Can I buy a Samsung Galaxy S21 and then make it a Republic phone?
Hi @richardp.jbjey6 and welcome to the Community!
In short, yes! So long as you acquire the Republic compatible U.S. factory unlocked Galaxy S21, there is no need to make it a Republic phone per se. It would be the same model Republic sells at its online store. More details from Republic are linked here:
You would need to install Republic’s mobile app and may or may not need a new Republic SIM:
I would much rather buy a phone from Republic. But on the website it says “Unavailable”.
The Samsung S21 is permanently out of stock. If this is the phone you want, you’ll need to purchase the compatible version elsewhere and bring it to Republic under our BYOP plan.