Bring the phone you love to Republic Wireless
With our Bring Your Own Phone (BYOP) program, you can bring your own North American-unlocked, GSM device to Republic! (You can keep your number too). It’s simple.
Here's How It Works
Confirm your phone is compatible
Using the drop downs below, select your phone and read the product page to ensure your model number is supported.
Check your coverage
Check your coverage and number to make sure you’re covered in your zip code and your number can transfer.
Purchase a SIM card kit
Everything looks good? Purchase a Republic Wireless SIM card, we can’t wait to serve you!
Select your phone brand and model,
then click 'go' to verify your version is compatible.
Individual models may vary! Click "GO" for important details.
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Don’t see your phone on the list?
Unfortunately, any phones not listed are not supported at this time.Don’t worry, you can still join Republic by purchasing a phone from our online store.
Want to see how it’s done?
Check out this helpful video.
Switching to Republic Wireless could be the best decision you make this week
We don't make you commit to a plan while you're shopping for your phone or SIM card. You'll make your plan selection in the Republic Wireless app when you activate the phone.
Yes, in most cases, you can. We offer the ability to transfer numbers to and from our service. To find out if your specific number can be transferred over to us, try our Number Transfer Checker. The best part is that you don’t have to transfer right away. You can try out Republic, and transfer your number whenever you’re ready. For details on how to request a number transfer, check out our Help Center articles.
The Republic app will help you stay on top of your cell data usage. You can always see how much data you’re using, and easily add 1GB of data at a time for just $5 through the app. When you run out of data, data will stop working until you purchase more. There are never any overage fees. We don't like surprises either.
Phones compatible with our My Choice Plans are often referred to as "Republic Wireless 3.0 phones". You can purchase a phone from our online store or bring your own as long as the model number and variant match our compatibility list.
Please note: Republic Wireless 1.0 and 2.0 phones, sometimes referred to as "Legacy" phones, are not compatible. This includes the Moto E1, Moto E2, Moto G1, Moto G3, Moto X1, and Moto X2.
Yes, we offer the option to bring your own compatible phone to Republic. Don’t see your phone? Keep checking back, we will continue to add BYOP options.
Our service is like no other. Most phone carriers use only cell towers for service, but we take that a step further and combine cell with WiFi for talk and text too. Since we use both, we’re actually able to offer most folks more coverage beyond what you’ve used in the past at a super affordable price. Our phones have fast, nationwide 4G LTE, plus added coverage wherever there’s available WiFi like at your home or at work. To check Republic coverage in your area, visit our coverage page.
You'll be charged for the plan price you select, plus any regulatory fees and government taxes. For more information on required taxes and fees, please refer to this help article.
Republic Wireless service does not include international calling. Our service includes calling and texting only to the US, Canada, and Per Call Countries, Territories, and Protectorates: Puerto Rico, Guam, US Virgin Islands, American Samoa, Northern Mariana Islands, Johnston Atoll, Midway Atoll, and Wake Island. Republic currently includes outbound calls to per call countries as part of our monthly calling plans, but reserves the right to charge up to $0.50 per minute. Calling to other countries is not included. International roaming is not included, but if you travel, calling and texting on WiFi will work from anywhere in the world just like it does from home.
We want all of our members to have a great, reliable coverage experience and we always love to help out. If you’re experiencing an issue, please open a ticket with our Help team and we’ll be glad to take a look and get you a solution that works best for you. And of course, there’s always our 14 day money back guarantee. If for any reason you decide we’re not for you, you can return everything for a full refund on the phone and service. Thanks for trying Republic Wireless.