Activate a BSNL SIM Card
Due to Covid-19, activation of new sim cards might be delayed.
BSNL is the largest telecom service provider in India that provides services Landline, Mobile Connectivity, Broadband, and many more. It offers 2G/3G network services and 4G in a few circles for cellular or mobile connectivity. It is one of the oldest telecom companies in India, which brought a connectivity revolution in India.
It has existed since the year 2000 and completed 20 years in 2020. We all have seen how it has degraded over the few years and performed poorly from the user’s point of view. However, BSNL being the giant; we all have a nostalgic attachment of owning a BSNL connection, be it mobile or landline in some part of our lives.
Do you remember the PCOs of BSNL? They were quite popular back then. You could call anyone at just Rs 1.
Though right now it’s in a troubled state, I have a firm belief that if things are sorted out and worked well, it would be a great profit-making company again that serves the masses at the lowest rates. But that’s only is possible if our government puts emphasis on it.
Do note BSNL is the only telecom provider that hasn’t done away with the main balance and validity concept. The rest of the companies made it mandatory to recharge with a minimum amount monthly, which is about more than Rs 100 a month.
4G connectivity is available in just a few circles by BSNL; most of the people in India are still using 3G connectivity, which is the second-fastest cellular technology now.
Update: BSNL is known to launch its 4G services PAN India starting August 2022, after many delays and hurdles.
If you are planning a trip to India for business or leisure, you can purchase a pre-paid SIM card and phone from BSNL to use. BSNL has its services all over India, so no matter where you are traveling, you will be able to make calls within the country as needed.
Getting a BSNL New SIM
You can purchase a BSNL prepaid card through a variety of mobile distributor networks located throughout India. Once you have the SIM card in hand, slide the card into your mobile handset. If you don’t have a handset that’s compatible with BSNL prepaid cards, you can purchase one when you pick up the card.
If you took a new BSNL SIM card recently, then it’s time to activate it now.
You will need to activate your BSNL SIM to be able to use it.
A new BSNL 2G/3G/4G SIM gets activated within 24 hours. An initial activation alert SMS will be sent to the alternate mobile no provided by you in the CAF.
After initial activation, the customer needs to dial 1507 or 123 for the Tele verification of his/her new SIM card. On successful Tele verification, your new BSNL SIM will get activated fully. And now, you can enjoy the service of India’s No.1 telecom company.
Steps to Activate Your BSNL SIM
This post was re-updated on 1st February 2022.
- Turn off your cell phone if it is not already powered off.
- Install the BSNL SIM card in your phone. The SIM card slot is under the battery in the back of the phone.
- Power on the phone by pressing the “Power/End” button.
- Now, wait for the network.
- Dial “1507” or ‘123’ on the phone to confirm your card, select a language, and verify.
- You will be prompted for Tele-Verification
- Follow the Tele-verification guide.
- Done! Your sim is now activated, and you can start using it for calling or data services.
- This activates your SIM card with the phone.
- Welcome Onboard with BSNL!
Report Issues With BSNL Card
If you have an issue with your BSNL new SIM card or activation, call the BSNL customer care number, which is 1800-180-1503. The service is available 24 hours per day and includes problems with your verification code.
An alternate BSNL customer care number is available for issues related to your mobile codes or calls from other places. For those instances, call 1800-180-1503/1503.
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