How Do You Know If Your Mobile Phone Is Activated?

How Do You Know If Your Mobile Phone Is Activated?

How Do You Know If Your Mobile Phone Is Activated?

Some mobile devices display a message on the screen indicating activation status. When not activated, a feature phone may display no access or a roaming signal bar. On some smartphones, an icon may indicate the need to activate, such as a red triangle or an exclamation mark.

Absent of these indicators, other tests can help to identify an activated phone. Some wireless phone carriers require a test call during the activation process, this ensures the phone is activated and ready for use. A customer's account page on the website of his wireless service provider may also provide more information about phone activation status.