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How To Activate a New T-Mobile SIM Card

If you’ve just gotten a new SIM (Subscriber Identity Module) card from T-Mobile and would like to get it activated quickly, this article will explain the way. Currently, there are two ways to activate a new SIM card: by calling the T-Mobile service desk or by accessing your T-Mobile account online.

Activate T-mobile SIM card by Phone

Here’s how to activate T-mobile SIM card:

To activate the SIM card by phone, first, you will need to locate your phone’s IMEI (International Mobile Equipment Identity) number and the SIM card number. The IMEI can typically be found on the back of your device after removing the case, and the SIM card number is usually found on the package of the card.

Next, you will need to insert the new SIM card and power on your device. Then, call the T-Mobile service desk to pair your SIM card with your phone. They can be reached at 1-800-T-Mobile or 1-800-866-2453. Follow the instructions after the prompt to activate your new T-Mobile SIM card.

Activate T-mobile SIM card Online

To activate your new SIM card online, first insert your new SIM card and then go to the T-Mobile SIM website. Log in with your account credentials, or create an account if you do not yet have one by selecting Sign up for T-Mobile ID. Once you access your account, enter your phone number and your phone’s PIN. Then, select Submit to activate your new SIM.

How to activate new iPhone (T-mobile)

To do so, it depends on what phone you are switching:

  • Android to iPhone: You have to use the SIM card that came with your phone and follow the setup wizard on your iPhone. To move data, you can use the Move to iOS app.

  • iPhone to iPhone: Turn on both devices, put them next to each other, and swipe up on the Hello screen. Next, check the Apple ID and tap Continue. Scan the animation on your new device with the old one and select Finish on New [Device]. Enter the old device’s password in the new one. Set up Face ID or Touch ID following the instructions. If your old device has an eSIM, select the phone number to transfer and tap Continue when Transfer Cellular Plan appears. Continue the process to transfer data. If your old phone has a physical SIM, move it to the new device or transfer it to an eSIM.

  • Blackberry to iPhone: You have to use the SIM card that came with your phone and follow the setup wizard on your iPhone. You can use the Blackberry Link app to transfer data.

  • Windows to iPhone: You have to use the SIM card that came with your phone and follow the setup wizard on your iPhone. Another option is to create a new Apple account. Your Windows account can be added as an additional email

T-mobile activation fee

T-mobile charges no activation fees. However, there are 1 time assisted support line fees that cost $20 per line.
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