SIM card coverage?

I’m a Republic customer and wanted a new phone, but the model I want is on backorder, so I thought I’d buy an unlocked phone elsewhere and buy a RW SIM card. But when I go to checkout, I get a warning that my SIM won’t work in my Zip code. I’ve never had a problem with RW reception here with the phones I’ve bought before. Can I ignore the warning, or is there an issue I don’t know about?

Hi @robertr.5uikh0 and welcome back to the Member Community. RW offers both GSM and CDMA cell coverage. I’ll bet your current phone is activate on the CDMA network. Here’s an article with some background that explains the issue and the resolution.

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