What Is the ICCID # on My Phone

Q

What does ICCID stand for? And what does the ICCID # mean on my phone?

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A

ICCID stands for Integrated Circuit Card Identifier. ICCID number identifies each SIM internationally. A full ICCID number is 19 or 20 characters.

You can find the ICCID # of your phone usually in the "About" areas in "Settings".

The format of the ICCID is: MMCC IINN NNNN NNNN NN C x

  • MM = Constant (ISO 7812 Major Industry Identifier, = 89 for "Telecommunications administrations and private operating agencies")
  • CC = Country Code (i.e. 61 = Australia, 86 = China)
  • II = Issuer Identifier (AAPT = 14, EZI-PhoneCard = 88, Hutchison = 06, Optus = 02/12/21/23, Telstra = 01, Telstra Business = 00/61/62, Vodafone = 03)
  • N{12} = Account ID ("SIM number")
  • C = Checksum calculated from the other 19 digits using the Luhn algorithm.
  • x = An extra 20th digit is returned by the 'AT!ICCID?' command, but doesn't seem to be an official part of the ICCID.

For example, this ICCID = 8991101200003204510 provides the following details:

  • The first two digits (89 in the example) refers to the Telecom Id.
  • The next two digits (91 in the example) refers to the country code (91-India).
  • The next two digits (10 in the example) refers to the network code.
  • The next four digits (1200 in the example) refers to the month and year of manufacturing.
  • The next two digits (00 in the example) refers to the switch configuration code.
  • The next six digits (320451 in the example) refers to the SIM number.

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