Why Does a BYOP Need to Be Activated with GSM First?

Environment

  • Bring Your Own Phone (BYOP)
  • All CDMA phones compatible with My Choice (4.0) plans

Answer

Using the GSM SIM card first to activate the Bring Your Own Phone (BYOP), is required so the phone will load or be registered into the Republic Wireless system. Once in the system, the phone will then be able to be activated on CDMA with a CDMA SIM card made for 3.0 phones.

Additional Notes

What Phones Are Compatible with CDMA Service?

This includes phones that were previously registered with Republic Wireless then deactivated, and need to be reactivated. 


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