Dish Shutting Down Republic Wireless and Moving Customers to Boost




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Dish Wireless said the company plans to switch all Republic Wireless customers to its Boost Infinite service by the end of August.

At the end of July, the company notified Republic Wireless customers of plans to move customers to Boost’s Infinite Unlimited plan, according to Fierce Wireless. The plan costs $25 monthly and includes unlimited talk, text, and data. 

However, customers who pay less for their Republic Wireless plan will keep their existing rate for the next six months. Existing account credits will move with you to the Infinite Unlimited plan. Your mobile phone and number will also transition over with you. Customers can bring up to five lines per account.

The reshuffling is just the latest move for Dish, which is in the middle of building its own 5G network even as it struggles to keep its existing customers. The company has pinned its future on wireless — hence the name — but its core business still remains satellite TV and streaming with its Sling service.

While Republic Wireless is going away, the service will still run on the same 5G network, which is a combination of Dish’s own network and T-Mobile and AT&T. Dish Wireless said the service will stay $25 “forever,” according to an email sent to affected customers.

Dish Wireless will provide a new SIM card to customers who require one, with instructions on activating it online. Not all customers will need a new SIM card, so your current card will continue working if you don’t receive an email.

Dish advised customers to make the switch now to avoid any service disruption. Customer service agents are available to assist if needed. 

The $25 plan isn’t just for Republic Wireless transports. New and existing customers who sign up for autopay will also lock in this price. New customers can opt for 12GB of mobile hotspot coverage for $40 a month.

Additionally, Boost Mobile is running a special half-off online offer only for new customers. The deal costs $12.50 for the first month, after which the plan will carry on at $25 a month. Check out their back-to-school sale on mobile phones, ranging from $25 for a TCL 30 Z to $722.49 for the iPhone 12 Pro.

Dish bought Republic Wireless in 2021 and removed the brand from their website in January, BestMVNO reported, with plans to shutter operations.

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