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How to add a new line on a new device to your account

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Good to know:
  • Make sure you're an authorized contact

    You may appoint one or more persons to manage your account ("Authorized Contacts"). These Authorized Contacts will be able to access and make changes to your account, including but not limited to; view information about the account, add and/or terminate lines of Service, purchase equipment, extend and/or renew the IT, make payments on the account, etc. You are responsible for any account changes and/or purchases made by any Authorized Contact. Authorized users could be:

    • The Account Owner or primary contact is financially responsible for the account
    • A Power of Attorney (POA) is granted access to the account and may act on the Account Owner's behalf
    • An Authorized Contact is granted access to the account and, in some cases, may act on the Account Owner's behalf
    • A User Contact is granted limited access
    • An Unlisted User has no documented affiliation with the account
    • An Anonymous account is a prepaid customer who chose not to provide a name. These accounts can be with or without a PIN. The inclusion of a PIN does not alter transactions the customer can complete.
    or have power of attorney on the account
  • Your U.S. Cellular account must be current, with no past-due payments
    • If you have a past-due payment, be sure to have a form of payment with you or make a payment ahead of time on My Account
  • Note that your account can have no more than 10 lines
  • If you're bringing your own device, learn how to do that here

Make sure to have:
  • A valid, government-issued photo ID

    A valid photo ID is a government- or state-issued ID that is not expired and that has a clearly distinguishable photo. Including (but not limited to): driver's license, state issued identification card, passport, military ID, Personal Identity Verification (PIV), federally recognized tribal ID.

    , such as a driver's license or passport, if visiting a store
  • Form of payment
  • The device you want to trade in
  • Information for a credit application, such as your social security number and driver's license number

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