How To Activate a New Number

How To Activate a New Number

What is a New Number?

There are a number of different ways to add a new phone number — and you don’t even need to add a second landline or SIM card to do so.

How To Activate a New Number

Insert the correct SIM card in your phone. If you have a new number, it will activate automatically. Otherwise, contact our automated activation service.

Frequently Asked Question

How do I activate my mobile number?

Check Your Old Phone Number Availability

  1. Know when your phone number was deactivated.
  2. Attempt to call/contact the number.
  3. Contact your service provider.
  4. Request a reactivation of your old phone number.
  5. Wait for your provider to reactivate the number.

Can I activate a phone myself?

Although the specific steps vary from device to device, generally, you need to insert the SIM card, power on the device, and follow the on-screen prompts to set it up. If you are activating a new phone, you may also need to activate the SIM card with your carrier.

Why is my SIM card not activating?

Ensure that your device is connected to a stable and active internet connection. This is necessary for the activation process to work. Check if the SIM card is inserted correctly into your device. You can follow the instructions that came with your device to make sure that the SIM card is inserted properly.

How can I activate my MTN number?

Simply dialing an activation code on your phone is the easiest way to activate your MTN sim card. Before you start, make sure that your phone is turned on and that you’ve inserted the sim card properly. The activation code is 1232#, and you should dial it from your phone’s dial pad.

Can I activate my phone number online?

Activate through your carrier’s website.

If you’re activating a prepaid plan online, you will likely need to enter an Activation Code. This is typically included with your SIM purchase. If you don’t have one, you’ll need to call the number below for your carrier, or go into a retail store.

How will I know when my new SIM card is activated?

If you’ve just purchased a new connection and received your new SIM card, it should already be activated. Simply pop it into your handset and you’re good to go.

Does a new SIM card automatically activate?

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.

How do I activate my SIM card straight talk?

How do I Activate my Straight Talk phone? To Activate your new Straight Talk phone online, you simply need to go to You may also Activate your New Straight Talk phone by calling our Customer Care Center at 1-877-430-CELL (2355) from another phone.

Can you activate a SIM card without putting it in a phone?

In many cases, you simply need to insert your new SIM card into your phone to activate it. Otherwise, if you need to enter a particular code (found on your new SIM card), you can do so online via the network’s website or app. To make it easy, we’ve broken down how to activate a SIM card by network.

Do you have to activate a new cell phone?

Have a new phone and a new number? You’re likely already activated. Turn on your device and make a test call. If you can’t make a call, activate your device.