I’m excited for you that you just got a shiny new Metro by T-Mobile phone! But it ain’t much use just sitting there in the box looking pretty. Let’s get that bad boy activated and ready to use!
Activating your phone is super easy. We’ll walk through a few simple options:
Online Activation at metropcs.com /activate
By far the fastest way is to activate online at metropcs.com/activate.
Here’s the step-by-step:
- Grab your phone and Metro SIM card
- Hop on your computer and browse to the activation site
- Click “Activate Your Phone“
- Enter your name, email, and address details
- Follow the on-screen instructions
- Celebrate when it says your phone is active!🥳
Pro Tip: Have your phone’s MEID number handy to speed things along. You can find it printed on the sticker under the battery.
Activation By Phone
If websites aren’t your thing, you can call 1-888-8-METRO-8 and activate with a customer service rep.
- Write down your phone’s MEID number before calling
- Verify some account details so they know it’s really you
- The rep does the rest to get your phone up and running!
The OL’ *228 Activation Trick
This one takes me back! Dial *228 on your new Metro phone and follow the activation steps. You’ll need:
- MEID number
- Billing details to pay your first month
- Patience to get through the robocall prompts 😅
Once it’s all entered, *228 works its magic to activate your service.
Visit Your Local Store
You can also swing by a nearby Metro store and have them activate in person. It’s nice chatting with a real live human sometimes! Bring your:
- New phone
- SIM card
- MEID number
- Photo ID
The store staff will get your phone fired up after confirming a few quick details. Then you can be on your way!
I hope this guide helps you easily activate your new Metro phone, whether online, by phone, or in person. Let me know if any other activation questions pop up!