One of the most popular telecommunications companies in Latin America is Claro. Since 2003, this company has added millions of people who choose it to keep in touch with their mobile devices.
It’s pretty straightforward switch to Claro or get a new Claro chip. Obviously the issue is to activate it. That is why today we are going to see how to activate a Claro chip in a simple way with this step-by-step guide that you can see below.
Guide to activate a Claro chip
The first thing you are going to have to do is introduce the SIM to your device. Each device has a slot for a chip. This is usually located on the side of your terminal. Sometimes it can be found under the battery.
In case your chip is postpaid, the activation is done automatically so you will not have to do anything else. It is activated while you purchase the plan to be a Claro customer.
Now if you are a prepaid user you will have to send a text message to number 258 and in the text field you must write “YES“Without the quotes and in capital letters.
It won’t be long and you will receive a new message confirming that your chip was activated and you can start using it.
In case the card SIM is to use 4G connection the process is slightly different so let’s see how to activate it.
Activate SIM for 4G connections
We start by inserting the SIM card into the slot of our terminal. It is usually found on the side of the phone.
Sometimes it can be found behind the battery. So you will have to temporarily remove it, put the SIM card in and then put the battery back.
After this you will have to make a call to: * 411 #.
Once you do this, a pop-up box will appear asking you to enter a 17 digit code Where is this code found? This code appears below the barcode where the SIM came from.
Then click on “Send”And you will have to enter the code again to verify it. Press “Send” again.
Now you’re going to have to wait for services to activate. This may take some time so you will need to be patient. While the services are enabled you will obviously not be able to use the 4G connection.
Once the services are enabled, you can use your device with a 4G connection as long as you have enough credit to do so.