How To Activate a New Phone Number

How To Activate a New Phone Number

What is Phone Number?

A telephone number is a sequence of digits assigned to a landline telephone subscriber station connected to a telephone line or to a wireless electronic telephony device, such as a radio telephone or a mobile telephone, or to other devices for data transmission via the public switched telephone network (PSTN) or other public and private networks.

How To Activate a New Phone Number

The process is slightly different per carrier, but generally you will need to log in, select the line you are activating a device on, and then enter the IMEI number for the phone you are activating. If you’re activating a prepaid plan online, you will likely need to enter an Activation Code.

Frequently Asked Questions

How do I choose a good phone number?

Opt for simplicity

Our brains are wired to remember patterns, so take advantage of that by choosing a phone number with repeating numbers or a specific pattern. For example, 555-5555 is only one number, and 555-1234 is easy to remember because it counts up.

Can I make my own phone number?

Registering a toll-free number is the only viable option in the United States. Custom local numbers are an option in a few other countries, but toll-free numbers are the approach for vanity numbers in the United States.

How long does it take to activate a new phone number?

If you are requesting a new number, the general time for your phone’s activation will range from five minutes to two hours.

How will I know when my new SIM card is activated?

You can keep using your old SIM and device until you can’t make calls, send texts or use data on it − at that point, you’ll know your new SIM has been activated.

Why is * 228 not allowed on my phone?

4G LTE capable phones and some of our older models are not *228 capable. Additionally, in order to take advantage of the feature, you’ll need to be located within our coverage area.

Why does my SIM network say phone not allowed?

When you see “Not Allowed” in Settings > General > About > Carrier, this typically points to a device block from your carrier. This explains why the SIM works in a different device. We recommend reaching back out to them for assistance. Take care.

How do I know if my phone has SIM restrictions?

This is easy enough:

  • Open Settings.
  • Tap ‘General’, then ‘About’
  • Tap ‘Carrier lock’. If it says ‘No SIM restrictions’, then your phone is unlocked. If it names a network, however, then it’s locked to that one.

Which carrier is my phone locked to?

Go to Settings, tap on General, and then tap About. Scroll down and look for Carrier Lock.

How do I activate my old phone number?

How to Get Back a Deactivated Phone Number Without any Hassle?

  1. Know when your phone number was deactivated.
  2. Attempt to call/contact the number.
  3. Contact your service provider.
  4. Request a reactivation of your old phone number.
  5. Wait for your provider to reactivate the number.

What number do you call to activate a Straight Talk phone?

To Activate your new Straight Talk phone online, you simply need to go to You may also Activate your New Straight Talk phone by calling our Customer Care Center at 1-877-430-CELL (2355) from another phone.