How To Activate a New Consumer Cellular Phone

How To Activate a New Consumer Cellular Phone

What is Consumer Cellular Phone?

Consumer Cellular is an American postpaid mobile virtual network operator founded by John Marick and Greg Pryor in October 1995. The company offers cellphones, no-contract cellphone plans, and accessories with a focus on users age 50-plus.

How To Activate a New Consumer Cellular Phone

Your activation code is located on the back of your new cellphone box. Enter the activation number shown on the back of the box. Have an Additional Device? Enter the activation number shown on the back of the box.

Frequently Asked Questions

Can I activate a phone myself?

Although the specific steps vary from device to device, generally, you need to insert the SIM card, power on the device, and follow the on-screen prompts to set it up. If you are activating a new phone, you may also need to activate the SIM card with your carrier.

How do I activate my US Cellular phone myself?

Turn on your device & connect to WiFi. Go to and follow the two-step process for activation.

How do I activate consumer cellular eSIM?

If you purchased an eSIM compatible phone, your phone won’t arrive with a SIM card installed. To activate your phone, turn it on, connect a Wi-Fi network, and follow the onscreen instructions. Otherwise, if you need to setup an eSIM, you can scan the QR code we provided. Open the Camera app and scan your QR code.

How do I make my SIM active?

You need to send an SMS to USSD code 121. The syntax or format of the SMS will look like this: SIM<20 digit new SIM card number of your new SIM> The message should be sent from existing mobile number. Post that, you will receive an SMS for confirmation.

Why is my new SIM not activated?

check your SIM card is inserted properly – find instructions in our device guides. clean your SIM with a lint-free cloth to remove any dust. get a PUK code if you’ve entered your PIN incorrectly too many times.

Why is my SIM card not activating?

Ensure that your device is connected to a stable and active internet connection. This is necessary for the activation process to work. Check if the SIM card is inserted correctly into your device. You can follow the instructions that came with your device to make sure that the SIM card is inserted properly.

Can I unlock a Consumer Cellular phone?

Yes. The instructions for unlocking your phone by calling Consumer Cellular at 1-877-362-0788 are as follows: Call the provided number to reach Consumer Cellular Customer Service. Request an unlock for your phone.

Can I use any phone with Consumer Cellular?

We make it easy for you to connect a device you already own to Consumer Cellular service. Your phone will either need a SIM card or an eSIM. To be activated on our service, your phone must be unlocked by your previous carrier, and be compatible with GSM network technology.

What is cellular activation?

Definition: A change in the morphology or behavior of a cell resulting from exposure to an activating factor such as a cellular or soluble ligand.