How To Activate a New Phone on Tracfone

How To Activate a New Phone on Tracfone

What is Tracfone?

(TFWI) is an American prepaid, no-contract mobile phone provider. TFWI is a subsidiary of Verizon Communications, and offers products and services under several brands.

How To Activate a New Phone on Tracfone

  1. Select “Activate”
  2. Select “I have a Tracfone phone”
  3. Enter the phone’s IMEI/MEID/Serial Number (located on the red activation card that came with the phone)
  4. Review and accept Tracfone’s Terms & Conditions.

Frequently Asked Questions

Can you use a TracFone without activation?

You could use a non active tracphone on wifi to use the apps from the android app store. The phone would not work over cellular data, be able to call anything other than 911, or text just using wifi.

How do I transfer my TracFone number to a new phone?

To transfer your mobile number to a new device, text TRANSFER to 611611 or click here. To obtain a handset tutorial directly on your device, text the word TUTORIAL to 611611 or click here. To check your data usage, text the word USAGE to 611611 or click here.

What is the TracFone unlock code?

Getting an Unlock Code

Contact customer service at 1-800-867-7183 between 8:00am and 11:45pm, Eastern Time (ET), 7 days a week. If you did not buy your phone through TracFone, it is likely unlocked already, and no code is needed.

How does TracFone activation work?

To activate your device, all you have to do is follow the instructions below: Go to Go to the Activate tab. Follow the instructions.

Can I use my SIM card in a TracFone?

This is because TracFone SIMs are programmed to recognize only TracFone phones. TracFone phones are created with firmware installed in them which syncs up with TracFone SIM cards upon activation. After activation, the phone won’t accept any other SIM card, and the SIM card won’t work in any other phone.”

Will my SIM card work in a TracFone?

No, you cannot use a T-Mobile SIM card in a TracFone as they are not compatible with each other. TracFone uses a different network technology and operates on different frequency bands than T-Mobile. To use a TracFone, you need to purchase a TracFone SIM card specifically designed for the device you are using.

How long does it take to activate a Tracfone?

In most areas, your service will be activated instantly. In some other areas, it may take up to 24 hours.

How do I find my Tracfone number?

To locate your phone number, follow these steps:

  1. From the main screen, slide the screen up.
  2. Tap the “Settings” icon.
  3. Locate and tap “About phone.” Your phone number will be displayed beside “Phone number.”

How do I reset my TracFone PIN number?

In order to reset and update your PIN you can use your My Account APP or click the brand below to login into your account and access Manage Profile. If you experience a sudden loss of service, or are having difficulty with a number transfer, please contact customer service at 1-800-353-1842.

Where can I go to activate my TracFone?

Yes, simply go to our website at and select “ACTIVATE” from the options provided.