Bring Your Own Device
Your Favorite Device.
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It's a Win-Win.
Did you know you can bring your own phone or tablet when you switch? It's easy. Just take your compatible device to a U.S. Cellular® store, and we'll take care of the rest.Find A Store
Check the model number on your device to see if it's compatible with our network.
If Your Device Is Compatible
Simply take it to a U.S. Cellular store and an Associate will help you get your device up and running on our network.
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How do I find my model number?
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Bring Your Own Device FAQ
- What do I need to do before I get started in the U.S. Cellular Bring You Own Device (BYOD) program?
Your device must be unlocked by your current carrier to be eligible for the U.S. Cellular BYOD program. Please note that we will not be able to activate lost or stolen phones. Check to make sure that your device is compatible for the U.S. Cellular network.
- How do I activate a BYOD device and get a SIM card?
Once you know your BYOD device is eligible to bring on to our network, you can visit your local U.S. Cellular store for activation and a SIM card.
- Can I use a BYOD device that was purchased from another wireless carrier?
Yes, as long as your BYOD device is compatible and unlocked by your previous carrier.
- Can I keep my phone number that I have with another carrier?
Yes, you can keep your phone number.
- What calling plans am I eligible for under the BYOD program?
Any of our current calling plans, including prepaid plans, are eligible in our BYOD program.
- Am I eligible for Device Protection+ for my BYOD device?
No, only devices purchased directly from U.S. Cellular are eligible for Device Protection+.
- Why isn't my BYOD device eligible for the U.S. Cellular BYOD program?
Not all devices are designed to work across all networks. Due to this, some devices are not eligible.
- Is AppleCare transferable on my device that I want to bring over?
AppleCare is transferable and will stay with your device. AppleCare will remain active when you move your device to U.S. Cellular.