(Archived) How to Activate a Phone as a Replacement (3.0 Phones)


  • Activate a 3.0 phone as a replacement to keep existing phone number



  1. Install your SIM Card 
    • If your phone was deactivated for more than 20 days you will need a new SIM Card for activation
  2. Turn the phone on
    • Note: For new phones or phones recently reset to factory default, follow the on-screen prompts for initial setup
  3. Connect to a WiFi network
  4. Open the app drawer
  5. Tap the Play Store app
  6. Search for Republic Wireless
  7. Tap the Republic app
  8. Tap Update or Install
  9. After the installation or update completes, tap Open
  10. Wait for the activation screen to appear (may take up to 30 seconds) and tap Get Activated
  11. Sign-in to existing Republic Wireless account
  12. Choose to move the desired number to the new phone
  13. Continue to follow on-screen prompts for activation

Additional Notes

  • Failure to sign-in to an existing Republic Wireless account will result in a second account and new number

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