MTN Launches eSIM, Here Is How To Activate Your Phone

MTN Nigeria on Wednesday launched eSIM also known as embedded Subscriber Identity Modules (SIM) in the country. This service allows you to use your smartphone without a SIM card and you’ll be able to receive and make calls.

embedded SIM (e-SIM) is the next step in the evolution of Subscriber Identity Modules (SIM cards). They are designed to deliver unprecedented freedom and flexibility. Unlike the physical SIM, you do not need to insert an eSIM into your phone as it is already built into your smartphone, device or wearable.

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.

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Benefits of 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.

 How to activate an eSIM

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.

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.

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 Samsung S20 Series

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