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What Phones Work with the New Republic Wireless SIM Cards?

Google Pixel on Republic Wireless SIM

Bring your own device to Republic Wireless with Republic Wireless bring your own phone plans and save thousands on your cell phone bill.

I’ve been a Republic Wireless subscriber for a few years now, and have found the service to be a good value for the price, which starts at $15 a month for unlimited talking and texting, adding cellular data for $5 or more, depending on how much data you would like to have.

You can keep your existing phone and take it to Republic Wireless to get great service at a great price.  Currently, Republic Wireless’ bring your own phone program operates on T-Mobile’s network and on Wi-Fi networks to bring you great coverage just about anywhere.

Keep reading to find out which phones will and won’t work with Republic Wireless SIM, and what plans are available:

Phones that will work with Republic Wireless SIM / Bring Your Own Phone

Here’s how to find out if your phone will work with Republic Wireless’ bring your own phone program.

(1) Look below at the list of phones we have compiled that work with Republic Wireless SIM.

(2) Download the Republic Wireless app to your phone to check if it is compatible.

If your phone won’t work, or you just need a new phone, consider purchasing a low-cost phone from Republic Wireless or a used Republic Wireless phone from eBay (be sure to use Mr. Rebates for cash back) if you are in this situation.

Popular Phones that work with Republic Wireless SIM / Bring Your Own Phone

Below is a list of popular phones that will work with Republic Wireless SIM Bring Your Own Phone.

Click on the phone for more information or to purchase the phone.

PhoneModel / SKU NumbersNotes
Huawei Ascend 5WH1623
Motorola Moto G (4th Gen.)XT1625North American Unlocked Version only
 Motorola Moto G PLAY (4th Gen.) XT1607North American Unlocked Version only
 Motorola Moto G PLUS (4th Gen.) XT1644 North American Unlocked Version only
Motorola Moto X Pure Edition XT1575 North American Unlocked Version only
 Motorola Moto Z XT1650-03 North American Unlocked Version only
 Motorola Moto Z PlayXT1635-02 North American Unlocked Version only
Nexus 5X by LG LG-H790 North American Unlocked Version only
Nexus 6 by Motorola XT1103
Nexus 6P by Huawei H1511
Pixel by Google G-2PW4100 Limited build numbers compatible; use the Republic Wireless app to verify.
Pixel XL by Google G-2PW2100 Limited build numbers compatible; use the Republic Wireless app to verify.
Samsung Galaxy J3 SAMSUNG-SM-J320A Limited build numbers compatible; use the Republic Wireless app to verify.
Samsung Galaxy S6 SAMSUNG-SM-G920T Limited build numbers compatible; use the Republic Wireless app to verify.
Samsung Galaxy S7 SM-G930U
Samsung Galaxy S7 Edge SM-G935U

Once you have found the phone that suits you, go to Republic Wireless and buy your  SIM!

Buying a New or Used Phone for Republic Wireless Bring Your Own Phone

If you are looking to get a phone for use with Republic Wireless’s Bring Your Own Phone program, here’s what I would recommend:

Your best bet is going to be to look for an originally unlocked phone, one that was unlocked from the beginning of its life.  Use any of the links above to find unlocked versions of those phones.

However – you may also be able to save some money by buying a used Republic Wireless phone on eBay (be sure to use Mr. Rebates for cash back).

Purchasing Your Republic Wireless SIM

Republic Wireless Bring Your Own Phone SIM CardsTo purchase your Republic Wireless SIM, simply head over to Republic Wireless and place your order.  The SIM Card kit provided by republic is designed to fit all compatible phones.  The SIM kit includes an adaptable SIM that can fit phones with regularly sized SIM cards, micro SIM cards and nano SIM cards.

Republic Wireless Bring Your Own Phone Plans

Here are some of the plans you can choose from:

PlanTalkTextData
$15 / monthUnlimitedUnlimitedNo cell data, Wi-Fi only
$20  / monthUnlimitedUnlimited1 GB 4G
$30  / monthUnlimitedUnlimited2 GB 4G
$45  / monthUnlimitedUnlimited4 GB 4G
$60  / monthUnlimitedUnlimited6 GB 4G

Other plans are available – visit the Republic Wireless site to compare all your options.

Phones that won’t work with Republic Wirleless SIM Bring Your Own Phone

  • International Version of Android Phones
  • Apple iPhone
  • Verizon Phones
  • Sprint Phones
  • US Cellular Phones
  • C Spire Wireless Phones
  • nTelos Wireless Phones
  • Verizon Prepaid Phones
  • AT&T Go Phones
  • TracFone Phones
  • SafeLink Phones
  • NET10 Phones
  • Straight Talk Phones
  • Boost Mobile Phones
  • Virgin Mobile Phones
  • Metro PCS Phones (unlocked phones may work)
  • Cricket Phones (unlocked phones may work)
  • PagePlus Phones
  • BlackBerry Phones
  • Nextel Phones

Keep Your Number when you Switch to Republic Wireless

I most cases you can keep your phone number when transferring to Republic Wireless.   Republic Wireless has on their website a number transfer checker that can help you confirm.

One great thing with Republic Wireless is that you can try it out first, and the port your number if you like how the service is working for you.

Republic Wireless Coverage Maps

Republic Wireless bring your own phone service uses the T-Mobile GSM network.  You can use the Republic Wireless interactive coverage map to investigate coverage at places you work, study, or live.

One thing to keep in mind with Republic Wireless is that you can get coverage anywhere there’s Wi-Fi.  This includes places like inside the supermarket (where you might not get good cellular coverage anyway), your house, your ski cabin on the top of the mountain, etc.  Wi-Fi coverage extends the cellular network to anywhere you happen to be.

Conclusion

If you have a question on whether another phone not listed here will work on Republic Wireless bring your own phone, leave a question below in the comments, and I’d be happy to help you.  Be sure to include the following in your question: (1) Phone name, (2) Phone model number, (3) Carrier the phone is running on now, (4) If the phone is locked or unlocked.

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