How To Activate a New US Cellular Phone

How To Activate a New US Cellular Phone

What is Cellular Phone?

A mobile phone is a portable telephone that can make and receive calls over a radio frequency link while the user is moving within a telephone service area, as opposed to a fixed-location phone.

How To Activate a New US Cellular Phone

Turn on your device & connect to WiFi. Go to and follow the two-step process for activation.

Frequently Asked Questions

How do I activate my new consumer cellular phone?

Visit or call (888) 345-5509 to activate your phone.

How do I transfer my US Cellular service to a new phone?

Port a Number

Log in to My Account and click Manage Devices. Go to Lines & More, and then to Add Device. On the Number Selection window, select Keep My Number and complete the information to port your number. Existing accounts must be current to add a new line.

What number do I call to activate my US Cellular SIM card?


Activate your eSIM card with a simple call to Customer Service at 888-944-9400 or visit a store for a new SIM card and activation.

Can I activate my cell phone online?

Activate through your carrier’s website.

If you’re activating a prepaid plan online, you will likely need to enter an Activation Code. This is typically included with your SIM purchase. If you don’t have one, you’ll need to call the number below for your carrier, or go into a retail store.

How do I know if my phone is activated?

Click on the Android card under Your Google services section. You will find the activation date of your Android mobile or tablet right below the device name. If you want to customize this name, check out my guide on changing the device name of Android.

Where do I find activation code for new iPhone?

In an email sent by your carrier or in their app. The activation code is provided by them. Normally as a QR code. If transferring a SIM card from a previous iPhone the code should appear on screen of the new iPhone to confirm the transfer.

How long does it take to activate a phone?

Most activations are complete within a few minutes. However, in some cases it can take up to 24 hours.

How much is the activation fee for UScellular?

The Customer Service Agreement Terms and Conditions apply for as long as you are a customer. A $30 Activation Fee, Regulatory Cost Recovery Fee (RCRF) and Administrative Fee (AF) applies; this is not a tax or government-required charge. The RCRF may be up to $3.50/line/month and is subject to change without notice.

What is my UScellular PIN number?

US Cellular – Your account number is on the top left corner of your online account page. The PIN is the last 4 digits of your phone number.

How do I get a new UScellular SIM card?

Once you know your BYOD device is eligible to bring on to our network, you can place your order online to have a SIM card shipped to you, or you can visit your local UScellular store for activation and a SIM card.