Reselling my previous iPhone would help defray the cost, and I'd be free to try T-Mo for a month or two, then take it to a less-expensive if I wanted more on that below. After a Google search, I did find -- but the first thing it asks for is an activation code, which was nowhere to be found. Finally, if you don't mind waiting a bit, you can head to. Open the back cover of your phone. Once you have successfully opened Safari and got connected then you have successfully activated your unlocked iPhone to T-Mobile network. Ultimately, I gave in and called T-Mobile customer service. Switch on the cell phone by pressing the power button.
Sure, I was able to set up the iPhone, sign into my iTunes account, and restore my backup from my old phone. I mean, I know what it means, but it makes no sense. Then place the back cover back on the phone, ensuring that it snaps back into place. The support docs still point to but that clearly doesn't work. The Un-official subreddit of the Un-carrier Please check out our and rules before posting! Apple Did you preorder a T-Mobile iPhone 6 or 6 Plus from Apple? This is especially true if they were made several years apart.
Once the process is done, your unlocked iPhone is activated on the T-Mobile network. Press the button according to the recorded voice commands. In the end, it seemed like everything was all set -- but I still found myself without a confirmation number, any kind of T-Mobile account information, or even a phone number to call for updates. Maybe some crucial document got left out of the box, or maybe T-Mobile assumes people who order a phone from Apple will instinctively take it to an Apple or T-Mobile store for activation. Open the back cover of your phone.
I have no doubt you could accomplish the same thing at an Apple Store, but those aren't nearly as ubiquitous -- and good luck getting anywhere near one in these initial post-launch weeks. Once the phone reboots it will then connect to T-Mobile. The cards can be switched from one phone to another within the T-Mobile network. Hi My phone looked up and asked for puk so I got that taken care of and then the sim card malfuntioned seconds later. Although the iPhone 6 isn't listed um, what? If you already have an unlocked iPhone , then all you need to do is to activate it to work with T-Mobile. Or you could skip T-Mobile altogether According to a T-Mobile rep, if you paid full price for the iPhone 6, it's already unlocked.
That was my thinking when I from T-Mobile. But that's the beauty of the unlocked phone: You're not tied to a single carrier for two whole years. After a 7-minute wait on hold, a heavily accented gent who I could barely understand told me, sure enough, I'd need to talk to the Prepaid Department, and transferred me over there. You could go to a nearby store to do that, or you could do it quickly from home with the following tips. You then need to turn the Data Roaming option on.
Open the contacts list on your original phone. There was no information in the box about activating the phone, creating a T-Mobile account, porting my current number, or anything else. Many carriers will provide you with the correct size for free. Device activation of your iPhone can also be done through iTunes. In fact, I couldn't find anything related to activating a phone. For instance, there are specific features on the phone that need to be changed as well as a few data that need to be edited.
You'll see the signal bars appear in the phone's notification area, and you'll usually see the carrier name next to them. Note to anyone who might be porting a number from Virgin Mobile: You'll need to supply T-Mo with your Virgin Mobile account number, and the only way to get that number is to call Virgin Mobile. T-Mobile If you didn't slog through my story, the key takeaway is this: For new customers, the fastest way to get your iPhone 6 or 6 Plus activated on T-Mobile is to take it to a proper T-Mobile store by which I mean a standalone store, not one shoehorned into a Costco, Walmart, or the like. Close the small steel door. I trying to activate and following the promts. If you're setting up a new smartphone, you'll be taken through the initial setup process. Go to the main Menu and then tap Setting.
Your information should be correctly stored in the phone. I now have new sprint sim card sent from Virgin Moobile. Start the setup process if the phone is new if applicable. From there you can choose a plan and so on. Though many T-Mobile employees post here, these views are their own and do not represent the views of T-Mobile. Thread starter Similar threads Forum Replies Date 0 May 30, 2019 1 May 9, 2018 2 Apr 5, 2018 1 Aug 19, 2017 1 Dec 26, 2016 1 Nov 22, 2016 3 Jun 27, 2016 2 Mar 16, 2016 1 Jul 27, 2015 1 Jul 12, 2015 1 Jun 2, 2015 0 Oct 21, 2014 0 Oct 21, 2014 0 Oct 21, 2014 3 Oct 20, 2014 1 May 30, 2014 1 Dec 26, 2013 1 Aug 31, 2012 1 Feb 25, 2012 G 1 Aug 30, 2010.
Many carriers will provide you with the correct size for free. Once you've completed the on-screen setup, you should be able to use your phone. These phones are locked to a monthly contract but it is possible to use another service provider if your contract expires. She asked for my T-Mobile account number; I explained that I didn't have an account, that's why I was calling. . There should be no signal that will interfere with your activation process.
Doing this is going to allow your iPhone to pick up the network of T-Mobile. No more two-year phone contracts. Wayne Howard began writing in 2010, specializing in entrepreneurship, motivation, technology, fitness and entertainment. Push the button and gently pull the back cover off the phone. You can make the call from another phone if you want.