What Does the CDMA Network Shutdown Mean for Me?

Environment

Republic Wireless Phones using our CDMA (Sprint) network

Overview

In 2020, T-Mobile and Sprint merged into a single company under the T-Mobile brand. T-Mobile has indicated that it plans to retire Sprint's 3G and LTE networks.

  • Published retirement date for the Sprint 3G network: March 31, 2022 (for DEFY XT, Moto E (1st and 2nd Gen), Moto G (1st Gen and 3rd Gen,) and Moto X (1st and 2nd Gen)
  • Published retirement date for the Sprint LTE network: June 30, 2022 (for Republic Wireless 3.0 Phones using a CDMA SIM card)

Republic Wireless has partnered with a bigger and better network carrier with coverage across 99% of the U.S (based on 2021 US Nationwide Test of Mobile Networks by GWS) to provide an improved network experience for our members.

 

Answer

Most Republic Wireless 3.0 phones will be compatible with our 5.0 plans that will become available in the coming weeks with our new carrier partner. 

The following phones will need to be replaced. They will not be able to be used on any network after the above dates:

  • DEFY XT
  • Moto E 1st and 2nd Gen
  • Moto G 1st and 3rd Gen
  • Moto X 1st and 2nd Gen
  • Some Republic Wireless 3.0 phones manufactured in or before 2017 that do not support 4G and VoLTE

Republic Wireless will email all account owners who are affected by the CDMA network shutdown in advance of the dates above to provide clear details about available options, plans, and phones.

We encourage you to make sure the email address you have on file in the Account Portal is an e-mail address that you regularly monitor.

 

 


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