No longer supported for activation

The phone(s) described in this article can no longer be activated with Republic. Please see Phone Compatibility on 5.0 Plans for information on currently supported phones.


  • "UICC_ABSENT_OR_BAD" error during cellular configuration
  • No access to cellular network



  1. Remove the SIM card from the phone
  2. Refresh the Republic Wireless activation
  3. While the phone is off for the last step above, you can go ahead and Replace the SIM card in the phone


Additional Notes

If the situation persists after these steps, please open a Help Ticket, attaching information about your SIM card.

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