Is Cellular Data Supposed to Be On or Off?



  • Any non-WiFi only plan phone with Republic Wireless

  • Cell network


The Cellular Data needs to be Turned "on" in Settings even If the Plan Does Not Include Data, because Republic Wireless uses cellular data for cellular telecommunications. 

Additional Notes

This data does not count against plan's data (sometimes you can see in Android Settings usage higher than in the Republic app), because it has been enabled for the Republic App's use and is part of the non-data cell plan fixed cost. This is important for many apps to function. If you are worried about your data usage it is possible to restrict background data for any apps that may cause you concern. Please refer to this help article for information on How to Restrict App Background Data on a 3.0 Motorola Phone. 

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