Finish Setting Up Your Phone

Overview

This article provides information and instructions to help you set up a key function on your phone for Republic 5.0 Plans. These processes are different for Apple and Android Phones. Select the section for the phone you have.

Instructions for Members with Android Phones

Overview

This section contains instructions to help you set up a key function on your phone called APN settings.

Your phone's APN settings help it connect to the internet using cellular data. This is a process that will need to be completed for Android phones not purchased directly from Republic Wireless. 

We suggest you take a few minutes to complete this process in order to have the best possible experience on our network.

You’ll be creating 4 new APN settings in this process.

NOTE: Some phones purchased from Republic Wireless (including the Samsung A32) will also need to have their APN settings manually selected, but not created.  For these phones, follow the instructions below to access the APN settings menu and simply select the settings that are already there.

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Procedure

Important Note: You need to type the information in exactly as it appears below to receive full data functionality.

Note: As you set up each APN, there will be editable entries on your phone that are not listed below. You do not need to edit the ones that are not listed below.

Note: Some phones, particularly some Pixel models, do not allow certain APNs to be added. If your phone refuses to allow you to add a specific APN, double-check that you have typed it correctly, then just move on to the next one.

First, locate the Access Point Names menu. You can use the Search function in the Settings app or navigate to it. On many Motorola phones it is in Settings under Network & Internet in the Mobile Network advanced menu.

  1. Select the plus "+" sign or the word add to add a new APN
  2. Enter the following information for the fields shown below:
      • APN Name (Name): ereseller
      • APN NI (APN): ereseller
      • MMSC URL (MMSC): http://mmsc.mobile.att.net
      • Multimedia Message (MMS Proxy): proxy.mobile.att.net
      • Multimedia Message Port (MMS Port): 80
      • APN Type: default,mms,supl,fota,xcap
        Note:
        There are commas between each word

        Note: Check these carefully before moving on. Your keyboard's autocorrect feature may have changed what you typed!
      • APN Protocol : IPv4/IPv6
      • APN Roaming Protocol: IPv4/IPv6
      • Mobile Virtual Network Operator Type (or MVNO): GID
  3. Save the APN (save function may be part of a menu)
  4. Select the plus "+" sign or the word add to add a 2nd APN Setting
  5. Enter the following information for the fields shown below:
      • APN Name (Name): resellermht
      • APN NI (APN): resellermht

      • APN Type: dun
      • APN Protocol : IPv4/IPv6
      • APN Roaming Protocol: IPv4/IPv6
      • Mobile Virtual Network Operator Type (or MVNO): GID
  6. Save the APN (save function may be part of a menu)
    • Note: If phone does not accept APN type dun, then skip to step 7.
  7. Select the plus "+" sign or the word add to add a 3rd APN Setting
  8. Enter the following information for the fields shown below:
      • APN Name (Name): ims
      • APN NI (APN): ims
      • APN Type: ims
      • APN Protocol : IPv6
      • APN Roaming Protocol: IPv6
      • Mobile Virtual Network Operator Type (or MVNO): GID
  9. Save the APN (save function may be part of a menu)
    • Note: If after saving, the ims APN Setting is not displayed, continue to step 10 anyway. This is normal behavior on Motorola phones and will not interfere with the phone's functionality.
  10. Next, Select the plus "+" sign or the word add to add a 4th APN Setting

  11. Enter the following information for the fields shown below:
      • APN Name (Name): sos
      • APN NI (APN): sos
      • APN Type: sos
      • APN Protocol : IPv6
      • APN Roaming Protocol: IPv6
      • Mobile Virtual Network Operator Type (or MVNO): GID
  12. Save the APN (save function may be part of a menu)
  13. Restart your phone
  14. Check to make sure everything is working correctly using the steps below. If everything works, you are done. If not, go back and double check your APN settings, making sure you entered everything correctly.
    1.  disconnect from Wi-Fi
    2.  try sending a text with a photo
    3. try visiting a website

 

Instructions for Members with iPhones

Update Software (iOS): The Apple settings required for full network functionality will only be accepted by your device if the software version is at least iOS 15.  Click here for help updating. 

Accept Carrier Settings: After you insert a Republic SIM card and ensure your phone is using least iOS 15, you will see a prompt asking you to Accept Updated Carrier Settings. Make sure you accept these settings as they control what your phone can do on our network. If you do not accept updated carrier settings, you may have a degraded experience. 

If you declined the automatic update to carrier settings, click here for help. It only takes a few seconds!

 

Additional Notes

See also: How to Set Up Voicemail on a 5.0 Phone