Change prepaid number ownership and upgrade.

anubhav11

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I recently changed my sim to 4g of both idea and airtel from their respective stores. The procedure was same for both, they messaged from my phone entering new sim no to a specific number and then after we need to reconfirm the sim swap by replying yes or no to the received msg. After confirmation the new sim was active within 2 hrs. But the security measure in this is that for 24hrs no messages will be received once the new sim is activated.
 

anubhav11

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Exactly, i went there with my Aadhar in case if they needed or my fingerprints but nothing, idea store people told me that this 24 hrs security period is there to report any problem and no sms means no otp to receive
 

Sushubh

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yeah my case was completely different. girl at the desk first asked for aadhaar. i said don't have it. she said, that's alright, any other id. i said voter id card. she said you would need to fill up a form. i said ok (used to it by now). filled up the form, gave my id copy. girl did something on her system. gave me the sim. told me that it should activate in 4 hours or so but sms might not work for 24 hours. i said ok.

sim was active in 2-3 hours and sms was functional at the same time!
 


Sushubh

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mobile number today is basically your power of attorney! otps have replaced signatures. it's kind of insane how much power the phone has over your life.
 

Smh

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so I got my sim changed today (not ownership). Airtel store guy sent the sim swap message himself.

He was not ready to provide blank sim though no id proof was required.
 

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