The Moto G5 Plus I purchased from Republic is broken. I need to replace it ASAP and don’t want to wait for the cross country Republic shipping. Can I take the SIM out of the broken phone and put it in a new phone? There seems to be mixed answers to this on the forums. Is there a particular phone it would work in?
There are mixed answers because it depends on which carrier partner your phone was using as swapping phones by swapping SIMs is a GSM feature and can only happen if your SIM is for the GSM partner
Here’s how to tell:
- Remove SIM from phone
- Look at SIM
- If Republic is written in all gray/black then SIM can not be moved
- If Republic is written with “public” in green, then it can be moved
That would be a CDMA SIM card and I believe it may be moved if the replacement phone is first activated using a RW GSM SIM card.
That’s a big maybe. Same model to same model yes. Between models maybe not as some phones use a CSIM, others an ISIM and soon still others SIMOTA.
Do you know how to differentiate between the different CDMA SIMs? Thanks.
I’ve update this chart to show the type of CDMA SIM used: Detailed Supported Phone Features
Great idea and should help members learn of the differences.
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