How To Activate a New 02 SIM Card

How To Activate a New 02 SIM Card

What is 02 SIM Card?

O2’s SIM only contract deals last 12 months, so you’ll be tied in for a year. Unless, of course, you opt for an O2 pay-as-you-go SIM, which means that you only pay for the usage you need. If you’re not planning to use your phone regularly, this might be a good option.

How To Activate a New 02 SIM Card

  1. Pop out the right size sim for your device, put it in and switch it on.
  2. Visit the Pay As You Go mobile broadband page.
  3. Enter your mobile broadband number and click sign in.
  4. Follow the instructions to register and activate your data.
  5. You’re ready to go.

Frequently Asked Questions

How do I get a SIM card from O2?

There are two ways of getting them:

  1. Pop into your local O2 store and ask for an O2 esim; or.
  2. Contact us and ask for an O2 esim pack to be sent to you. If you’re a Pay Monthly customer, call us on 202. If you’re a Business customer, call us on 8002. If you’re an Enterprise customer contact your account team.

Which SIM cards use O2?

There are currently four significant MVNOs (Mobile Virtual Network Operators) using O2’s network, namely Giffgaff, Virgin Mobile, Sky Mobile, and Tesco Mobile. By choosing one of O2’s MVNOs you can save money and get extra features, while still enjoying the excellent network coverage provided by O2’s mobile network.

What is the SIM card number for O2?

You’ll also need the 13-digit Sim Serial Number (SSN) for your new sim, which begins 00. You’ll find this printed on the back of your plastic sim card or on your eSIM pack. To move your mobile number across to your new sim, sign in to My O2.

Can I activate my O2 SIM online?

Activating your Pay As You Go sim

Visit the Pay As You Go mobile broadband page. Enter your mobile broadband number and click sign in. Your mobile broadband number will be in the pack that came with your sim. Follow the instructions to register and activate your data.

How long does an O2 SIM card last?

As long as you carry out a chargeable activity on your Pay As You Go sim at least once every six months, it won’t expire, and your phone number will remain active.

Are all O2 SIM cards 5G?

All our Pay Monthly plans come with 5G, so all you need is a 5G-ready device to get connected. 5G-ready phones are now becoming mainstream. If you don’t have one already, take a look at our range.

Who owns 02?

It is owned by VMED O2 UK Limited, a 50:50 joint venture between Telefónica and Liberty Global. O2 is the UK’s largest mobile network operator, with 23.8 million subscribers as of May 2023.

How do I get my O2 number?

5) There should be an option to see My number in your phone’s menus.

  1. On an Android-based phone, you can see if your number is listed in. Settings > About phone > Status > SIM Status > My phone number > …
  2. If you’re an iPhone owner, navigate to Settings > Phone and My Number will be the first field on the list:

How do I check my balance on O2?

To check your remaining allowances:

  1. Call 4444 free, then choose option 2 and 2 again.
  2. Text BALANCE free to 20202.
  3. Visit My O2.

Is O2 a good sim?

All in all, though, O2 is a great mobile network who offer loads of great packages, plenty of extra perks and benefits and competitive customer service. In short, then, O2 gets a thumbs up from us. But if you’re on a tight budget, you’d be better off looking at other networks.