On Thursday, Republic Wireless announced a new Bring Your Own Phone (BYOP) program that welcomes outsiders to its service without having to purchase an in-house device. It’s just not an all-inclusive program, however, because you can’t simply take any phone and pair it with the carrier’s SIM cards for immediate use. Republic Wireless is starting this program with a small number of accepted devices.
Starting today, Republic Wireless will welcome you to its service if you have one of the nine phones approved to work with its SIM cards.
These are the phones Republic Wireless’ BYOP program accepts:
- Moto G4
- Moto G4 Plus
- Moto X Pure Edition
- Nexus 5X
- Nexus 6P
- Galaxy J3
- Galaxy S6
- Galaxy S7
- Galaxy S7 Edge
If you have one of the approved phones, all you need to do is get a Republic Wireless SIM card and create an account and choose a plan with the carrier. The setup process will be instructed and your phone will begin operating on Sprint and T-Mobile’s network as that’s who Republic Wireless has licenses from.
Republic Wireless has plans for just about everyone. The cheapest plan is $15 per month for unlimited talk and text while WiFi connections handle all data. From there, you add $5-$30 for different data packages. The maximum amount of data available from Republic Wireless is 10GB for $90 per month.
While SIM card kits are $5 each, Republic Wireless is currently running a promotion in which you can pick them up for free (as long as you pay shipping and taxes). The discount, which actually covers four SIM card kits per order, will appear during checkout after you enter payment information. Once it’s 9:00AM ET on August 12, the promotion will go away and the $5 price is live.
Source: Republic Wireless