How To Activate a New Phone with T-Mobile

How To Activate a New Phone with T-Mobile

What is Phone with T-Mobile?

T-Mobile is a group of mobile phone companies (all owned by Deutsche Telekom) that operate GSM and UMTS networks in Europe and the United States. The “T” stands for “Telekom”. Most subsidiaries (companies) of Deutsche Telekom have names beginning with “T-” like T-Home and T-Online.

How To Activate a New Phone with T-Mobile

Insert the SIM card if the device came with one, turn it on, and follow the on-screen steps to complete the initial setup. To get step-by-step instructions, choose your device and select Update & Backup > Out of box setup.

Frequently Asked Questions

What is the activation code for T-Mobile?

Charge your new phone. Be sure to keep the box. To get your activation code, you can either dial *#06# or find it on the box.

How do I change my T-Mobile SIM card to a new phone?

Change a SIM card

  1. Log in to Account Hub.
  2. Go to Manage Accounts.
  3. From the Manage Lines tab, select the three dots for the desired line and select Change SIM.
  4. Select Yes on the 2 Factor Authentication window.
  5. If you have multiple accounts, select the desired account.

How much does it cost to activate a phone at T-Mobile?

T-Mobile’s $35 activation fee will soon apply to almost every device transaction. It will prevent people from avoiding the fee by using the carrier’s online system for upgrades and activations, as reported earlier Monday by T-Mo Report citing internal company documents, some of which were posted on Reddit.

Is T Mobile activation free?

15. Internal documents reveal a one-time ‘Device Connection Charge’ will be applied to most transactions, even those carried out online.

Can I activate T-Mobile SIM card online?

How To Activate Your SIM Card Through T-Mobile

  1. Log into your T-Mobile Account.
  2. Select the line you want to activate your SIM card on.
  3. Select either SIM card or eSim.
  4. Follow the prompts until you are asked to enter your ICCID or EID number.

How long does it take to activate T-Mobile phone?

Typically, you’ll be able to use the device within a few minutes. However, it may take up to 24 hours. My device activation failed.

Can you bring your own phone to T-Mobile?

As millions have already learned, it’s easy to bring your unlocked device to T-Mobile. Most phones can work on our network but we suggest you check out these details before you start using your unlocked Android or Windows device.

Do I need a SIM card to switch to T-Mobile?

If you’re not switching your numbers from another carrier, your new devices are active out of the box, which includes SIM cards that were ordered for a new line of service. Upon activation we’ll send you an Activation Confirmation email containing all the details you’ll need.

Which phones will not work with T-Mobile?

T-Mobile’s network will stop working with over a dozen older phones this month

  • AT&T or Verizon Galaxy Note 4 (T-Mobile branded version will still work, but needs a software update)
  • AT&T Galaxy Note Edge.
  • HTC Desire 10 Lifestyle.
  • HTC Desire 650.
  • Google Nexus 9.
  • Huawei Mate 8.
  • Huawei P9.
  • Mikrotikls SIA R11e-LTE6.

Can I unlock my T-Mobile phone myself?

Unlock your device

Log into your T-Mobile Account and choose your line on the Accounts page. Choose Check device unlock status to check if your device is locked or unlocked. Under the device image, check if your device is eligible to be unlocked. Review Device Unlock Policy for a list of eligibility requirements.