How to Activate your New SIM (After January 31st, 2009)

Cellular companies are ready to float in-active SIMs from January 31st, 2009. All companies have trained their franchisers and those who are responsible for direct sales about the sale process and procedure to be adopted from the said date.

So from January 31st, 2009 for each sold SIM, customer will have to dial a number (most probably 789, for free of course) and will have to tell his/her CNIC number. Customer can call this number with-in five minutes he gets his/her SIM – meaning that, if you just purchased a SIM, and came out of franchise, you can dial the number and request for SIM activating straight away.

Representatives available on this helpline will ask your CNIC, after which they will verify at-least three more things about you, which can be your cell number, education, address, mother’s name and so on. (All this information will be matched with NADRA’s data).

After your CNIC is verified, your number will be activated in 12 hours to 48 hours’ time.

At this point, your number will be associated with your CNIC – point that must be noted here, is that your must have given same CNIC on SIM registration form.

Your SIM will be blocked in case CNIC (that you verified from operator) and the one you provided on the registration form mismatched.

Also, all un-sold SIMs will become in-active from January 31st, 2009.
We must appreciate PTA for leading the industry, and introducing such a safe passage.

Tech reporter with over 10 years of experience, founder of ProPakistani.PK

  • Abdul Qudoos


    • hafeez ud din mufti

      after buying your SIM prepaid i could not activate my no through 789,even my reiterate tries, no 2nd helping line option which could facilitate me to activate my no, so i think next i should not suggest anybody for purchasing warid, & do hope nobody will even read my this problem here.

  • Saad Ibrahim

    I foresee people banging their heads becuase their sims were not activated in the given time period

  • Samz

    is it a new move to increase their sales before 31st jan?

  • naseer khan

    yes thats beter

  • Mohammad Qasim

    Huh… Fulop mutual drama by cellular companies and pta for increasing sale of sims…

  • abbas

    oenership telenr sim

  • shukar hai Pakistan mai bhi koi acha nizam aya chahy sim activate ka sahi.

  • ahmer

    ye service bht achi hy

  • Ali

    Assalam Alaikum muje sim apne naam kar wani hai kese hogi

  • khuram

    Dear sir/Madom
    Mere pas sim hai jo 5 ya 6 month se off hai.
    mai ne us ko active karwana hai par us k signal nahi a rahae hai.Service centre bhi call nahi ho rahe hai. sim mere naam hai. mere NIC HAI
    PLESE mujhe btae k mai us ko kaise active kro.

  • jhanzaibkhan


  • zubair

    mari sim activate nahi ho rahe ha me 789 dile kar raha ho

  • Mamoon Malik

    Please Only one Sim free

  • M. Akber

    please only one sim free thank you…

  • hayatullah

    hello may name is hayatullah sir sim activate karna chata how may father name is haji yarmuhammad to ibrahim zai charsadda mera N.I.C NO.17101-4977620-1 hai

  • mari new sim activate nahi ho rahe ha me 789 dile kar raha ho
    only emergency call likha howa ha

  • shahida

    meri zong ki sim block ho gai ha wo kasy activate ho gi plz muje reply karen. thankx

  • shahida

    meri zong ki sim block ho gai ha wo kasy activate ho gi plz reeply karen

    • Nouman

      go to zong franchise with ur orignal CNIC.

  • altaf ali


  • Numan ahmad

    hello sir . i have new sim of warid but its not activate when i call to help line so they say that plz visit to my franchise but here is not availible warid faranchise so if u acitivate my number so i am very thankfull of warid my nic no is 1710273429705 and my sim number is 03239081821

  • can any one help me….
    i just purchased the warid prepaid sim… and wants to b activated… but not dnt know the no.which i have…how to know?

    • mubashir

      wesay to us pe dekh kr pta chal jata ha…otherwise kisi friend ko call kar k us se apna number maang le….

  • amna

    my sim isnt being activated!! i call 789 but nothing happens!! goog for nothing warid!ghatia network.poor services

    • mubashir

      keep calling 789…..wait for a long time…..they tell us detail then almost in the end they will ask for your detais…..good luck!

      • annie

        ab itna easy nai hai asy nai ho rahi ab jis ka id card nai bna wo kasy ja sakta hai kamino kay naya he rule nekal liya hai

  • mubashir

    we r passing through same stage….poor swervices by warid

  • bilal ahmed

    i buy my new ufone sim but now i m in oman how i can activate

  • annie

    kya cl centr jay baghar sim act karai ja sakti hai many warid sim li hai par act nai ho rahi plz help me out

  • princess aniya

    kya cl centr jay baghar sim act karai ja sakti hai many warid sim li hai par act nai ho rahi plz help me out