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Republic Wireless by DISH Likely To Close In 2023
Republic Wireless Likely Shutting Down
Joe Paonessa - Jan 2, 2023
A new prepaid report issued by the firm Wave7 Research suggests Republic Wireless by DISH will cease operations. Multiple sources have confirmed to the firm that closure is likely, although a time frame has not been given. Evidence of a lack of resources being put into the brand can be
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Republic Wireless New Plans And Features
Republic Wireless’s New Plans Include Unadvertised Features Like 512Kbps Throttling
Joe Paonessa - Dec 27, 2021
In November, BestMVNO reported that Republic Wireless was temporarily shutting down its website and would temporarily stop accepting new customers. Republic Wireless said it was making the move to rebrand and to release new plans. The new plans were leaked out ahead of their official launch which was scheduled for
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Republic Wireless Staging Site Suggests Rebrand To Target Seniors
Leak Suggests Republic Wireless’s Rebrand Will Take Aim At Consumer Cellular
Joe Paonessa - Nov 23, 2021
BestMVNO has learned through a website leak that Republic Wireless’s rebrand will take aim at Consumer Cellular. New plans will likely start at $20/month. The website leak was shared with BestMVNO by Stetson Doggett of Last week, Republic Wireless temporarily closed its website and stopped accepting new customers to
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Republic Wireless To Temporarily Stop New Activations
Republic Wireless To Temporarily Close To New Customers To Rebrand
Joe Paonessa - Nov 15, 2021
Republic Wireless is temporarily closing in order to rebrand itself. The company sent out an email to its affiliates, including BestMVNO, to announce the temporary shutdown. The email BestMVNO received stated the following: Beginning tomorrow, Tuesday, November 16, 2021, the Republic Wireless website ( will go down, and be unaccessible
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Consumer Cellular, A Proven Model For MVNO Success
How 4 Major MVNOs Achieved Success By Differentiating From Competitors
Joe Paonessa - Mar 15, 2021
The U.S. MVNO marketplace is filled with competition and MVNOs with weak hands are not destined to last. As Jon Horovitz recently pointed out, the path to long-term survival and success in the market is differentiation. MVNOs must find a way to offer services that are unique in the space
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DISH Acquires Republic Wireless
DISH Acquires Republic Wireless, Is It About Bonded Calling?
Joe Paonessa - Mar 8, 2021
DISH Network Corporation announced that it has agreed to acquire Republic Wireless. The full terms of the deal have not been disclosed, but DISH will acquire the brand, some 200,000 customers, as well as other supporting assets. The “other supporting assets” are likely the key to this deal. For now,
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Republic Wireless Summer Of Savings 2020 Deals
Republic Wireless Offering 3-Months Of Service For $30
Joe Paonessa - Jun 10, 2020
Republic Wireless has launched a new promo featuring the tagline “Summer Of Savings!” Republic’s Summer Of Savings offer will give subscribers a wireless plan featuring unlimited talk and text with 1GB of data for $10/month. The offer price is for the customer’s first 3-months of service. Summer Of Savings Offer
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Republic Wireless Is Offering $200 Off Unlocked Samsung Galaxy S10 Series Of Devices
Republic Wireless Now Offering $200 Off The Unlocked Samsung Galaxy S10 Series Of Devices
Joe Paonessa - Nov 1, 2019
Republic Wireless has announced its first set of holiday shopping season deals.  Customers can now pick up a new Samsung Galaxy S10 series device for $200 off.  Available discounted models include the Samsung Galaxy S10e, Samsung Galaxy S10, and the Samsung Galaxy S10+. With the discounts in place here is
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Republic Wireless Launches New Data Only SIM Plan
Republic Wireless’s New Data Only SIM Is Here, Get 10GB Data On Sale For $30
Joe Paonessa - Oct 4, 2019
Republic Wireless announced today that it has launched a data only SIM plan.  The announcement comes roughly two weeks after the company first stated that it was working on a new data only SIM plan.  Republic Wireless is offering the plan to customers for $60 and it includes 10GB of
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Republic Wireless Getting Ready To Relaunch Data Only SIM
Republic Wireless Set To Bring Back Data Only SIM
Joe Paonessa - Sep 19, 2019
Last December, Republic Wireless launched a data only plan.  The plan was priced at $29.99 for 30 days of use or $74.99 for 90 days of service.  It gave customers unlimited data with the first 20GB each month at 4G LTE data speeds before throttling to 2G data speeds. The
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Republic Wireless Reduces Workforce And Office Space
Republic Wireless Announces Layoffs And Reduction Of Office Space
Joe Paonessa - Jun 10, 2019
Republic Wireless has recently laid off what may be a significant portion of its staff.  The company did not disclose how many employees were let go, however, sources told WRAL TechWire that the number was close to 20% of the MVNO’s workforce.  According to Republic Wireless’s LinkedIn profile, the company
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Republic Wireless Offering Free Google Home With LG K30 Purchase
Republic Wireless Announces New Deals Including Free Google Home With LG K30 Purchase
Joe Paonessa - May 13, 2019
Republic Wireless has announced several new phone deals today.  One deal gives those who purchase an LG K30 a free Google Home.  The LG K30 is available for $$149 or $14/month with device financing.  The Google Home smart speaker is currently available online through various outlets for $99.  Republic Wireless
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Republic Wireless Now Offering Annual Payment Options
Republic Wireless Adds Annual Plans, Pricing Starts At $12.50/Month For Unlimited Talk & Text
Joe Paonessa - May 9, 2019
Republic Wireless is the latest MVNO to jump on the multi-month plan bandwagon.  Today the company announced the availability of annual plans.  Republic Wireless is advertising that customers “Get 2 months free when you sign up for our annual payment option.” The annual plan options break down as follows: Republic
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Republic Wireless Discontinues Data Only SIMs
Republic Wireless Discontinues Data Only Plan That Featured 20GB Of LTE Data For $30
Joe Paonessa - Apr 25, 2019
Thanks to a reader tip, BestMVNO has learned that Republic Wireless is no longer offering data only plans.  The plans were part of a pilot program launched by Republic Wireless in December of 2018.  The data only plans gave subscribers the choice of an unlimited data plan for either 30
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Republic Wireless Now Selling The LG K30
Republic Wireless Now Selling LG Phones, LG K30 Is First Available For $99
Joe Paonessa - Mar 7, 2019
It looks like Republic Wireless is now going to start selling LG phones in its phone store.  The first one to become available is the LG K30.  As part of its launch and for a limited time it will be on sale for $99.  That’s a savings of $50 over
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