Does Republic Wireless Still Support Wi-Fi Calling and Texting For Legacy Plans?


  • Republic Wireless 1.0/2.0 and 4.0 plans


My Choice 4.0 plans:

  • Starting on 3/28 Republic Wireless is ending support for our unique, patented Wi-Fi calling and texting on our My Choice plan.
  • SMS will not use cellular data, but MMS will require cellular data to send. 
  • Carrier-based WiFi calling is available on some 4.0 phones after this change.
  • See also: FAQ - Updates to Republic Wireless


DEFY XT, 1.0, and 2.0 Republic Refund plans:

  • Starting on 3/31 T-Mobile will be ending support for the cellular network these phones use, and members on these plans will need to upgrade to our 5.0 plans as soon as possible.
  • While we're not technically ending support for WiFi calling and texting on these phones, the cellular network shut-down is necessitating the termination of these plans. 
  • See also: What Does the CDMA Network Shutdown Mean for Me?


Article Created From

  • 2265323