How To Activate a New Phone with MetroPCS

How To Activate a New Phone with MetroPCS

What is Phone with MetroPCS?

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 with MetroPCS

  1. Make sure your phone is unlocked & compatible. Call your current carrier to make sure your phone is unlocked & ready to use.
  2. Get a Metro SIM card. Once your phone is unlocked & verified compatible, you can purchase a Metro SIM card.
  3. Pick your perfect plan.

Frequently Asked Questions

Can I activate my MetroPCS phone myself?

To activate your MetroPCS phone, you will typically need to pay a one-time activation fee and purchase a prepaid plan. However, there are a few ways such as: via online, call 1-888-8-METRO8 to activate your MetroPCS phone without paying.

Can I put my metro SIM card in any unlocked phone?

No, you cannot use a Metro PCS SIM card in any other carrier’s phone. Metro PCS SIM cards are typically locked to the Metro PCS network and will not work in phones from other carriers unless the phone is unlocked and compatible with Metro PCS’s network.

How much is it to activate a phone at MetroPCS?

Is there an activation fee? There is no fee to activate when you use the Online Activation Tool.

Do unlocked phones work with MetroPCS?

This is significant because it marks the first time that MetroPCS, which was CDMA-only before the merger, is using T-Mobile’s GSM network. The carrier is accepting unlocked iPhones, Android phones, Windows phones, and certain feature phones, but not BlackBerrys, tablets, or hotspots.

What phones are compatible with MetroPCS?

  • Samsung Galaxy S23 Ultra.
  • Samsung Galaxy S23.
  • Samsung Galaxy S23+
  • Samsung Galaxy S22 Ultra.
  • Apple iPhone 12 Pro Max.
  • Samsung Galaxy S22.
  • Samsung Galaxy S23 FE.
  • Apple iPhone 14.

Can I put my metro SIM card in at Mobile phone?

Can a Metro PCS SIM card be used in a T-Mobile phone? Yes, as long as the phone is not carrier locked. There really is no such thing as a “T-Mobile phone” or a “Verizon phone” or any other carrier. If the phone is unlocked, it doesn’t care what network it connects to, as long as the hardware is compatible

How do I access my MetroPCS account?

Log In To My Account

  1. Simply use your 8 digit Account PIN or answer your security question. (Both are used when calling Customer Service or making changes in store).
  2. Access new at-a-glance views of data, hotspot usage and more.
  3. Experience the new mobile version of My Account.

Is Metro by T-Mobile the same as T-Mobile?

Metro by T-Mobile is T-Mobile’s prepaid brand and uses T-Mobile’s 5G network. While the company does have lower-priced data-capped plans (2 GB and 10 GB of data a month) available, Metro by T-Mobile’s featured plans offer unlimited calling, texting, and high-speed data.

Can I use a MetroPCS SIM card in a locked T-Mobile phone?

MetroPCS and T-Mobile may be related, but they do NOT operate as one carrier. You will need to get the phone unlocked.

Can I switch from MetroPCS to T-Mobile?

Yes, it is possible to keep the number you already have from another wireless or landline carrier. First, check if your existing number is eligible for transfer to T-Mobile. If it is, simply follow the on-screen instructions displayed during check-out to authorize the transfer. We’ll do the rest.

Can I buy a phone from Best Buy and activate it at MetroPCS?

Best buy has their own carriers but you can activate it for metro by calling the metropcs number or going through the my metro app and follow the directions. It can use the same sim card you already have for your current metro phone.