We just moved... do I need a new SIM card?

What phone do you have?
My phone is a Moto x4

What plan are you on?
My Choice

Does your plan include data, or just talk & text?
1 GB of data


Issue Description

We just moved to Wisconsin from New Jersey.
My phone says it has a GSM SIM card.
Would I get better service in this area if I were to get a CDMA SIM card?

Hi @dennise.rtwq61 and welcome to the Community!

In many areas of Wisconsin you would indeed get better coverage with a CDMA rather than a GSM SIM card. Here’s how to ask for one:

If you’d like to narrow down Wisconsin a bit, might we trouble you for a zip code (nothing more specific).

Our new zip code is 50366, Oconomowoc, WI.

In and around, Oconomowoc, GSM coverage looks decent overall but with significant pockets of “fair” coverage. Republic’s GSM network partner describes “fair” as “Cell service outdoors and occasionally indoors”. In my experience, indoors includes a moving vehicle.

Bottom line, if you’re finding GSM coverage to be less than robust, it would be worth asking Republic for a CDMA SIM.

Thanks for your help.

I guess I’ll keep an eye on how good the service is over the next few weeks and see what happens.

Thanks again.

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