Is It Okay to Swap SIM Cards Between Phones?

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It depends...on the type of SIM card you have! How to tell if your Phone is Active on GSM or CDMA

For GSM SIM cards on Republic Wireless:

For information on ordering a new GSM SIM card, see How to Order a SIM Card from Republic Wireless

For CDMA SIM cards on Republic Wireless:

CDMA SIM cards cannot be moved from one phone to another while they are activated.

Deactivated CDMA SIM cards may not be able to be moved to a different phone for several reasons:

  • Each phone model requires a specific type of CDMA SIM card, so the CDMA SIM card from your old phone may not be compatible with your new phone.
  • Some phones require a pairing process to be completed by our technicians prior to CDMA SIM card activation.

For help replacing a CDMA SIM card, please open a Help Ticket.

 

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