What kind of coverage will I have with a 3.0 phone?
We run on two of the leading nationwide LTE networks giving you access to cellular coverage across the country. To check coverage, as well as see what phones are optimized to work best in your area, use our coverage checker.
What network technology do Republic Wireless 3.0 phones use?
Most Republic Wireless 3.0 phones can run on both our GSM and CDMA networks. However, due to hardware limitations, some of our phones will only work on our GSM network. To see a full list of specifications, including network compatibility, please review the tech specs for each phone.
GSM and CDMA compatible:
GSM compatible only:
Alcatel A30 | Huawei Ascend 5W | Moto G5S | Moto G5 Plus | Moto E4 Plus | Moto Z | Moto Z Play | Samsung Galaxy J3 (2016) | Samsung Galaxy J3 (2017) | Samsung Galaxy J7 | Samsung Galaxy S6 | Samsung Galaxy S8 | Samsung Galaxy S9 | All BYOP Phones
I currently have a Republic 1.0 or 2.0 phone; will my coverage change if I upgrade to a 3.0 phone?
If you purchase a phone from us, your coverage will be optimized based on your location and the phone you choose, but it may not necessarily be the same as it is currently. However, your coverage will be different if you choose to bring your own phone.
If I bring my own approved phone to Republic through the BYOP program, what coverage will I have?
At this time, all BYOP phones use our GSM network. For Republic members looking to upgrade to a 3.0 plan and bring your own phone, this means your coverage will be different from what it currently is. To check the coverage of BYOP phones, go here.
Can Republic Wireless 3.0 phones toggle between your CDMA and GSM networks?
No, Republic Wireless 3.0 phones only work on one network at a time. You’ll be placed on the network that provides the best coverage and overall experience based on coverage in your area and the phone you purchase.
Do you have a coverage map for your GSM and CDMA networks?
What do I do if I'm having issues with my coverage?
If you’re having issues with coverage, now or in the future, please let us know by opening a Help ticket. We want to work with you to make sure you’re happy with the service you’re receiving and will do what we can to fix any issues.
What network did older Republic phones use?
All of our Republic Beta, 1.0, and 2.0 phones used CDMA only.