Telcel Activate SIM Card Online

Telcel Activate SIM Card Online

To Activate Telcel SIM Card Online, go to and select the radio button option “Activate my phone with a number transferred from another company.”

Your PIN is located on the back of your Service Plan Card. To find the PIN on your Service Card, simply locate and scratch off the gray strip on the back of your card. Scratch off the gray strip in order to reveal your 15 digit Service Card PIN.

How do I activate Telcell eSIM?

Go to “Cellular” or “Mobile Data,” whatever is applicable to your iPhone’s operating system, by opening the “Settings” app. Click “Add Cellular Plan” to activate your eSIM after that. Scan a QR code or manually enter the information to activate your Telcel service.

How do I make payments online with a debit card? For live customer service & technical service: To manage your account online:

The transferring of your phone number might take a few hours; however, if there are any delays from your current wireless carrier, the transfer process could take up to 7 days and in the case of landline numbers, transfers may take up to 30 days.

Do I need to manually program the phone?

In order for your phone to work, you will need to update your APN (Access Point Name) found in your phone’s data settings. Some services, such as MMS or Browsing, may not work if you cannot make the required change to your handset. The necessary settings can be found in the red Activation Card that came with your SIM, or by visiting our Phone Programming Guide. To activate online:

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Do automatic updates on my cell phone generate charges?

On your trips abroad, we suggest you verify that the “automatic update” option for applications is turned off to avoid generating charges for data consumption without you realizing it.

From Android

  1. Select Play Store
  2. In the upper left corner, select the 3 bars
  3. Select Settings / Settings
  4. Select Update apps automatically.
  5. Select Don’t update apps automatically

From iOS

  1. Select “Settings”
  2. Select “iTunes Store and App Store”
  3. Disable “App Updates”
  4. Disable “Automatic Downloads”

Don’t forget to activate your updates when you return to Mexico.

Tips on using WiFi abroad

If you have the WiFi option activated and data roaming at the same time (Data Roaming), your cell phone can dynamically switch between both options, without you noticing the change.

If you lose WiFi connection and continue browsing the mobile network, charges may be generated on your Telcel Bill.

Tips on Automatic Data Consumption 

When you arrive in another country and turn on your cell phone, data consumption is generated by updating applications on your cell phone. This generates charges on your bill according to the current data rate for the country in which you are located. Save and check out the  Packages and rates  we have for you.

Deactivate the “Automatic application update” option in the  “Settings”  or  “Configuration”  menu of your cell phone.