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Contact a TracFone service representative. Dial 1-800-867-7183 to report your SafeLink lost or stolen. Inform the representative of the estimated last date of use. Give a detailed description of where you may have lost the phone or how it got stolen.
Provide the representative with your mobile device's serial number or ESN found on your activation card. If you cannot locate the activation card, provide the representative with the cell phone number.
Request to keep your old phone number or apply for a new one. After the representative reports your cell phone lost or stolen, request that a copy of the report be sent to your active email address. Check your email address to make sure that you have received the email and a cell phone replacement confirmation number.
Expect the replacement SafeLink TracFone mobile device to be mailed to you within three to five business days, without cost. Check the contents upon arrival to make sure that the replacement cell phone, battery, charger, SIM card and activation card are intact.
To activate, call the number provided on your activation card. Provide the serial number, found on the activation card, and the SIM card code, found on the back of the SIM, to complete the activation process.
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Open the battery compartment on your new TracFone and install the new battery by lining up the connectors and snapping in place. Replace the battery cover.
Plug your new phone into a standard wall outlet using the A/C charger cord that came with your new phone. Press the "ON" button or the red phone icon button to turn on your new phone.
Look at the screen to see if there is a signal icon, insuring you are receiving a signal. You can complete your number transfer online without receiving a signal. However, it will not be reflected on your new phone until you are in an area that receives a signal.
Turn on your computer and go to www.tracfone.com. Click on the green "Activate" button.
Click on the "Transfer Number" button under the "Activate/Reactivate" tab. Click on the "Existing TracFone Customer" button. Click on the "Activate my TracFone with a number transferred from another TracFone" option.
Click on the picture that represents your new TracFone to select that model. Hit the "Enter" key. Click on the picture that represents your old Tracfone to select that model. Hit the "Enter" key.
Click on the "Menu" button on your new TracFone. Click on the "PrePaid" section of your new TracFone and scroll to the "Serial Number" button. Click on "Serial Number." Type in the new phone serial number in the form on your computer screen. Some Tracfones may call the serial number ESN, IMEI or MEID numbers. Type in a nickname for your new phone.
Click on the "Menu" button on your old TracFone. Click on the "PrePaid" section of your old TracFone and scroll to the "Serial Number" button. Click on "Serial Number". Type in the old phone serial number in the form on your computer screen. Type in your TracFone number. Click on the "Submit" button.
Click on the "Menu" button, then the "PrePaid" button and then scroll to "Code Entry Mode" and hit "Select."
Press the " * " key, then the " # " key and the numbers " 3 " and " 0 ", then press the "OK" button. Your phone screen should display "Parameter 30" and a number. Enter the number you see on your computer in the boxes labeled "Enter the code here" and "Confirm the code."
Press the "OK" button again on your old TracFone. Enter " *#0." Press the "OK" button. Your phone screen will display "Parameter 00" and then a number. Enter the number on your computer in the boxes labeled "Enter the code here" and "Confirm the code."
Press "OK" then "BACK" and then the red "END/POWER" button on your old phone to return to main "MENU."
Click the "YES" button to confirm the number of minutes and days available to transfer to your new TracFone.
Turn your new TracFone OFF and then ON again. You will have to wait for up to one hour for the minutes to transfer.
Try shutting off your new phone and restarting it. Make sure it has full service bars when you do. Than try making a phone call from it. Mine made phone calls but it took another day for it to register on the phone.