How To Activate a New Tracfone

How To Activate a New Tracfone

What is Tracfone?

TracFone Wireless, Inc. 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 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

How do I activate a new phone on Tracfone?

Go to Go to the Activate tab. Follow the instructions.

Where is SIM number on Tracfone?

To find your SIM number, follow these steps: Locate the SIM card slot on the top edge of your device. Insert the SIM ejection tool into the hole on the SIM card slot and slide the tray out. On the SIM card, you will see a series of numbers beginning with “89.” This is your SIM number.

Can I activate a Tracfone with straight talk?

Check if your Tracfone is eligible for transfer: Before you can transfer your Tracfone service to Straight Talk, you need to ensure that your device is compatible with Straight Talk’s network. You can check this by visiting Straight Talk’s website and entering your device’s information in their compatibility checker.

How long does it take a TracFone to activate?

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

Does a TracFone have to be activated?

Usually, TracFone devices have SIM cards preinstalled in the phone and automatically activate when you first turn on your phone.

Do I need a SIM card for Tracfone?

You’ll need a Tracfone compatible phone (which comes with a built-in SIM card) or Keep Your Own Phone SIM Kit to activate service.

How do I know what network my Tracfone is on?

Locate the barcode sticker on the back of your device. The information to the right of “SSID” is the Network Name for your device.

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.

How does TracFone work?

Tracfone’s Unlimited Plans are ONLY for smartphones. They offer unlimited talk and text for 30 days with a set amount of high-speed data. Unused data will not expire if the service is active and used with one of our Unlimited Talk & Text plans.

Is there an activation fee for TracFone?

Hi. This is Katrina from TracFone Wireless. There is no activation fee; however, you need to purchase an airtime card in order to activate the phone.