You will need
- - the document proving the identity;
- - the mobile phone.
Select your mobile operator and tariff plan which suits you best. Contact the nearest office to connect. 'Corporate offices you can find on the official sites of the operators: www.mts.ru (MTS), www.beeline.ru (Beeline), www.megafon.ru (MegaFon), www.ru.tele2.ru (Tele2). To search for regional operators use the search engines of the Internet.
To connect you need a document certifying personality: passport of the citizen of the Russian Federation, in case of loss of passport – a temporary identity card. Military personnel can present a military ID or ID card of a soldier together with a certificate of registration. Foreign citizens must have a passport with a mark about registration in Russia. If you are under 18 years of age, please contact the salon of mobile communication with an adult person to register a SIM card on it.
After receiving the SIM, insert it into the phone. Please note that an embedded chip is in contact with the contacts of the phone. Usually near the place of installation of the SIM is a picture of how to properly insert it into the phone.
Turn the phone on. Enter the PIN code. It is specified in the documents issued to the SIM card (PIN1), as well as plastic card from which you removed the SIM. If you have entered the wrong PIN, the phone will prompt for PUK. Be careful, if you enter the wrong PUK code, the SIM card will be locked.
After the introduction of the codes, the SIM card registers on the network and on the phone screen you will see the name of the mobile operator.
If your SIM has already been registered, but the next time the phone is switched on you see on the screen the inscription "registered", please contact with the passport office operator. If the problem is in the chip card, you will be given a new SIM with the same number. If the card was blocked due to the fact that you don't use it for a few months, then there are two versions of events. If your room is not given to a new user and the account a positive balance, then the SIM unlock again and you will be able to use it. If your number is given to the other party, you will be asked to connect a new SIM.
Advice 2: How to enter puk code
The PUK code is an 8 digit number to unlock the SIM card in case of incorrect PIN-code. It is provided by the mobile operator when connecting or purchase of the phone. You must be extremely careful when entering this code in your cell phone.
Turn on your phone and enter the security PIN code to activate the SIM card of the mobile operator. With the exception of cases when this function code request is disabled by the user. If three times was entered incorrectly in the numbers, the phone automatically locks the SIM card. In this case you can install additional phone PIN2, which will be more memorable than the first. However, if it is missing or has not been installed, unblock the SIM card only with the PUK code.
Find your PUK code on the box, which sold the SIM card. As a rule, it is written near the PIN-code consists of 8 digits. If you have lost the packaging and have not saved these codes in a different way, you can try to contact support at your mobile operator.
Explain your problem and ask them to recover your PUK code. While you will likely be asked to come to the nearest branch of the operator with the passport and identification number. In order to avoid this cumbersome procedure, it is possible to register a mobile phone operator, a voice code. Currently, many cell companies use this method of identification of the subscriber.
Enter the PUK code into the window, unlock the SIM card, and then click OK. If you input the wrong numbers, double-check their order. To set this code provides 10 attempts. If all 10 times was typed wrong PUK code, the card is blocked completely.
Install a new PIN after entering PUK code, and then click OK, then confirm the operation. In the result, the SIM card will be unlocked. Also some SIM cards have a PUK2-code, which is designed to unlock a certain phone functions and mobile operator if you enter the wrong PIN2 code. If you have the code, it is advisable to read the instructions for its application, which is fitted with a SIM card.