Welcome to the forums!
There are plenty of compatible phones (both used and new) for sale on places like Swappa, eBay, and Amazon. There are also some helpful guides that have been written to help people like you find and choose a “new” phone! I will list some guides I would recommend below. Please take a look at them as they will be helpful in your search.
Welcome to my guide for buying used devices for use on Republic! I hope you find it helpful in your quest for a “new” phone! You will notice that parts of the instructions are dependent on which plan you have (if you are a current Republic customer). I have tried to make these differences easily noticeable, but please read carefully! This guide is not intended for upgrading from the Defy XT (although it can be used for that).
So you’re ready to shop for a “new” phone? Let’s get started!
I’ve been noticing a lot of posts in the community, and other forums, about folks that purchase phones that they believe are compatible with Republic, but it turns out they aren’t. In most cases, it is because the manufacturer makes multiple versions of the same phone, but only one of those versions is compatible with Republic.
I should note, if you already have the phone, the easiest way to check is to download the Republic Wireless App (
These two tables compare the significant features of all phones
currently supported by Republic Wireless.
Phones that work with the current My Choice Plans:
Sprint SIM Type**
Finger Print Reader
Avail OS Ver
5.59 x 2.76"
Google Nexus 5X
5.79 x 2.86"
Google Nexus 6
6.27 x 3.27"
Wireless / Micro_USB