How to Check Your Phone’s Compatibility with Total Wireless

Read our comprehensive guide, and discover just how easy it is to check the compatibility of your device.

Breaking up is hard to do. But with Total Wireless, you got this. If you’re thinking of cutting ties with your current contract carrier and making the move to Total Wireless, you have two options: you can bring your own phone or purchase a new one.

Before you make the move to the best deal in wireless, we recommend that you check to see if your existing phone will work on the nation’s largest, most dependable 4G LTE network. Here’s how.

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Step one

Ready to get started? Head over to our online compatibility checker. The first thing you’ll be asked to do is input your current phone’s IMEI, MEID or serial number. This is a number assigned to your phone that serves as a personal identifier – in fact, no two devices share the same IMEI, MEID or serial number.

For Android phones, you can quickly get this information by dialing *#06# on your phone. Alternatively, you can go to Settings > About Phone/Device > Status. iPhone users will find the Primary IMEI by going to Settings > General > About. For most other types of phones, you can remove the back cover to look for one of these numbers. Note: you may have to remove the battery to access this information.

Step two

To work with Total Wireless, you need to have a Verizon-compatible device or a CDMA phone.

After entering your IMEI, MEID or serial number, our compatibility checker will let you know whether or not your phone is compatible with our network. As a reminder, to work with Total Wireless, you need to have a Verizon-compatible device or a CDMA phone. If your current phone is not compatible, you’ll be directed to browse Total Wireless phones. We carry the latest devices from Apple and Samsung. But if your phone is compatible, you’ll be prompted to buy a SIM card. You’ll need this to access our network.

You got this

So your device is compatible and you’ve picked up an activation kit. Now, all that’s left to do is select a no-contract, no-extra-fee service plan from Total Wireless and activate your device. It’s so easy, you’ll wonder what took you so long to move to something better in the first place.