So, you got a brand new VI (Vodafone Idea) SIM card but forgot to check your number? Now, you’re scouring Google for ‘How to check my VI mobile number?’. This situation often arises when you discard a VI Sim card voucher or receipt without saving your new number.
However, did you know that there are easy ways to retrieve your Vodafone Idea number with just a few clicks on your phone? In this article, we will discuss how to find out your VI number if you happen to forget it.
Simple Ways to Find Your VI Number
There are basically four simple ways anyone can find their VI number.
- USSD Codes
- VI Mobile app
- By calling a friend
- VI customer care
Let’s discuss these in detail:
1. Find VI number by dialing USSD codes
To check your VI mobile number by dialing the USSD code, you need to have the SIM inserted into your phone. Make sure you are using that SIM for calls.
Follow these simple steps:
- Open the dialer/call app on your phone.
- Dial *199# using your VI SIM.
- You’ll receive a flash message with certain options.
- Select the USSD option to check the phone number.
- You can also dial *111*2#.
Pros: This won’t charge you any money for dialing the number, and you’ll get the results instantly.
Cons: Some phone devices may not support the flash message unless proper settings are applied.
2. Check VI number on the VI mobile app
This is another fast way to find out your Vodafone Idea phone number. All you need is an active internet connection and the VI App installed from the Google Play Store or Apple Store.
Follow these simple steps:
- Download the VI app.
- Log in to the app using the OTP.
- The number will be displayed at the top of the screen.
Pros: You can enable mobile data on another number or use WiFi to get your phone number through the app.
Cons: You require an active internet connection and need to install the app.
3. Check VI number by calling others
Suppose you are not a socially awkward person like me and actually have friends and family around. If the above two methods are not working for you, this one is very simple and straightforward: all you have to do is call somebody else. But for the sake of outlining steps, here’s what you need to do:
- Get another person’s phone number.
- Ask them to switch on their phone if it’s off.
- If they have a network and their phone is on, call them.
- Your number will display on their phone.
Pros: Just make a call and see your number.
Cons: You need balance in your SIM to make the call. Just like Jio and Airtel plans, Vodafone Idea also comes with a combo plan (Pre-paid and Post-paid)
4. Call the customer care helpline
If you have plenty of time to spare and haven’t had any luck with the above three methods, you can also call the VI customer care representative to discover your phone number. Try to stay focused while talking and refrain from venting your frustrations. VI customer care representatives often deal with numerous complaints, and the company is currently grappling with financial issues.
Anyway, to the point, here’s how you can find your VI number by asking customer care:
- Dial 199 from your VI SIM.
- Select your preferred language.
- Listen to the IVR instructions and select the option to talk to customer care.
Pros: You might improve your communication skills.
Cons: You might waste a lot of valuable time and feel silly.
There could be multiple reasons why you don’t remember your Vodafone Idea number but with these methods, it is very simple to know your number. Just make sure that when you get to know your VI number, save it somewhere safe i.e. in your phone, sim, or Google account, or just try to remember it. Trust me it’s not that hard to remember 10 digits number. Just remember like it’s your girl’s number and you won’t forget it that easy. There could be multiple reasons why you chose to buy a VI sim card and I’m simply not judging you for that.