How long does it take to activate my new number? Happiness at Circles.Life Updated October 17, 2021 03:24 Follow Activation takes around 2 hours and you'll receive a confirmation SMS once your SIM card has been successfully activated. Just pop the SIM card in your phone and voila you're one of us now. Related articles When will my number transfer be completed? How do I choose a new number? How do I transfer my number? How can I check the progress of my number transfer? Can I still transfer my number if it is not registered under my own name?