How To Activate a Ported Airtel SIM

How To Activate a Ported Airtel SIM

What is Airtel SIM?

Airtel India is the second largest provider of mobile telephony after Jio and the second largest provider of fixed telephony in India and is also a provider of Broadband and subscription television services. It offers its telecom services under the Airtel brand, and is headed by Sunil Bharti Mittal.

How To Activate a Ported Airtel SIM

You need to send an SMS to USSD code 121. The syntax or format of the SMS will look like this: SIM<20 digit new SIM card number of your new SIM> The message should be sent from existing mobile number. Post that, you will receive an SMS for confirmation.

Frequently Asked Questions

How can I activate Airtel porting SIM?

Easy steps for Airtel 4G SIM activation

  1. SMS the 20 digit SIM number from your existing Airtel connection to 121.
  2. Reply typing 1 to confirm your request.
  3. Wait for some time for the phone to get disconnected from the network.
  4. Remove the old SIM and insert the new SIM in the slot.
  5. Switch on the phone and wait for 5 minutes.

How do I activate my SIM card port?

1. First, choose the service provider you wish to port your number to. 2. Send the following text message – PORT followed by your 10-digit mobile number to TRAI’s central number for mobile number portability – 1900.

How do I start a ported SIM?

SMS the word ‘PORT’ (which shall be case-insensitive, i.e., it can be ‘port’ or ‘Port’ etc.) followed by a space and the ten-digit mobile number which is to be ported, to 1900. The UPC will be received through SMS on the mobile of the Subscriber.

Do I need to activate ported SIM?

After delivery of SIM cards, porting takes about 7 days to be processed. Upon completing the process, all you need to do to activate your number is to follow the steps as mentioned above depending on the time of connection you have ported.

How long does it take to activate Airtel port?

The executive will give you your new SIM immediately which will be activated within 48 hours* from the time of your document validation. Now just insert your SIM card and start enjoying uninterrupted network with Airtel.

What to do after inserting ported Airtel SIM?

  1. Insert your new SIM card into your handset and switch it on.
  2. Next, you will need to enter a PIN.
  3. Simply enter this number and press OK.
  4. Now dial *123# to activate your SIM card.
  5. Once this process is done your connection will show ‘Airtel’ on the phone screen.

How long does it take for SIM to activate after porting?

It takes around 5 to 7 days. If you port using Aadhar then your number will be activated within 5 days. You will receive a message after activation. So, wait for 5 to 7 days.

How can I check my Airtel port status?

If you are switching to Airtel, real-time tracking of your SIM port status is very easy and hassle-free. All you have to do is download the Airtel Thanks app and login with your mobile number. You could also contact Airtel’s customer care to know more about your SIM port status.

How can I know my Airtel SIM activation date?

The easiest way to check your SIM activation date for Airtel is to call customer care on 121. Follow the instructions on the IVR to talk to a customer care executive, who will ask you for identification and verification, and then, will let you know the date when your SIM card was activated.

How can I activate SMS service in Airtel?

Once you have a full tower signal on the notification panel of your phone, open the text message app. Now, send the following text message: SMS (Your 20-digit SIM card number) and send it to 121. Once your SMS is delivered, you will receive a confirmation text back from Airtel.