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will unlock your phone provided your phone is paid off, your account has been active for at least 60 days, and remains in good standing. The carrier may take up to 3 days to process your request.
will unlock your phone provided your phone is paid off, your account has been active for at least 40 days, and remains in good standing. The carrier may take up to 7 days to process your request.
will automatically unlock your phone 60 days from purchase, provided your phone is not flagged for fraud or reported as lost or stolen.
Additional information on how to unlock your phone will be provided during setup. If you have more questions on this topic, please visit Support.
Have an unlocked phone
Not sure if your phone's unlocked? Call your current carrier to check.
Check your phone's compatibility
We can use your phone's unique ID number — its IMEI — to check its compatibility with Optimum Mobile.
Connect and keep your number.
Choose a plan. Activate your phone with eSIM or a physical SIM card. Easily transfer your number.
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Frequently asked questions
To transfer your current mobile phone number, make sure it's still active. You will also need your account number from your previous carrier, and the PIN/password associated with it.
Once you have that information handy, you can give us a call, go online, or visit in-store to make the transfer.
Read through our DIY instructions for more tips on how to move your number over.
When a phone is unlocked, it can be used across carriers. Check your phone with your current carrier, since they would have to unlock it for you.
You will need a SIM card to activate your phone, although depending on your phone it may be an eSIM or a physical SIM card. Your SIM card holds the information a carrier needs to tie a phone number to a mobile phone.
An eSIM is the latest type of SIM card, built directly into your phone. Contrast this to physical SIM cards, which need to be manually transferred between phones.
Activating a phone with eSIM is faster and safer, but your phone needs to be eSIM-compatible. With eSIM, you don't have to wait to activate your phone.