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Which device are
you bringing?

eSIM is your virtual SIM card.

No lengthy installation, no hassle, no extra cost. eSIM makes staying connected easier.

What is it?

eSIM is a virtual SIM card. You can’t lose or damage it, because it’s built right into your phone (available with select phones).

Set-up

Physical SIM cards require self-installation and may take multiple business days to replace. But with eSIM, you can get activated and connected to your network quickly with just a phone call.

Benefits

Enjoy the convenience of multiple lines on the same device. Plus, you’ll be able to keep all of your photos and contacts.

Get started

Three easy steps and you’re set.

1

Tell us which device you’re bringing, and whether you’re keeping your number.

2

Choose one of our Unlimited plans, or add a new line to an existing plan. All at a price you’ll love.

3

Activate your device today with eSIM, or get a SIM card in the mail.

Bring your phone and
get $540.

With select Unlimited plans.

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Your BYOD Questions Answered.

How do I bring devices to Verizon?

To BYOD to Verizon from a third party seller, retailer, manufacturer, or from another carrier (e.g., T-Mobile, AT&T, etc.) start at our BYOD page. There, you'll check your device's compatibility, set up your number, choose a plan and set up your payment method. Once that’s done, use My Verizon to activate your device on our network.

Note: you must be the Account Owner or Account Manager to add a new line of service to an existing Verizon account. Learn about account access roles.

How do I bring my SIM or eSIM devices to Verizon?

To BYOD, your device’s SIM card or eSIM must be compatible with the Verizon mobile network. Check BYOD compatibility.

How do I add a new line of service for a device I’m bringing over to Verizon?

If you're the Account Owner or Account Manager, you can add a line in My Verizon. Learn more about account access roles.

Note: For prepaid accounts, refer to our Prepaid Family Account FAQs for instructions on adding a line.

How do I find my device ID or IMEI?

To bring your device to Verizon, you need to know the Device ID (IMEI, MEID and/or ESN). Here's how to find your device ID:

Non-Verizon customers, on your device go to:

  • Android: Settings > About Phone
  • iOS: Settings > General > About
  • Basic phones: Tools & Settings > About Phone > Status

Verizon customers:

  • Go to My Devices in My Verizon.
  • Tap or click Manage Device next to the device you want to view. Your Device ID and IMEI are listed under the Device Information section.

Watch How to find your device ID for more options.

Can I bring my own device from another phone company?

Yes, if your device is compatible with the Verizon mobile network, you can bring it over from another carrier (e.g., AT&T, T-Mobile, etc.). Check your device’s compatibility.

Note: To check compatibility, you need the device ID. To find your device ID, on your device go to:

  • Android: Settings > About Phone
  • iOS: Settings > General > About
  • Basic phones: Tools & Settings > About Phone > Status

Watch How to find your device ID for more options.

What devices can I bring to Verizon with BYOD?

You can bring smartphones, tablets, and smartwatches that you bought from Verizon, a third-party seller (e.g., Best Buy, Amazon, etc.), another phone carrier (e.g., AT&T, T-Mobile, etc.) or even a manufacturer. You can bring Apple®, Google, Samsung and other Android™ devices to Verizon.

To be eligible for BYOD to Verizon, your device must be unlocked and its hardware and software must be compatible with our mobile network. Check your device’s compatibility.

Can I bring an eSIM or Dual SIM device from another carrier to Verizon?

Yes, when you bring an eSIM or dual SIM device from another carrier, keep in mind:

  • Some carriers lock their devices. A locked device will only work on that carrier's network.
  • If your carrier has locked your device, you need to contact them to have them unlock the device (if eligible).
  • After the carrier has unlocked the device, it can take up to 24 hours before you can activate your device with Verizon.

Learn how to activate eSIM on a new Verizon line of service.

Can I keep my phone number when I bring my own device?

You may be able to bring your mobile number along when you bring your device to Verizon. Learn how at our Bring your number to Verizon FAQs.

Note: When you're bringing a phone number to Verizon, don't cancel your service with your other carrier until we've activated your new line.