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how to i activate my unlocked iphone7 bought at the apple store.

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how to i activate my unlocked iphone7 bought at the apple store.

just bought an iphone 7 from the apple store, how to i activated it on virgin mobile.im getting zero help and mixed answers one the community help forum thing.

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Re: how to i activate my unlocked iphone7 bought at the apple store.

To anyone who's trying to reach customer service trying to activate or just need to talk to them:
1. Call the 1-888-322-1122
2 choose your language
3. Once it ask for number and you don't have a phone number hit the # key
4. Once it get to your options press one to activate new phone
5. It'll give about 4 options on how to activate press 0 and it'll connect you to a representative.
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Wizard

Re: how to i activate my unlocked iphone7 bought at the apple store.

1) have you run the IMEI through the Inner Circle checker and, if so, does it pass?

 

2) if it does (it should unless you did not buy the sim free model), do you have a correct sim card?

Enthusiast

Re: how to i activate my unlocked iphone7 bought at the apple store.

I can't check through the inner circle because it requires a phone number which I don't have. i bought a sprint SIM card, not sure if that helps or not.
Wizard

Re: how to i activate my unlocked iphone7 bought at the apple store.

If I understand you correctly the issue is that you do not have a number to port?

 

Should that be the case, the quickest and perhaps easiest thing do is set up a Google Voice number and you should be able to port that.  There is a $3 (I believe) charage for that.  There are other ways to get  a number to port but they may be  more expensive.

 

I do not know which sim you have but if you enter the phone's IMEI and the ICCID of the sim at the Tello link you will know if it is the right one.

 

There are 3 versions that work:  SIMGLW436C, SIMOLW416C and SIMOLW506C.

Enthusiast

Re: how to i activate my unlocked iphone7 bought at the apple store.

What Tello link? Also I don't want to sign up for the inner circle just their regular 35/month plan.
Enthusiast

Re: how to i activate my unlocked iphone7 bought at the apple store.

The SIM card I have is the SIMGLW436C version.
Wizard

Re: how to i activate my unlocked iphone7 bought at the apple store.

https://tello.com/bring_your_own_phone

 

No, you should only sign up for the $1/year promotional rate.

 

You need 3 things:

1) an eligible phone (which you probably have)

2) a valid sim card (which you probably have)

3) an eligible number to port (which you can get if you do  not have one.)

Enthusiast

Re: how to i activate my unlocked iphone7 bought at the apple store.

Why "should" I? Is that my only option? Is that 1$ for 12 only for the first year?
Wizard

Re: how to i activate my unlocked iphone7 bought at the apple store.

I apologize if I have misunderstood what your were asking.

 

What I was attempting to do is outline the requirements to avail of the $1/year promotion.  My understanding it that the cost is $50/month if one continues with the plan beyond the first year.

 

That is the one I am familiar but if that is not what is of interest to you than what I have suggested would not be revelant.

 

Enthusiast

Re: how to i activate my unlocked iphone7 bought at the apple store.

To anyone who's trying to reach customer service trying to activate or just need to talk to them:
1. Call the 1-888-322-1122
2 choose your language
3. Once it ask for number and you don't have a phone number hit the # key
4. Once it get to your options press one to activate new phone
5. It'll give about 4 options on how to activate press 0 and it'll connect you to a representative.