When you order a new device, it will be ready to activate when you turn it on. Simply follow the steps on your screen to activate it.
You can also activate a device you already own (bring your own device) or swap devices with someone on your account. Visit our Bring your own device Support and Swap Devices Support page to learn more about swapping.
Prepaid phones: Learn how to activate your prepaid phone in our Prepaid Plans and Service FAQs.
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Activate Your Device FAQs
How do I activate a device?
My device is lost or broken. How do I receive the authorization code to activate a new device on my existing line?
Can I activate a device that was previously used with a different wireless carrier?
How long after I activate a device or switch devices will I be able to use it?
My SIM card isn't compatible. What do I do?
Why might I need a new SIM card?