...in your home, work, the coffee shop. It’s also the fastest available network and can be accessed in places cell can’t always reach - like the basement or elevator. Unlike other phones, we unlock the ability to use WiFi, not just for Internet, but for calls and texts too.
The result is a very affordable way to expand your coverage - wherever life happens to take you.
And, we're taking our WiFi Calling to the next level with Adaptive Coverage™ - enabled with Bonded Calling™
So how do we do it?
Beyond Just Towers
Most carriers just add more cell towers to get more coverage. And, they only let you use 3G, 4G, or WiFi one at a time. Kind of like only being able to drive in one single lane on the highway every day.
A Better Way to Connect
With Republic, our Adaptive Coverage™ technology, enabled with Bonded Calling™, will automatically blend your calls over available WiFi and your phone’s cellular data networks together for more consistent coverage in more places. No choosing lanes. We give you the entire open road.
Service with a Safety Net
Every time you make a call, we send thousands upon thousands of tiny data packets over the audio stream, every few milliseconds, as backup.
Catching Dropped Calls Before They Happen
If a quality issue is detected, we “patch” the call with one of your phone’s other data networks before your ear even hears it.
Voice Roaming Included
If you move out of range of WiFi, we’ll seamlessly switch your call to cell until you’re back around WiFi again. If your cell signal is bad too, we include roaming over hundreds of voice roaming partners.
We're using technology in smarter ways to save you money & help you talk better. This is more than just WiFi Calling, this is the next generation. This is Bonded Calling™.Pick your enhanced phone
Republic's WiFi Calling Evolution
2011Launched the ability to make calls over WiFi networks.
2013Seamless handover between WiFi and cell. Protected by patents, this innovation lets you use WiFi when it’s there, and seamlessly move to cell whenever it’s not.
Mid 2015Enabled handover from cell back to WiFi. Perfect for moments like during that commute home from work, when you walk back in your front door and have WiFi again.
Early 2016Adaptive Coverage™ enabled with Bonded Calling™. This patented tech uses simultaneous connections over your phone’s WiFi, 3G and 4G lte data networks. It senses WiFi degradation so it can intelligently bond those data networks to create the effect of a single enhanced network. If data networks are not available or the connection is not strong enough, Republic’s highly optimized handover algorithms can seamlessly switch calls over to the cell voice network until an available WiFi network comes back within range.
Learn about your Networks
The cell voice network is used for traditional voice calls and is the network to which we hand over your call when you are no longer in range of WiFi.
Once you are in range of a trusted WiFi hotspot again, we pass your call back to WiFi and look for 3G and 4G lte connections to boost audio quality if the WiFi connection loses signal strength.