How to Use a Net10 Phone on T-Mobile

By Greyson Ferguson

Wireless phone manufacturers often provide the same model of phone for multiple wireless service providers, such as Net10, AT&T, Verizon and T-Mobile. If you currently have a phone on the Net10 network, but want to switch over to T-Mobile, it is possible to do so--you just need to flash the phone. Flashing a phone removes the current programming and adds new firmware related to the desired company.

Things You'll Need

  • USB data cable

Step 1

Download and install one of the flash programs provided in "Resources." All function exactly the same, so it does not matter what option you choose.

Step 2

Navigate to your cell phone's manufacturing website, choose "Support" and select the model of phone you use. Click "Downloads," then select the firmware download for "T-Mobile."

Step 3

Plug the USB data cable into the USB port on your phone, then insert the other end of the cable into a USB port on the computer.

Step 4

Launch the flash software, then click-and-drag the downloaded firmware into the open window. Select "Flash," and the T-Mobile programming information uploads to the cell phone. Once downloading is complete, the phone is ready for use on the T-Mobile network.