Is It Okay to Swap SIM Cards Between Phones?



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:

  • You should be fine to swap an active SIM card between phones (e.g. if you upgrade your phone you can take the GSM SIM card from your old phone and move it to the new phone - just be sure to sign into your same account and choose your phone number instead of a new line!)

For CDMA SIM cards on Republic Wireless:

It is not recommended to swap SIM cards between phones. SIM cards may not be compatible with other model phones or can systematically be tied to a specific phone.

Additional Notes

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


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