"Invalid SIM Card" Message Received During Activation


  • "Invalid SIM card" message shows in the Republic Wireless application 
  • May receive the message "Unfortunately, we're unable to activate this SIM card. Please contact our Help team."



If the SIM card being used was deactivated more than 20 days ago:

  1. Order a new SIM card from our online store


If the SIM card being used is brand new or is a CDMA SIM card:

  1. Open a Help Ticket or respond to your existing ticket
  2. Provide Information About Your SIM Card in the Help Ticket
    • Note: you'll need a WiFi connection to complete this step


Previously-activated GSM SIM cards can only be reactivated for up to 20 days.

See also: Why Does a SIM Card Expire 20 Days After Deactivation?

See also: Is My Republic Wireless SIM Card CDMA or GSM?

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