How to Program Virgin Mobile Phones

By Katrina Matterhorn

Virgin Mobile offers mobile phones and services globally as part of a contract with the Virgin Mobile brand. Each company that offers Virgin Mobile phones does so independently but works with the Virgin Mobile company to use the brand name. If you have a Virgin Mobile phone that you purchased from one cellphone provider, and want to use it with another, you will have to unlock it first. Once you have unlocked the phone, you can program it with a specific code to get your new number with your new service provider.

Step 1

Press and hold the "Power" button on your Virgin Mobile phone.

Step 2

Type in "##VIRGIN#" or "#-#-8-4-7-4-4-6-#" or "##VIRGIN" or "#-#-8-4-7-4-4-6" from the keypad to take you to the programming menu.

Step 3

Click "Activate Phone," "OK." Select "Yes" when asked "Do You Want to Activate Your Phone Now?"

Step 4

Press "Start," "OK." You will see the message "We're Getting Your Phone Number For You" displayed. Click "Finished," then "OK" once you see your phone number appear.