Transfer your phone number to T-Mobile

Are you with us? It's easy to join the Uncarrier, and transfer your mobile number or landline to T-Mobile.

 

Can I transfer my number?

First, let's check eligibility. In rare instances, your number may not be eligible if we don't have a transfer agreement with your original service provider. If this happens, we can give you a brand new number.

 

 

How do I transfer my number?

  1. Listen to this great news, there is no fee to transfer your number to T-Mobile, and it gets even better! With Carrier Freedom™, T-Mobile will pay early termination fees or device payments for up to 5 lines that are currently under a postpaid contract with AT&T, Sprint, or Verizon.
  2. Looking for a deal? We've got you covered. Check out our current Deals to find if there's anything that fits your needs. Love your current device that much? That's fine, too. Check out our Bring your own device program.
  3. Once you've had some serious retail therapy, let's take a look at your options to begin the transfer.

    Give us a call
    It's that simple! Give us a call at 1-800-937-8997, and let us know that you're ready to make the switch!

    Go to a store
    You can also go into one of our stores and get some face-time with one of our Mobile Experts. If you have a prepaid account that you'd like to transfer, come to one of our stores to begin the process.

    Do it online
    Rather begin your transfer online? Of course you can. Follow the number transfer instructions on the payment page at checkout. We recommend this method if you do not need to use you current phone until your new T-Mobile phone or SIM card arrives.

  4. Now you can start the transition to your new T-Mobile account. To transition smoothly, keep your old phone and old account active until your number is fully activated on your new T-Mobile account.
  5. To make sure you don't miss any important calls or texts, your best bet is to wait to transfer your number until after you receive your new device and SIM card.
  6. We'll handle the heavy lifting from here...

 

 

What happens next?

 

Number transfer timelines and expectations

 

How long does it take?

A single line, wireless or landline, takes two business days or less.

Multiple lines may take up to 10 days, but most multi-line requests are completed within six calendar days.

 

No one likes retyping their contacts

You definitely don't want to lose any important information. We recommend backing up your contacts, voicemail, and text messages before transferring your number to T-Mobile.

 

Dual service

No, you haven't fallen into a parallel universe, you're just experiencing Dual Service. This is a period of up to 24 hours where service may be active on both phones. If you have to call 911 during this time, stay on the line. 911 may not be able to call you back.

 

Let the games begin!

You will receive a text message from T-Mobile to let you know the porting process has started. Don't cancel service for your old phone yet! Once you receive a confirmation message from T-Mobile that the transfer is complete, cancel your service with your previous carrier. If you have any questions or experience any problems, we'd be happy to help!

 

Check port status

To check the status of your port request, contact a specialist at 1-877-789-3106. We'll look up your request, and give you any updates.

 

 

Transfer to another carrier

We're sorry you've decided to leave T-Mobile. We'd love if you'd stay. Read why it's better than ever to stick with T-Mobile. If you need help with your account or device, we're here to help. If you still want to transfer your number, you'll need to contact the other carrier to begin the port-out process.