How To Activate MTN eSIM

MTN eSIM, a virtual sim card for more security and quality service and for a better and faster usage.

The MTN eSIM will be on for a year after the network provider obtained an approval from the Nigerian Communications Commission (NCC) for the trial of eSIM ans the eSIM is already built into some smartphones to give them more freedom and flexibility.

A news report recently published by Nairabusiness About the MTN eSIM which was recently launched   on Wednesday which is July 15, 2020, broke a record as it became the first in this part of the world to launch its eSIM services on its network.

The MTN eSIM particularly have good and amazing benefits that might draw the sharp attention of their users right now. We will be discussing on that below.

Benefits of MTN eSIM

  • e-SIMs allow you have more than one phone number associated to your smart device. They particularly useful for people who want to manage personal and business lines.
  • The possibility of losing or damaging your SIM is reduced because it is built into your device.
  • You no longer have to deal with cutting SIM cards or finding adapters.
  • It is extremely convenient for frequent travelers, making it easier to switch between network operators.
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Devices Compatible With eSIM

The eSIM is not compatible with all devices, same with the MTN eSIM.

MTN Nigeria stated that “their MTN eSIMs does everything a SIM card do and more.” Adding in a separate statement that, “You simply activate the eSIM with your account profile and you are ready to enjoy all the services you normally would with a physical SIM.”

Compatible Devices: Google Pixel 3, 3 XL, Pixel 4, 4 XL, Apple iPhone 11, 11 Pro, 11 Pro Max, iPhone XS, XS Max, iPhone XR, Samsung S20 Series.

In summary,

Google        Pixel 3, 3 XL

Pixel 4, 4 XL

Apple           iPhone 11, 11 Pro, 11 Pro Max

iPhone XS, XS Max, iPhone XR

Samsung Samsung S20 Series

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How to activate eSIM

To use eSim cards, it first has to be activated on your phone. The activation has to be done in an MTN store by a customer care agent. According to MTN, the process is done at no cost to the subscriber.

Once the device is certified compatible with the eSim, an account profile is created for the subscriber and the agents complete the integration process with the user.

Below are the steps on how to successfully activate your MTN eSIM on your phone.

The eSIM trial will run for one year and is open on a first come first served basis to a limited number of subscribers who own compatible devices.

You’ll need to visit any of our MTN stores. Our customer care agents will check your device for eligibility and walk you through the setup process. Need help finding a store? Go to their Stores Page to find the store nearest you.

Visit any MTN stores closest to you, an agent will check your device if it’s available after which it will be set up on your device.

Here is a video below that explains what the MTN eSIM is all about.

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After watching this video, am sure you should understand what eSIM really mean.

Current phone numbers cannot be linked to the eSim cards at the moment. MTN will be testing the virtual sim cards over the next 1 year. Available eSim cards are limited and will be given to subscribers on a first come first serve basis, as long as the eligibility requirements are met.

With eSim cards now available for mobile, Sim cards have undergone a 360-degree transformation. In this part of the world where telcos have moved from macro sims to micro, and nano sims, eSim cards is the next generation of SIM card evolution.


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