How can I get eSIM card?

Answered by Phillip Nicastro

To get an eSIM card, you can follow these steps:

1. Check if your device supports eSIM: Before proceeding, make sure that your device is compatible with eSIM technology. Most newer smartphones and tablets support eSIM, but it’s always best to check the device specifications or contact the manufacturer to confirm.

2. Choose a mobile network operator: Decide on the mobile network operator you want to use for your eSIM. In India, popular operators like Airtel, Jio, and Vodafone offer eSIM services. Research their eSIM plans, coverage, and pricing to determine the best fit for your needs.

3. Purchase an eSIM plan: Once you have chosen a mobile network operator, visit their website or physical store to purchase an eSIM plan. Alternatively, you can also use the operator’s mobile app to buy an eSIM plan.

4. Provide necessary details: During the purchasing process, you will need to provide your personal details, such as your name, address, and identification documents. Make sure to have these details handy to complete the registration process smoothly.

5. Receive QR code or activation code: After completing the purchase, the mobile network operator will provide you with a QR code or an activation code. This code contains the necessary information to activate your eSIM.

6. Activate eSIM on your device:
– Android: Go to the device settings, find the “Network & internet” or “Connections” section, and look for the eSIM option. Tap on it and follow the on-screen instructions to scan the QR code or enter the activation code provided by your mobile network operator. Once the process is complete, your eSIM will be activated.
– iOS: On an iPhone, go to the device settings, tap on “Cellular” or “Mobile Data,” and select “Add Cellular Plan.” Scan the QR code or enter the activation code provided by your mobile network operator. Follow the prompts to complete the eSIM activation process.

7. Confirm the eSIM activation: After successfully scanning the QR code or entering the activation code, your device will connect to the mobile network operator’s network. You may receive a confirmation message or email from the operator confirming the activation of your eSIM.

8. Set up eSIM as primary or secondary line: Once your eSIM is activated, you can choose to set it as your primary line for calls, messages, and data, or use it as a secondary line alongside your physical SIM card. The options may vary depending on your device and operating system.

9. Enjoy the benefits of eSIM: With your eSIM activated, you can now enjoy the convenience of having multiple mobile plans on a single device without the need for physical SIM cards. You can switch between plans, activate roaming services, and manage your eSIM settings through your device’s settings or the mobile operator’s app.

Remember, the specific steps and options may vary slightly depending on your device and mobile network operator. It’s always a good idea to refer to the device manufacturer’s instructions and contact your mobile operator’s customer support if you encounter any difficulties during the eSIM activation process.