How To Activate a Prepaid SIM

How To Activate a Prepaid SIM

What is Prepaid SIM?

A prepaid SIM card is a type of SIM card that is used to access mobile phone services on a pay-as-you-go basis. With a prepaid SIM card, you pay for the mobile phone service upfront by purchasing airtime credit or a data plan, and then use the service until the credit or plan runs out.

How To Activate a Prepaid SIM

SMS SIMEX to 55199 with any 19 or 20-digit SIM card number. You will get an SMS from the number 55199 with the last six digits of your SIM card missing. After receiving an SMS, send the last six digits back to 55199 within two hours. It will take 20 minutes to activate your new SIM.

Frequently Asked Questions

How long does a prepaid SIM take to activate?

Once you’ve activated your SIM card, your pre-paid service should be up and running within 4 hours, but it can take longer. If you’re transferring your mobile number, we can only do this within our operating hours.

How do I activate my prepaid SIM to eSIM?

For Android:

  1. Open the device and connect to the internet.
  2. Go to Settings > Click “Connections”.
  3. Click “SIM Card Manager”.
  4. Click “Add Mobile Plan” > Click “Scan Carrier QR Code”
  5. Scan the eSIM digital QR code.
  6. Click “Confirm”.
  7. The eSIM will be displayed with your mobile number. Your device is now ready for use.

How long can I use a prepaid SIM card?

It costs money and it would be too expensive to connect phone numbers to local SIM cards indefinitely. Most telecom providers will block your local SIM card after 6 or 12 months of inactivity to make the telephone number available for use again by a new customer.

What is the disadvantage of prepaid SIM?

4 Cons of prepaid plans

You may also miss out on some perks, such as free streaming, roaming, or hotspot. You may also have to pay upfront for your phone or device, or use an unlocked one that is compatible with your carrier. You may also have to deal with lower customer service or support.

Does prepaid expire?

Yes, they do. You will need to be reissued a card after it expires. Funds on the cards don’t expire, though. In a 2016 report by the Consumer Financial Protection Bureau, some consumers complained that they had money on their cards when they expired but the issuer didn’t reissue cards that included those balances.

How long does prepaid last?

Each RM1 worth of prepaid reload carries 1 day account validity. For example, a RM5 prepaid reload will extend the prepaid account validity by 5 days. Similarly, a RM30 prepaid reload will extend the prepaid account validity by 30 days.

Which prepaid SIM is best?

Best Network SIM Card Provider in India 2023

  • BSNL: Affordable plans, wide coverage.
  • Airtel: Fast data speeds, excellent customer service.
  • Jio: Cheap data plans, bundled services like JioTV and JioSaavn.
  • Vi (Vodafone Idea): Strong network coverage, competitive pricing.

How long do prepaid SIM cards last without recharge?

According to TRAI consumer handbook, a sim card is deemed to be deactivated in case of non-usage for over 90 days (about 3 months). The non-usage here means zero incoming or outgoing calls/messages, no data sessions, no use of value-added services, and any related payment.

Which is better prepaid or postpaid SIM?

If you use your mobile services frequently and heavily, a postpaid plan may be a better choice, as it can offer you greater value for money. On the other hand, if you use your mobile services infrequently or have a limited budget, a prepaid plan may be more suitable.

Does a prepaid SIM card come with a phone number?

Unlike a temporary cell phone, you can buy prepaid cell phones to use for a longer period of time. You get your own phone number with your prepaid sim contra