With our Bring Your Own Phone (BYOP) program, you can bring your own unlocked GSM phone to Mint Mobile and keep your current number, too. Just switch out the SIM card and presto!
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Does a fox sleep in the woods? With our Bring Your Own Phone (BYOP) program, you can easily get Mint Mobile service on your current device. Just switch out the SIM card and presto!
Compatible BYOP devices include:
You may need to hit up your carrier to unlock your phone (and major Mint savings).
If you’re still not sure if your phone will work with Mint Mobile service, visit willmyphonework.net. Once there, enter your phone’s brand and model, U.S. for country and, under “Carrier,” choose our partner company, Ultra Mobile. (This, however, does not guarantee if the device is unlocked or that the phone will work with our service).
Yes, you can request a new number during the SIM card activation process. You will need to enter your zip code and choose the option, “Get a new number.” A new number will auto generate based on the zip code and availability in your particular area code.
Any resemblance your new number bears to the geographical coordinates of the Lost City of Atlantis is purely coincidental.
To transfer—or port—your phone number during activation, you’ll need to authorize the release of your number to Mint Mobile. To do this, you will need:
There is no fee associated with transferring your number.
Please remember that your phone number transfer can take up to 48 hours to complete. If you have any questions regarding your port, email firstname.lastname@example.org. Once the number has been successfully transferred, we will we send you an SMS and confirmation email.
If you’re on a prepaid or pay-as-you-go plan, your phone is probably unlocked; however, if you’re on a two-year contract or something similar, your phone is probably carrier-locked until you finish paying it off.
The most reliable way to determine whether or not your phone is unlocked is by calling your current carrier and asking them to verify your phone’s status. You will most likely need to provide your account password (if applicable) and your phone’s IMEI number. You can find this on most phones by dialing *#06# on your keypad.
Phones need to be unlocked prior to activating your Mint Mobile service.
Unfortunately, no. You need to transfer your number over at time of activation.