1. AC Question's Avatar
    We purchased a new moto x 2 with republic wireless but want to switch to at&t. Is it unlocked, will my stored data transfer, do I need to go through some sort of rooting and unlocking process to make it work?
    09-13-2015 01:26 PM
  2. Daniel Grifo's Avatar
    don't know the answer but I have the same question. I was going to go to a cricket AT&T store near me and see if I can swap out the sim card for an AT&T card. Maybe I will if my Republic Wireless service doesn't work out

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    10-30-2015 10:11 PM
  3. b_slow1's Avatar
    When I was originally planning to join Republic Wireless and buy the original Moto X, I was informed that the phones were carrier locked due to the special ROM that makes the WiFi to Cell handoff work properly. I suspect that the same thing is true for the 2014 Moto X.

    I don't know how possible it is, but if you were to somehow unlock the phone, root it, and install a new ROM, you might be able to get it to work, but even then I'm not sure. Republic Wireless runs off of the Sprint network, and they use different cell bands than AT&T, so even if you were successful in doing all of this, it still might not work on AT&T.

    If you go into the RW forum, there are people there who would be able to answer your question better.
    10-31-2015 08:12 AM
  4. Geodude074's Avatar
    https://community.republicwireless.com/docs/DOC-1811


    The SIM cannot be used in another phone, nor can another SIM be used in the Moto X.
    If you're upgrading or replacing a Moto X (1st Gen. and 2nd Gen. or same generation), you don't need to switch or replace the SIM cards.
    The SIM card is only used for access to Sprint’s 4G LTE and can’t be used to store contacts or any other data.
    11-03-2015 03:37 PM

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