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The complete guide to buying a prepaid SIM online

A prepaid mobile plan allows you the freedom and flexibility to use your mobile. With a prepaid SIM card, you pay for the mobile services before using them. The amount of usage is based on the type of plan that you recharged your SIM card with. Once your mobile services expire, you do not have to top-up immediately. You can get a new plan at your convenience and switch mobile plans every time you make a recharge. To buy an Airtel prepaid SIM card online, you can download the Airtel Thanks App and apply for a new Airtel SIM. If you’re looking for a non-contract option, Airtel prepaid plans are an ideal option. Furthermore, the price of a new Airtel SIM is rather free. Just get your online recharge completed with the right plan and you’re done. 

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Let’s take a look at the documents required to get a new Airtel prepaid SIM card.

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?

You can visit the nearest Airtel Store nearby and get a new Airtel SIM, or order a prepaid SIM card online through the Airtel website. You can also download the Airtel Thanks App to get your new Airtel prepaid SIM card delivered to your doorstep.

Purchase Through The Airtel Store

  • 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

Mentioned below are the steps to make an Airtel prepaid SIM card online purchase.

  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?

Porting to Airtel prepaid is quite easy. The following are the steps to port your number to a new Airtel SIM card:

  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?

Below are the steps 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.

Note that, for the safety of your account, SMS service remains blocked for 24 hours post-SIM change. Also, there are no SIM activation charges to buy an Airtel Prepaid connection.

The recharge process of the Airtel Prepaid plan does not take more than 5 minutes to complete. With the Airtel Thanks App, you can make quick payment of your phone plan via the Airtel Payments Bank. The app allows you to pay bills more securely and, you can avail exciting cashback, discount deals and much more with a prepaid Airtel mobile plan.