Add a line or device to an AT&T account

Learn how to get service for a new AT&T device or one you bought elsewhere.

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For a new AT&T device

Before you begin

  • If you have an installment plan, make sure you meet your plan’s eligibility requirements before trading in your smartphone. Learn about trade-in requirements
  • If you choose a 5G phone but aren't on an AT&T Unlimited Your Way plan, switch to an unlimited plan where all plans have 5G access.1 View unlimited plans
  • If you want to transfer your number from another provider, see if it’s eligible to transfer. Wireless numbers take one to five days to transfer. Non-wireless numbers take five to seven days to transfer.
  • If you have Wireless Account Lock turned on, you won’t be able to add a line to your account—you’ll need to turn off the account lock first. Learn how to turn off Wireless Account Lock

Choose a new device

  1. Go to Shop smartphones, devices, and accessories.
  2. Select a new device.
    • If you want to trade in your current device, select Trade in to start the process online.
    • We strongly suggest you add device protection to protect your new phone or tablet against damage or loss. Learn about adding device protection
  3. Follow the prompts to either add the device to your current plan or select a new plan.

For a device you bought elsewhere

Before you begin

Add the device to your account

  1. Go to your
  2. Follow the prompts to order a new physical AT&T SIM card.

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Last updated: July 9, 2024

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