Love your phone? Bring it to T‑Mobile.

Bring your phone to T‑Mobile.

It’s easy and affordable to switch. Simply follow the steps below and use our IMEI checker to make sure your phone can give you a great network experience.

How to keep your phone & number when you switch:

Step 1

Make sure your phone is unlocked.

Not sure if your phone is unlocked and ready to use on the T‑Mobile network? Give your current carrier a call to check.

Step 2

Make sure your phone is compatible.

We use your phone’s unique ID number to ensure you’ll have a great experience on our network.

Step 3

Buy a T‑Mobile SIM card & pick a plan.

You’ll need a SIM card to use your phone on the T‑Mobile network. Choose one of our benefit-packed plans and buy a SIM card.

Step 4

Keep your personal data & phone number.

We’ll show you how to keep all your contacts, photos, and more. Plus, we’ll help you transfer your number too.

Check compatibility with your phone's IMEI.

Every phone has a unique number—15 digits that tells you the make, model, and if it’s ready to use on our network. Most phones are compatible.

IMEI STATUS CHECK: Dial *#06# to get your phone's IMEI, or find it in phone settings.

You’re all set.

Your device is compatible with the T‑Mobile network and can take advantage of our most powerful signal, Extended Range LTE.

Next Steps

Confirm that the device is unlocked. Not sure? Call the original wireless carrier to check.

Then, get a T‑Mobile SIM card and choose a plan.

For the best experience, always check for and install software updates for the device upon activation.

Confirm that the device is unlocked. Not sure? Call the original wireless carrier to check.

Then, get a T‑Mobile SIM card and choose a plan.

For the best experience, always check for and install software updates for the device upon activation.

Limited connectivity.

Your device is partially compatible. To take advantage of our best coverage and fast speeds, we recommend upgrading to a device that can access our most powerful signal, Extended Range LTE.

Not ready to upgrade? If the device is unblocked and unlocked you can still use it on our network, but it may limit your coverage.

Next Steps

If the device is unblocked and unlocked, get a T‑Mobile SIM card and choose a plan. Or, shop for a new device.

For the best experience, always check for and install software updates for the device upon activation.

If the device is unblocked and unlocked, get a T‑Mobile SIM card. Or, shop for a new device.

For the best experience, always check for and install software updates for the device upon activation.

Incompatible device

Sorry, this device can’t be used on the T‑Mobile network. Please upgrade to a device that can access our most powerful signal, Extended Range LTE.

Next Steps

Shop for a new device and a T‑Mobile plan.

Shop for a new device.

Here are your results:

Your device is compatible with the T‑Mobile network and can take advantage of our most powerful signal, Extended Range LTE.

However, this device isn’t quite ready to be used on our network. See details below.

Next Steps

Once the device is unblocked and unlocked, get a T‑Mobile SIM card and choose a plan.

For the best experience, always check for and install software updates for the device upon activation.

Once the device is unblocked and unlocked, get a T‑Mobile SIM card and choose a plan.

For the best experience, always check for and install software updates for the device upon activation.

Unknown compatibility

We couldn't confirm this device's compatibility. Please check that the IMEI number you entered is correct, and if you'd like help, call us or visit a T‑Mobile store.

Device Name Not Available

Next Steps

Call us or visit a T‑Mobile store.

Here are your results:

Your device is compatible with the T‑Mobile network and can take advantage of our most powerful signal, Extended Range LTE.

However, we need a little more information about this device to make sure it can be used on our network. See details below.

Device Name Not Available

Next Steps

Once the device is unblocked and unlocked, get a T‑Mobile SIM card and choose a plan.

For the best experience, always check for and install software updates for the device upon activation.

Once the device is unblocked and unlocked, get a T‑Mobile SIM card and choose a plan.

For the best experience, always check for and install software updates for the device upon activation.

Sorry, we’re having technical difficulties.

We can’t check this device’s compatibility right now — please try again later.

Device Name Not Available

Next Steps

Try again later, shop for a new device, or visit a T‑Mobile store.

Get started now.

Once you’re sure your phone is unlocked and compatible. The next step is to get a T‑Mobile SIM card.

There are many ways to save when you join T‑Mobile.

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We’ll pay off your phone up to $650.

Leave your carrier and keep your device. We’ll even help you pay off your eligible phone via a virtual prepaid card when you switch to T‑Mobile.

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Still on contract? We’ll pay it off.

Get a new phone and we’ll pay off your current phone and service contracts—up to $650 per line or $350 in early termination fees, via virtual prepaid card and trade-in credit.

Are you coming from Verizon or AT&T?

Need help switching?

Discover the benefits of joining T‑Mobile and get answers to all your questions.

Take the next step.

Find the perfect plan.

Check out our coverage.

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