Blocking your SIM card is one of the first things you should do if your phone gets lost or stolen. Your SIM card can provide someone access to your bank accounts, social media login credentials, contacts, and other data. It can even be used to carry out malicious and illegal activities in your name since your SIM card is tied to your identity. Fortunately, blocking a SIM card does not take a long time. In this article, we show you how to block an Airtel SIM card or number easily.
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Block an Airtel SIM using the Airtel thanks app
Step 1: Open the Airtel thanks app and go to the ‘Help’ section at the bottom right corner of the screen.
Step 2: Select the ‘Chat with us’ option and follow the onscreen instructions to block your SIM card.
You can also try emailing your request to [email protected].
Block an Airtel SIM using Customer Care
Step 1: Connect to the Airtel Customer Care helpline by calling 198 or 121 using an Airtel number. If you don’t have an Airtel number, call 9849098490 or 1800 103 4444 to reach Airtel Customer Care.
Step 2: Speak to a customer care executive and make a request to block your Airtel number.
Step 3: The customer care executive will ask you for certain details to verify that you are the owner of the SIM card you wish to block. Once you establish your identity, your Airtel number will be blocked.
Block an Airtel SIM from an Airtel Store
Step 1: Go to your nearest Airtel Store and contact an agent about your query.
Step 2: Verify your SIM card number and present additional details like the last recharge amount, FNF number, Date of Birth, address and ID proof, etc.
Step 3: Once all details are verified, the agent will begin the process of blocking your Airtel number.
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This is how you can block an Airtel SIM card. You can get a new SIM card from the Airtel Store or any local vendor. SIM activation takes negligible time, so you will be able to use your new Airtel number right away. If you find your lost SIM card that you blocked, you can easily unblock it by connecting to an Airtel customer executive using the customer care helpline or by visiting a nearby Airtel Store.
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