Vi SIM activation: How to activate new Vi SIM via SMS, phone call, and more | 91mobiles.com

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A new Vi SIM has arrived, learn how to activate it using the step-by-step guide below. Activating a new SIM, be it Vodafone Idea, Airtel or Jio, is essential for making calls, sending messages and connecting to the internet. Vi offers many methods to activate SIMs from the comfort of their home. These methods include activating the Vi SIM by making a phone call, sending an SMS or visiting the official website.

How to activate new Vi SIM

Read on to know how you can activate a new Vi SIM.

By SMS

Both Vi prepaid and postpaid connections can be activated by sending an SMS. Here’s how.

  • First, open the ‘Messages’ app on your mobile phone
  • Then create and type a new SMS SIMEX <19 లేదా 20 అంకెల SIM కార్డ్ నంబర్> And send it 55199. The SIM card number can be found on the back of your SIM card package
    Activate Vi sim via SMS
  • Soon, you will receive an SMS from 55199 without the last 6 digits of the SIM card number
  • Send the missing 6 digits back to 55199 within the next two hours
  • Once done, the SIM will be activated in about 20 minutes
  • Depending on the plan you choose, you can start using Vi services

By phone call

The Vi SIM can be activated by making a phone call to a specific number and providing the details as instructed.

  • Open the phone app on your mobile phone and dial 59059
  • Once the call is connected, follow the instructions to provide your identification details
  • They may ask for the last two digits of your Aadhaar card for verification purposes
  • Once verified, wait for next 24 hours to activate your Vi SIM

Visiting the Vi store

Vi store is the place to go for any questions, problems or requests. Go to any nearby Vi store and activate your SIM with the help of the executives there. Here is the process how you can go about it.

Activate Vi SIM by visiting the nearest store.
  • If you’re wondering where to find a Vi store in your area, head over to Vi’s Store Locator Page And search for nearest store using pin code.
  • Then, visit the store during its working hours with your Aadhaar card
  • Ask store executives to activate your Vi SIM
  • They follow their own procedures while verifying your Aadhaar details and as soon as you activate your SIM
  • You may be asked to recharge with a minimum plan with a validity of 28 days

How to activate VI eSIM

iPhones, many high-end Android phones and wearables come with eSIMs functionality, where the user does not need a physical SIM to use operator services such as voice calling and internet surfing. However, this facility is only available on Vi postpaid mobile numbers. If you are looking to use Vi eSIM on your device, here is how to activate Vi eSIM:

On Android

  • First, open the SMS app on your phone
  • Now send SMS to it 199 with eSIMRegistered Email ID
  • After a few minutes, you will receive an SMS confirmation to which you need to reply with ‘ESIMY’ to confirm your eSIM request
  • After that, you will receive another SMS from 199 to convey your final consent to the call
  • After the call, you will receive a new SMS to inform that the QR code to enable the eSIM has been sent to your registered email ID.
  • Next, go to ‘Network & Internet’ settings on your Android phone and select ‘Download SIM instead’ or similar option under ‘Mobile network’ option
  • Now scan the QR code received in your email and follow the instructions to successfully activate your Vi eSIM

On the iPhone

  • First, open the Messages app on your iPhone
  • Now send SMS to it 199 with eSIMRegistered Email ID
  • After a few minutes, you will receive an SMS confirmation to which you need to reply with ‘ESIMY’ to confirm your eSIM request
  • After that, you will receive another SMS from 199 to convey your final consent to the call
  • After the call, you will receive an SMS to inform that a QR code has been sent to your registered email ID to enable the eSIM.
  • Next, go to the ‘Settings’ app and select the ‘Mobile Data’ option
  • From here tap on ‘Add Data Plan’
  • Now scan the QR code received in your email and follow the prompts accordingly to convert your regular Vi SIM to eSIM

How to activate previously deactivated Vi SIM?

After 8 to 12 months, the SIM will be deactivated if not used for a long period of time. In that case, if you want to reactivate the SIM, you can call Vi’s customer care number 199 and ask them to guide you for the same. You can also visit the nearest Vi store with valid ID proofs to enable it.

Frequently Asked Questions

How long does it take to activate Vi SIM?

Activating a new Vi SIM can take anywhere between 20 minutes to 3 hours, no matter your application.

How long does it take to activate the Vi SIM after porting?

Vi SIM usually takes 2 to 4 hours to activate after porting.

What are the charges for activating a new Vi connection?

The SIM activation process is completely free whether it is prepaid or postpaid connection. You will be charged only for recharge plans to avail telecom services like voice calling, sending & receiving SMS and using mobile data for various internet based applications.

How do I know my SIM is active?

Once your SIM is activated, you may receive an SMS to inform you about it. Another way to know your SIM activation status is to call or send SMS to someone you know.

How to buy New connection Vi SIM?

Both prepaid and postpaid Vi connections can be purchased and activated through Vi official website. Here’s how.

Activate Vi SIM by purchasing a new connection
  • First, go to Vi’s Post paid Or prepaid connection page on its website.
  • Next, select the plan you want to choose as the base starting plan for your new SIM
  • Fill the form on the next screen by filling the details like delivery pin code, existing mobile number and address
  • Once done, press the ‘Get OTP to complete order’ button and enter the received OTP
  • After that, you will be notified when the SIM card will be delivered to your doorstep
  • On receiving the SIM, follow the above steps to activate it or ask the delivery agent to guide you



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