How to Activate a New Sun Cellular SIM

by Melly Parker
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When you travel internationally and still want phone service, use a SIM card from a local provider to connect to the mobile network. Sun Cellular offers voice, text, mobile Web and GPRS service in the Philippines. You must have an unlocked GSM phone to use a Sun Cellular SIM card.

Step 1

Power down your phone. Remove the battery cover and battery to expose the SIM slot.

Step 2

Insert your SIM card into your phone. The gold contacts on the card should face down.

Step 3

Replace the battery and battery cover and then power on the phone.

Step 4

Create a new text message. Enter "2300" in the recipient field.

Type "NET" in the message field. Click "Send" to transmit the message and activate your SIM.


  • Not all phones will work on Sun Cellular. Contact customer service before purchasing a SIM card to make sure your device is compatible.


  • If you'd rather activate your phone with a customer service representative, dial 200 on the Sun phone with the SIM card inserted, or 395-8000 from a land line to get assistance.


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About the Author

Melly Parker has been writing since 2007, focusing on health, business, technology and home improvement. She has also worked as a teacher and a bioassay laboratory technician. Parker now serves as a marketing specialist at one of the largest mobile app developers in the world. She holds a Master of Science in English.

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