Then I called and the person I spoke to said that Dish is shutting down all towers except 5G and we will have no service within a month. I was surprised they would do that without informing anyone. Both people we spoke to insisted on it but I’m not sure I believe them. The person I spoke with supposedly opened a ticket about my husband’s phone issues and said I’d get an email but I have not.
This is absolute nonsense. It’s true that all three of the national carriers (AT&T, T-Mobile and Verizon) have shutdown their 3G networks. 4G LTE will, however, continue to co-exist with emerging 5G networks for years to come. Though, DISH is in the process of building out it’s own 5G only network, it continues to offer 4G LTE coverage via network services agreements with both AT&T and T-Mobile. What Republic refers to as its 5.0 (Need, Want or Go) plans is the fifth iteration of Republic plans. These plans are not as has been suggested to you 5G only plans. They support 4G LTE as well.
Does anyone know if the my choice talk and text plan is really going away in less than a month?
I’ve seen nothing to suggest this is the case. It sounds like more unfortunate misinformation from Republic support. That said, Republic is no longer using its proprietary WiFi-first technology for My Choice plans. Depending upon the brand, model and (if applicable) generation of one’s phone, there may be negative service impact. Seemingly; support’s only answer is to upsell members (Republic has historically referred to customers as members) on 5.0.
I don’t like how Dish is treating customers, lack of customer service, cancelling the community so even if it’s not true I’m not sure that I want to stay with them or switch to 5G. Are the people on here still with RW by Dish or have you moved on?
This Community was founded by members (present and past) of Republic Wireless. Some of us still do business with the entity now calling itself Republic Wireless by DISH. Others have moved on to other providers. Then, there are those, like me, whose households do business with RW and other service providers simultaneously. For my household, that’s been the case for years before DISH entered the picture. Different household members have different wants and needs in a service provider. I’m not a believer in one size fits all.
I loved RW and we’ve been with them for many years. I hate to switch, but I don’t really want to support a company that is behaving this way, although we will likely pay more if we move on. I’m wondering others thoughts on this.
You will not necessarily pay more if you choose to do business with another service provider. I think it’s fair to say all of us participating here were loyal to the original RW. That loyalty doesn’t necessarily extend to RW by DISH.
Here’s what I suggest. If he’s so inclined, your husband is more than welcome to share his current challenges with service. We will do our best to troubleshoot his current service. Should that not work out, we can look at whether Republic 5.0 makes sense as an alternative or whether moving to another service provider is a better option for his (and your) specific circumstances.
The goal of this Community is to continue in the spirit of Republic’s old Community (members doing their best to help other members). This Community, however, is not sponsored by RW by DISH and no one here is paid by RW by DISH. Therefore, we don’t need to limit ourselves to RW (new or old) as the only potential solution to one’s needs and wants in a mobile service provider.