If I Get a New Phone Will I Need a New SIM Card?


  • Republic Wireless Phones
  • Upgrading from Legacy Phone to Republic Wireless 3.0 Phone
  • Republic Wireless 3.0 phone to Republic Wireless 3.0 phone


If upgrading from one of our legacy phones:

Yes, a new SIM will be needed. Phones purchased from the Republic Online Store will come with a new SIM card. Phones purchased from a third-party will require a new SIM card. You can purchase a new SIM card directly from the Republic Online Store or from Amazon.


If upgrading from a Republic Wireless 3.0 phone:

Some SIM cards can be used with multiple phones. Our GSM SIM cards are compatible with all phones except legacy phones. Our CDMA SIM cards are specific to certain phones, so if you are uncertain, please reach out to Republic Wireless.

Additional Notes

For more information on phones purchased from a third-party, refer to the Bring Your Own Phone page.

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