Moto G5S Plus replacement phone


#1

Looking to purchase a Moto G5S Plus to replace my Moto G1 but RW is out of stock, will these phone be available again through RW? Hesitant to give up my Moto G as it’s on the $10 talk and text, but it just can’t keep up anymore.

I’ve purchased 4 phones through RW with not issues, so I’m a little hesitant about buying a phone from Amazon or eBay. If this is my only option, what do I need to know to make sure I can use it with the RW network. I know it needs to be “unlocked” but what about the sim card? Does RW have any recommended resellers?


#2

the Moto G5S Plus is out of production the ones that Republic was most recently selling were certified pre-owned (B-Stock, used for internal testing or return in the 14 day window ) and where a limited supply and sold out quickly, It’s possible republic will find some more of these b-stock phones it’s not guaranteed
If you must have this model of phone I would double check with the seller that it’s the North American Factory Unlock version with the software channel RETUS or AMZN
also any BYOD phone will need to purchase a new BYOD SIM
I will note BYOD is one the GSM partner (T-Mobile) and will have different coverage than the Legacy phones which used the CDMA partner (Sprint), if CDMA coverage is needed a CDMA SIM can be sent out by Republic Support after the Phone is activated on GSM (assuming the Phone has CDMA radios which the Moto G5S Plus does)


I will also note the ones Motorola are still selling are the correct phone and they are currently on sale(clearance?) there ($189.99 for the 3 GB RAM 32 GB storage model and $209 for the 4 GB RAM 64 GB storage model) https://www.motorola.com/us/products/moto-g-plus-gen-5-special-edition#buy


#3

If I buy direct from Motorola, I just need the right SIM card from RW. Are there instructions for activation and transferring my number?


#4

transferring the number happens during activation by selecting a line upgrade (vs a new line)
activation is done though hte Republic App on the Phone (once the BYOD SIM is installed (Bring your own phone to Republic! | Republic Wireless)
Activate | Republic Wireless


#5

cool, thanks drm