How do I know if my phone is unlocked
Any phone used with Republic prior to the opening of the online store on December 14th is a factory unlocked model.
Note: the following models are not locked, but cannot be used with other carriers: Defy XT, Moto E1, E2, G1, G3, X1, X2.
Going forward, phones sold by Republic are locked. However, once the phone has been activated on the new 5.0 plans, you can open a ticket to request that the phone be unlocked, and that should be accomplished within a couple of days.