How To Activate a Prepaid Phone from Walmart

How To Activate a Prepaid Phone from Walmart

What is Prepaid Phone?

A prepaid mobile device, also known as a pay-as-you-go, pay-as-you-talk, pay and go, go-phone, prepay or burner phone, is a mobile device such as a phone for which credit is purchased in advance of service use.

How To Activate a Prepaid Phone from Walmart

Prepaid phones allow users to purchase a certain amount of data and minutes for the month, while postpaid plans tally up how much you used throughout the period. You can purchase prepaid phones at phone retailers or stores like Walmart, and many network providers offer prepaid phone plans to go along with them.

Frequently Asked Questions

What is the number to activate a Walmart phone?


Just go to or call 877-440-9758 to get started.

Can I activate a phone myself?

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.

How do I activate my Straight Talk phone from Walmart?

How do I Activate my Straight Talk phone? To Activate your new Straight Talk phone online, you simply need to go to You may also Activate your New Straight Talk phone by calling our Customer Care Center at 1-877-430-CELL (2355) from another phone.

Are Walmart prepaid phones locked?

Walmart phones are not unlocked. Phone sold at Walmart, Target, and Best Buy are subject to Apples us Flex activation policy. That means they lock to the carrier as soon as you inset a Sim card.

How do you use a prepaid phone?

How does it work? Prepaid cell phone plans are as clear as they sound. A prepaid plan is limited, so if you use up the provisioned talk, text, and data, you would have to pay upfront to buy more. You can even get an unlimited phone plan with unlimited talk, text, or unlimited all —but they may be slightly expensive.

How do I activate my Walmart?

Visit or select Activate your card in the Walmart MoneyCard app or call (866) 946-2510.

How do I activate my Walmart ATT Prepaid SIM card?

Easy to activate

  1. Insert SIM card into your device.
  2. Follow the onscreen instructions (or go to
  3. It’s that easy!

Can I unlock a Walmart phone?

Yes. To unlock your phone with Walmart Family Mobile by making a call, follow these instructions: Dial the customer service number of Walmart Family Mobile: 1-888-442-5102. Wait for a customer service representative to answer your call.

Can I unlock a prepaid phone?

Yes, participating providers have agreed to unlock prepaid devices within one year of initial activation, consistent with reasonable time, payment or usage requirements.

How do I find my Walmart PIN number?

The easiest way to get a Walmart Credit Card PIN is to request it through your online account or to call customer service at (877) 294-7880. Alternatively, you can request a PIN by mail, but that will likely be the most time-consuming option. The same methods apply to the Walmart® Store Card, too.