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Bring your phone along!

No activation fees & no contract

Check your phone's compatibility

See if you need a Sprint 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 though, you can choose a phone from us.

Buy a Phone

It seems that your phone is already registered with Tello.

Please contact our Customer Service 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 from Sprint?

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 Service team.

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 enter the number associated with this device.

Please use a valid phone number

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

To fill in the form below with the correct info, check your bill or account with your former carrier, or contact them directly.

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 $25

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 (FAQ):
Usually Tello requires a CDMA unlocked Sprint device, but there are also some non Sprint devices (CDMA compatible) that are eligible.
Here is a list of phones 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, XS, XS Max, XR
  • Verizon: 5S, 5C, 6, 6+, 6S, 6S+, SE, 7, 7 Plus, 8, 8 Plus, X, XS, XS Max, XR

Nexus devices purchased through Google Play, big box stores or carrier retail channels:
  • AT&T & Verizon: Nexus 5, 5X, 6, 6P, Pixel, Pixel XL
  • T-Mobile: Nexus 5X, 6, 6P, Pixel, Pixel XL
  • Alcatel - Idol 5
  • Blu - S1
  • Essential - PH-1
  • Motorola - GX Pure Edition, G4, G4 Play, G4 Plus, G5 Plus, E4, E4 Plus, Z2 Play
  • Samsung - Special Edition of Galaxy S7, S7 Edge, S8, S8 Plus & Note 8
Please note, that only 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 into our network any CDMA device free of contract, developed for Sprint or for any Sprint MVNO.
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