How to Activate a NET10 Phone

by Kefa Olang

NET10 is a prepaid phone service that allows you to enjoy wireless services without the hassles of a contract. NET10 only charges you for the minutes you use, and you can place calls for as low as 10 cents a minute as of March 2011. Motorola, Nokia and LG are just some of the brands that make phones compatible for use with NET10, and you must activate your NET10 phone before you use the service. The activation process is straightforward and only takes a few minutes to complete.

Go to the NET10 website (see Resources).

Click the "Activate/Reactivate" link and click "Activate/Reactivate Phone." The "Activate Phone" wizard launches.

Select the activation option you want to use under "Tell Us How You Wish to Activate Your NET10 Phone." For example, select "Activate My NET10 Phone With a New Number" or "Transfer My Service and Phone Number From One NET10 Phone to Another."

Select the brand of the NET10 phone you want to activate under "Tell Us About Your New NET10 Phone's Brand and Model."

Click the "Submit" button. When prompted, log into your NET10 account using your user ID/email and password. Click "Register" if you don't have an account and enter the required information to create a new account.

Press "Menu" on your phone and select "Prepaid." Scroll down and select "My IMEI." Write this number down. Scroll down and select "SIM Serial Number" and write down the number. Enter the number on the activation screen once logged into your NET10 account. Refer to your cell phone's manual if you are unsure where your IMEI and SIM serial numbers are located.

Click the "Activate" button on the activation screen to complete the activation process. Test your phone by making a call.

About the Author

Kefa Olang has been writing articles online since April 2009. He has been published in the "Celebration of Young Poets" and has an associate degree in communication and media arts from Dutchess Community College, and a bachelor's degree in broadcasting and mass communication from the State University of New York, Oswego.