How To Activate a Prepaid AT&T Phone

How To Activate a Prepaid AT&T Phone

What is Prepaid AT&T Phone?

Prepaid wireless service, also known as pay-as-you-go, lets you pay in advance for your monthly service charges. There are no annual contracts or credit checks, and because you pay for your wireless plan upfront, you’ll know exactly what your monthly charges are.

How To Activate a Prepaid AT&T Phone

  1. Make sure the phone is turned on and the SIM card is inserted.
  2. Find the two-digit plan code on your phone package.
  3. Call 877.426. 0525 and after you hear the current list of plans, say Plan code.
  4. Provide the two-digit plan code and service ZIP Code to activate.

Frequently Asked Questions

How do I activate my prepaid ATT phone?

Activate over the phone

Call us at 877.426. 0525 for automated instructions. You will need to know your Phone number & IMEI number for activation. Note: Activation will take around 10 minutes to complete.

How do you activate an AT&T phone?

Go to before turning your phone on.

How do prepaid ATT phones work?

Prepaid phones work just the same as any other wireless phone. Prepaid customers pay in advance for their service and never have any overage charges. Plus, prepaid customers get all the benefits of the AT&T network with no annual contract or credit check.

Does AT&T have free activation?

Please know that the activation fee of $30 is applied when activating a new line of service or upgrading your device. The fee can be waived if you have an eligible employee discount through your employer that includes the waiver.

Can you use AT&T prepaid on any phone?

You can use any phone compatible with ATT’s network on prepaid. This includes any phone ATT sells as well as unlocked phones from other carriers.

How long does it take for AT&T to activate a new phone?

If you have already accepted Terms and Conditions, AT&T may activate for you within 7 days of shipment. You may use our Guide To Activation to activate your device. We hope this information is helpful!

How do I check my AT&T SIM card?

Viewing a SIM’s status using the AT&T Control Center Web Portal

  1. Click Devices.
  2. The page defaults to the “Device List”.
  3. In the box to the left of “Search”, enter the ICCID, customer name, Device Name, End Consumer ID, Customer, IMSI, Division, Company or Asset Type, then click Search.
  4. The device information populates.

Does AT&T phones have SIM cards?

Pick up an AT&T PREPAIDSM SIM card or SIM card kit at our stores, online, or from an AT&T national retailer.

How do I activate my AT&T eSIM?

If you just received your eSIM device, activating it is really easy.

  1. Make sure your device is connected to Wi-Fi or cellular service.
  2. Go to Settings, then select ‘AT&T plan ready to be installed’.
  3. Select Continue.
  4. Your eSIM will now download and install.

How do I use my AT&T prepaid card?

Use an AT&T Prepaid® card

  1. Sign in to your AT&T Prepaid account.
  2. Select Make a Payment.
  3. Scroll to AT&T Prepaid Refill Card and enter the Prepaid PIN from the back of the card.
  4. Select Continue. You’ll see a payment confirmation.