BRING YOUR OWN PHONE

Keep the Phone You Love and Save

Bring your family’s phones, tablets and smartwatches when you switch to Spectrum Mobile® and save big. 

  • NO new device payments

  • NO extra fees, NO contracts

  • 5G access included

Bring Your Own Phone or Device to Spectrum Mobile

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Bring Your Own Device Instructions

Follow these simple steps to bring your devices to Spectrum Mobile and keep your current phone number.

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SIM Card + Data Plan

Add a SIM Card Kit to your cart or select eSim activation and choose your Mobile data plan (or complete at a Spectrum Mobile store).

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Unlock + Activate

Contact your current mobile provider to unlock your device. Follow the SIM Card Kit instructions to activate your device, transfer your phone number and install the SIM card. To activate eSIM-enabled devices, visit our online portal.

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Frequently Asked Questions

BYOD stands for Bring Your Own Device. The Spectrum Mobile BYOD program allows you to keep the device you love when you switch to Spectrum Mobile. The Spectrum BYOD program can also help you save money by not purchasing a new device.

If your current phone is unlocked and compatible with the Spectrum Mobile network, you can transfer your mobile service to a Spectrum Mobile plan. To find out if your device is compatible with the Spectrum Mobile BYOD (Bring Your Own Device) program, visit our BYOD Check Compatibility page.

Many phones are compatible with Spectrum Mobile. We currently support Apple, Samsung and Google phones. LG phones previously purchased from Spectrum Mobile are also supported.

When you switch to Spectrum Mobile, you can save money by bringing your own phone because you do not have to purchase a new device.

Yes, you can keep your phone number when switching to Spectrum Mobile. We accept phone numbers from all carriers. Do not cancel service with your current carrier until you’ve successfully transferred your phone number to Spectrum Mobile.

To transfer your phone number to Spectrum Mobile, you’ll need account information from your previous carrier, including your account number and a transfer PIN. During the activation process, it’s important that you have your previous account information available. Please ensure you enter your information correctly. Learn more about transferring your phone number.

Many carriers allow you to bring your own phone. At Spectrum Mobile, all mobile plans allow you to bring your own phone. Our best deal in mobile is our Unlimited data plan – get an Unlimited line for $29.99/month and get your second line FREE for 12 months. That's only $15/month each. Our By the Gig plan starts with 1 GB for $19.99/mo. Each additional GB is $5. Additional benefits of all Spectrum Mobile plans include, unlimited talk and text, free nationwide 5G, no contracts, no added taxes, no extra fees and the flexibility to mix and match plans to fit your family’s needs.

Yes. Spectrum Mobile supports cellular-enabled tablets that have been transferred to the Spectrum Mobile network. To bring your own tablet to Spectrum Mobile, choose a data plan and we’ll send you a free SIM card.

An unlocked device can be used with different carriers. To bring your own device to Spectrum Mobile, you’ll need your current carrier to unlock your device, so it can be used on the Spectrum Mobile network. Learn more about how to contact your current mobile carrier

After unlocking your device, order a Spectrum Mobile SIM Card Kit and follow the instructions to activate your device. Learn more about Bring Your Own Device activation.

Yes. When you switch to Spectrum Mobile, you will receive a new SIM card in the mail. Some eSIM-capable devices allow you to use one physical SIM card and one eSIM or two eSIMs at the same time. If your device supports eSim, you can activate your account at your convenience.

Spectrum Mobile currently supports the following eSIM devices: iPhone 12 series and iPhone 13 series. Spectrum will eventually support additional eSIM device manufacturers.

IMEI stands for International Mobile Equipment Identity. Your device’s IMEI is a unique number that identifies the device on a mobile network. An IMEI consists of 15 digits and is assigned to every GSM phone. CDMA devices have an MEID number. Dual-SIM phones have two IMEI numbers.

For most devices, the IMEI number can be located by following the steps below.

  • From your device’s home screen, select “Settings”
  • Select “General.”
  • Select “About.”
  • Scroll down to the IMEI, ESN or MEID number.

For more detailed, device-specific directions, visit our IMEI support page.