Knowledgebase: CDMA
How to Program a CDMA Device
Posted by Red Pocket Mobile Customer Service on 06 October 2014 04:19 PM

How to Program a CDMA Device

OTA Programming

All CDMA devices require Over the Air Programming (OTA) following activation or successful port-in.  

1. Dial *22890 (Activation) if this does not work,

2. Dial *228 (Activation) if this does not work,

3. Dial *22891 (PRL Update)

If opening the normal dialer on your phone is unsuccessful, go to Emergency Dialer and dial *#83786633

Note: if either *228 or *22890 fail, you will hear an automated recording saying that "Over the Air Program was Unsuccessful."

Once you have dialed and reached OTA Programming. You will hear the following prompt:  

“Welcome to Over the Air Programming. Please hold while we program your phone.  This call is Airtime Free.”  

Once programming has completed, device will reboot.

Note: iPhone 4, iPhone 4S CDMA Special Activation Instructions

  • Select Settings
  • Select General
  • Select Reset
  • Select Reset Network Settings
  • Once Device Reboots, re-attempt OTA Programming

*22890 and *22891, *22890 (Activation) and *22891 (PRL Updates) has to be performed in a digital coverage area and the device will need at least 1-2 bars of signal preferably 2 or more bars of signal in order to program.

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