Can I Upgrade my Republic Galaxy S7 to newer model

I would like to trade in my Galaxy S7 for an 8 or new 9. Can we get credit for our phone and pay less for a new phone? My phone is in mint condition. Do I need to trade in to Galaxy to get credit for this Republic Wireless phone?
Thank you,
Joe

Hi @josephr.ua48vt,

Republic doesn’t accept trade-ins of one’s old phone. You’re free to sell your mint condition S7 on the e-commerce platform of your choice, where I’m sure it will fetch a good price. It’s North American factory unlocked, so whomever purchases it need not use it with Republic. eBay and Swappa are common venues.

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Hey Billg,
Thank you very much for your rapid response getting back to me. One of the reasons I will stay with Republic is the great customer care they have.

Best Regards,

Joseph

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Taking advantage of Samsung’s trade-in offer doesn’t impact your Republic Wireless service in any way. If you take the offer, and if you are on GSM, just move the SIM to the new phone. If you are on CDMA RW Support will get the new phone working in short order. I bought my S7 from Samsung because they had a sweeter deal. RW makes their living selling service. They sell phones and accessories as a convenience.

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Republic can not offer CDMA on a phone that’s not already on it’s GSM partner or from it’s store (why all BYOD are GSM and in order to configure CDMA they need the phone in the system)

I will also note the currently the Galaxy S9 and S9+ only work on Republic’s GSM partner (though republic is working on bring CDMA to these phones)

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drm186 https://forums.republicwireless.com/u/drm186 Ambassador
May 5

billg:

If you are on CDMA RW Support will get the new phone working

Republic can not offer CDMA on a phone that’s not already on it’s GSM
partner or from it’s store (why all BYOD are GSM and in order to configure
CDMA they need the phone in the system)

I will also note the currently the Galaxy S9 and S9+ only work on
Republic’s GSM partner (though republic is working on bring CDMA to these
phones)

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May 5 I bought my S7 from Republic W. I don’t really need to upgrade but
I like the 8 Or 8+ and I like the note too. I’m getting up in years so
larger screens help.

Thanks for your direction and suggestions Billg.
Joe

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