How to Activate a BYOP with an Already Active GSM SIM Card

Objective

  • Activate a Bring Your Own Phone (BYOP) with an already active GSM SIM Card 

Environment

Procedure

  1. Make sure phone is off
  2. Put GSM SIM card in the new phone (installation instructions)
  3. Power on phone
  4. Connect the phone to WiFi 
  5. Download the Republic Wireless app from the Google Play Store
  6. Open the Republic Wireless app and tap GET ACTIVATED NOW if displayed
  7. Sign into your current Republic Wireless account. Do not create a new account. 
  8. Tap GET STARTED
  9. Select your plan
  10. Tap Move xxx-xxx-xxxx (your current phone number) to this phone
  11. If applicable, enter coupon code
  12. Tap SUBMIT ACTIVATION

Additional Notes

  • Once activated on your new phone, you old phone will automatically be deactivated.
  • A BYOP must be activated with a GSM SIM card. 
  • For instructions on how to activate a BYOP phone on CDMA, please see: How to Replace a CDMA 3.0 Phone with a BYOP Phone
  • A used SIM card expires 20 days after it is deactivated.

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