How To Activate a Nano SIM Card
What is Nano SIM Card?
A nano SIM, also known as the 4FF, is the fourth generation of SIM cards. Measuring just 12.3mm x 8.8mm x 0.67mm, a nano SIM is a fraction of the size of the original 1FF SIM card, and substantially smaller than the second and third generations (2FF and 3FF).
How To Activate a Nano SIM Card
- Ensure the receiver is turned off.
- Remove the cover on the bottom of the receiver to access the SIM card slot.
- Insert the Nano-SIM card.
- Reattach the cover over the SIM card slot.
- Activate the Nano-SIM card: Press .
- Select LTE Modem. Enter the APN and enable.
Frequently Asked Questions
How do I activate my new SIM card?
Usually, you’ll have to enter the phone number or SIM card number. After that, you may get a message with further instructions. And some SIM’s take up to 24 hours to activate, though this is rare. Typically, to activate your SIM card you just need to insert the correct sized SIM into your phone.
Why is my nano SIM not working?
Clean the nanoSIM card by blowing off dust, or use a soft cloth to carefully remove any residue from the gold contact area (don’t use soap or anything abrasive). Place the nanoSIM card chip-side down into the tray and slide it back inside. If inserted correctly, the tray should go in easily.
Can I use a nano SIM in any phone?
Nano SIM. The Nano SIM was released in 2012 and, to date, it is the smallest SIM around – even in its thickness. This SIM is used in most smartphones today, from the iPhone 5 upwards, and in most android phones including the Samsung Galaxy S7 and Google Pixel.
Can I put a nano SIM in a normal phone?
If you want to transfer your SIM-nano card to another device, you need a suitable adapter. In order to be able to use this new small size and change between different phones/mobile devices (which use SIM cards) these adapters can convert from SIM-nano to SIM-micro or standard SIM cards.
Why is my Airtel SIM not activating?
If the above steps don’t work, you need to go to an Airtel Service Centre with your ID and address proof and get your sim replaced. Your new sim will be activated within 4 hours for incoming and outgoing calls. It would take another 24 hours for activation of SMS services.
How will I know if my Airtel SIM is activated?
To know if your Airtel SIM is active or not, try calling from your Airtel number to Airtel customer care number i.e. 121, or from some other number call on your Airtel mobile number. The Airtel activation number you need to dial is 59059 from your phone for Airtel SIM activation.
How can I know my SIM activation date?
It is not possible to determine the year of activation of a SIM card by only knowing the mobile number. Additional information, such as the SIM card’s ICCID (integrated circuit card identifier) or the account information associated with the mobile number would be needed to determine the activation date.
Why is my phone not reading my SIM card?
Check for any visible signs of damage like scratches or stains. Clean the SIM card and tray with a clean, dry cloth. Reinsert the SIM card, making sure it is properly installed in the tray. Once everything is secured back into place, turn your phone on again and see if the error is gone.
Why is my SIM not connecting?
Sometimes, it might get loose or fall out of its slot, so ensure it’s in place properly. If that doesn’t work, try replacing your SIM card with another one from a different carrier. If your phone still doesn’t recognize the SIM card after doing so, there may be something wrong with it.
How long does a new SIM card take to activate?
A replacement SIM lets you move your number to a new SIM if your old SIM is lost, stolen or damaged, or if you need a different size SIM for your new device. A replacement SIM can take up to 24 hours to activate in busy periods, however it’s usually much quicker.