How to Activate a Replacement Phone

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  • Activate a phone to keep an existing phone number



  1. Turn off your phone
  2. Insert the Republic Wireless SIM card
  3. Turn the phone back on
  4. Connect to WiFi
  5. Open the Republic Wireless app
  6. Tap Get Activated Now
  7. Enter your existing Republic Wireless account credentials
    • Note: On 1.0 and 2.0 phones, first tap I Have an Existing Account
  8. Choose to move the desired number to the new phone
  9. Continue to follow on-screen prompts for activation and power the phone off when prompted
    • Note: The prompts may include entering billing address and credit card information

Additional Notes

  • Failure to sign-in to an existing Republic Wireless account will result in a new account being created and no option to move an existing number to the phone
  • Activating the phone will cause the previous phone to be deactivated automatically

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