If you want to transfer your number from TracFone to Google Fi then it’s a very easy process.
Google Fi is an MVNO service by Google and uses T-mobile networks which have one of the largest ranges of towers. Based on strength and availability Google Fi also switches between available networks.
It was initially launched for only Nexus 6 model but with growing demand, now you can use it for your Pixel and Pixel XL smartphones.
If you are thinking of transferring your number to Google Fi from TracFone but are not sure how to do it then read this guide.
This guide will also discuss what to do before you transfer your number from TracFone to Google Fi.
What Are The Things To Keep In Mind Before Transferring TracFone Number To Google Fi?
The most important thing required is your TracFone account information at the time of transfer to Google Fi. The information that you should keep ready are:
1. Account Number
The account number in TracFone is different from your mobile number. There are three ways to find your account number which are,
- Your phone’s IMEI number which is a 15-digit number.
- If you bought a TracFone SIM card kit then the account number is the 15-digit number written at the back of the SIM kit.
- Log in to your TracFone account. Click on “My Account” and then “Nickname”. Check the TracFone account number on the account page.
You can also confirm that the account number is correct by texting FOUR to 611611 from your TracFone number.
2. Transfer Pin
To get the transfer pin of your TracFone account you can text NTP to 611611 from your TracFone number to receive an SMS with the transfer pin.
3. Zip Code
You should keep the zip code handy which you first gave when you bought the TracFone number.
If you have changed your location then the zip code will still be the same as where you first lived when you got the TracFone number.
How To Transfer TracFone Number To Google Fi?
After gathering your TracFone account information, you can start the process of transferring your number from TracFone to Google Fi.
Follow the steps mentioned below to start the transfer process.
Step 1: Keep Your TracFone Number And Service Active
Keep your number and service active with TracFone during the transfer process for a smooth transition from TracFone to Google Fi.
After the transfer is complete then you can cancel your Tracfone service.
Step 2: Keep Your Phone
You can keep your phone when you are switching to Google Fi and use it to call or text until the transfer process is complete.
Step 3: Visit Google Fi Website
Open the Google Fi website and enter your TracFone account information which is the information you gathered before starting the transfer process from TracFone to Google Fi.
You will need to enter your TracFone account number and transfer pin.
Step 4: Insert SIM Card
Now turn off your phone and insert the SIM card that you got from Google Fi for your phone. If you don’t have a SIM card then you can order one from their website.
If you want to use eSIM and own a phone that is Pixel 2 or later then you can skip this step.
If you have a Pixel 4 or later then you can leave the physical SIM card in your phone for better connectivity.
Step 5: Switch On Your Phone
After inserting the SIM card, now switch on your phone and follow the on-screen instructions to start the number transfer from TracFone.
Next, enter the TracFone account information when prompted.
If you will use your phone with Google Fi service then activate the service before starting the transfer process.
For iPhone with Google Fi, you can follow the instructions to activate the Google Fi service on your iPhone with eSIM.
Step 6: Wait For The Transfer Process To Complete
Now you have to wait till the transfer process is complete and you can check the status of the number transfer in the Google Fi website and app.
You can continue to use your old phone for calls, texts and data till the transfer process is complete.
Step 7: Transfer Process Complete
When the transfer process is complete you will receive a notification on your Google Fi phone. Some features may start immediately after the transfer is complete and other features may take time.
If the transfer from TracFone is not successful then you will find the notification in the Google Fi app and you can troubleshoot the transfer process.
How Long Does It Take To Transfer Number From TracFone to Google Fi?
It can take up to 3 hours to transfer a number from TracFone to Google Fi. After the transfer process is complete you will receive a notification on your phone.
If the number is landline then it takes up to 2 business days for a number to transfer to Google Fi.