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Have you ever come across a situation where your SIM card is damaged/broken, lost, or stolen? If yes, then how did you replace the previously used SIM card? If no, then have you ever given a thought about the process to get a new SIM card as a replacement of the old SIM card if you end up in such circumstances? In today’s article, we have collected everything that you would want to know about getting a new SIM card with the same mobile number as your old one.
First of all, there are various reasons why people need to get a new SIM for replacement of the old one. Some of the reasons for the SIM replacement are mentioned below:
You can also find out that your SIM card is not functioning properly or it is time to replace it when you notice the following changes:
So, if you find your phone is in such conditions, it is high time you consider switching to a newer SIM card. Most people opt for an easier solution for their lost or damaged SIM cards issue. That means they get a new number but it is not necessary.
However, even though, getting a new SIM card with a new number is really convenient, it comes with its own drawbacks. You will have to inform all your contacts to update your new contact number. But it will be problematic if you keep on changing mobile number every time, as NTA has this provision with limitation to own more than two SIM cards. If you are someone who keeps getting important calls from some business companies, organizations, it will be difficult for them to reach you in some urgent situations. Lastly, you have to give yourself some time to adjust to your new number.
Therefore, the smart option is to purchase a new SIM card for your previous mobile number. You can also activate 4G service if you get a new SIM card. Most of the telcos provide the SIM replacement for free if you are to upgrade your SIM to 4G, if the 4G service is unavailable in the old SIM cards. The process of SIM replacement differs according to your mobile service provider: NTC, NCELL, and SMART. Let’s find the process to replace your old SIM card in Ntc, Ncell, and Smart Cell.
To get an NTC SIM card replacement, follow the following process below.
To activate the 4G service, first of all, open your phone’s dialer and dial *444#. You will see a number of prompts displayed on your screen and among those, enter 1 and press the “Send” button. Read here for how to Subscribe 4G in Ntc, Ncell, and Smart Cell.
If you have lost your SIM card, you need to first block your SIM card by dialing 9005 to call the service center.
Now, if you want to take a new replacement SIM for your old Ncell number, then you have to follow the following steps.
If your SIM card is registered on your company, you need to submit an application on your company’s letterhead with signature and seal. You can also find an online application for the replacement of the SIM card and download it and submit it with your signature on it.
To get a SIM card retaining your previous number in Smart Cell, you need to follow the following process.
Therefore, with the help of the above-mentioned process, you can get your SIM card replaced and your phone number retained. However, the contacts of the SIM won’t be transferred. So, it is always a better idea to save all of your contacts on your phone or sync to any cloud account like Google so that they won’t be lost if there are any problems with your SIM card.
Suggested Read: NTA revises the SIM reissue period to 1 year.
Whenever your SIM card is lost or damaged, you can easily get a new one with your original number without worrying about the replacement process. It is easier, more convenient, and cheaper.
If you have any problem with SIM replacement in Ntc, Ncell, and Smart with the above process, please put your comment below.