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Flash Wireless

Check Device Compatibility

Bring your phone to the Flash Wireless Green network.

If your device is currently active with Verizon Wireless, Flash Wireless, on the Green network, only accepts devices that are currently active with Verizon Wireless if they are not under a service contract or handset installment/financing agreement.

Devices that are active with Verizon Wireless but not under a service contract or handset installment/financing agreement may only be transferred to an approved rate plan.

If your device is capable of using multiple networks, please ensure that your device is unlocked. The compatibility check only validates your device is compatible with the network. It will not check if your device is unlocked. If you are unsure whether your device is unlocked please check with your current or previous service provider.

Warning: If your device is locked it will fail activation following the completion of your order and payment.

Flash Supported Devices

By the end of 2019, 3G and older 4G devices will no longer work properly on Flash Wireless. To view Flash Supported Devices by Make and Model click here.

Enter your device Serial Number (IMEI, ESN, or MEID)

No dashes, no spaces

Need help finding your IMEI, ESN, or MEID

Complete one of the following steps:

  • Dial *#06# on your phone.
  • Check in the settings menu:
    • Android: Go to Settings> About device> Status
    • iPhone: Go to Settings> General >About
  • Check under your device’s battery for MEID or DEC- either number may be submitted.

Next, get a SIM card.


You can check your device compatibility here. The system will determine if your phone is a GSM device and that it has not been reported lost or stolen. The system cannot determine if your device is locked. If your device is locked your device will not activate on Flash Wireless. To unlock your device contact the wireless carrier the device was last activated on. For reference you can view the Unlocking Policy for each carrier.

The IMEI is the electronic serial number of your device. To locate your IMEI: Complete one of the following steps:

  1. Dial *#06# on your phone.
  2. Check in the settings menu:
    Android: Go to Settings > About device > Status
    iPhone: Go to Settings > General > About
  3. Check under your device's batter for MEID or DEC - either number may be submitted.


For service on Flash Wireless you must use a Flash Wireless SIM card. If you do not have a Flash Wireless SIM card and you would like to bring your own device you will be provided the option to receive one for free when you validate your device after checking compatibility.

The Flash Wireless SIM cards are triple punched. One card has all three sizes; simply select a size and detach from the card. For a listing of SIM card sizes please see the SIM card Size Guide.

For BYOD activation, please refer to Device Activation Instructions page by Clicking Here.

As the data networks of Flash Wireless carriers have matured, several updates have been applied that allow 4G/LTE devices to provide an optimal data experience. 3G devices, will now provide a sub-standard performance and this performance will continue to decrease in quality.

Yes. However, we encourage you to upgrade your device as soon as possible.

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