A Comprehensive Guide to Purchasing a Prepaid SIM Card Online

A Comprehensive Guide to Purchasing a Prepaid SIM Card Online

At 10/6/2023

H2- Documents Required for buying a prepaid SIM card

  • Identity proof documents such as Driving License, Aadhaar Card, Passport, Voter ID Card, etc.
  • Address proof documents such as Passport, Electricity bill, Voter ID Card, Driving License, etc.

H2- How To Get A New Airtel Prepaid SIM Online?

  • Contact the nearest Airtel store to book an appointment.
  • Carry your identity proof and address proof documents while visiting to buy a new Airtel SIM card.

H2- Order New Airtel Prepaid SIM Card Online

  1. Visit the Airtel website or download the Airtel Thanks App.
  2. Click on “Prepaid” and select “New Prepaid SIM”.
  3. Fill in all the required details to schedule your Airtel doorstep KYC.
  4. Choose a prepaid plan and tap on ‘Submit’ to proceed.
  5. An Airtel representative will soon contact you to complete the SIM card delivery request.
  6. You can also track the real-time status of the process on the Airtel Thanks App.

H2- How To Port Your Number To Airtel?

  1. Visit the Airtel website at airtel.in/mnp .
  2. Select your preferred prepaid plan by clicking on “Buy now”. Enter your details to schedule KYC pickup & SIM card delivery.
  3. To generate a porting code or Unique Porting Code (UPC), send a short SMS. Type “PORT to 1900 and, you will receive the code via SMS from 1901.
  4. The Airtel executive will visit your location at the selected time slot for SIM delivery and activation. Keep the required documents ready and share UPC, valid address & identity proofs with the Airtel executive.
  5. When porting your existing number to a new Airtel SIM card , it takes around 48 hours (within the same state) & 4 days (inter-state) to switch numbers. The duration of the porting process is based according to the new TRAI (Telecom Regulatory Authority of India) guidelines effective from December 16, 2019.

H2- How To Activate Your New Airtel Prepaid SIM ?

  1. Once you receive your SIM, you can activate it via SMS through your phone.
  2. Type SMS SIM <20-digit SIM card number of your new SIM> to 121.
  3. Now, you will receive a confirmation SMS on your mobile.
  4. Reply with 1 and, you will soon receive a confirmation call.
  5. Lastly, provide approval for SIM activation by replying with 1.

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