How to use an eSIM


Sending messages, making calls, and navigating through the internet have become part of everybody's routine. It all has been thanks to cell phones and SIM cards. They are particularly useful to use social media and stay in touch while traveling.

You should know that nowadays the most common size for SIM cards is the Nano size. Most phones from 2012 to now use Nano-SIM cards, which are the smallest size. This can cause some inconvenience because it is easy to loose and damage. Whenever you manipulate it, it has to be done carefully because it could scratch. If the golden part of it is damaged, the SIM card will no longer work.

Besides, some cellphones still have the SIM card covered with the back cover, which means you need to take it off cautiously to remove the card.

With an eSIM, you avoid all these issues. Here we will tell you some useful information about eSIMs:


What Is an eSIM?

Nowadays, the technology of eSIMs has become more and more popular. New cell phones now have the embedded Subscriber Identity Module. It means that the SIM is built into your phone. The good thing about this is that you do not need to insert or remove the SIM, so you will avoid the issues mentioned before.

An eSIM works as a SIM card. You will get a data package nor phone number from your carrier, and you will be able to connect to a mobile network and navigate through the internet. Besides, if it is necessary, you can change your carrier because the information on the eSIM can be rewritten.


UpESIM offers a wide range of eSIMs on its website and its apps, especially for travelers. We invite you to visit the website and find out if your country, or the country you are traveling to, is listed. Check all the travelers eSIMs from UPeSIM.


How to Set Up an eSIM Card

Regular SIM cards are straightforward to use. Once you get one, you just insert it into the slot in your phone. Then the phone recognizes the SIM and connects to the mobile network. However, eSIM is a little bit different. Let’s take a look:

How to activate an eSIM with a QR code

You can buy your smartphone with or without a mobile plan. In case you do not get the plan at that moment, you can add it later.

When you purchase a mobile plan for an eSIM, you get a QR code. This one is used to activate the service. Depending on the system of your phone, the steps can change a little. Here we show you how to do it:


Activate your eSIM in your iPhone

·      Go to Settings

·      Tap on the option called Cellular (or Mobile Data)

·      Tap on Add Cellular Plan

·      Scan the code that appears on your card.


Activate your eSIM in your Android

·      Go to Settings

·      Choose the option called Network & internet

·      Tap on Add

·      Follow the instructions shown on the screen


Benefits of eSIMs

Physical SIM cards and eSIMs are used for the same purpose, which is to stay connected by navigating on the phone, making calls, and sending messages. However, eSIMs provide some advantages over physical cards.

First of all, they are easy to use. You do not need to worry anymore about having to insert the SIM card into the slot, in case you change your phone, or you want to travel. For travelers, having a smartphone that is compatible with eSIMs is the best option. You can easily purchase the eSIM from your home, and then activate it once you land at your destination. Besides, it is much more affordable. We all know that roaming costs can get very high because your mobile provider at home needs to pay a company abroad to provide the service.

On UPeSIM you will find eSIMs for countries all around the world, and some of them can be used in more than one country. It is very convenient for enthusiastic travelers.

Most popular eSIMS from UPeSIM:

eSIM United States

eSIM Europe

eSIM France

Another benefit that comes with eSIMs is related to cell phone functionality and features. The fact that eSIMs are much smaller than regular SIM cards makes room for other purposes. An eSIM does not need a tray or card reader, and the space that this usually takes can be used for increasing the battery size, the components of the camera, improving the waterproofing system, and much more, which is why the next generation of smartphones will probably come without any slot for physical sim cards.

Last but not least, the newest cell phones come with dual-SIM, which is convenient to separate the number you use for work from the one you use to stay in touch with family and friends.

List of Devices that Use eSIMs

eSIMs began to be used in laptops, however, they are much more useful in cell phones. Not all devices are compatible with this technology. That is why here we provide you with a list of some compatible smartphones. 



      ·     iPhone 13, 13 Pro, 13 Pro Max, 13 Mini*

·     iPhone 12, 12 Pro, 12 Pro Max, 12 Mini*

·      iPhone SE*

·      iPhone 11, 11 Pro, 11 Pro Max*

·      iPhone XS, XS Max*

·      iPhone XR*


·      Samsung Galaxy S21+ 5G

·      Samsung Galaxy S21 Ultra 5G

·      Samsung Galaxy Note 20 FE 5g

·      Samsung Galaxy Note 20 FE

·      Samsung Galaxy Note 20 Ultra, Ultra 5g

·      Samsung Note 20+

·      Samsung Fold LTE model

·      Samsung Galaxy Z Flip

·      Samsung Galaxy Fold

Google Pixel

·      Google Pixel 5

·      Google Pixel 4a

·      Google Pixel 4

·      Google Pixel 3 & 3XL

·      Google Pixel 2





What is an eSIM?

It is an embedded SIM card, built into your phone.

Can I use an eSIM on my phone?

You need to make sure that your phone is compatible with eSIMs.

Does UPeSIM provide eSIMs?

Yes UPeSIM provides data eSIMs for travelers, you can purchase it directly on the following links:

Website: Buy eSIM from UPeSIM

Apps store: Buy eSIM for iPhone

Play store: Buy eSIM for Android

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