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Navigating the process of activating a new Jio SIM or eSIM can seem daunting at first. However, with the right information and steps, you can get your new Jio connection up and running in no time.

Whether you are looking to activate a traditional SIM card or are interested in the newer eSIM technology, this guide will walk you through the necessary steps and provide you with the essential information you need.

How to activate your Jio SIM

Activating a Jio SIM card is straightforward. Once you have purchased your new Jio SIM or eSIM, activation involves a few simple steps:

  1. For physical SIM cards: Insert the SIM card into your mobile device and dial 1977 to start the tele-verification process. You'll need to provide your details as per the Know Your Customer (KYC) process.
  2. For eSIMs: If you're opting for a Jio eSIM, the process is slightly different. You'll need to send an SMS to a specific number provided by Jio, including details like your eSIM registered email. Jio will then send you the eSIM configuration details via email.

How long does it take for a new SIM card to get activated?

The activation process for a new Jio SIM card or eSIM typically completes within a few hours; however, it can take up to 24 hours in some cases.

It is important to keep your device on and periodically check for network connectivity.

How will I know when my Jio SIM is ready?

You will receive a confirmation SMS from Jio once your SIM is activated. Additionally, you will notice the network signal bars appearing on your device, indicating that the SIM is ready for use.

You may need to restart your device if you do not see the network signal immediately.

What documents do I need to carry to get a Jio SIM?

To obtain a Jio SIM, you must provide valid proof of identity and proof of address documents. Acceptable documents include but are not limited to, an Aadhaar card, Passport, Voter ID, or a Driver’s License.

The exact requirements may vary, so it is best to check with the retailer or Jio's official website for the latest information.

Recharge and payment charges

For mobile recharges and bill payments, Jio users can utilise the Bajaj Finserv BBPS platform or the Bajaj Finserv App for a convenient and secure transaction experience. Please note that a convenience fee of up to 2%, depending on the transaction amount and payment mode (including applicable taxes), will be charged. This small fee ensures that your transactions are processed smoothly and securely, offering peace of mind with every transaction.


Activating a Jio SIM or eSIM is a simple process that can be completed quickly, allowing you to enjoy Jio's extensive range of services without delay.

Whether you are a new user getting a Jio SIM for the first time or switching to an eSIM, the process is designed to be seamless and user-friendly.

Frequently asked questions

How will I tele-verify my JioFi SIM, as it only has data?

To tele-verify a JioFi SIM, which is used primarily for data services, you can connect your device to the JioFi and then use any connected device to dial 1800-890-1977 from the JioFi-connected mobile number.

How to activate a Jio SIM card for postpaid users?

Postpaid users can activate their Jio SIM by visiting a Jio store or retailer with the necessary KYC documents. The activation process will be initiated by the store personnel. Remember to choose your preferred postpaid plan at the time of activation.

How to activate an upcoming plan using the MyJio app?

To activate an upcoming plan on your Jio number using the MyJio app, follow these steps:

  1. Open the MyJio app and sign in with your Jio number
  2. Navigate to the 'My Plans' section, where you’ll see your current plan and any upcoming plans
  3. Select the upcoming plan you wish to activate and follow the prompts to activate it immediately