I purchased a S21 phone from Republic. After the purchase, I learned that this would require me to set up a new account with a whole new e-mail address, which I am not willing to do. Rather than activate the phone through Republic, I signed up for another provider.
Unfortunately, when I tried to enter the SIM card provided by the other provider, I got a message that the phone is locked.
I’m not here to complain that Republic sent me a locked phone; I just want to know how to get it unlocked so that I can use it with the provider of my choice.
How do I unlock the phone that I purchased from Republic?