How to Bring Your Own Phone to Republic Wireless (BYOP)

Objective

Bring a phone not purchased from Republic Wireless to use on our service

Environment

Bring Your Own Phone (BYOP)

Procedure

  1. Use our Coverage Checker to make sure we have BYOP coverage in your area
  2. Ensure that your phone is supported as a Republic Wireless 3.0 Phone
  3. Purchase a Republic Wireless SIM card from our online store
  4. Follow our activation instructions

Additional Notes

At this time all SIM cards sold through our online store and other retailers for BYOP phones use our GSM network. For Republic members looking to upgrade to a 3.0 plan and bring your own phone, this means your coverage will be different from what it currently is. However, if after activating you are experiencing coverage issues and your phone is CDMA compatible, you can email coverage@republicwireless.com to request a CDMA SIM card. For more information, see Republic Wireless Coverage

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