Now you can bring your
4G LTE*
smartphone to Tracfone

It’s new, it’s fast, it’s 4G LTE, and it’s just one more reason to bring your smartphone to TracFone. Stay connected to the world, keep your pictures, keep your number, and enjoy the phone you already love in a whole new way. The only thing you’ll lose is your contract.

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*Requires a compatible CDMA LTE phone. Actual availability, coverage and speed may vary. Your compatible CDMA LTE phone must be in good standing with your current carrier to be activated. Not eligible on stolen devices. Branded phones are not eligible for this program, including but not limited to Blackberry®, Virgin Mobile, Boost Mobile, Metro PCS, Cricket, GoPhone, AT&T, T-Mobile, TracFone, NET10, Straight Talk, Telcel America, Simple Mobile and Safelink.

Is my smartphone
compatible?

Most Verizon-compatible 4G LTE or 3G smartphones* will work. All you need is a CDMA activation kit to get started.

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*Your compatible CDMA LTE phone must be in good standing with your current carrier to be activated. Not eligible on stolen devices.

Not compatible?
Not a Problem.

If your current phone isn’t compatible, just upgrade to one of ours. Shop the entire catalog of phones now.

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Why should you switch to TracFone?

Nationwide
Coverage

We bring you Nationwide Coverage on America’s largest and most dependable networks.

No Surprises.
No Frustration

No contracts, no overage fees, no activation fees, no cancellation fees. Everything you dislike about your current provider disappears.

90-Day
No-Contract Plans

Our talk, text, and data plans start as low as $19.99, and you can switch to a new one at any time with no penalties.

Unlimited
Carryover®

With Unlimited Carryover,® your unused minutes, texts and data never expires as long as your service is active and in use within each six month period.

Triple
Everything

3x talk, text and data means that when you buy a 60 minute Airtime Card, you’ll get 180 Minutes, 180 Texts, and 180 MB of data at no extra charge.

Bringing your own smartphone to TracFone is as easy as 1–2–3

Check If It’s Compatible

Most Verizon-compatible smartphones with 4G LTE or 3G are compatible with our service too.

Buy an Activation Kit
& Airtime Card

All you need is a 4G LTE or 3G CDMA activation kit and an airtime service plan. Find them both here.

Activate Phone

Once you have a TracFone BYOP CDMA activation kit, click “Get Started” above to complete the activation process.

Have questions?
We’re here to help.

Here are some things you might be asking yourself. Got more? Our online support staff is trained to help you make the switch.

  • What is BYOP?

    BYOP stands for Bring Your Own Phone. With TracFone’s Bring Your Own Phone program, you can get TracFone service on your current CDMA, 4G LTE or 3G smartphone, and keep your phone, network and number.

  • What is CDMA?

    CDMA stands for Code Division Multiple Access and is a competing cell phone service technology to GSM. In the United States, two of the four leading mobile network operators use CDMA.

  • What is 3G?

    3G is the generic term for third-generation wireless networks. Analog was 1G, Digital was 2G, and 3G is the third-generation platform for innovative, high-speed products and services. 3G makes staying connected faster, easier, and more fun, with increased speed for Web browsing, downloading content, attachments, video, playing games, and much more.

  • What is 4G?

    4G, short for fourth generation, is the fourth generation of mobile telecommunications technology, succeeding 3G and preceding 5G. A 4G system, in addition to the usual voice and other services of 3G, provides mobile broadband Internet access, for example to laptops with wireless modems, to smartphones, and to other mobile devices.

  • What is 4G LTE?

    The term 4G LTE is really two terms. 4G means the fourth generation of data technology for cellular networks following 3G, the third generation. LTE stands for Long Term Evolution and is short for a very technical process for high-speed data for phones and other mobile devices. Together, they make 4G LTE the fastest 4G service available today.

    Being the fastest network available means download speeds four to five times faster than 3G networks, which rivals some home broadband connections. Consumers can access the internet wherever there is coverage with any 4G-enabled device, including smartphones, tablets and mobile hotspots.

  • Do you offer 4G LTE Service?

    Yes. We offer LTE Service for smartphones on a CDMA network. Actual data speeds are device and location dependent.

  • How do I know if my phone is compatible with TracFone’s Bring Your Own Phone Program?

    To check if your phone is compatible, select the “Get Started” option at www.tracfonewireless.com/byop/, and then enter your phone’s IMEI or MEID. If your phone is compatible, the process will allow you to register it. If your phone is not compatible, you will receive a message indicating so as soon as you enter the IMEI or MEID and zip code.

  • How can I obtain TracFone BYOP LTE service?

    1. Your smartphone must be an LTE CDMA phone compatible with our BYOP program.
    2. You will need to register your compatible CDMA LTE phone. To register it, you will either need a TracFone BYOP Activation Package or a Credit Card. Once you have either of these handy, go to www.tracfonewireless.com/byop/ and select the Get Started option.

      During registration, you will be asked to provide your TracFone BYOP SIM:

      • Many TracFone BYOP Activation Packages come with a SIM, but if yours did not, simply select the checkbox indicating that you don’t have a SIM, and we will ship you one.
      • If you have not bought a TracFone BYOP Activation Package and want to use a credit card to register you phone, please also select that you do not have a SIM so that we can ship you one.
    3. Once your phone has been registered, you are ready to activate your service. Simply select “Activation” and follow the steps. Make sure to select the correct option if you are transferring your line. Please note that you will need a TracFone Service Plan Card or credit card to activate your service.
  • How can I obtain TracFone BYOP service?

    1. Your phone must be a CDMA phone compatible with our BYOP program.
    2. You will need to register your compatible CDMA phone. To register it, you will either need a TracFone BYOP Activation Package or a Credit Card. Once you have either of these handy, go to www.tracfonewireless.com/byop/ and select the Get Started option.
    3. Once your phone has been registered, you are ready to activate your service. Simply select “Activation” and follow the steps. Make sure to select the correct option if you are transferring your line. Please note that you will need a TracFone Service Plan or credit card to activate your service.
  • How can I get my TracFone BYOP LTE SIM?

    There are two ways to get your SIM:

    1. Buy a 4G LTE TracFone Activation Package at any of our retailers or
    2. Select Get Started at www.tracfonewireless.com/byop/, enter your phone’s MEID or IMEI and zip code, and when prompted, select the checkbox indicating that you don’t have a SIM, and we will ship you one. Please note that if you are not asked for a SIM, it may indicate that your phone is not LTE. To register your phone without an Activation Package, you will need a credit card.
  • What will I notice when on a 4G / LTE network?

    Customers have seen average download speeds approaching 10Mbps with peak speeds of 21Mbps.

  • How fast is 4G LTE?

    We operate on America’s fastest 3G, 4G (HSPA+), and 4G LTE networks. 4G LTE brings you an incredibly fast experience on your 4G LTE device. Download apps, watch movies, stream music—everything you love to do happens faster with our growing 4G LTE network.

  • What if I’m using my LTE device in a market where LTE is not available?

    We offer 4G (HSPA+), which is close to LTE speed. You can expect to experience stronger signals, fewer dropped calls and more with expanded 4G service.

  • What if 4G or LTE isn’t available in my area yet?

    TracFone offers the widest 4G coverage area of any national prepaid wireless provider. We are working to introduce those speeds to our customers across the country while continuing to expand our HSPA+ (Evolved High-Speed Packet Access.)