How to Activate a New Jio SIM Card?

The advent of Jio in the Indian sim cards scene has been nothing short of a digital revolution. Jio with its amazing plans definitely has made lives easier for average Indians by successfully bringing mobile internet to the populace, connecting them to the world of internet. With a fairly cheaper price than the rest of competitors and excellent coverage throughout India, Jio instantly became the market leader. The ease of purchase and getting to start using the service is what adds to the charm of Jio. We, at 101 Internet, are here to answer all your queries like activating Jio new sim card, reactivating Jio sim and much more. 


How to Buy a Jio Sim Offline?

Purchasing the card offline is arguably as easy as buying groceries, all you have to do is be prepared with your identity proofs and a passport size photo of yours. Now that you have the documents ready, all you need to do is visit a Reliance digital shop near you. To find the closest shop near you, use their locate us webpage. If the shop is a bit farther than you had hoped for, you still don’t have to worry because the sim can be purchased from any local vendor with a license.

The rest of the process will be explained by the shopkeeper, which will mainly include downloading My Jio App, and other details like your address, name etc.

How to Buy a Jio Sim Online?

Oh! what a time to live in, everything can be done online. So why should purchasing a sim card be different? Of course it isn’t, buying it online is even easier than going to the physical store. All you have to do is visit their webpage, fill out your name and mobile number. An OTP will be generated and sent to the mobile number you provided. Enter the OTP and proceed with the details which are being asked there like home address, postal code etc. 

Once the order is placed, you will have to pay a small amount for the delivery. And that’s it, you will receive the sim on the date specified in the confirmation message. 

: A new Jio sim card is free of charge but you will have to pay for the applicable plan at the time of getting a new sim card.



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How Do I Activate My Number?

  • Now, once you receive the physical card, either or offline, the jio agent will conduct a KYC wirelessly, it will be done in no time, very convenient. 
  • In about 45 mins once the KYC verification is done, you will receive a notification on your current number asking to tele-verify it. Here you must dial 1977 to initiate the Jio sim tele-verification process.
  • You will be directed to an automated call. Here, you will be asked to either input the last 4 digits of your Aadhar card number or input the 5 digit code sent on an alternate number.

Now you can enjoy the Jio sim card’s services. In any case if your sim is still not activated, wait for some time. In order to check the jio sim activation status contact jio customer care number - 1800 889 9999 for non jio users or dial - 1860 893 3333 if you have a jio sim. 

In case you are wondering how to activate jio sim after portingIf you ported your number to Jio, you might have to wait for 2-3 business days for your new sim to start accessing the network. 

How to Block My Jio Sim Card?

It is understandable to run into troubles like losing your phone, damage to your sim and other things. If you are facing such a situation and you need to block your Jio sim card, then you are at the right place here. The process to block your sim is quite easy, all you need to do is follow the steps laid out below:

  • Call Jio helpline number 199 from the Jio sim that you own and initiate the blocking process.
  • If you do not have your sim on you, then you should call 1800 889 9999, the jio toll free number, from any other sim and request them to get your sim blocked. In this process you will be required to provide some information like your birthday, postal code of your address and when you purchased the sim. 
  • Alternatively, you can also use the jio customer care email id to block your sim, just mail them at Or, just call 1909 to speed up the process.
  • In case you want to deactivate your sim, just call 198 to initiate the deactivation
  • Jio sim reactivation can be done within 15 days of deactivation of sim. If the sim is inactive for more than 15 days, you will have to visit the Jio store, with your identity proofs, to reactivate your sim card.

: When you try to deactivate your sim, you will receive calls from Jio or any other operators. They will ask you things like why you want to deactivate your sim and how they can improve. This procedure is done to make the service better. But, you can use this method to get good deals from the operators, because they want you to continue your service with them. Good Luck!!

How do I activate my Jio eSIM?

If you are wondering what is an eSIM? It is just a replacement of the physical sim that you have. An eSIM can also be used for Tablets, Smartphones and Smartwatches. So, how do you activate your Jio eSIM? We have a detailed guide of the process to convert your physical jio sim to an eSIM online, so let's take a look.

Step 1: Open “Settings” on your phone and scroll down to the “about phone” section, there you will find the EID number and an IMEI number, make a note of these numbers.

Step 2: Now SMS GETESIM<32 Digit EID><15 Digit IMEI> to 199 from the device with an active Jio SIM. In case your email id is not updated you will get a response to update it. Just follow the procedure and repeat the process

Step 3: Once you receive your eSIM number, you will have to send an SMS to 199 again with SIMCHG <19-digit eSIM number>. It will take roughly 2 hours to receive an update regarding your eSIM processing. 

Step 4: After the above process is completed, SMS ‘1’ to 183, which is requested to receive an automated call from +91 2235072222. Once done, you will receive an SMS which will be for the confirmation of the activation of your eSIM.


After this activation process you need to configure the eSIM on your device. The process differs a bit for the devices compatible with eSIM. But don’t worry 101 Internet has you covered. 



For iPhone Users 

You will receive a notification for the configuration of your profile on the device. Open it and tap gently Install Data Plan. Thereafter, tap on continue. And you are all set.

If you did not receive any notification, head to the settings of your device, there you will see “Jio Data Plan Ready to be Installed”, just tap on it. And on the next page just tap “continue”. And you are ready to use the eSIM services. 

By any means, if you neither received the notification nor do you see “Jio Data Plan Ready to be Installed”. Just go to “Mobile data” and tap on “Add data plan”. There you will find a Jio option, just tap on and add the data plan, press continue. And you are all set to go.



For Samsung users

Once the activation process is completed head to the Settings, then go to Connections and now choose SIM card manager. Here under the eSIM section, you need to select add mobile plan and select scan carrier QR code. 

You don’t have to scan any QR code but you will have to enter the code manually, which is “LPA:1$$Activationcode”. The “Activationcode” followed by the ‘$’ symbol needs to be replaced by the 32 digit activation code that you received through SMS. Just select connect  and your Jio eSIM should be ready to use soon after.


For Google phone (Pixel) users

Go to the settings > network and internet > mobile network. There, select download a SIM instead. Tap on next, and once you are on the “scan the QR code from network” screen select need help and then select the option to enter it manually

Now enter the code manually, which is “LPA:1$$Activationcode”. The “Activationcode” followed by the ‘$’ symbol needs to be replaced by the 32 digit activation code that you received through SMS. Now continue  and activate your eSIM. Once the process is complete, select done and enjoy your Jio eSIM.

Some important information to remember while activating your Jio eSIM

  • Make sure your mobile device is always connected to the internet which you are configuring.
  • Remove Data Plan” or “Erase Plan” will permanently delete your eSIM profile, so DO NOT select these options.
  • By any chance if the eSIM profile gets deleted, visit the Jio store, Reliance Digital or Jio retailer with your identity proof for the sim swap process.
  • The activation code is for one time use and one device only. 

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Some other Frequently Asked Questions (FAQs)

  • How long does it take to activate my Jio sim?
  • If you have purchased a new sim then it should take no more than a few hours. In case you have ported your to Jio, it may take about 2-3 business days in order to activate your new sim.

  • How much do I need to pay for a Jio sim card?
  • A Jio sim card can be obtained for free of cost. However, you will have to pay for the applicable plan at the time you get your sim card.

  • How do I check or know if my Jio sim card is active or not?
  • You will receive an SMS from Jio stating that the Jio has activated the services on your new Jio number. 

  • After how many days jio sim gets deactivated without recharge?
  • Usually, if your Jio sim is not used or recharged for 6 months, it gets deactivated.

  • How to reactivate my Jio sim after a long time?
  • Jio sim reactivation can be done within 15 days of deactivation of sim. If the sim is inactive for more than 15 days, you will have to visit the Jio store, with your identity proofs, to reactivate your sim card.

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