Re-start my phone

I cancelled a phone with republic wireless because I could not find it. So, I found it and want to start it up again. Why can’t republic just turn it back on? Why do I need a SIM card? What does a SIM card do and does this mean that all my contacts will be erased?

Once a SIM is deactivated it is worthless. It will take a new SIM to reactivate your phone. I hope you opened a service ticket and asked RW to hold on to your number.

This may or may not be true, depending on the phone model you canceled. Can you tell us what model phone you canceled?

@louisdi she tagged the Nexus 6P.

Although I haven’t answered nearly as many questions as you in the community, I’ve found that tags are often inaccurate and that asking again doesn’t hurt.

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