If you have an iPhone or iPad that supports eSIM, it's now easier than ever to switch carriers. In fact, you can even transfer your number from your previous carrier to an eSIM using a QR code.
The eSIM is a digital version of your SIM card, which you can use to make and receive calls, send text messages, and connect to the internet. It's more secure than a physical SIM and can be used on multiple carriers.
How to Activate an eSIM on an Iphone
An eSIM is a digital SIM card, typically embedded into a smartphone. Unlike physical SIMs, they are more secure and can be activated quickly, easily and in real time.
If your iPhone supports eSIM, it automatically activates when you turn it on and follow the instructions to use it with your carrier’s cellular plan. You can do this using eSIM Carrier Activation, eSIM Quick Transfer or another method.
Once your eSIM is activated, you’ll see a notification that says “Cellular Plan Detected.” Tap it to verify that the plan will be added to your phone.
Once your new eSIM is activated, you can switch it to Verizon if you want to use it with their network. This shouldn’t take more than 15 minutes.
How to Activate an eSIM on an iPad
A cellular-enabled iPad with an eSIM lets you get a data plan right from your tablet. This makes traveling much easier and more convenient - no more swapping out physical SIM cards or renting pocket WiFi devices.
Since 2010, tech giants like Apple have been investing in eSIM technology that forgoes the traditional SIM card in favor of a digital chip embedded within a device’s hardware. The technology is now available in a variety of smartphones, tablets, and other devices.
If you have an eSIM-enabled iPad, there are three ways to activate it. You can scan a QR code, use a carrier app, or do it manually.
The simplest way is to go to Settings > Mobile/Cellular Data and tap Add Mobile/Cellular Data Plan. You will be asked for a confirmation code, which you should get from your provider.
How to Activate an eSIM on an Android Device
Using an eSIM in place of a physical SIM card is an easy way to add a new data plan or device to your account. An eSIM is a chip that's inserted into the phone and identifies you as a subscriber to a carrier.
If you have a compatible Android Device, you can activate an eSIM by going to Settings > Network & Internet and tapping the + button next to SIMs. You'll be prompted to either insert or download a SIM, and then you'll need to scan the QR code that's provided by your service provider.
Android devices running Android 10 or higher can support multiple eSIMs, so you can have two wireless accounts with talk and data on one device. This is particularly useful for travelers who want to use a data plan while abroad.
How to Activate an eSIM on a Windows Device
Some Windows devices have an embedded SIM (eSIM) that lets you get online with cellular data when there’s a cellular signal. It’s a good choice for mobile workers who need to stay connected on the go.
It’s also easier to manage and secure than physical SIM cards and is more flexible. In addition, you can trigger eSIM deployment remotely and restrict a user’s ability to remove it.
You can activate an eSIM on your device by deploying a mobile network operator’s eSIM profile. To do that, you’ll need to create a CSV-file and import it into Microsoft Intune.
After importing the CSV-file, you’ll need to assign the eSIM profile to a device group. Once this is done, the eSIM will be deployed on the devices in that group and all users will receive a notification that a new eSIM profile is available.