Your Smartphone is 4G ready, yet it does not support 4G network? Well, you are not the only one who is facing this problem. There are many who face this problem, and spend their time understanding the matter. Well, the problem is not in your phone, but with your SIM card. If you are using a SIM card that supports 2G or 3G network, it will not support 4G network. To avail 4G network, you would need a 4G SIM card.
When you get the 4G SIM card, you might wonder about how to activate a new Airtel SIM. Well, there are some steps that you would need to follow in order to activate this SIM card. The same process will be used for a new and even MNP user. Once you activate your 4G SIM card, you will be able to enjoy top-notch quality voice calls and faster call set up time.
While you take an Airtel 4G SIM, you need not change your existing number; instead can upgrade it. The 4G SIM will come with adapters and shall be compatible with both micro and mini-slots in the smartphones.
In case you already have a new SIM, and only need to activate it, you can consider following the steps mentioned herein below:
- You will have to send an SMS to 121 with 20 digit SIM number from your current Airtel connection
- In order to confirm your request, you would need to type 1
- Now have some patience and wait for some time so that the phone gets disconnected from the current network
- Remove the old 2G/3G SIM, and insert the new 4G SIM card in the slot
- Now you may need to wait for around 5 minutes after switching on the phone
- Your SIM card should be activated by now.
To use Airtel 4G network, the users must have 4G SIM cards. These SIM cards are backward compatible to 2G/3G networks. These SIM cards support the 2G/3G networks in areas where there is no 4G network.
If the activation process takes a bit of time, you can have patience as in some of the cases it does take time. You can use the time thinking about the various benefits you will get because of this SIM card. The prepaid users will get 1GB data free for the first 30 days on per day basis. The postpaid users will also get 30GB data free in the first billing cycle. If some data remain unused, it will be added in the next billing cycle.
Airtel 4G is a better option that the 2G/3G SIM card since the data speed that is required for many modern functions such as video calling is enabled on 4G network. The services will be faster and your chances of getting frustrate over the speed will also be lesser. The only precaution to keep in mind is to shift the contact numbers that you have stored in your old SIM to your phone since it will get deactivated and you may end up using some important contact details.