You have just got a new Smart SIM and are wondering what you need to do next? The next step is to activate your SIM and enjoy all the benefits and features including 4G/LTE and 5G network of Smart Communications. By activating your new Smart SIM, you can get 300MB of free mobile internet data. Within three days from activation, if you load top-up your number with P30, you can have an additional 700MB. Here are 4 ways on how to activate Smart SIM.
How to activate new Smart SIM: 4 methods
Method #1: Turn on mobile data
Turning on your phone’s mobile data is one way to activate your Smart SIM. All you have to do is insert your SIM card into the SIM slot of your smartphone and then turn on mobile data. Open your browser and go to the Smart website.
Sometimes, you don’t even have to visit the website as Smart will immediately recognize that your SIM has connected to its data network and send you a welcome text message.
Right after you receive the message, your SIM is activated. You can now start using your free 300MB data for surfing the internet. To get an additional 700MB data, don’t forget to top-up at least P30.
You can sign up to My Smart and use it to manage your prepaid or postpaid account, check your usage and balance in real-time, pay your bills, etc. You can download and install the GigaLife app, which is available on both the App Store and Google Play to easily access your Smart account.
If you are a Sun SIM user, check out our article on how to activate Sun SIM.
Method #2: Text ?1515 to 214
If you have turned on your phone’s mobile data and that doesn’t work, you can make a balance inquiry to activate your Smart SIM. Open your messaging app, type ?1515, and send to 214. The message is free of charge. An SMS will be sent to your smartphone with information about your remaining balance and data. Once you receive the message, your SIM will be activated shortly.
Method #3: Dial *143#
If sending a message doesn’t work either, try dialing *143#. This is your prepaid account’s Smart USD code that you can use to check your balance and subscribe to prepaid load promotions.
Open your smartphone, dial *143#, go to Balance/Services > Check Balance. You will be able to see your balance in real-time. You will also receive a text message from Smart welcoming you to the network.
While on the Smart website, dialing *214# is recommended, the USSD code no longer works.
Method #4: Dial 1515
Another way you can check your load balance as well as activating your Smart SIM is calling 1515. You will hear an automated response. After that, a text message will be sent to your smartphone with your balance information. Once you receive a welcome message, your SIM is activated.
However, the service isn’t free though. For each successful call, you will be charged P1. So we don’t recommend using this method over the ones we have mentioned above. Only use this one if the other ones don’t work. Make sure you have at least P1 in your balance.
That is how to activate Smart SIM manually. Remember to top-up your SIM to avoid possible disconnection. Keep an eye on Smart prepaid promotions to save your money. If you have any questions, you can use your smartphone to call *888 for free or (02) 888-111 on the landline with applicable charges. For more how-to articles, check out TechiestuffPH.com.