Below is a Guide on how to activate a cell phone on Alltel Wireless that you purchased on eBay from the comfort of your home and without the need to go to a Alltel Store. Its easy, simple and fast. If you find this guide helpful, please click "Yes" in the blue title bar below the guide. Thanks for reading. JustCellular on ebaY
Two Steps Before You Call To Activate:
1. Get the ESN Number of the Phone. Take the battery off of the phone and look for the ESN number on the label the battery was covering. Models vary, but all of them either show the ESN as an 11 digit number in Decimal format (sometimes abbreviated DEC) or in Hexadecimal format which is a combination of letters and numbers that is 8 digits in length. Alltel can work with either one. It is not the serial number which is usually designated “S/N” or the FCC ID number.
ESN Number is always below the battery
ESN Number is on a label
Alltel can use either the ESN, HEX, or DEC Number
2. Make sure the phone is fully charged. You don't want the phone to die when it starts programming because the battery dies. Also, fully charging the battery helps to prolong and enhance the battery’s performance (repeated, short and incomplete charging of your battery will diminish its capacity).
Transferring your existing contract service to the phone you just bought.
1. Call 1-800-Alltel1 (1-800-255-8351) and at the prompt enter your 10 digit phone number. When the Customer Service person answers the phone, tell him/her that you would like to activate your phone number on another cell phone. You will be asked some security questions, and then they will ask for the ESN number of the phone that you want to switch your service to.
2. It takes about 30 seconds and then they will ask you to turn your phone off and back on and dial *228 and press send. Your phone will be programmed over the air in about 60 seconds.
Please Read: We do not recommend taking the phone into any Alltel Wireless Store, the people do not get paid to switch your phone number to a new phone and sometimes they see it as a big bother. They tend to tell you a wide variety of things designed to either (1) get you to buy a phone from them, or (2) get you to leave the store without activating your phone. Also, the average representative is only trained on the few models that the store sells and sometimes that are just not familiar enough with the phone to do the activation. The best trained people are found when you call in at the above number.
Quick Dial Codes
To pay your bill from your phone: Press #PAY
To get minutes of use: Press #MOU
To get minutes of use via text: Text the word MINUTE to short code 696-467 (MYMINS)
*611 and Send: It connects you to Alltel Customer Service free of charge
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