Bring your iPhone to Republic

Keep the iPhone you love and get the savings you deserve

Get the best of an iPhone at the cost of a Republic phone

A simple plan designed to help you save big.

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iPhone for Republic Wireless is currently in BETA

As a result, not all Republic features will be supported on this phone. Setup also requires a little extra attention, but we'll walk you through it. Before switching, make sure your phone is unlocked.

What to expect

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It's easy to bring your iPhone to Republic Wireless

Check Your Phone Model

We support the North American unlocked variants of iPhone 6 and newer.

iPhone XS & iPhone XS Max,
iPhone XR & iPhone X,
iPhone 8 & 8 Plus,
iPhone 7 & 7 Plus,
iPhone 6S & 6S Plus,
iPhone 6 & 6 Plus,
iPhone SE

All phones must run iOS 11.0 or higher.

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Already a Republic Member and interested in switching to iPhone?

Check out our answers to the most frequently asked questions.

Switching to Republic Wireless could be the best decision you make this week

  

No surprise fees

You'll never pay us bogus activation, line access, or overage fees. We simply don't believe in them.

No worries

Try us for 14 days, and if you’re not in love, we’ll refund your service and device.*

No contracts

Pay for your service up front - either by the month for maximum flexibility, or by the year for maximum savings.

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"We’re a single-income, budget-conscious family of 7 and never had a smartphone until we met Republic Wireless. With the money we save on data/cell plans we invest more each month for retirement. "

- Lucas F., Member since 2016 

Don’t take our word for it - hear what our members have to say

"$1,800 in saving."

Switched to Republic five years ago, saving $30/month over my previous carrier for a total of $1,800 in my RW savings.

Steven D.
Member since 2014
"100% in my price range"

You guys are 100% in my price range and SO helpful... From a normal guy trying to lead a budget-friendly life... it's VERY appreciated.

Sean D.
Member since 2015
"Saved thousands"

Republic Wireless has saved me thousands of dollars. Before I joined I was paying $120/month for less. Today I pay for 2 phones around $50.

Rebecca M.
Member since 2013
"Great service"

Great service coverage, and no dropped calls - even in the middle of nowhere!

Kerri H.
Member since 2018
"Always reliable"

Always reliable with coverage nationwide. Great service, no fee increases, or unexpected surprises.

John R.
Member since 2012
"The best part is coverage"

I always have better service than friends who are with the larger providers.

Shelly L.
Member since 2015
"You can't get a better deal"

It's nice and convenient to be able to get more data if I need to, and for only $5, you can't get a better deal!

Kevin T.
Member since 2014
"Able to add extra data"

I like being able to choose how big my bill is... [and being] able to add extra data in the middle of the billing cycle if I need to.

Carter J.
Member since 2017
"Flexibility to change my plan"

Very inexpensive compared to other cell companies and I have the flexibility to change my plan whenever I need to.

Cassie J.
Member since 2014

FAQs

How do I purchase a plan?

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.

Can I keep my current number if I join Republic? When can I transfer my number?

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.

What happens when I reach my data limit?

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.

What phones are compatible with My Choice Plans?

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.

Can I bring my own phone?

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.

Do you have coverage in my area?

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.

Do you charge any additional fees?

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.

Can I call international numbers from my Republic phone?

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. 

What do I do if I decide Republic isn't for me?

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.

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