How to Get a Prepaid Sprint Cell Phone Activated


Sprint has a unique prepaid phone plan that allows users to access less expensive prepaid call rates by imposing a pre-set spending limit. For this prepaid plan, you will pay a set price each month and can continuously use your phone until the number of minutes you are permitted, runs out. If you are interested in this plan type or the traditional type that uses a phone card to reload minutes, you will want to know how to get a prepaid Sprint cell phone activated.

  • Choose a Sprint prepaid telephone. You can find a Sprint dealer in your area or browse prepaid Sprint phones online. For example, the online store 1-800 Mobiles retails phones from Sprint. Some examples of models include the HTC Touch Diamond, Samsung i900 and Motorola V195.

  • Activate the Sprint prepaid phone online on the company's website. If you have not yet signed up for an account, you will need to register with the cell phone provider before continuing. During registration, you choose a user name and password.

  • Select the "Activate a New Phone" link once you are directed to your account page. You will then have to enter information about the phone in order to continue activation.

  • Remove the cell phone battery of your prepaid Sprint phone. You will be asked to enter one of the codes that appear on the pre-printed label under the phone's battery. Your selections will likely include either the "DEC" or "HEX."

  • Give your email address in order to receive confirmation for your prepaid Sprint cell phone activation. Click "Submit" and your phone will be activated.

Tips & Warnings

  • You can also activate your Sprint prepaid cell phone through an authorized Sprint dealer. You can find local Sprint store locations by entering your zip code on the Sprint website.

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