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Check your phone's compatibility

See if you need a CDMA SIM

Activate your phone

Dial *#06# and you'll receive your phone's ESN/IMEI/MEID code

Oops! Your IMEI might not be correct or your phone is not Tello compatible.

Please check that your IMEI is correct. Otherwise, it looks like your phone can not join Tello. No worries, you can choose a phone from us.

Buy a Phone

It seems that your phone is already registered with Tello.

Please contact our Customer Care team to help you enroll this phone in your account.


Your phone wants to join Tello!

You can proceed and enroll your phone with Tello

Do you have a CDMA SIM?

Oops! Your SIM is not compatible with your phone.

The ESN/IMEI/MEID you provided is correct but the CDMA SIM number is not valid with this phone. Buy a new CDMA SIM from us or contact our Customer Care team.

Please call our Customer Care team at 1-866-377-0294 to help you choose the SIM you need

Do you want to port in your old phone number?

Your phone is currently active with another provider.
You need to port in the number associated with this device in order to use it on Tello.

Alternatively, you can cancel your existing service and then restart the Bring Your Own Phone process.

Please use a valid phone number

We only need a few more details from your previous service provider to get your number into Tello.

Please enter your info exactly as it appears on your bill.

Once you finalize your order the port-in process will begin.

What phones can be enrolled to Tello?

CDMA Phones

Any CDMA device free of contract, developed for Sprint or for other carriers

Tello phones

You can choose a phone from our handpicked collection starting from $29

Other unlocked smartphones

Unlocked iPhones from 5S to SE and Nexus 5 to 6P

You can check the list of unlocked devices by carrier below

Frequently asked questions:
Here is a list of phones and tablets that can join Tello:

iPhones purchased through Apple stores, big box stores or carrier retail channels:
  • AT&T & T-Mobile: 6, 6+, 6S, 6S+, SE
  • Verizon: 5S, 5C, 6, 6+, 6S, 6S+, SE, 7

iPads purchased through Apple stores, big box stores or carrier retail channels:
  • AT&T & T-Mobile: iPad Mini 3, iPad Air 2
  • Verizon: iPad Mini Retina, iPad Mini 3, iPad Air, iPad Air 2

Nexus devices purchased through Google Play, big box stores or carrier retail channels:
  • AT&T & Verizon: Nexus 5, 5X, 6, 6P
  • T-Mobile: Nexus 5X, 6, 6P
Please note, that only Apple devices manufactured for the USA or designed to be sold within the USA will work on the Tello network.
There are only a handful of devices that can't join Tello. Devices like the following are not Tello friendly: Palm, RIM (Blackberry), Ready Link/PTT, Q-Chat, 13K Vocoder or Power Source.
You can enroll only CDMA phones into Tello, so GSM-only phones will not work with our service.
If your phone can work both with CDMA and GSM technology, then it is likely it will work with Tello. Keep in mind that your phone must also be unlocked. Check if your phone is compatible with out network here.
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