A Different Number is Showing When I Send Texts from Messages by Google


  • Some message recipients receive the message from a different number
  • Most recipients receive the message from the correct number
  • Some of the messages are dark blue instead of light blue



Disable the RCS Chat Features in Android Messages


If both the sender and receiver are each using phones & networks that support RCS protocols, the messages will be sent via RCS instead of SMS/MMS and will cause this issue

Additional Notes

  • We are a hybrid phone service, our servers, using the Republic Wireless application, may use a routing number in certain cases to deliver calls and texts
  • Safe Mode, or using an Android guest or user profile may also block the Republic Wireless application
  • Republic Wireless supports only your Republic Wireless number, found in both the Republic Wireless app and the Account Portal

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