Good afternoon @southpaw,
Members may want to request a SIM based upon occasional or one time travel to areas where they know the GSM network doesn’t provide adequate coverage for their needs. It may be a vacation, visit to family or friends, touristy trip or business travel. The CDMA network may not provide the best coverage or user experience in their normal area of use. If activated upon receipt and the GSM SIM reinserted for use until departure the 20 day reactivation cycle(s) would apply. Delaying the activation may be more practical in some scenarios.
I understand the expenses to RW required to send a replacement CDMA SIM and appreciate the efforts RW goes to for the members. We can currently invest in a BYOP GSM SIM to bank if using CDMA at home along with funds for an upcoming planned trip or emergency. Hopefully in the future members will be able to use their own resources to purchase a RW CDMA SIM for their coverage needs. My ticket was closed was closed yesterday when wanting to ask, found it active again today and asked the question to Support based upon my next travel being a month or two out. Thank you.