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How long does it take to activate a SIM?

How long does it to activare a PAYG SIM?

 

 I bought one ~7hrs ago in a Vodafone shop and the salesman said it would be active in about 20 minutes - it's not active yet.

 

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Re: How long does it take to activate a SIM?

Hi

 

Is it a replacement sim mate?


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Re: How long does it take to activate a SIM?

No, new SIM into an old phone.

 

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Re: How long does it take to activate a SIM?

Hi

 

Oh i see, here in ireland all sims are already active, you just need to top up to enjoy the service. What I would advise you doing is use web chat, the links below. An agent will be able to assist you in getting this sorted there.


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Re: How long does it take to activate a SIM?

Hi there, crouchenddave

I'd certainly expect it to be activated by the now, but you could try calling 17298 to see if that would shake it out of its torpor. See http://www.vodafone.co.uk/shop/pay-as-you-go/getting-started/index.htm for some other information. Also http://help.vodafone.co.uk/system/selfservice.controller?CONFIGURATION=1000&PARTITION_ID=1&CMD=BROWS...

Annie.

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Re: How long does it take to activate a SIM?

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Three days and counting... it finally got activated as I was typing this reply.
If you have an online account with Vodafone, and are swapping from an old SIM to a new one or simply installing a new SIM, you can do this online. Log in, go to My Account: My Device: Activate new SIM.

Be prepared to wait a couple of hours and to power you phone off, take out and reinsert your battery and SIM, and power on again before it finally activates.

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