Unlocked Phone Guide: Bring Your Phone to Total Wireless

With an unlocked phone, it’s easy to move to a better wireless experience.

Thinking of breaking free from carrier control? An unlocked smartphone opens up the door for wireless freedom. Below, we delve into the wonderful world of unlocked phones and give details on just how easy it is to activate your unlocked device with Total Wireless.

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With an unlocked smartphone, you have the freedom to switch carriers without a hassle.

You may be wondering: what is an unlocked phone? By definition, an unlocked smartphone is a phone that isn’t tied to a specific carrier or contract. That means you have the freedom to switch carriers without a hassle. All unlocked phones work on GSM networks. Universal unlocked phones, on the other hand, are universally compatible with all major U.S. carriers, including those that use SIM cards. To be compatible with Total Wireless, you need an unlocked CDMA phone.

Check compatibility

Find out if your current phone is compatible with Total Wireless, and start taking advantage of the best deal in wireless. All you have to do is enter your device’s IMEI, MEID or serial number into our online compatibility checker. If your phone is compatible, we’ll tell you right away. Then, all you’ll have to do is purchase a SIM card. Easy peasy.

Find a plan

So you’ve discovered that your phone is compatible with Total Wireless. That’s great! But before you activate your device, you’ll need to pick out a service plan. Fortunately, Total Wireless offers plans starting at just $25 a month, so whatever you need, we’ll be there for you. And since we operate on the nation’s largest, most dependable 4G LTE network, you can enjoy the speeds you need without a contract.

Activate your device

You’ve chosen to keep your phone, received your SIM card and purchased a plan. Now, you’re ready to activate your device with Total Wireless. Luckily, we’ve made the process hassle-free. However, if you do need help along the way, we’ll be right here. Just chat with us online or call 1-866-663-3633, and we’ll be glad to lend a helping hand.

Make the move

Change is hard. But you got this with Total Wireless. Whether you bring your own phone or purchase a new device, moving to a better wireless experience is simple.