AT&T Prepaid®

Activating your account is easy

If you bought your device on, follow this guide to help you get started.

SIM card

Remove your SIM card from the packaging, insert it into your unlocked device, and turn the device on.


Use your phone to scan the QR code on your activation card and follow the prompts to activate.

New phone

If you bought a new phone with AT&T Prepaid, it automatically comes with a SIM card installed. Simply turn the device on and follow the prompts.

Bought your SIM kit or phone at a store other than AT&T?

We’ll help you activate your AT&T Prepaid service and get your new phone number.

Protect your phone from damage, loss, and theft

Sign up for protection with Asurion for $11.99/mo. Must be within 30 days of your device activation or upgrade.