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New GSM network, same unbeatable plans

Tello Before & After

What can Tello customers expect when we'll be switching to the new network?

CDMA Network
New GSM Network
Current customers
Until migration is completed
After migration
New customers
SIM card
existing CDMA SIM
new Tello GSM SIM
Compatible phones
Same affordable phones
No contract, no fees
Free hotspot
Family Plans
Human Customer Support

I’m already a Tello customer, what does this mean for me?

Nationwide Coverage
Improved coverage, faster data speeds, and a super-stable network with the SAME plans and pricing
No Ring Time Charges
Customers will be able to switch starting early 2021, they will receive notifications in My account and via email.
Any Device
Older CDMA phones will work up until at least mid-2021, and we will enable a gradual switch with lots of opportunities to change trains
New Phone
To best use the new GSM network, your phone needs to have, as minimum requirements LTE frequency bands 2, 4, 12 + VoLTE

Is my phone compatible with the new GSM network?


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

Also, see the coverage in your area


Frequently Asked Questions

If you are new to Tello, you'll need to open a free account, build your own plan or buy Pay As You Go credit. Next, you’ll need to decide if you want to bring your own phone into Tello or buy a new one. Once your service is activated you can start making calls, texting or surfing the web.
There will be plenty of time for current customers to switch to the new network. During this time, Tello will have service on both networks. Once an existing customer decides to switch to the GSM network, he will need to order a new GSM SIM.
No. Your rate, phone plan, and billing date are in no way affected by the migration. Customers will enjoy the same super affordable phone plans & great Tello service.
All devices that have VoLTE in the Technology box on Tello’s website are compatible with the new network. To access the GSM network, all customers will need new Tello GSM SIM Cards.
Your phone will still work on Tello if it's a GSM VoLTE compatible device. A big chunk of our customer base already have devices that will be compatible with the new GSM network. You can easily check if your phone is compatible by entering your phone's IMEI code here.
You need to have a GSM SIM card in order to access the Tello network, to be able to place, receive calls & texts. The GSM SIM needs to be placed in the slot of your GSM device. You can purchase a GSM SIM card directly from us.

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