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:

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.

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.

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.

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.

Get started now.

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

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.

Find your IMEI number in your phone's settings.

Good news!

You should have a great experience using your own phone with T-Mobile—it has features that typically perform well on our network.

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The phone is missing some of the key features that provide a great experience on the T-Mobile network.

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This phone does not have the key features needed for use on our network.

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We are not able to determine your phone’s compatibility with our network.

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We are unable to check your device’s compatibility at this time. Please try again later.

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  • We are not able to tell if this phone is unlocked. Contact the original carrier to find out if your phone’s locked or visit a T-Mobile store to discover its status. We can't unlock phones from other networks.
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  • Your device's outstanding balance needs to be paid before this device can be used with T-Mobile. Please call Customer Care to resolve.
  • This phone is unlocked and ready to use on the T-Mobile network.
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  • This phone is not blocked—it’s ready to use on the T-Mobile network.
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  • We are not able to tell if this phone is unlocked. Contact the original carrier to find out if your phone’s locked or visit a T-Mobile store to discover its status. We can't unlock phones from other networks.
  • Your phone doesn't support Extended Range LTE or Voice over LTE technology. Tell Me More
  • Your device's outstanding balance needs to be paid before this device can be used with T-Mobile. Please call Customer Care to resolve.
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  • This phone is not blocked.
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  • We are not able to tell if this phone is unlocked. Contact the original carrier to find out if your phone’s locked or visit a T-Mobile store to discover its status. We can't unlock phones from other networks.
  • Your device's outstanding balance needs to be paid before this device can be used with T-Mobile. Please call Customer Care to resolve.
  • This phone is unlocked.
  • This phone is locked to the {{vm.byodCheckResModel.CarrierName}} network.
  • This phone is not blocked.
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Next Step

Get a T-Mobile SIM Starter Kit and choose a plan.

Once your phone is unlocked, get a T-Mobile SIM Starter Kit and choose a plan.

Once your phone is unlocked, get a T-Mobile SIM Starter Kit and choose a plan.

This phone is blocked. We recommend upgrading to a new T-Mobile phone for the best experience.

Once your phone is unlocked, get a T-Mobile SIM Starter Kit and choose a plan

Next Step

Once your phone is unlocked, get a T-Mobile SIM Starter Kit and choose a plan

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

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Get up to $450 per line when you switch.

Get up to $450 back for each phone via virtual prepaid card when you bring your AT&T or Verizon devices 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 feeds, via virtual prepaid card and trade-in credit.

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Get 4 lines of unlimited for just $25 a line.

Now that Sprint has merged with T-Mobile, you can get unlimited and nationwide 5G access included for the whole family—at our best price yet.

Need help switching?

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