The primary purpose of the Act is to mandate all public telecommunications entities (PTEs) to require the registration of SIM cards prior to their sale and activation, in an effort to promote accountability and provide law enforcement with an identification tool in resolving crimes.
Does a SIM card activate automatically?
If you have a new phone number Activate your SIM card in just one easy step: insert the SIM card into your mobile device and it will activate automatically.
Why is my new SIM not activated?
It can take up to 24 hours to activate a SIM card or an eSIM. If you’ve just upgraded to a new device, and your old SIM still fits, switch back to your old SIM card – you don’t need to use the new SIM we’ve just sent you.
What happens if new SIM is not activated?
Contact your network service provider and make sure the SIM ID on the card matches the SIM ID in your account with the service provider. Insert the SIM after your account has been updated. Restart your phone again and allow the activation process to complete fully.