Why Does a GSM SIM Card Expire 20 Days After Deactivation?


  • Deactivated Republic Wireless 3.0 phone with a GSM SIM card
  • "Invalid SIM" error message in Republic app


Due to partner network limitations, GSM SIM cards expire after being deactivated for more than 20 days .

Additional Notes

If your previously-activated GSM SIM card has been deactivated more than 20 days, you will need a new SIM card. GSM SIM cards can be obtained through the online store or requested by opening a Help Ticket

See also: Is My Republic Wireless SIM Card CDMA or GSM?

Article Created From

  • 1272082

Having trouble finding the answer you’re looking for? Ask an Expert Member.
(Our Experts are not staff, but their knowledge of our service and phones is outstanding!)