How to Activate a Replacement Phone


  • Activate a phone as a replacement to keep existing phone number



  1. Have a strong WiFi connection
  2. Be in an area with sufficient cell coverage
  3. Open the Republic Wireless app
  4. Tap Get Activated Now
  5. Tap I Have an Existing Account
  6. Sign-in to existing Republic Wireless account
  7. Choose to move the desired number to the new phone
  8. Continue to follow on-screen prompts for activation
  9. Once active, you’ll receive a notification that cell configuration is required
    • Note: If you don’t see this notification, restart your phone and the notification should appear. Follow the on-screen instructions to complete the configuration.

Additional Notes

  • Failure to sign-in to an existing Republic Wireless account will result in a second account and new number
  • Activating the replacement phone will cause the previous phone to be deactivated automatically

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