Get a SIM card & insert it into a Pixel phone
To connect your phone to a mobile network, you'll need an active SIM. Without one, you’ll see a “No SIM card” message.
All Pixel phones can use nano SIM cards. With Project Fi, Pixel 2 phones can also use eSIM.
If you buy a Pixel 2 phone on the Google Store:
- In the U.S., you can pick no SIM card or a pre-inserted Verizon SIM card. If Verizon is your mobile carrier, activate your SIM card on their site (www.vzw.com/google-activate).
- In other countries, your phone comes with no SIM card.
If you need a SIM card
To get a nano SIM card, contact your mobile service provider. If you're asked for your phone's IMEI number, learn where to see your IMEI number.
If you have a SIM card
You can move your current phone's nano SIM card to your Pixel phone instead of getting a new one. Phones like the Nexus 5X and Nexus 6P use nano SIM cards.
With your phone off:
- Into the small hole on the phone's left edge, insert the SIM ejection tool.
- Firmly but gently, push until the tray pops out. Then remove the tray.
- Put the nano SIM card in the tray. Gently, push the tray back into its slot.
You could need to restart your phone to start getting mobile service. To restart a phone that's on, press the power button for about 3 seconds. Then tap Restart .
You can find your phone's IMEI number:
- On your phone's box.
- On your phone's SIM card tray.
- In your phone's Settings app . Tap System About phone Status IMEI information.
Tip: Take a photo of your IMEI number or write it on your paper Quick Start Guide.