How To Activate a Phone from Best Buy

How To Activate a Phone from Best Buy

What is Best Buy?

Best Buy sells consumer electronics and a variety of related merchandise, including software, video games, music, mobile phones, digital cameras, car stereos, and video cameras, in addition to home appliances (washing machines, dryers, and refrigerators), in a noncommissioned sales environment.

How To Activate a Phone from Best Buy

We will absolutely help you activate your new phone, transfer your data if you’d like and set it up with you just visit

Frequently Asked Questions

How do I activate my own phone?

The process is slightly different per carrier, but generally you will need to log in, select the line you are activating a device on, and then enter the IMEI number for the phone you are activating. If you’re activating a prepaid plan online, you will likely need to enter an Activation Code.

Can I buy a phone from Best Buy and put my SIM card in it?

Once you buy the phone from Best Buy, you have to activate the phone through Best Buy online and you’ll be set. Basically put the sim card in, go to the phone help tab and activate it.

Can I buy an iPhone from Best Buy without activation?

A: At the time you purchase the phone, it has to be activated with a carrier, so no it won’t be unlocked initially.

How do unlocked phones work at Best Buy?

If you purchase an unlocked phone, all you need to use it in the U.S. or abroad is a SIM card from the carrier of your choice. SIM cards house carrier and user data and easily pop into your smartphone. They’re easy to find, and in fact, we offer a large selection of SIM cards.

What does it mean to buy an unlocked phone from Best Buy?

When you have an unlocked phone, you can use any SIM card. Prior to the invention of 4G LTE, networks were split between GSM and CDMA operators. Now, since the introduction of 4G LTE phones, new iPhones and Android devices are compatible with both GSM and CDMA networks.

Can I unlock my phone myself?

It’s possible to unlock your phone yourself, but this will require some technical know-how, as well as specialist software which you will need to download to a Mac or PC. Once you’ve done so, you can connect your handset via USB and follow the on-screen instructions.

What does Best Buy mean with activation?

“With activation” means you have to link the phone to a cellular service provider at the time of purchase. You would need to do that anyway to be able to use the phone. As to your particular “prepaid service,” you’d need to check with them (FAQ at website, maybe) to make sure that you can bring over an unlocked phone.

Can Best Buy remove activation lock?

Also, for all those programs that come up in google search, avoid them. A: While we are not currently able to unlock phones at Best Buy, we may be able to assist with seeing if your phone is unlocked or not and point you in the right direction!

Does Best Buy activate iphones?

We will absolutely help you activate your new phone, transfer your data if you’d like and set it up with you. I hope this helps! Please let us know if you have any other questions.

How much does it cost to transfer data from Best Buy?

We’ll back up or transfer your data for just $79.99 when you make a qualifying computer purchase.