How to Activate a New SIM Card on a Sprint Phone

If you want to use a new SIM in your Sprint mobile phone, you'll have to activate it first. After that you can use it with your phone. To do this you have to make a call to Sprint Customer Service. Here’s how to activate a new SIM on Sprint.


1. At first, write down/note down your SIM card serial number, phone number, IMEI number, etc.; you will find the SIM card number on the backside of your SIM card. You may need this information.
2. Open the back cover of your phone.

3. Insert the SIM card in the specific slot on your device. You may need to remove the battery to find the slot.

4. Place the battery back in and close the back cover.

5. Switch on the cell phone by pressing the power button.
6. If your phone is ready then dial “*2” from the dial pad. It will connect you to Sprint customer service.

7. Follow the recorded voice commands. After that you will be connected to a real person.
8. Tell him/her that you need to activate a SIM. Then he/she will ask you for the information that you wrote down earlier. Tell them the information. After a few seconds your SIM will be activated.
9. After the completion of the activation process, terminate the call.

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