Overview: Republic Wireless (Cellular Data Plans)

Republic Wireless is a Sprint / T-Mobile MVNO offering smartphone and data only plans.

Republic Wireless routes all phone usage through Wi-Fi and uses Sprint’s and T-Mobile’s networks for backup when Wi-Fi isn’t available. The carrier’s Wi-Fi calling technology is unique amongst wireless companies. The company boasts employing millions of Wi-Fi hotspots across the US. A map of these hotspots is available here.

Only Android phones can be used on Republic Wireless plans.

Currently, Republic Wireless offers:

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Policies & Perks:

  • Carrier Networks Used: T-Mobile, Sprint
  • Carrier Relation: MVNO
  • Plan Types Available: Smartphone, Data Only
  • Device Types Permitted: Android based phones, Hotspots/Routers, Tablets
  • Device Purchase Required: Not required - can use your own device
  • Mobile Hotspot Use: Yes
  • Throttling/Network Management: All data is at full speed up to the plan's data cap. Once data cap is reached, data service is cut off.
  • International Roaming: No international data roaming. Calls to Mexico / Canada are included if voice is included in the plan.
  • Domestic Roaming: No data roam - some voice roaming.
  • Data Roll Over: None. Unused data is lost at the end of the prepaid period. Plans are either 30 or 90 day periods.
  • Overage Charges: There are no overage charges on prepaid plans. Once you use your data, data service is cut off.
  • Streaming: No streaming services are provided. No throttling limits.
  • Unlimited: Technically, Republic Wireless' Data Only Amazon SIM is unlimited - after the first 20GB of high-speed data, speeds are throttled to 2G (256kbps) until the SIM card's use period (30 or 90 days) is up.
  • Device Lock/Unlock Policy: All Republic Wireless 3.0 phones are unlocked.

Testing Status: We do not keep a Republic Wireless plan in our testing arsenal.

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Republic Wireless is a T-Mobile / Sprint MVNO which also relies on WiFi networks.

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