"Activating Cellular Service" Taking Longer Than 5 Minutes During Initial Set Up


  • During initial setup of the phone, "Activating Cellular Service...This can take up to 5 minutes" takes longer than 5 minutes 



  1. Skip this activation for now and proceed with the initial setup
  2. Once the setup is complete, activate your phone


It is normal behavior for the phone to try and complete cellular activation.  Cellular activation cannot be completed until the Republic Wireless activation is completed.

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