SIM cards can be ordered in either an Active or In-Active state, depending on your requirements.
There are some key differences between the two:
New SIM Order (Active):
Order request for brand new SIM cards. They are despatched in an activated state and is ready to be used.
New SIM Order (In-Active):
Order request for brand new SIM cards. They are despatched in an in-active state, usually for stock or rapid deployment purposes. When you are ready to activate your SIMs, simply request for a SIM Activation request.