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With the Network Pass, you can test the T-Mobile network for free for up to 3 months!

What's the deal?

Network Pass gives you up to three months of unlimited data for free, all while keeping your current carrier and phone number. This gives you the ability to try our network risk free. Learn more about T-Mobile's Network Pass.


  • Current T-Mobile, Sprint, and Metro by T-Mobile customers or customers of T-Mobile partners using the T-Mobile network are not eligible
  • Users who have taken part in T-Mobile Network pass in the last 12 months are not eligible
  • Only available to participants in the U.S (United States) with existing service on another carrier. Not for international use
  • Must have a compatible eSIM capable device.
  • Your device must be unlocked by your existing carrier
  • Wi-Fi internet connection required to complete setup

Compatible devices

  • Apple iPhone XS, iPhone XS Max, iPhone XR, and later
  • Google Pixel 3 and later
  • Samsung Galaxy S20/S20+/S20 Ultra and later
  • Samsung Galaxy Note20/Note20 Ultra and later
  • Samsung Galaxy Z Flip4 and later
  • Samsung Galaxy Z Fold3 and later

Get your Network Pass

  1. Make sure you’re connected to Wi-Fi with an active internet connection.
  2. Download the T-Mobile app from the Apple App Store or Google Play store.
  3. Open the T-Mobile app and choose Try T-Mobile.
  4. Follow the on-screen steps to sign up, including:
    • Checking your eligibility
    • Creating your profile
    • Connecting your eSIM

Activate your eSIM

Once you’ve signed up for Network Pass, you need to activate your eSIM:


  1. In the T-Mobile app, select Connect my phone.
  2. On your iPhone, choose the Add Cellular Plan pop-up, then select Continue.
  3. Choose to add the T-Mobile plan as Secondary, then select Continue.
  4. Don’t make changes to the default line. Select Continue.
  5. Don’t make changes to FaceTime or iMessage. Select Continue.
  6. Choose Secondary to make T-Mobile the default plan, then select Done.


  1. In the T-Mobile app, choose to Download my eSIM > Connect my line.
  2. When you get the pop-up, choose to Allow access to your eUICC profile.
  3. Wait while your eSIM downloads.

Other Android

  1. In the T-Mobile app, choose Connect my phone.
  2. Choose OK for any of the following prompts you may get:
    • Your SIM will be downloaded soon
    • Disconnect from current carrier
    • Use Wi-Fi to download your SIM
  3. When prompted, choose T-Mobile as the SIM for data.
  4. Make sure to leave your current carrier as the SIM for calls and messages.

Experience the T-Mobile network

Once you're set up, make sure you try the T-Mobile network out wherever you use your device most! Here’s some things you can do to make the most out of it:


Choose the phone number for calls and texts


You’ll want to make sure you have the right phone number set as default for things like calls and messages. For steps, choose your device and select the eSIM drawer.


Check usage


When you open the T-Mobile app, your data usage and days left on the pass appear on the landing page.


Get your customized coverage report


When you open the T-Mobile app, you’ll see:

  • A personalized report on the quality of your network experience so far
  • Compare coverage & performance with your current carrier
  • Run a speed test and see how fast it really is!

If you don’t see your coverage report, select See My Network Scorecard.

Get help

Run into a snag? We can help!


Something went wrong


There was a problem completing the sign up. Make sure you have a strong Wi-Fi connection and internet is working, then try again.


Your eSIM install failed


There was a problem downloading your eSIM. Make sure you have a strong Wi-Fi connection and internet is working, then try again.


Your phone isn’t eligible / Incompatible phone


As long as it shows on the compatible devices list, this means your device is restricted to use on one network. Work with your current provider to get your device unlocked, then try to sign up in the T-Mobile app.


Can’t set up your account / Account couldn’t be created


What to do after the test

You’ve given it a shot, are you ready to take the plunge?


Yes! I want T-Mobile!


That’s great to hear! Let’s get you switched over:

  1. Open the T-Mobile app and choose Switch to T-Mobile.
  2. Follow the on-screen steps. See Easy Switch for details

No thanks, I’ll stay where I’m at


That’s ok! We’re always working to ensure you have a great network experience with T-Mobile, so check back in a year!

In the meantime, you’ll want to remove the T-Mobile eSIM from your device. For steps, choose your device from our tutorials and choose eSIM. 

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