How To Activate a Phone US Cellular

What is a Phone?

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

How To Activate a Phone US Cellular


  1. Confirm your SIM card is in your device.
  2. Turn on your device.
  3. Wait 5 minutes for activation to complete.

Can I activate a phone myself?

Although the specific steps vary from device to device, generally, you need to insert the SIM card, power on the device, and follow the on-screen prompts to set it up. If you are activating a new phone, you may also need to activate the SIM card with your carrier.

What number do I call to activate my UScellular 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.

Will UScellular activate an unlocked phone?

Then, make sure your compatible device is unlocked. You’ll have to contact your current carrier before canceling your existing service. UScellular can’t unlock devices from other carriers and your device has to be unlocked before activation on the UScellular network.

How long are US cellular phones locked?

U.S. Cellular’s unlocking policy states that they will automatically unlock their postpaid and prepaid devices after 120 days as long as the account is in good standing.

If the account is not in good standing, you can contact U.S. Cellular Customer Service (1-888-944-9400) for assistance.