Why Can't My Republic Wireless Telephone Number Transfer to some carriers?

Environment

  • Altice Mobile
  • Cricket Wireless
  • Google Voice
  • Hello Mobile

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. You will need to reach out to your provider to verify their latest policies and restrictions on number porting. 

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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