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How To Activate STC SIM: A Step-By-Step Guide

STC SIM Self-Activation

If you’ve recently purchased an STC SIM card and need to activate it, the good news is that you can now do it yourself! Whether you have a prepaid or postpaid plan for voice and data services, the activation process is simple and convenient. You can buy the SIM card from an approved distributor or certain stores for a price of SAR 5. During the activation process, you will also pay for the package that you choose. In this article, we will guide you through the step-by-step process of activating your STC SIM card so that you can start using your mobile service without any difficult.

How to Activate Your STC SIM

Here are the steps to activate your STC SIM through the mystc app:

  1. Download and open the “mystc” app.
  2. Select the “Store” option, and then select “mobile and internet SIM.”
  3. Choose the service that meets your needs.
  4. Select “Activate your SIM on your own.”
  5. Scan the SIM barcode or enter the serial number.
  6. Enter the puk2 number. (PUK2 can be found on the SIM package)
  7. Choose the package that meets your needs.
  8. Enter your personal details.
  9. Enter the verification code that is sent to you.
  10. Complete the “Nafath” authentication process using your Iqama/ID number.
  11. Make payment using one of the available methods.
  12. Enjoy your new STC service!

Difference Between Ordinary SIM and Self Activation SIM

The difference between an ordinary SIM and a self-activation SIM is that with an ordinary SIM, you need to go to a store or distributor to activate it. With a self-activation SIM, you can activate it yourself using the mystc app and authenticating via Absher. This means you don’t have to go anywhere to activate your SIM, which is more convenient and saves time.


In conclusion, activating your STC SIM card is a simple process that can be done yourself through the mystc app. By following the easy steps outlined in this article and making the necessary payments, you can easily get your SIM card activated and enjoy all the services and features it has to offer. Whether you choose a prepaid or postpaid package, you can easily activate your SIM and start using it right away.

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Mohammed Ameen is an expatriate blogger who loves sharing his experiences of living and working in the Gulf countries.
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