I went to Canada recently, and my experiences with these carriers were‚Ä¶…interesting.
Both carriers malfunctioned the minute I crossed the border. Mint Mobile would do text and calls, but no data. Republic Wireless was completely inoperable the entire time I was in Canada.
I was able to get data working on Mint Mobile with instructions that I had not received the last time I was in Canada. First, the APN settings:
Proxy: Not set
Port: Not set
Username: Not set
Password: Not set
Server: Not set
MMS Proxy: Not set
MMS Port: 8080
Authentication type: Not set
APN Type: default,supl,mms,ia
APN protocol: IPv4/IPv6
APN Roaming protocol: IPv4
MVNO type: None
Next, what I’ll probably have to do every time I cross the border:
Make sure phone is set to auto connect when roaming.
Network selection should be automatic.
Once you have crossed the border into Canada:
Turn OFF roaming.
Turn ON Airplane mode.
Wait 20-30 seconds.
Turn OFF Airplane mode.
Turn ON roaming.
You should now have a data connection.
Now as for Republic Wireless, I am on the Everywhere You Go plan, which purports to cover Canada and Mexico with 2GB of roaming data per month.
As I indicated above, Republic Wireless went completely inoperable when I crossed into Canada. As in ‚ÄúNo Service‚Äù on the display.
I called support, and they were unable to do anything useful. The fourth person I spoke to told me that EYG only covers roaming in Mexico. I am trying to reach someone who can answer questions above average user level to see if this is true.
Starting research here:
Is anyone here on the RW EYG plan and using it in Canada?
If someone is doing this, I’d like to connect and see if I can leverage that to get RW working in Canada.