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The prepaid wireless provider has not announced if they will sell either device, but they will allow you to bring your own Pixel 2 or Pixel 2 XL to the network.
Republic Wireless's policy on bring your own phone has always been that you can only bring a phone to the network if they are also selling it. So this is the first time that Republic Wireless is allowing subscribers to bring a phone to the network that they are not selling directly. Of course bring your own phone to the network is a relatively new concept for Republic, as they only enabled limited support for it in May of 2016.
The Pixel devices were only officially announced a few days ago and are expected to ship later this month. Those who already own a phone from Republic Wireless will be required to get a new SIM card if they plan to use a Pixel with their service. This is because Republic's bring your own phone plans require the use of a different SIM card than what comes with the phones that they sell directly.
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Republic Wireless's phone plans start at $15/month for unlimited talk and text. Plans that include data start at $20/month for 1 GB.
Republic Wireless is an MVNO that operates on both the T-Mobile and Sprint networks, although subscribers are tied to whichever of the two networks that they sign up with when they activate service. So if you subscribe to Republic Wireless through the T-Mobile network, that is how you will always have service unless you request a change and your phone supports it.
Republic Wireless is not your typical cell phone service provider. The network includes service on Wi-Fi as well as through cellular and cellular data connections. Through what it calls bonded calling with adaptive coverage, a customer's phone calls are placed and received simultaneously over Wi-Fi and the cellular data network assuming both are available at the same time. If both are not available at the same time or one becomes unavailable during a phone call, the call automatically gets transferred over to the other network without dropping it. In the case that Wi-Fi and the cellular data connection are both unavailable, traditional voice service can be used.
For more on Republic Wireless or to subscribe to one of their plans, head on over to the Republic Wireless website.
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