How To Activate a Phone with eSIM

What is a Phone?

A mobile phone is a portable telephone that can make and receive calls over a radio frequency link while the user moves within a telephone service area, as opposed to a fixed-location phone.

How To Activate a Phone with eSIM

  1. On your iPhone, go to Settings > Cellular.
  2. Tap Convert to eSIM.
    If you don’t see Convert to eSIM, your carrier doesn’t support this option. Contact your carrier to move your phone number from your physical SIM to an eSIM using eSIM Carrier Activation or by scanning a QR code.
  3. Tap Convert Cellular Plan.
  1. Tap Convert to eSIM.
  2. Wait for your eSIM to activate. Your previous SIM card is deactivated when the cellular plan on your iPhone activates.
  3. Remove the physical SIM from your iPhone. Then restart your iPhone.

Can I activate eSIM on my own?

Android users only: To activate an eSIM-enabled Android on an existing line, you must speak to a Customer Service representative (don’t use Chat).

How do I know if my eSIM is activated?

Open the “Settings” app on your Android device. Scroll down and tap the “Network & Internet” or “Connections” option, depending on your device.

Look for the “SIM cards” or “Dual SIM & eSIM” option and tap on it. If you see an option for the eSIM that shows “Connected” or “Active,” it means your eSIM is activated.

How long does eSIM take to activate iPhone?

The eSIM push for activating a new number can take a few minutes to process. Activations are usually complete in less than 30 minutes. The eSIM push for transferring your existing number can take up to 24 hours due to the transfer process that needs to be completed.

How does eSIM work in Android?

An eSIM is an embedded SIM. It’s a reprogrammable chip that’s built into your Android phone during manufacturing.

It serves the same function as a physical SIM — it identifies you as a mobile subscriber and gives you access to a carrier’s network. The difference is that an eSIM works 100% digitally.