Vodafone eSIM

Vodafone Idea has finally announced eSIM availability for its postpaid consumers in India. The company has announced that the people with a compatible device can apply for an eSIM for their primary number through a simple process (mentioned below). The list of the compatible devices includes the Apple iPhone 11, iPhone 11 Pro, iPhone 11 Pro Max, iPhone SE, iPhone XS, iPhone XS Max and iPhone XR. The company has also announced that the service will soon be extended to the Samsung Galaxy Z Flip and Galaxy Fold as well. The service is currently available in select circles Mumbai, Delhi, and Gujarat.

For the uninformed, eSIM users now don’t need a physical SIM card to use their phone. The compatible smartphones come with an integrated SIM chip, which is compliant with all support carriers.

Speaking about the eSIM technology, Avneesh Khosla, Director – Marketing, Vodafone Idea, said, “Vodafone Idea is excited to introduce eSIM technology for our postpaid customers which enables them to enjoy the benefits of convenience and flexibility of having more than one sim even on single sim device. We, therefore, believe that eSIM will provide an enhanced experience to our customers as it will enable them to do a lot more with their device.”

How to Enable Vodafone eSIM in India

For users with a compatible smartphone, the first step would be to register the email with your mobile number. To achieve this, users need to send an SMS to 199 stating “email <space>email id” to 199 without the quotes. With this, now the email id will be registered with the mobile number.

Now, users need to send another SMS to the same number, this time it has to be“eSIM <space> email id” to 199. Vodafone will now reply back with “ESIMY” to confirm the request. Once the confirmation has been provided, Vodafone will seek consent over a call and after that, a QR code will be sent to the registered email id which can be used for activating the E-Sim.

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