Bring Your Own Phone – Activate Your Phone Online!



Welcome to the online phone activation portal! We are happy that you chose us. Here you can learn details on how to activate phones and find answers to our most frequent questions. Click one of the three buttons above to activate your phone online or buy a new one. We can also assist you over the phone at 970-549-2378.

Activate Your Basic Phone

We get a lot of questions about how to activate a used phone online. We can activate a flip phone too! Activate your phone service online today, even if you don’t know how to activate a phone yet. We can walk you through the process! Choose to Activate Your Basic Phone above or reach out using the Live Chat button for help.

Can I Call To Activate My Phone?

Call Best Cellular customer service at 970-549-2378 and we’ll help you activate your phone. Our trained, US-based staff members will be happy to assist you. Just ask for help activating your phone and within minutes you will be up and running.

Can I Activate My Phone Online?

Activating your device with Best Cellular is easy with our simple-to-use activation portal. Activate a phone from almost any carrier! Our nationwide coverage includes NO credit check, NO contract and NEVER any hidden fees.

Bring Your Own Phone to Activate on the Best Cellular Nationwide Network

We understand the importance of having a cellular company that has your back no matter where you are. Feel free to bring your own device and activate your phone online. If you need assistance, we are always available to help you pick the perfect plan that fits your needs. Our trained staff will help you choose the right plan, SIM card, or anything else you need. You will always hear a friendly voice providing excellent customer service.

Best Cellular is a BYOD network! You can activate phones online or in one of our retail stores nationwide. There are no hidden fees or extra charges when you pay your bill. It doesn’t matter if you pay online, set up auto-pay, call our 24-hour customer service, or visit a local retailer!

Activate Your Smart Phone

Activate your phone from almost any carrier (BYOD). All you need to buy is a SIM card, and you are ready to roll! Best Cellular not only allows you to keep another carrier’s phone, but we also encourage it. Our team is built around value and saving our customers money. Using your current phone is a perfect way to do that!

Is It Hard To Activate A New Phone?

Activating a new phone or an old one is simple with our online activation process. If you want to port your number over from an old carrier, the activation process may take a while longer but we can definitely do it!

How To Activate A Phone – Activate My Phone

Activate a phone today and start enjoying the Best Cellular nationwide network. Our online phone activation portal makes it simple for anyone to use. Bring your own phone and our system will walk you through step-by-step. We can have you up and talking in minutes if you get a new phone number.

Can I Save My Contacts And Pictures Before Porting My Phone Number?

Switching to a better carrier won’t change any settings on your phone. We don’t need to flash your device, and our system doesn’t delete data from the phone. If you need help transferring your data, take a look at our article on moving your data from one phone to another.

Can I Activate My Phone I Bought Somewhere Else?

If you have a cellphone from a different wireless carrier, follow the steps above to activate your phone online. When you activate your phone with Best Cellular you can experience great quality service no matter where you travel in the United States. Our team of professionals has training on how to activate phones from any carrier. If you want to activate a phone, basic computer skills are all you need to activate a phone online from the comfort of home. You can either keep your old number or get a new one. If you need any help with phone activation, we offer free 24/7 customer service!

Activate a Verizon phoneBest Cellular (CDMA)

Activate a Verizon phone on the Best Cellular (CDMA) service. Our (CDMA) plans are compatible with most Verizon handsets, including newer Verizon phones and used Verizon phones. Get coverage across the USA on “Big Red” towers. We usually recommend the Best Cellular (CDMA) coverage above all the others nationwide, aside from a few choice spots. Some older Verizon phones are not compatible with any other bands, but we can still activate your Verizon phone on Best Cellular (CDMA). It’s one of our most popular services because the Best Cellular (CDMA) outperforms the rest! Activate a Verizon phone easily and quickly through one of the options above. Don’t toss that old Verizon phone out, but give us a call first to check if it is compatible with the best coverage in the United States.

Activate a Sprint phoneBest Cellular (PCS)

Activate a Sprint phone on Best Cellular (PCS) nationwide service. We activate new and used Sprint phones every day! If you have a Sprint phone, bring it to Best Cellular (PCS) for coverage! In many rural areas, Sprint has the most towers. That’s a huge reason why Best Cellular (PCS) has become so popular in farming communities and rural areas across the country. Whether you need Sprint coverage or you want to keep and activate a Sprint phone, we can help. Easily activate a Sprint phone by using one of the options at the top of this page. These options allow you to activate a basic Sprint phone, Sprint smartphones, or even buy a Sprint phone online. Activate your Sprint phone online with no contract!

Activate a T-Mobile phoneBest Cellular (GSM-T)

Activate a T-Mobile phone or activate an unlocked phone on our Best Cellular (GSM-T) coverage. Keep in mind, you cannot unlock GSM-only devices for use on CDMA or PCS networks. You can activate a T-Mobile phone as well as activate unlocked AT&T phones on a Best Cellular (GSM-T) plan! Give us a call or use one of our easy options above to activate a T-Mobile phone on a GSM-T plan.

Buy A Phone Online

If you need a new phone, we have lots of great phones in stock! Upgrade from your phone to one of the phones we sell online. You can easily activate your new service once you receive your phone and SIM card in the mail. We can also activate your phone for you, so it is ready to go out of the box!

FAQs – Activate Phones Online

So you’re ready and asking yourself, “How do I activate my phone online?” These are a few of the most frequent questions people ask when they connect their phone on Best Cellular service.

Can I Keep My Phone Number?

You are welcome to keep your existing number, or we can provide you with a new phone number. We can port your current number from any company without you losing data on your phone. Give us a call or use the Live Chat to reach out and we’ll walk you through the porting process. If you want a new phone number, we can do that too. We offer free phone numbers on all new activations! You can even change your number after activating if you need. There are no charges or fees whether you keep your old number or get a new one. Just make sure that you get all of your account information from your previous carrier and also confirm that your bill is current.

What Phone Company Has The Best Coverage?

Wherever you go in the USA, we have access to coverage on some of the largest carriers. This gives us the ability to provide you with the best prepaid service nationwide! Our team of professionals will help you determine which carrier works best in your area. No matter where you travel, we can help you find the strongest signal. If a customer moves or travels frequently, we can switch them to a different network with a compatible device. You can change carriers whenever you feel the need. In fact, you’ve never had more options for coverage under one roof!

Do You Need An ID To Buy A Prepaid Plan?

Buy a prepaid phone plan without an ID online. We can help you activate your SIM Card or BYOD phone with no contract. We require No ID or credit check, whether you buy a SIM Card or plan.

What Is A SIM Card?

We provide a detailed explanation below to answer this question. A SIM Card or Subscriber Identity Module is a small plastic card containing a unique integrated circuit card identifier (ICCID). When you buy SIM Cards online, we ship them straight to you!

SIM Card SizesSIM Card Sizes - Standard SIM - Micro SIM - Nano SIM

Popular Sizes Include:

  • Standard SIM Cards (1FF: 85.6 × 53.98mm)
  • Mini SIM Cards (2FF: 25 x 15mm)
  • Micro SIM Cards (3FF: 15 x 12mm)
  • Nano SIM Cards (4FF:12.3 × 8.8mm)

What Does A SIM Card Do?

These little plastic cards fit into a phone to contact the network through your phone’s antenna. What they do and how they work are essentially the same question. Once the card is installed into your phone, you can connect to your network. These small cards store data such as your phone number, network configuration settings, and more. SIM Cards allow your phone to place calls, send SMS & MMS, and use mobile data. They also store configuration data for your phone number and some phones can save your contacts there as well. Calls, SMS, MMS, and Mobile Data all route through the wireless network using that little card.

How To Activate My SIM Card

Activate your phone plan online or at a retail location. Our online portal provides one of the easiest ways to activate a phone or SIM card. We can use your existing phone number by helping you complete a port request from your old carrier. If you’d rather get a new phone number, the activation is even easier! We have multiple networks to choose from, so you always have the best wireless coverage in your area. If you already have everything you need, use one of the buttons above to activate your phone online. It’s quick and easy, with a step-by-step phone activation portal and the option to keep your number or get a new phone number. Our Customer Service Team is available 24/7 to assist should you need any help.

How Much is a SIM Card?

All GSM-T, 4G CDMA, and 4G PCS devices require SIM Cards. Carrier cards vary in price but typically cost anywhere from $10 to $35. Buy one online from our US-based cell phone store at current sale prices and we’ll ship it to you the next day! We help you with everything from buying a new SIM Card to activating your phone. Our customer service can even activate a new card for you before placing it in the mail.

Buy SIM Cards Online

Activate any compatible phone on our nationwide network. Buy a SIM Card online and we can help you activate your phone! We ship directly to you. If you’re not sure which network your device is compatible with, contact a Best Cellular customer service representative, and they will be happy to help you. Our customer service is fully based in America, so you get the highest quality of assistance available. We are available 24/7, so can always count on having support. We strive to provide the best customer service in addition to the best phone service.