How to BYOD from Republic Wireless
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I confirmed my MOTO G would work with Ting and canceled my account with Republic Wireless.( hereafter referred to as dem gui's)  Tried to activate my dem gui's phone and Ting site said still phone still active. Tried to contact an employee of dem gui's and found nobody actually works there. So I went to dem gui's forum and asked an expert ( it didn't expert say in what). The chat went like this. (one finger typing , mad as @#$% spelling)

Louis D.
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Deactivate my phone Please
Louis D.
Louis D.
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Michael, That is done yourself. Please follow the steps here to cancel: https://community.republicwireless.com/docs/DOC-1625
I canceled several hours ago. The provider I want to switch to says it is still active.
Louis D.
Louis D.
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Are you trying to transfer your number?
No
Louis D.
Louis D.
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Then I'm unsure what you're asking. Are you trying to use your phone with another carrier? If so, what model phone is it?
How do I contact
someone that works for republic?
Phone is moto G
Louis D.
Louis D.
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It is not possible to use the Moto G1 or G3 with any other carrier. The custom ROM works only with Republic Wireless.
They checked my mei said phone will work
Louis D.
Louis D.
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I'm afraid they're wrong. Is the carrier Ting?
Do ypu work for rupublic ? They are only carrier in the world that uses Moto
Louis D.
Louis D.
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Here is Republic's Official Answer, taken from: https://community.republicwireless.com/docs/DOC-1194

Are your phones locked or unlocked?
On February 11, 2015, CTIA - The Wireless Association's standards for the unlocking of mobile devices became effective. CTIA - The Wireless Association designed these standards to give customers of wireless service providers greater freedom - which Republic Wireless certainly endorses. These new standards explain that "unlocking" a device refers only to disabling software that would prevent someone from attempting to activate a device designed for one carrier's network on another carrier's network, even if that network isn't technologically compatible. In other words, "unlocking" a device will not necessarily make a device interoperable with other networks.

With that understanding, we do not "lock" any of our phones. However, the nature of our unique software that powers Republic Wireless is not technologically compatible with other carriers. We have explored - and will continue to explore - a way for Republic Wireless members to take their device to another carrier. Unfortunately, this is not easy and will require close coordination with both our equipment manufacturer and other carriers. At this time, we do not have any way to forecast when this will be possible. ( I think what it really is, is dem gui's don't want to pay their techs to and use their resources to move you to another carrier.)

In the meantime, we will never attempt to make any Republic Wireless member hostage to Republic Wireless. We never have...and we never will. If you have more interest in this topic, the FCC has a helpful FAQ page.

  Sooo.... I contacted Motorola to see if I could get a copy of the original ROM for the dem gui's phone . After a chat of almost the same length as above I got a PHONE NUMBER for technical support. Great now if i only had a phone. Google to the rescue !! .After a search reflash moto  G I many web sites that will provide ROMS pulled from phones and shared on forums for people that have problems with their devices. 

     I finally that the Moto G wasn't worth the effort I never used the Android OS for anything. Never went online with it or played games just used it as a phone. Glad I came to my senses, Bought a $20 Alcatel that just makes calls. Simplicity is sweet.

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  • Wow. What a journey.

    I'm saddened at the amount of effort you had to put it, but really happy you eventually got a working phone with us. Thanks for sharing!

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