaming data after 100MB).


          BTW you can't know for sure how well roaming will work until you actually have the phone.   Overall satisfaction with roaming service seems to vary all over the map.   You should also know these things going in:  The Complete List of Caveats - Republic Wireless Wiki

          • Re: Off-Network Roaming
            southpawkb 5 Bar

            Hi tannerh,

            One thing to consider is that you must be in a native Sprint network area to activate the DEFY XT. So you would have to take the phone to a Sprint coverage area in order to get it started up, and each time you have to factory reset it the process would have to be repeated.




            SouthpawKB, customer since 2011, not a republic wireless employee

            • Re: Off-Network Roaming
              jben 5 Bar

              But the good news ... the following is taken from the Moto X FAQ

              Moto X has been announced as the next available phone for Republic, and is considered the 'best' of the 3 phones that are coming good/better/best

              Do I have to be in a native Sprint area to activate the Moto X?

              No. Activation for the Moto X is on Wi-Fi.