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How to program a MetroPCS phone manually (Obsolete method)

Updated on May 1, 2020

When swtiching MetroPCS handsets

Make sure you have both phones handy, first of all, to do this. This hub is only for those who have attempted to switch phones, but the activation on the new phone failed. Recently, this happened to me, and the live agents that *228 transferred me to kept disconnecting the call before activation could be completed successfully.

If you should find it mandatory to reprogram your new handset manually, the following steps can "cut out the middle-man", meaning you do not have to speak to a representative to complete this. If you have visited http://www.metropcs.com and chosen to switch phones, but the *228 activation did not go through, the new phone will attempt to send you to a representative. That can be rather time consuming. If the website reflects the new handset as your model, yet it will not activate, follow these steps:

  1. Press 111111, then press the right soft key for Options
  2. Choose the option for Service
  3. Choose the option for Programming
  4. When prompted for the security code, enter 587846
  5. Do the preceding steps on the old handset, as well, so you can enter the correct information, as follows
  6. For your MDN, enter your 10-digit phone number
  7. Copy the MIN from the old handset into the new handset
  8. Copy the Home SID from the old handset into the new handset
  9. Press the Power Off button to exit the menu
  10. Phone will reset, and when it turns back on, test out the settings by placing a call or using MetroWeb.

These steps worked perfectly for me, and I am now enjoying the use of my new handset.


If the 111111 does not work, try dialing ##626*. When prompted for a security code, enter 587846, just like the above steps. In some phones, you will see the options for Nam1 and Nam2. Choose Nam1 and enter the same information as above (the MDN, MIN, and SID, which may be labeled differently in your menu, but they mean the same thing).

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      Frank 

      6 years ago

      These numbers got me into verizon reprogramming crap not into metro pcs. The *228 and 111111 both put me on the wrong network programming.

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      mariah 

      6 years ago

      Do I do this from the phone I want activated or another phone ?

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      587846 

      6 years ago

      I won't to see old messages

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      waldo 

      6 years ago

      it doesnt work

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      Mike 

      6 years ago

      Will it work if i tell switching two metro phone working

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      rowe 

      6 years ago

      You should probably advise that this crap does not work and it could potentially fuck your phone up, like it di dmine.

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      DEDE 

      6 years ago

      USE YOUR DOB FOR SECURITY CODE!

    • Herman Forstmann profile imageAUTHOR

      Herman Forstmann 

      6 years ago from Corsicana, TX

      Everyone asking about the MIN and Home SID, please read steps 5-8 again. I explained it once. Adewumi, you're certainly welcome.

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      adewumi 

      6 years ago

      thank you this was very helpful

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      7 years ago

      I tried it step by step it does not work

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      Leticia 

      7 years ago

      What is MIN?

      And what is the home SID?

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      ric 

      7 years ago

      What if u have a metro pcs phone and the person I didn't tern off the service how do I get it true it on.

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      dee 

      7 years ago

      itrrd this and nowmy phone dosent work it says wrong min #

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      Shan 

      7 years ago

      What if you have a phone that shows active by the person who sold the phone to you, you can't get in contact with them, but you want to switch your metro service from your old phone to the active phone you just purchased. Would this work, or any ideas of how to deactivate other user, so I can activate the phone myself?

    • Herman Forstmann profile imageAUTHOR

      Herman Forstmann 

      8 years ago from Corsicana, TX

      What kind of phone do you have, Michael? Maybe we can figure it out.

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      Michael 

      8 years ago

      I followed it step by step but it didn't work.

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      Kaze Terror 

      8 years ago

      what is the NAM 2 for? and is there anyway i can use a different number on NAM 2?

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      MaddyMad 

      8 years ago

      worked like a charm...thank you!!!

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      8 years ago

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      RJN0835 

      8 years ago

      Very helpful article, saved my girlfriend $10.00 + tax in the store. I recommend this article.

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