How To Activate a New Phone Metopcs

How To Activate a New Phone Metopcs

What is Phone Metopcs?

Metro by T-Mobile is an American prepaid virtual wireless service provider and brand owned by T-Mobile US. It previously operated the fifth largest mobile telecommunications network in the United States using code-division multiple access. 

How To Activate a New Phone Metopcs

1. With the device off, open the SIM card tray and insert the SIM card.

  • Use the order confirmation email to see which SIM card goes in which device.

2. Turn the device on. Your service should be working.

  • If you’re bringing your own device and data isn’t working, add T-Mobile’s APN settings.
  • If you don’t see bars of signal, check out No Service Troubleshooting.

3. To transfer data from your old device, see Set up a new T-Mobile phone.

4. Contact us if you want to transfer an existing phone number to T-Mobile.


How do I do that? Customers whose devices have been shipped to them should activate using the activation email they received the same day their new device arrived. If you cannot locate the email or the activation flow did not work, you can get assistance by calling Customer Care at 1-888-8metro8.

Frequently Asked Questions

What kind of phone is Metro?

prepaid virtual wireless

Metro by T-Mobile (formerly known as MetroPCS and also simply known as Metro) is an American prepaid virtual wireless service provider and brand owned by T-Mobile US.

How much is MetroPCS per month?

All of Metro By T-Mobile’s plans are “prepaid,” meaning you pay for service in advance. Plans start at $30 per month for unlimited calling and texting with 2 GB of data and go, up to $60 per month for the Unlimited Plus plan for a single line. Unlimited calling and texting is included in all plans.

How do I activate Metro phone?

If you do not have Wi-Fi access, you can call Customer CARE at 1-888-8metro8 to activate. You may also activate using a computer with an internet connection—be sure to have your device nearby.

How do I join MetroPCS?

Choose your unlimited data, talk and text plan and features. To start your service, purchase a MetroPCS payment card in addition to your SIM, provide a credit or debit card at the time of activation, or pay in-store. Dial 1.888. 8metro8 from any phone other than the one you are trying to activate.

Can I go to T-Mobile if I have MetroPCS?

Yes. Besides getting a free phone, there is a myriad of benefits that you are likely to enjoy once you switch from Metro to T-Mobile. Some of these benefits include: To start with, you will enjoy a better network coverage once you switch to T-Mobile.

What’s the difference between Metro and T-Mobile?

T-Mobile and MetroPCS are owned by the same company, as you correctly noted. However, T-Mobile is a postpaid service, while MetroPCS is a cheaper prepaid service.

Can I pay Metro PCS online?

No problem. Make one-time payments on our website-without extra fees. It’s quick, easy, and all you need is a debit or credit card.

Does MetroPCS use SIM cards?

Keep your phone and your number, too. With a Metro Universal SIM Card Kit, you can enjoy the benefits of your own phone and all the data, talk and text you want with plans starting at $30 per month. This package includes a Nano SIM card, a Micro SIM card adapter, and a Standard SIM card adapter.

Does Metro have a phone app?

This free application is used for Metro by T-Mobile customers to make changes to their account at their fingertips. Check your balance and due date, review your high speed data usage, make payments, change plans or features, and even reset your voicemail password.

What phones are compatible with MetroPCS?

MetroPCS Unlocked Cell Phones

  • Google – Pixel 8 128GB (Unlocked) – Obsidian.
  • OnePlus – 11 5G 256GB (Unlocked) – Eternal Green.
  • Google – Pixel 8 Pro 128GB (Unlocked) – Obsidian.
  • Motorola – razr 2023 128GB (Unlocked) – Sage Green.
  • BLU – G63 128GB (Unlocked) – Black.
  • BLU – G51 Plus 64GB (Unlocked) – Black.