Why Can't My Republic Wireless Telephone Number Transfer to Cricket or Google Voice?

Environment

Porting out a phone number to Cricket Wireless or Google Voice

Answer

Republic Wireless does not hold or prevent you from taking your number elsewhere.

Some carriers are only willing to transfer numbers that are classified as wireless. Our numbers are classified as Voice over Internet Protocol (VoIP) because of our blended WiFi/cell service, which some carriers consider to be the same as a wireline classification. 

This is a limitation/restriction of the provider you’re porting to.

Additional Notes

If you are trying to transfer your service to one of these carriers, the standard workaround is to temporarily port your number to a wireless carrier that will accept your number, and then port from there to your preferred provider.  

For additional details see Transferring a Republic Number to a Service Provider That Refuses Landlines


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