How to activate Jio SIM Card in 2020

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Due to the low cost 4G services offered by Reliance Jio, it has become the largest telecom player in India in a very short time. The Jio 4G Plans are very attractive in terms of its pricing. The low pricing has led a large number of people to migrate to the 4G services. There are many who have purchased the Jio Sim Card, but find it a difficult process to activate it for some or the other reason. In this post, I will explain you how to activate Jio Sim Card in very simple way.

What Jio offers

Jio offers 4G services including free voice-calling all over India, low cost data packs, SMS, ISD Calling Service, International Roaming, Jio Apps, Jio Phones, JioFi (MiFi) devices, etc. You have to purchase Jio Sim Card and activate it to avail these services on your phone or on the Jio Devices. Let’s have a quick look at the Jio Plans

Jio Pre-paid Plans

PlanValidityBenefitsRemarks
Rs. 14924 Days– 24 GB (1GB/Day)
– Unlimited Voice & SMS
– Jio Apps Subscription
– FUP limits Non-Jio calls to 300 minutes.
– FUP limits SMS to 100 per day.
Rs. 19928 Days– 42 GB (1.5GB/Day)
– Unlimited Voice & SMS
– Jio Apps Subscription
– FUP limits Non-Jio calls to 1000 minutes.
– FUP limits SMS to 100 per day.
Rs. 39956 Days– 84 GB (1.5GB/Day)
– Unlimited Voice & SMS
– Jio Apps Subscription
– FUP limits Non-Jio calls to 2000 minutes.
– FUP limits SMS to 100 per day.
Rs. 55584 Days– 126 GB (1.5GB/Day)
– Unlimited Voice & SMS
– Jio Apps Subscription
– FUP limits Non-Jio calls to 3000 minutes.
– FUP limits SMS to 100 per day.
Rs. 2121336 Days– 504 GB (1.5GB/Day)
– Unlimited Voice & SMS
– Jio Apps Subscription
– FUP limits Non-Jio calls to 12000 minutes.
– FUP limits SMS to 100 per day.
Rs. 24928 Days– 56 GB (2GB/Day)
– Unlimited Voice & SMS
– Jio Apps Subscription
– FUP limits Non-Jio calls to 1000 minutes.
– FUP limits SMS to 100 per day.
Rs. 44456 Days– 112 GB (2GB/Day)
– Unlimited Voice & SMS
– Jio Apps Subscription
– FUP limits Non-Jio calls to 2000 minutes.
– FUP limits SMS to 100 per day.
Rs. 59984 Days– 168 GB (2GB/Day)
– Unlimited Voice & SMS
– Jio Apps Subscription
– FUP limits Non-Jio calls to 3000 minutes.
– FUP limits SMS to 100 per day.
Rs. 34928 Days– 84 GB (3GB/Day)
– Unlimited Voice & SMS
– Jio Apps Subscription
– FUP limits Non-Jio calls to 1000 minutes.
– FUP limits SMS to 100 per day.
Rs. 12928 Days– 2 GB
– Unlimited Voice
– 300 SMS
– Jio Apps Subscription
– FUP limits Non-Jio calls to 1000 minutes.
Rs. 1299336 Days– 24 GB
– Unlimited Voice
– 3600 SMS
– Jio Apps Subscription
– FUP limits Non-Jio calls to 12000 minutes.
Rs. 4999360 Days– 350 GB
– Unlimited Voice & SMS
– Jio Apps Subscription
– FUP limits Non-Jio calls to 12000 minutes.
– FUP limits SMS to 100 per day.

How to buy Jio SIM Card

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You can purchase Jio Sim Card from your nearest Jio Store. You can also avail the “Sim Home Delivery” service of Jio through Jio.com. To buy a Jio Sim Card, you have to fill up the Customer Application Form. You also have to give one passport-sized photograph, one Proof of Identity (Aadhaar, Voter ID, PAN Card, etc.) and one Proof of Address (Aadhaar, Voter ID, Driving License, Passport, etc.) along with CAF. Reliance Jio is offering SIM Cards free of cost to its customers.

How to activate Jio Sim Card easily

The process of activating Jio Sim Card is very simple. I have listed in the right order below:

  1. Once you submit the CAF Form, photograph and required documents, you will get the Jio Sim Card from the Jio Store. In case of home delivery of SIM Card, the Jio Representative will collect the CAF Form, photograph and required documents from your home. After collecting the required documents, Jio Representative will issue the Jio Sim Card to you.
  2. After issue of the SIM Card, you will receive an SMS on the registered mobile number with the message that your Jio Sim Card is ready for tele-verification. You will receive the tele-verification SMS in 4-5 hours.
  3. Now, to complete the tele-verification process, there are two options. The first option is to dial 1977 if you want to activate both Voice & Data services. If you want to activate only data services for devices like JioFi, you have to dial 1800-890-1977. You should ensure that you call on the above numbers from your registered mobile number only.
  4. There are three options to tele-verify: 1. By entering 5 digit pin you received on the alternate number you provided to Jio. 2. By entering the last 4 digits of your Aadhaar ID/Voter ID/Passport Number and 3. The last option is to reach the Jio contact center advisor to complete the tele-verification process.
  5. The best option to tele-verify is to give the last 4 digit of your Proof of Identity
  6. After completing the tele-verification process, your SIM Card will be activated in 2 hours.
  7. Congratulation, you have activated the Jio Sim Card.

Activating Jio SIM after Porting

For customers who have ported their number from other telecom provider to Jio, the process of activating Jio SIM Card is as follows:

  1. After successfully porting to Jio SIM from any other telecom provider, you will receive an SMS fro Jio to complete the tele-verification process to activate the new Jio SIM provided to you.
  2. You have to dial 1977 from your new Jio SIM to complete the tele-verification process.
  3. You will have three options to tele-verify: 1. Enter 5 digit pin you received on the alternate number you provided to Jio. 2. Enter the last 4 digits of your Aadhaar ID/Voter ID/Passport Number and 3. Speak to Customer Care Executive to complete the tele-verification process.
  4. The best option to tele-verify is to give the last 4 digit of your Proof of Identity
  5. Once the tele-verification process is completed, your SIM Card will be activated in 2 hours.
  6. Congratulation, Jio SIM Card is activated.

The process of how to activate Jio SIM Card is fairly simple and straight-forward. If you do it the right way, you should not face any problem during the process. In you have any query, please feel free to share your questions in the comments section below.

If you own a JioFi device, I have written a post on how to change JioFi password. Hope it might be helpful to you.

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