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ICCID number

What is an ICCID number? 

Integrated Circuit Card Identifier (ICCID) is a unique identification number assigned to every SIM (Subscriber Identity Module) card inserted into a mobile device. The ICCID is a 19 or 20-digit number used to identify a specific SIM card and authenticate the subscriber on the mobile network. 

How to find my ICCID number?

Finding your ICCID number is easy. On an iPhone, you can go to Settings > General > About and scroll down until you see “ICCID.” On an Android device, you can go to Settings > About phone > Status > SIM status and look for the “ICCID” option. Alternatively, you can remove the SIM card from your device and find the ICCID printed on the back of the card. 

What is the structure of an ICCID number?

The structure of an ICCID number consists of three parts: the Major Industry Identifier (MII), the Issuer Identification Number (IIN), and the SIM serial number (SSN). The MII is a two-digit number that identifies the industry that issued the SIM card. The IIN is a six-digit number that identifies the SIM card issuer, and the SSN is a variable-length number that identifies the individual SIM card. 

What is the difference between ICCID, IMSI, and IMEI?

ICCID is often confused with IMSI (International Mobile Subscriber Identity) and IMEI (International Mobile Equipment Identity), but they are different identifiers. While ICCID identifies the SIM card, IMSI identifies the subscriber and IMEI identifies the mobile device. 

What is ICCID used for?

Mobile network operators primarily used ICCID to authenticate and identify a subscriber on their network. It is also used for billing and tracking purposes and can be used to transfer contacts and other data between devices. 

Why use Telesign?

Telesign is a trusted provider of ICCID services, offering a range of solutions to help businesses manage and optimize their SIM card inventory. With Telesign, you can easily provision and activate SIM cards, monitor usage, and manage your SIM card life cycle. Telesign also provides real-time monitoring and alerts to help you detect and prevent SIM card fraud. 

Partnering with Telesign for ICCID services offers many benefits, including enhanced security, improved efficiency, and cost savings. Telesign solutions are scalable and customizable to meet the needs of businesses of all sizes and are backed by world-class customer support and service.