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Bring Your Own Phone


Tired of carriers pushing new phones on you? With Mint Mobile, you can bring your own phone and still get our top deals. Just make sure your phone's compatible and unlocked and you're good to go.

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Check your phone compatibility below to make sure it’s 5G • 4G LTE and VoLTE friendly.

Quick check by brand and model


Best results by IMEI number

  1. 1. Enter *#06# on your phone’s dial pad. Some carriers don’t allow you to access (Verizon)

  2. 2. Check in the settings:
    • Android: Go to Settings > About device > Status
    • iPhone: Go to Settings > General > About

Unlocked vs. Locked Phones

An unlocked cell phone isn't tied to a specific carrier's network and works with more than one service provider. It's also likely paid off.

How to unlock a phone

You'll likely need to call your current carrier and ask for a “network unlock” to have your phone unlocked. (Big Wireless always makes things harder than they need to be). Most often a phone call, a visit to their webpage or one of their retail stores is required to start the unlocking process.

When can I unlock my phone?

For most providers, fully paid-off phones can be unlocked within a year. If you're still making phone payments, your device will stay locked to your current carrier. Once it's paid off though, you can contact your provider to unlock it for you.

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If your device is compatible and unlocked, congrats. Now it's time to get you into a plan.

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