How to Activate 3G in Vodafone SIM Prepaid

by Manikandan J

in Vodafone 3G

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Activating 3G in Vodafone is very simple.First insert the Vodafone SIM card in 3G enabled  mobile phone.You have to send single SMS to activate the Vodafone 3G on your mobile number.

The procedure is ACT 3G to 111 (For Postpaid users) and 144 (For Prepaid users) .The process for activation of 3G will be completed in maximum 24 hours.

You will get confirmation message from Vodafone when 3G service is activated.

You have to change the Network mode into UMTS or HSDPA in-order to use the High Speed Vodafone 3G service.

 

 

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Tech Asking May 28, 2011 at 8:05 pm

Thank you for your tips. It’s help me to active it property. Work well !

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amit June 12, 2011 at 9:26 am

it replies that u have entered wrong keyword in prepaid plzz help

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Admin June 12, 2011 at 4:38 pm

If it happens kindly call your Vodafone Customer Care,they will surely solve your problem.Since Activation code may be differ from One state to another state.

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Rajthakur January 29, 2012 at 7:50 pm

LIVE SPACE AFTER ACT N ALL CAPS

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Kanishka Rana June 12, 2011 at 8:27 pm

its very nice &thanku for nice service

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joystick June 17, 2011 at 1:25 am

please did it work for vodafone ghana

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Pundalik July 9, 2011 at 5:59 pm

3G

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on the same aspect July 25, 2011 at 12:33 pm

Hello there, great submit thank you for giving !

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Marketing Research Companies August 5, 2011 at 3:53 pm

Thanks for the settings. But still 3 g is not working.

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Santanu Roy September 2, 2011 at 4:46 pm

Thnx 3G has been activated and its really it works. And settings automatically send into my phone. The 3G is very fast.

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Admin September 2, 2011 at 7:06 pm

Your comments are always welcome.Now enjoy Vodafone 3G with high speed browsing experience.

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shishir October 9, 2011 at 1:26 am

i have a data plan already activated on my no., i want to act 3g on it now. but when i send msg for activation, it says it can be activated when u don’t have a data plan. plz help. i want it to be activated before the plan id deactivated. can u help?
email: flair_shishir@yahoo.co.in

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Mani October 9, 2011 at 7:29 pm

Kindly call Vodafone customer care they may help you :)

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M.sai - Dailyblogtools.com October 11, 2011 at 8:23 pm

thank you ,its working ….

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shyam October 30, 2011 at 1:21 pm

thanks machi….

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omega November 10, 2011 at 10:20 pm

this shows that your 3g trial offer had closed and Vodafone live has been deactivated from your mobile!!!
Then what to do

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Mani November 12, 2011 at 8:18 pm

It might be promotional offer given by the Vodafone.After the particular period they would deactivate the service.

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akash November 11, 2011 at 4:01 pm

please kindly tell me how to stop using 3g

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Mani November 18, 2011 at 9:29 pm

Just Change your Network mode into 2G.Now you won’t able to use the 3G service.

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VINODH November 20, 2011 at 12:27 am

For me too 3g network was disconnected yesterday, I’m from chennai. When i send ACT 3G to 111 or 144. I’m getting a message ‘Your request could not be processed either due to non eligibility or earlier request in process or processed.’ I hope my promotional offer got over. Vodafone CC is totally waste!

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pradeep November 20, 2011 at 12:28 pm

hey mani! I just bought a voda sim but it is not showing any 3g (hsdpa/wcdma) network.But my friends sim (also vodafone) is showing.What to do?

Do I have to activate 3g first to get 3g network?
Please help ASAP.

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Mani November 20, 2011 at 5:48 pm

Yes Pradeep you are absolutely right.You have to activate the 3G service on your Vodafone SIM to enjoy the Vodafone 3G service.Try to follow the procedure given in this post to activate 3G.Make sure your SIM is in 3G enabled handset when you try to activate the 3G.

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pradeep November 20, 2011 at 7:22 pm

I have used idea and docomo 2g sims in my usb stick earlier in 3g mode (i.e wcdma)
and i didn’t need to activate 3g to use it.They showed 3g network by default.

Whats the point in activating 3g when there is no 3g network?

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Andy December 19, 2011 at 7:32 am

if i activate 3G on my phone then will it cut charge for it ? or it will be activated free?

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Mani December 23, 2011 at 8:22 pm

It will be free if you activate rental Pack or else you will be charged for the data usage as per the Vodafone 3G pack.

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Mani December 27, 2011 at 10:28 am

Activation of No Rental 3G pack is free but You will be charged as per your Carrier Tariff for Data Usage.

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kevin February 13, 2012 at 11:44 am

100% sucess

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coolboy April 6, 2012 at 9:45 pm

does this charge u r cell

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shahal April 15, 2012 at 11:14 am

can i use the same data plans in 2g in 3g or will it be diffrent in 3g

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Mani April 15, 2012 at 7:18 pm

No,Since 3g and 2g usage is separate from each-other.

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arjun August 6, 2012 at 12:50 pm

Btw I m using docomo sim. In which I always recharge for 2G Data plan & uses it in 3G mode. It never caused any problem. I m getting much faster speed than in 2G at the same cost. You r saying that ’3g and 2g usage is separate from each-other’ …is der ny diff. between real 3G & 3G network which I m using?

Also is it true dat I need to activate 3G service by sending a SMS as mentioned by u, in order to select Vodafone 3g network in Vodafone SIM ? coz right now Im able to search it bt unable to select it.
Plz Reply.
Thanks in advance.

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ganesh October 29, 2012 at 2:41 pm

it says services
unavailable

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anbukumar November 8, 2012 at 11:58 am

it saying not valid

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Mani November 10, 2012 at 8:19 pm

Thanks for your Comment.I will check and update the activation of Vodafone 3G.To make accuracy could you mention where you are from?

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vinod November 23, 2012 at 6:01 am

the right message code for activating Vodafone 3G
ACT PAYG3G to 111

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Mani December 1, 2012 at 8:47 pm

Thanks for your input Mr. Vinod.

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caroline December 5, 2012 at 9:55 pm

i have a samsung vodafone 360,i have not been able to connect to the internet with this phone. please help.
or is it that it cannot work here in kenya with safaricom line or what might be the problem please help me.

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caroline December 5, 2012 at 9:56 pm

i want pre-paid activation,please

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mayilsamy January 18, 2013 at 8:15 pm

thank you for your use full tips.
thank you sir

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Avon January 22, 2013 at 12:57 pm

Thanku. This was very helpful

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Amita Gonsalves January 25, 2013 at 6:17 pm

I am from Tamil Nadu, and I am not able to activate 3G on my Nokia phone. please help.

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Mani February 3, 2013 at 9:35 am

I can help you but before that I need the carrier name which you would like to activate 3G.

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Sameer February 20, 2013 at 3:05 pm

I have taken one new simcard of Vodafone number is 993060**** and done my first recharge of Rs 106 and then Rs 251 for 1 month 3G plan in last week but still i am not able to connect to 3G my internet is working but its very slow like 2G and i have call 9820098200 for more the 10 to 12 times and they just reply as it will be done in 24 hours but after this still nothing has been done so please do it as soon as possible i have visited gallery also which is on mira-bhayendar road and they have also said the same thing

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Samuel March 12, 2013 at 12:39 am

Hello there Vodafone Admins, Myself Samuel Kuwar. I love using Vodafone, a bit expensive, but worth it. Now, I got a new phone, A smart phone, with and Android 2.3.5 O.S. So, I activated Vodafone 2G connection that is in the Gujarat circle, 150 mb for 30 days. I used all of the data that I was allowed to. So after my data pack got over, I tried to reactivate it, but, I’m getting a message ‘Your request could not be processed either due to non eligibility or earlier request in process or processed.’

Please help me out. I ‘need’ that connection.

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piyali March 27, 2013 at 11:02 pm

Yesterday I’ve credit my Vodafone prepaid phone with 3G of rupees 248.
after that I’ve send a msg to 144 (ACT 3G) but its not working…
I’ve receive a sms dat you have entered a wrong keyword. Please enter the desired keyword and sms to 144.

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Nishant April 6, 2013 at 9:47 am

My vodafone sim says not registered in wcdma network mode …so i dont able to use 3g in my galaxy note 2 …2g is so slow in this phone

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Manikandan J April 13, 2013 at 3:21 pm

Hi,
I think Vodafone 3G service is not activated on your Vodafone number.Kindly recharge with Vodafone 3G pack and enjoy better experience.

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James April 17, 2013 at 7:30 am

I’m getting ‘Hello, Your request could not be processed.’ whenever I send message ACT 3G to 144.

What might be the problem? My number is ported from Airtel.

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Manikandan J April 18, 2013 at 10:26 am

Just now I confirmed that Vodafone TN says,No Rental pack is unavailable at the moment and will intimate if we launch it in future.So Recharge with any 3G Bonus pack and use 3G till the validity of the pack end.Beyond free 3G data usage you will be charged from your main account balance which depends upon the Bonus pack.

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kundan May 25, 2013 at 7:12 pm

my plan is not activate please suggest me

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Ritu Sarkar May 29, 2013 at 2:49 pm

I’ve send a msg to 144 (ACT 3G) but its not working…
I’ve receive a sms dat you have entered a wrong keyword. Please enter the desired keyword and sms to 144.

pls rpy

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Muhammed May 30, 2013 at 5:55 am

Many of my frnds using 3g while they have a2g data plan activated on their vodafone numbers and on my sim even on wcdma 3g is not supported what should o do now?

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Tapas January 6, 2014 at 9:35 am

If you are getting “you have entered a wrong keyword. Please enter the desired keyword and sms to 144″ on prepaid….try to send the same code(ACT 3G) to 111 instead. It worked for me!

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jaya January 11, 2014 at 11:26 am

I have tried to activated 3G in my preparid vodafone sim. I have sent a SMS 144 typing ACT 3G. Got reply from vodafone serivce stating services is not available.

Please help me to activate the 3G network in any other option.

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