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Convert 2G SIM to 3G Speed Internet through SMS | 3G Activation

By default, 3G will be disabled by your network and we have to send an free SMS , to activate 3G for your new SIM card or existing 2G SIM card.


Expand your mobile network in following List to see the Procedure to activate 3G by SMS or USSD code 

>AIRCEL

In Aircel you need not have to replace the 2G SIM card.Just by sending an SMS your SIM card will be changed from 2G into 3G. Since Aircel announced unified data, now you can get 3G speeds in 2G Internet plans. 

Here is the procedure to convert your 2G Aircel SIM to 3G SIM card.

Step 1 : Send an SMS  START 3G to 121

Step 2: You will receive an SMS that your SIM is converted into 3G from Aircel network

Step 3: Send SMS ALL to 121

Step 4 : You will receive configuration settings for 3G browsing. Save or Install it in your phone.

Step 5: Now your mobile phone is capable of high speed 3G Browsing.

Step 6: Subscribe for a suitable 3G Internet data plan for your budget. Then start browsing.

Warning: If you start browsing without subscribing to any data plan, you will loose your balance in a fraction of minutes


>AIRTEL

For Indian Users
There are two simple ways to change or migrate Airtel 2G to 3G.

  • First Easiest way is just dial *121*122# Immediately 3G will be activated.
  • Another way is send an SMS 3GROAM to 121
For Srilanka Users
  • Just send an SMS GPRS to 2222
  • You will get the 3G activation message in few minutes after you send the SMS.

>VODAFONE

Method 1:
For Vodafone Prepaid 2G to 3G conversions, sms ACT 3G to 144

For Vodafone Postpaid 2G to 3G migrations, sms ACT 3G to 111

Method 2:
You can directly do a 3G Internet recharge to automatically convert 3G to 2G.

In recharge bonus card with MRP of Rs 8, you will get a Talk Time of Rs. 0,Benefit will be Mobile Internet 3G, 25 MB data, the Bonus card is valid for 1 day, Recharge mode is Recharge/Online.

I would also like to mention that, if you are using this service in national roaming kindly select Vodafone network manually, otherwise you will be charged at 10 paisa per 10 kb and free benefits will not be applicable.

Post free usage 10kb/2ps and Download charges as per website/content

To check free MB dial *111*6# ,For all recharge modes (E top-Up,USSD,SMS,Coupon,online) the activation time will be 15 minutes.


>IDEA CELLULAR

First of all Idea cellular 3G is available in very few areas. So first check whether Idea 3G is available in your location by sending an sms CHECK to 12345

If Idea 3G exists in your area, then you are a lucky guy. You can activate or convert your Idea 2G sim to 3G by immediately sending an ACT3G to 12345

You can Dial *147# (toll free) to know about all the Idea Cellular 3G Internet plans

For deactivating 3G and going back to 2G schemes, you can send an sms DEACT3G to 12345.

>RELIANCE
For Reliance instead of sending SMS to migrate 2G to 3G, i advice to use their 3G toll free activating number.

Call 18001003333 and follow the computer voice steps to activate 3G. This is safe method

or

Send an sms ACT < G156 > to 53739. This method is risky as it may reduce your balance


>BSNL

For BSNL customers, to convert 2G sim to 3G signal network, just send an sms M3G to 53733
If you don’t like 3G and wish to change back to 2G again, then send sms M2G to 53733


>UNINOR (TELENOR)

If you have doubt whether your Uninor SIM is 2G or 3G, you should understand the following fact.
Uninor (now Telenor) does not have 3G license in their 6 Circles. So they provide internet only through 2G /EDGE network which is very slow when compared to 3G. If you used to use Whatsapp, Facebook and Simple Browsing then Uninor may suits you.
>TATA DOCOMO


Tata Docomo has 3G license in 18 circles. So, before activating 3G plans, ensure that your state or city has Docomo 3G signal. You can ensure 3G availability in your area by calling 198 (too free)

For activation of 3G on your mobile, send an SMS as ACT3G (without any space and quotes) to 53333. Sending this message is free of cost and the 3G will get activated within 2 hours
>ZONG PAKISTAN

Zong SIM cards are 3G enabled by default. It is not necessary to send any activation message.
You have to check whether your mobile is 3G compatible and your area has Zong 3G coverage. All zong SIM cards are by default activated, with super 3G.

>GP Grameenphone Bangladesh

GP sim cards are 3G enabled by default. It is not necessary to send any activation message.
You have to check whether your mobile is 3G compatible and your area has GP 3G coverage. All GP SIM cards are by default activated, with super 3G. Recharge with a 3G pack and start browsing in 3g speed in gp


Keep the following Points in Mind before Converting your SIM to 3G

 1.Ensure that your mobile phone is capable for 3G browsing. You can check this by checking your phone specifications in the manual or through online.

 2.3G Internet assures very high speed Internet unlike 2G, it will consume a lot of data if you spend time on browsing even for small time especially while browsing videos and HD photos. So give preference to unlimited 3G Internet packs.

 3.It is also necessary to ensure that your area has 3G-network coverage.