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To activate this device, install and open the
RW App Republic App from the Play Store.

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Initial Setup Make sure that there is a Republic Wireless SIM card inserted in your phone, you’ve turned it on, and have gone through the initial setup screens.
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SIM Card Instructions

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SIM Card Instructions

Open your SIM card tray

The SIM card tray is located on the left side of your phone. Use the SIM card removal tool included with your phone to open the tray.

Note: If there’s already a Republic Wireless SIM card in the tray, then proceed to the next activation step.

Insert the Republic SIM card into your phone

Pop-out the Nano (smallest) sized SIM card from the card we sent you and follow the instructions that came with your phone to properly insert it.

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SIM Card Instructions

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SIM Card Instructions

Access your SIM card slot

The SIM card slot is located under the back cover on the left side of your phone. Gently remove the back cover of your phone to access the SIM card slot.

Note: If there’s already a Republic Wireless SIM card in the tray, then proceed to the next activation step.

Insert the Republic SIM card into your phone

Pop-out the Micro (medium) sized SIM card from the card we sent you and follow the instructions that came with your phone to properly insert it.

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SIM Card Instructions

Access your SIM card slot

The SIM card slot is located under the back cover on the left side of your phone.

Gently remove the back cover of your phone and remove the battery to access the SIM card slot.

Note: If there’s already a Republic Wireless SIM card in the slot, then proceed to the next activation step.

Insert the Republic SIM card into your phone

Pop-out the Micro (medium) sized SIM card from the card we sent you and follow the instructions that came with your phone to properly insert it.

Show me which size SIM card I need

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SIM Card Instructions

Access your SIM card slot

The SIM card slot is located under the back cover on the left side of your phone. Gently remove the back cover of your phone to access the SIM card slot.

Note: If there’s already a Republic Wireless SIM card in the tray, then proceed to the next activation step.

Insert the Republic SIM card into your phone

Pop-out the Micro (medium) sized SIM card from the card we sent you and follow the instructions that came with your phone to properly insert it.

Show me which size SIM card I need

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SIM Card Instructions

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SIM Card Instructions

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SIM Card Instructions

Open your SIM card tray

The SIM card tray is located on the top left of your phone. Use the SIM card removal tool included with your phone to open the tray.

Note: If there’s already a Republic Wireless SIM card in the tray, then proceed to the next activation step.

Insert the Republic SIM card into your phone

Pop-out the Nano (smallest) sized SIM card from the card we sent you and follow the instructions that came with your phone to properly insert it.

Show me which size SIM card I need

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SIM Card Instructions

Open your SIM card tray

The SIM card tray is located on the top right of your phone. Use the SIM card removal tool included with your phone to open the tray.

Note: If there’s already a Republic Wireless SIM card in the tray, then proceed to the next activation step.

Insert the Republic SIM card into your phone

Pop-out the Nano (smallest) sized SIM card from the card we sent you and follow the instructions that came with your phone to properly insert it.

Show me which size SIM card I need

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SIM Card Instructions

Open your SIM card tray

The SIM card tray is located on the top left of your phone. Use the SIM card removal tool included with your phone to open the tray.

Note: If there’s already a Republic Wireless SIM card in the tray, then proceed to the next activation step.

Insert the Republic SIM card into your phone

Pop-out the Nano (smallest) sized SIM card from the card we sent you and follow the instructions that came with your phone to properly insert it.

Show me which size SIM card I need

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SIM Card Instructions

Open your SIM card tray

The SIM card tray is located on the top left of your phone. Use the SIM card removal tool included with your phone to open the tray.

Note: If there’s already a Republic Wireless SIM card in the tray, then proceed to the next activation step.

Insert the Republic SIM card into your phone

Pop-out the Nano (smallest) sized SIM card from the card we sent you and follow the instructions that came with your phone to properly insert it.

Show me which size SIM card I need

Got it
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SIM Card Instructions

Open your SIM card tray

The SIM card tray is located on the left side of your phone. Use the SIM card removal tool included with your phone to open the tray.

Note: If there’s already a Republic Wireless SIM card in the tray, then proceed to the next activation step.

Insert the Republic SIM card into your phone

Pop-out the Nano (smallest) sized SIM card from the card we sent you and follow the instructions that came with your phone to properly insert it.

Show me which size SIM card I need

Got it
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SIM Card Instructions

Open your SIM card tray

The SIM card tray is located on the left side of your phone. Use the SIM card removal tool included with your phone to open the tray.

Note: If there’s already a Republic Wireless SIM card in the tray, then proceed to the next activation step.

Insert the Republic SIM card into your phone

Pop-out the Nano (smallest) sized SIM card from the card we sent you and follow the instructions that came with your phone to properly insert it.

Show me which size SIM card I need

Got it
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SIM Card Instructions

Open your SIM card tray

The SIM card tray is located on the left side of your phone. Use the SIM card removal tool included with your phone to open the tray.

Note: If there’s already a Republic Wireless SIM card in the tray, then proceed to the next activation step.

Insert the Republic SIM card into your phone

Pop-out the Nano (smallest) sized SIM card from the card we sent you and follow the instructions that came with your phone to properly insert it.

Show me which size SIM card I need

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SIM Card Instructions

Open your SIM card tray

The SIM card tray is located on the left side of your phone. Use the SIM card removal tool included with your phone to open the tray.

Note: If there’s already a Republic Wireless SIM card in the tray, then proceed to the next activation step.

Insert the Republic SIM card into your phone

Pop-out the Nano (smallest) sized SIM card from the card we sent you and follow the instructions that came with your phone to properly insert it.

Show me which size SIM card I need

Got it
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SIM Card Instructions

Access your SIM card slot

The SIM card slot is located under the back cover on the right side of your phone.

Gently remove the back cover of your phone and remove the battery to access the SIM card slot.

Note: If there’s already a Republic Wireless SIM card in the slot, then proceed to the next activation step.

Insert the Republic SIM card into your phone

Pop-out the Nano (smallest) sized SIM card from the card we sent you and follow the instructions that came with your phone to properly insert it.

Show me which size SIM card I need

Got it
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SIM Card Instructions

Open your SIM card tray

The SIM card tray is located on the right side of your phone. Use the SIM card removal tool included with your phone to open the tray.

Note: If there’s already a Republic Wireless SIM card in the tray, then proceed to the next activation step.

Insert the Republic SIM card into your phone

Pop-out the Nano (smallest) sized SIM card from the card we sent you and follow the instructions that came with your phone to properly insert it.

Show me which size SIM card I need

Got it
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SIM Card Instructions

Open your SIM card tray

The SIM card tray is located on the top left of your phone. Use the SIM card removal tool included with your phone to open the tray.

Note: If there’s already a Republic Wireless SIM card in the tray, then proceed to the next activation step.

Insert the Republic SIM card into your phone

Pop-out the Nano (smallest) sized SIM card from the card we sent you and follow the instructions that came with your phone to properly insert it.

Show me which size SIM card I need

Got it
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SIM Card Instructions

Open your SIM card tray

The SIM card tray is located on the top left of your phone. Use the SIM card removal tool included with your phone to open the tray.

Note: If there’s already a Republic Wireless SIM card in the tray, then proceed to the next activation step.

Insert the Republic SIM card into your phone

Pop-out the Nano (smallest) sized SIM card from the card we sent you and follow the instructions that came with your phone to properly insert it.

Show me which size SIM card I need

Got it

Why do I have to choose a phone?

In order to provide you with the proper activation instructions, we need to know which phone you're trying to activate.

If you don't see your phone in the list, then we don't support it at this time. Click the button below to see which phones we currently support.

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Google play Phone

Install the RW App Republic app from the Play Store.

I need help installing the Republic app. I installed the Republic app.

Why do I need to Install the
RW App Republic app?

Your phone service won't work without it! The Republic app is what makes your phone work. It connects you to Republic and makes sure that calls and messages are delivered to the right place, and on the right network.

Look for the Republic Wireless app icon in your app tray. If you don't see it, go to the Play Store and search for Republic Wireless app.

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Google play Phone

Try these steps to install
the RW App Republic app.

App drawer  Tap the Apps icon from your Home screen.

Play store  Scroll to the Play Store icon. Tap to open.

RW App    Search for "Republic Wireless". Tap to open and Install.

Were you able to install the app?

I can't install or find the
RW App Republic app in the Play Store.

If you can't find the Republic app in the Play Store or you received an error when trying to install it, please ensure that your phone meets the below requirements:

- Your phone is on Android Marshmallow 6.0 or higher (Settings → About Phone).
- Your phone is listed as one of our supported phones.

If you're still having issues finding or installing the Republic app, click the button below to open a Help ticket.

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I installed the Republic app.

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Get activated Phone

Open the RW App Republic app and follow the activation screens.

If you see the "Supported Phone" screen: You’ll need to insert your Republic SIM card into your phone to continue activation.

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SIM Card Instructions

Show me which SIZE I should pop out!

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SIM Card Instructions

Open your SIM card tray

The SIM card tray is located on the left side of your phone. Use the SIM card removal tool included with your phone to open the tray.

Note: If there’s already a Republic Wireless SIM card in the tray, then proceed to the next activation step.

Insert the Republic SIM card into your phone

Pop-out the Nano (smallest) sized SIM card from the card we sent you and follow the instructions that came with your phone to properly insert it.

Show me which SIZE I should pop out!

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SIM Card Instructions

Show me which SIZE I should pop out!

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SIM Card Instructions

Show me which SIZE I should pop out!

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SIM Card Instructions

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SIM Card Instructions

Show me which SIZE I should pop out!

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SIM Card Instructions

Access your SIM card slot

The SIM card slot is located under the back cover on the left side of your phone. Gently remove the back cover of your phone to access the SIM card slot.

Note: If there’s already a Republic Wireless SIM card in the tray, then proceed to the next activation step.

Insert the Republic SIM card into your phone

Pop-out the Micro (medium) sized SIM card from the card we sent you and follow the instructions that came with your phone to properly insert it.

Show me which SIZE I should pop out!

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SIM Card Instructions

Access your SIM card slot

The SIM card slot is located under the back cover on the left side of your phone.

Gently remove the back cover of your phone and remove the battery to access the SIM card slot.

Note: If there’s already a Republic Wireless SIM card in the slot, then proceed to the next activation step.

Insert the Republic SIM card into your phone

Pop-out the Micro (medium) sized SIM card from the card we sent you and follow the instructions that came with your phone to properly insert it.

Show me which SIZE I should pop out!

Got it
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SIM Card Instructions

Access your SIM card slot

The SIM card slot is located under the back cover on the left side of your phone. Gently remove the back cover of your phone to access the SIM card slot.

Note: If there’s already a Republic Wireless SIM card in the tray, then proceed to the next activation step.

Insert the Republic SIM card into your phone

Pop-out the Micro (medium) sized SIM card from the card we sent you and follow the instructions that came with your phone to properly insert it.

Show me which SIZE I should pop out!

Got it
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SIM Card Instructions

Show me which SIZE I should pop out!

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SIM Card Instructions

Show me which SIZE I should pop out!

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SIM Card Instructions

Open your SIM card tray

The SIM card tray is located on the top left of your phone. Use the SIM card removal tool included with your phone to open the tray.

Note: If there’s already a Republic Wireless SIM card in the tray, then proceed to the next activation step.

Insert the Republic SIM card into your phone

Pop-out the Nano (smallest) sized SIM card from the card we sent you and follow the instructions that came with your phone to properly insert it.

Show me which SIZE I should pop out!

Got it
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SIM Card Instructions

Open your SIM card tray

The SIM card tray is located on the top right of your phone. Use the SIM card removal tool included with your phone to open the tray.

Note: If there’s already a Republic Wireless SIM card in the tray, then proceed to the next activation step.

Insert the Republic SIM card into your phone

Pop-out the Nano (smallest) sized SIM card from the card we sent you and follow the instructions that came with your phone to properly insert it.

Show me which SIZE I should pop out!

Got it
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SIM Card Instructions

Open your SIM card tray

The SIM card tray is located on the top left of your phone. Use the SIM card removal tool included with your phone to open the tray.

Note: If there’s already a Republic Wireless SIM card in the tray, then proceed to the next activation step.

Insert the Republic SIM card into your phone

Pop-out the Nano (smallest) sized SIM card from the card we sent you and follow the instructions that came with your phone to properly insert it.

Show me which SIZE I should pop out!

Got it
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SIM Card Instructions

Open your SIM card tray

The SIM card tray is located on the top left of your phone. Use the SIM card removal tool included with your phone to open the tray.

Note: If there’s already a Republic Wireless SIM card in the tray, then proceed to the next activation step.

Insert the Republic SIM card into your phone

Pop-out the Nano (smallest) sized SIM card from the card we sent you and follow the instructions that came with your phone to properly insert it.

Show me which SIZE I should pop out!

Got it
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SIM Card Instructions

Open your SIM card tray

The SIM card tray is located on the left side of your phone. Use the SIM card removal tool included with your phone to open the tray.

Note: If there’s already a Republic Wireless SIM card in the tray, then proceed to the next activation step.

Insert the Republic SIM card into your phone

Pop-out the Nano (smallest) sized SIM card from the card we sent you and follow the instructions that came with your phone to properly insert it.

Show me which SIZE I should pop out!

Got it
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SIM Card Instructions

Open your SIM card tray

The SIM card tray is located on the left side of your phone. Use the SIM card removal tool included with your phone to open the tray.

Note: If there’s already a Republic Wireless SIM card in the tray, then proceed to the next activation step.

Insert the Republic SIM card into your phone

Pop-out the Nano (smallest) sized SIM card from the card we sent you and follow the instructions that came with your phone to properly insert it.

Show me which SIZE I should pop out!

Got it
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SIM Card Instructions

Open your SIM card tray

The SIM card tray is located on the left side of your phone. Use the SIM card removal tool included with your phone to open the tray.

Note: If there’s already a Republic Wireless SIM card in the tray, then proceed to the next activation step.

Insert the Republic SIM card into your phone

Pop-out the Nano (smallest) sized SIM card from the card we sent you and follow the instructions that came with your phone to properly insert it.

Show me which SIZE I should pop out!

Got it
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SIM Card Instructions

Open your SIM card tray

The SIM card tray is located on the left side of your phone. Use the SIM card removal tool included with your phone to open the tray.

Note: If there’s already a Republic Wireless SIM card in the tray, then proceed to the next activation step.

Insert the Republic SIM card into your phone

Pop-out the Nano (smallest) sized SIM card from the card we sent you and follow the instructions that came with your phone to properly insert it.

Show me which SIZE I should pop out!

Got it
Insert SIM top Nano SIM < r

SIM Card Instructions

Access your SIM card slot

The SIM card slot is located under the back cover on the right side of your phone.

Gently remove the back cover of your phone and remove the battery to access the SIM card slot.

Note: If there’s already a Republic Wireless SIM card in the slot, then proceed to the next activation step.

Insert the Republic SIM card into your phone

Pop-out the Nano (smallest) sized SIM card from the card we sent you and follow the instructions that came with your phone to properly insert it.

Show me which SIZE I should pop out!

Got it
Insert SIM top Nano SIM < r

SIM Card Instructions

Open your SIM card tray

The SIM card tray is located on the right side of your phone. Use the SIM card removal tool included with your phone to open the tray.

Note: If there’s already a Republic Wireless SIM card in the tray, then proceed to the next activation step.

Insert the Republic SIM card into your phone

Pop-out the Nano (smallest) sized SIM card from the card we sent you and follow the instructions that came with your phone to properly insert it.

Show me which SIZE I should pop out!

Got it
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SIM Card Instructions

Open your SIM card tray

The SIM card tray is located on the top left of your phone. Use the SIM card removal tool included with your phone to open the tray.

Note: If there’s already a Republic Wireless SIM card in the tray, then proceed to the next activation step.

Insert the Republic SIM card into your phone

Pop-out the Nano (smallest) sized SIM card from the card we sent you and follow the instructions that came with your phone to properly insert it.

Show me which SIZE I should pop out!

Got it
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SIM Card Instructions

Open your SIM card tray

The SIM card tray is located on the top left of your phone. Use the SIM card removal tool included with your phone to open the tray.

Note: If there’s already a Republic Wireless SIM card in the tray, then proceed to the next activation step.

Insert the Republic SIM card into your phone

Pop-out the Nano (smallest) sized SIM card from the card we sent you and follow the instructions that came with your phone to properly insert it.

Show me which SIZE I should pop out!

Got it

I opened the Republic app and went through setup. I got an error screen in the Republic app.

Why do I need to open the
RW App Republic app?

You need to open the Republic app to complete the activation of your account. On this screen, you'll be guided through a series of steps to get your Republic account activated.

Once your account has been activated, you'll be ready to use your new Republic phone and service.

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Sim error Phone

I got an error message.

There are various reasons why you may see an error message. Let's get you connected with one of our Help team members to see if we can get you up and running.

Make a note of the error you see on your phone so our Help team can better assist you.
Click the button below to open a Help ticket and one of our Help team members will respond via email as quickly as possible.
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Activation screens Phone

Follow the Republic activation screens.

Account setup You'll either sign into your existing Republic account or create a new account where you'll pick a plan, select a payment method, and confirm you order.

Let's call in the experts.

Let's connect you with our team of experts to help you out.

Click the button below to open a Help ticket and one of our Help team members will respond via email as quickly as possible.

Try to provide as much information as you can (like what you see on your screen and what steps you took to get there) so that our experts can better assist you.

Open a Help ticket

I went through the activation screens.

Why do I need go through Republic activation screens?

You need to go through the Republic activation screens so that we can activate your phone on your account.

Once your account has been activated, you'll be ready to use your new Republic phone and service.

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Activation complete Phone

Verify you have an "Activation complete" notification with your new phone number and you're set.

Welcome to Republic Wireless! Call or text a friend to tell them your new number.

Done! Congrats! You rock.

Let's call in the experts.

Let's connect you with our team of experts to help you out.

Click the button below to open a Help ticket and one of our Help team members will respond via email as quickly as possible.

Try to provide as much information as you can (like what you see on your screen and what steps you took to get there) so that our experts can better assist you.

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How do I know if I'm activated on Republic?

The easiest way is to try calling or texting a friend or family member.
If you're unable to call or text, and have been through all of the activation steps, click the button below to open a Help ticket and one of our Help team members will respond via email as quickly as possible.

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Activation complete Phone

Verify that you have a phone number. This will indicate that you are fully activated on Republic.

Welcome to Republic Wireless! Call or text a friend to tell them your new number.

Done! Congrats! You rock.

Let's call in the experts.

Let's connect you with our team of experts to help you out.

Click the button below to open a Help ticket and one of our Help team members will respond via email as quickly as possible.

Try to provide as much information as you can (like what you see on your screen and what steps you took to get there) so that our experts can better assist you.

Open a Help ticket

How do I know if I’m activated on Republic?

The easiest way is to try calling or texting a friend or family member.
If you're unable to call or text, and have been through all of the activation steps, click the button below to open a Help ticket and one of our Help team members will respond via email as quickly as possible.

Open a Help ticket