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What carriers work with Walmart Family Mobile?

Network Coverage Walmart Family Mobile is a mobile virtual network operator (MVNO) that doesn't own any cell phone towers. Instead, the service partners with T-Mobile to provide coverage. Therefore, the provider is best for people who live and work in areas where T-Mobile's coverage is strong.

Can you use a T-Mobile sim card in a Walmart Family Mobile phone?

Walmart Family Mobile offers support for bring your own device. Any out of contract T-Mobile compatible device will work.

Can I use a Walmart Family Mobile phone on AT&T?

Sure, as long as the phone is not locked to family mobile and compatible with ATT's network.

Can you unlock a locked mobile phone?

Step 1. Visit Google Find My Device on your computer or another smartphone, Sign in using your Google login details that you also used on your locked phone. Step 2. Choose the device you want to unlock > Select Lock > Enter a temporary password and click Lock again.

Are family Mobile phones locked?

Your device cannot be unlocked because it was branded by the manufacturer. This means that your device can ONLY be used by one brand. If you would like to see if your device is eligible to be unlocked, visit our Unlocking Policy page. Was this answer helpful?

Is Walmart Family Mobile the same as T-Mobile?

Walmart Family Mobile operates on the T-Mobile network, so you'll have access to the same nationwide 4G LTE coverage, and 5G where it's available.

Can I just switch SIM cards between T-Mobile phones?

Yes. Swapping your service to another device is as simple as taking the SIM out of one device and putting it in the other.

Will Walmart Family Mobile phones work with Straight Talk?

Straight Talk wireless is part of the Walmart Family Mobile phone plans. The average cell phone cost per month is based on the amount of data you want.

Can I buy a phone from Walmart and activate it on AT&T?

Buy a phone and activate it in-store at Walmart, and you can save $5 a month on AT&T's prepaid unlimited plan. The $45/month plan includes 5G coverage with a compatible phone and HD video streaming.

Can I use at mobile SIM card in a family mobile phone?

However, if your phone meets the following criteria, your phone will work with Family Mobile: Your phone requires a SIM card. Family Mobile has traditional, Micro, and Nano SIM cards. Micro and Nano SIM cards are smaller than traditional SIM cards and are typically found in newer phones and various iPhone models.

Are Walmart Straight Talk phones unlocked?

Are Straight Talk Phones Locked? If you bought your phone through Straight Talk, your phone is locked by default to the carrier, based on the agreement you signed with the company when purchasing your device.

Does Walmart Family Mobile use Verizon?

Family Mobile is excited to bring Verizon's world-class service to its customers with time and to provide access to innovative technologies, plan features, international calling options, and increased options for devices. Was this answer helpful?

What happens if you put a SIM card in a locked phone?

Nothing. Your sim card will simply not work if you insert it into a locked phone. When a phone is locked, it means it's tied to a specific carrier, and it won't work unless you use the same carrier's sim card.

Can you unlock a phone without the carrier?

Unlocking your cell phone lets you switch carriers without buying a new device. All carriers are required to let you do this, as long as you've paid off the phone. Many smartphones can work with any U.S. carrier. You can check your phone's compatibility.

Are prepaid cell phones unlocked?

For prepaid plans, you can unlock your phone after 12 months of service. You can also unlock it if it's had more than $25 in refills for basic phones or $100 in refills for smartphones. If you have an Android phone, you can use T-Mobile's Device Unlock app to request T-Mobile unlock your phone.

Can you unlock TracFone?

TracFone Wireless, Inc. Most handsets offered for sale by TracFone are locked to TracFone service, and not technically capable of being unlocked. In 2015 TracFone entered into an agreement with the Federal Communications Commission (FCC) regarding handset unlocking.

What is a Walmart Family Mobile phone?

Walmart Family Mobile is a mobile virtual network operator (MVNO), which means it offers discount cell phone plans using another company's network.

Does Walmart Family Mobile throttle?

As one might expect, each comes with its own amount of data. There are no overage fees for hitting your data threshold. Once met, the speeds are throttled to 2G bandwidth for the rest of the billing cycle. If the network gets congested, Walmart Family Mobile customers may notice reduced speeds.

Does family Mobile use T-Mobile towers?

Walmart Family Mobile is an MVNO designed for families. It uses the T-Mobile network for coverage.

Can I buy an unlocked phone and put my SIM card in it?

Installing a SIM card is much easier if your phone is unlocked. Unlike locked phones, which are limited to using the network carrier's SIM card, unlocked phones give you the freedom to choose your carrier. It's very simple to put a fresh SIM card in a new unlocked phone device.