How To Activate a New Trafone SIM Card

How To Activate a New Trafone SIM Card

What is SIM Card?

A SIM card is an integrated circuit intended to securely store an international mobile subscriber identity number and its related key, which are used to identify and authenticate subscribers on mobile telephony devices.

How To Activate a New Trafone SIM Card

  1. Go to
  2. Go to the Activate tab.
  3. Follow the instructions.

Frequently Asked Questions

How do I activate my new Tracfone?

Here’s how to activate your new phone and get it up and running.

  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.

Why is my Tracfone SIM not working?

If the SIM card is not programmed properly, damaged, or removed, it prevents operation of the intended device. Have you attempted to reseat the SIM card? Please take the SIM card out (use Tray Eject Tool if needed) and restart the phone. Insert the SIM card again.

What does Tracfone SIM card start with?


On the SIM card, you will see a series of numbers beginning with “89.” This is your SIM number. Replace the SIM card on the tray so that the gold contact on the card faces down.

What is the SIM PIN for Tracfone?

Enter the default PIN 1111 or 1234. Then, tap “OK.” To change your PIN, tap “Change SIM PIN.” Enter the current PIN, then tap “OK.”

How long does it take to activate Tracfone SIM card?

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.

Can you reactivate a TracFone SIM card?

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

Can I put my TracFone SIM in any phone?

With Tracfone’s Bring Your Own Phone program, you can get Tracfone service on your current phone as long as it is compatible. Compatible phones include: GSM Unlocked phones, AT&T-compatible phones, T-Mobile-compatible phones, Verizon-compatible phones, and some CDMA Technology compatible phones.