How Long Do I Have to Activate a New SIM Card?


  • Republic Wireless 3.0 phones


GSM SIM cards have an 'activate by' date printed in the top right hand corner of the SIM card cutout. Unactivated SIM cards that are past this date are not eligible for activation on the network.


CDMA SIM cards do NOT have an expiration date printed on them, and can be used at any point in time (as long as it remains inactive - if you activate and then subsequently deactivate the SIM card, you will only have 20 days until the SIM is locked from the system). There are multiple CDMA SIM cards on our network, and each SKU corresponds to different phone pairings so please reference the links below to determine which you will need for your phone:


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