T-Mobile is now finally available at Best Buy


Finally, T-Mobile is now available at Best Buy! 

The Un-Carrier was first spotted by a Redditor on Best Buy’s official website over a week ago. But it looked like activations were paused after Samsung’s Unpacked event. This time, Best Buy is finally making it possible for users to choose to activate devices on T-Mobile’s network. 

Along with the launch, Best Buy has dedicated a page to the devices you can activate on the Un-Carrier. Right now, however, it looks like your options include select iPhone and Samsung models.

The available devices include the following:

  • Apple iPhone 11
  • Apple iPhone 11 Pro
  • Apple iPhone 12 
  • Apple iPhone 12 mini 
  • Apple iPhone 12 Pro
  • Apple iPhone 12 Pro Max
  • Apple iPhone SE (2nd Generation)
  • Samsung Galaxy A32
  • Samsung Galaxy A52
  • Samsung Galaxy Note 20 Ultra
  • Samsung Galaxy S21 
  • Samsung Galaxy S21 Ultra 
  • Samsung Galaxy S21+ 
  • Samsung Galaxy Z Flip 3
  • Samsung Galaxy Z Fold 3

Unfortunately, Best Buy doesn’t have an option to purchase any of these devices on a monthly installment plan yet. But having the option to activate service at Best Buy is a good place to start. 


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  • steveb944

    Hope they add more manufacturers. As far as I recall they have some great deals so this will give us more options.

  • marque2

    On a technical they have been in Best Buy since last April when they merged with Sprint. I suppose they just kept the sprint deal. They have been moving out of retail over the years in favor of their own stores.

  • Coy Duke

    Wasn’t T-mobile in Best Buy up until they separated the phone cost from the service? Am I remembering this correctly?

    • Manbearpig

      I know when I worked there about 8 or 9 years ago the only thing we had was tmobile prepaid phones and they were crappy lg and samsung phones

  • ingram1225

    Best buy also offers $50 off price for activating it in the store.

    • Chops

      I’m going to get the S21 ultra from them for $899 w/activation I’ll just be upgrading line.

  • Limeybastard

    I bought an s21U from BestBuy, now the device is not recognized on My Tmobile website nor Samsungs own website to register it for warranty. It’ll be fun trying to get TMobile to unlock it soon, I am sure, Another, ” the IMEI isn’t in our database..”

    • Christian Parker

      ever get it unlocked.. same boat

      • Limeybastard

        Yes. I got it eventually unlocked via T-Mobile Tforce support via twitter. It’s one of those cases whereby you need to find a competent rep else nothing ever happens.