🇿🇦 South Africa eSIMs
Compare prepaid eSIM plans for your next holiday to South Africa. Get the best eSIM for your needs at the best price possible.
Frequently Asked Questions
Most eSIMs are activated as soon as they are installed on the smartphone. Some eSIMs are activated as soon as you have made the purchase. Please check the activation process carefully with the individual e SIM providers.
Yes! Few eSIMs include phone numbers and credit for making calls & sending SMS. Our eSIM comparison tables include the information. You can filter the table by selecting “Yes” under the Phone Number filter.
We have a list of e sim compatible smartphones available here.
Most eSIM providers send the eSIMs right after you have successfully made your purchase via email or in your account in the provider’s app.
eSIMs support 4G LTE or even 5G in selected countries. Though in remote areas, you might experience a drop in internet speed. It might not be the eSIM’s fault, rather that the network has not been expanded to that area yet.
Yes, an eSIM only works if you turn on roaming on your smartphone. Make sure to select the eSIM as your Primary Card, so that Data, Phone Calls & SMS (if applicable) work.
You might consider it lost. Only a few providers have eSIMs that can be installed multiple times. Contact the customer support to see if they can send you a replacement eSIM.
It depends! Certain eSIMs can only be installed a single time and the QR Code is non-functional afterwards. Other eSIMs can be installed multiple times and switched over to other smartphones.
Some eSIMs do allow top-ups! If the eSIM cannot be extended or a topup is not possible, you can simply purchase a new eSIM.
You can use the camera of your smartphone to scan the QR Code. You will see a popup that prompts you to install the virtual SIM Card. Alternatively, you can install them manually by entering the SMDP+ address and the activation code in the settings menu.
- You must have a smartphone that is compatible with eSIMs.
- You must be connected to a stable Wi-Fi network
Please check with the provider. Each provider has their own USSD / GSM Codes available that provide you with the option to see the remaining data balance. You can get a data consumption estimation by looking at the Data Consumption inside your smartphone’s settings.
Yes, but only if your smartphone supports the Dual-SIM functionality and is compatible with eSIMs. Make sure that you have setup Primary SIM Card & Secondary SIM Card correctly, do avoid any unwanted charges or fees.