What phone do you have? Moto G5 plus to Samsung S8
What plan are you on? 20 for 1g
Does your plan include data, or just talk & text? 1g of data
Moto G5 plus died a gruesome death. I pulled out the sim card and the memory card.
I am awaiting delivery of a used [ S8 SM-G950U1].
What procedures do i need to complete to activate.
Do i need to contact RW what will i need to do to the new phone etc.
Were you able to get up and running with your new phone?
The one caveat where you might need to get RW support involved is if your G5+
had CDMA SIM card…then you would need to request a new CDMA SIM card for your S8.
See here for additional instructions.How to Request a 3.0 CDMA SIM Card – Republic Help
Hi, thanks for the help… i read through the column but perhaps i missed. is there a way to tell whether i will need a new sim card?
i have a G5plus… and getting the samsung s8 with a compatible make as listed above… i have the sim card out as the phone is 100 percent done. (can’t check info via phone)
Please take a look at the SIM. If the lettering for the word Republic is a mix of green and black, it’s GSM. If the lettering is all gray or all black, it’s CDMA. Please let us know whether the SIM is GSM or CDMA and we’ll point you to next steps.
Your SIM is indeed GSM and will move to a compatible Samsung Galaxy S8. So, insert the SIM in the S8, then once past initial phone setup (connecting to WiFi, choosing a language, adding a Google account, etc.), you’ll need to download Republic’s app. If needed, a direct link is here:
Once installed, open Republic’s app and you’ll be presented with an abbreviated activation sequence that will move service from the broken G5 Plus to the S8.