How To Install an eSIM

To set up your eSIM, you need a QR code and the so-called PIN or activation code.

Please prepare your smartphone and get the eSIM ready that you have previously purchased. Only then can you set up an eSIM.

The eSIM is not a physical SIM card, but a chip in your phone. So you don’t need to insert the eSIM, just set it up.

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Install eSIM on iPhone

To set up your eSIM on an iPhone using a QR code, go to  “Settings -> Mobile network” menu on your iPhone,

Dual SIM on iPhone

If you want to use two phone numbers or mobile plans on your iPhone (“Dual-SIM”), you can still assign “labels” in the next step, that is, name the mobile plans (for example, “private”, “business”, “primary”, “secondary”, etc.).

You can learn more about Dual-SIM on iOS here.

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Install eSIM on Android

To set up your eSIM on Android using a QR code, go to “Settings -> Connections -> SIM card management” menu on your Android smartphone.

Depending on the manufacturer and Android version, this path may also be slightly different under Android, for example “Settings -> Network & Internet -> Mobile network -> Advanced -> Mobile provider -> Add“.

If necessary, visit your manufacturer’s website or search for the correct menu item for SIM card management in your smartphone’s help.

Add the eSIM Profile

Now continue in the same way for Android and iOS:

Tap on “Add mobile plan” or “Add mobile provider” and scan the QR code provided by your mobile provider with your cell phone camera (shown in the image on the left). If necessary, you still have to confirm the download of the eSIM profile with “Download” or the like.

You have not received any documentation from your provider? Normally, you will also find the QR code stored in the provider’s web portal and can scan it directly from the screen or you have received the virtual SIM Card QR Code attached in your order confirmation. When scanning, make sure that the code is in the center of the displayed image.

Confirm the eSIM Profile

For activation, you now enter the activation code or PIN. You will find this information with the eSIM QR Code included.

eSIM Installed!

Now you’ve done it – the smartphone will connect to the mobile network after a few moments. No further steps on your part are necessary.

How To Order an eSIM

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Compare eSIMs

Compare and find the most suitable travel eSIM for your needs and purchase it directly with the provider.

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Receive eSIM via email/app

You will receive the eSIM profile within a few minutes in a separate e-mail or you can directly access it in the provider’s app.

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Install eSIM

Scan the eSIM QR code in the mail with the camera function of your smartphone and follow the instructions on the screen. The profile will be set up automatically.

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Free roaming abroad

You can now use the eSIM abroad! 

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Why Choose an eSIM?

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The eSIM works digitally only, so fewer resources are used than with the classic SIM card.

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The new eSIM can easily be digitally uploaded to your smartphone. It’s quick and saves the environment.

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Fast Installation

Your eSIM profile is sent easily and conveniently by email. This means you will receive your digital eSIM much faster than a physical SIM Card by post.


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