No longer supported
The phone(s) described in this article can no longer be activated with Republic. Please see Republic Wireless Phones for information on currently supported phones.
- "PUK lock" Error Message
- Republic Wireless 1.0 and 2.0 phones
- SIM card was inserted in another device (phone, smart watch, tablet)
- Open a help ticket
- Republic help can lookup and provide the PIN Unlocked Key (PUK)
A PIN Unlocked Key (PUK) error message presents itself if you try to take the SIM card to a different phone or device (which won't work anyway).
Your phone will function fine without a SIM card, but won't have access to 4G LTE services on Sprint.