How To Activate a Prepaid Tracfone

How To Activate a Prepaid Tracfone

What is Tracfone?

TracFone Wireless, Inc. is an American prepaid, no-contract mobile phone provider. TFWI is a subsidiary of Verizon Communications, and offers products and services under several brands.

How To Activate a Prepaid Tracfone

  1. Select “Activate”
  2. Select “I have a Tracfone phone”
  3. Enter the phone’s IMEI/MEID/Serial Number (located on the red activation card that came with the phone)
  4. Review and accept Tracfone’s Terms & Conditions.

Frequently Asked Questions

How do I activate my TracFone?

To activate your device, all you have to do is follow the instructions below:

  1. Go to
  2. Go to the Activate tab.
  3. Follow the instructions.

Do Tracfones need to be activated?

Usually, TracFone devices have SIM cards preinstalled in the phone and automatically activate when you first turn on your phone. My phone has been activated but won’t turn on. What should I do? Call the Tracfone company (number on website) and talk to the customer service.

How do I activate data on my TracFone?

Follow the steps below to access Data usage options:

  1. From the main screen, tap the “Apps” icon.
  2. Tap the “Settings” icon.
  3. Tap “Connections.”
  4. Tap “Data usage.” The following options are available: Turn Mobile Data On or Off.
  5. Tap the “Menu” icon at the top right of the screen. The following options are available:

Can you use a TracFone without activation?

Yes. You can use the phone that way, but keep in mind that not all features will work. On the other hand, please know that the device already comes with a pre-installed SIM card.

How long does it take for TracFone to activate?

In most areas, your service will be activated instantly. In some other areas, it may take up to 24 hours.

What SIM card does TracFone use?

KIT INCLUDES: Prepaid Verizon (Network) SIM Card used to activate GSM or CDMA compatible phones on our network.

What is the TracFone unlock code?

Getting an Unlock Code

Contact customer service at 1-800-867-7183 between 8:00am and 11:45pm, Eastern Time (ET), 7 days a week. If you did not buy your phone through TracFone, it is likely unlocked already, and no code is needed.

How does a TracFone work?

Tracfone’s Unlimited Plans are ONLY for smartphones. They offer unlimited talk and text for 30 days with a set amount of high-speed data. Unused data will not expire if the service is active and used with one of our Unlimited Talk & Text plans.

What is the number for TracFone activation and transfer?

If you need additional assistance, call our Customer Care Center at 1-800-867-7183.

How do I find my TracFone number?

To look up your phone number and Service End Date, text the word PHONE to 611611 or click here. To know your Plan information, text the word PLAN to 611611 or click here. To transfer your number from another company or activate your service with a new number, text PORT to 611611 or click here.