Easy ways Activate Jio esim, Airtel esim,Vi esim

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The eSIM stands for Embedded Subscriber Identity Module. Basically, an eSIM is embedded directly into your smartphone by downloading over the internet and allowing you to have access to the services of your telecom carrier without actually having a physical sim card in your smartphone.

With smartphones now becoming more innovative and futuristic where smartphone manufacturers are now trying to minimize the number of ports and slots, the exclusion of a sim card tray will of no surprise as it will provide opportunities for smartphone manufacturers to add some more extra features in place of the sim card tray. With the introduction of eSIM functionality, many telecom service providers have come with solutions to online convert your physical sim to eSIM. In India Jio, Airtel and Vi are the only 3 telecom service providers who support eSIM: Jio eSIM, Airtel eSIM, Vi eSIM.

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Before you Convert your sim to an eSIM

As of now in India eSIM support is provided only by Jio , Airtel and Vi

eSIM feature is supported only on compatible devices. As of now iPhones , Samsung , Google , Motorola are the only smartphone companies that come with eSIM features on it. Below is a list of compatible devices that support eSIM.

Apple iPhone:

Make sure your iOS Version is 12.1 or above

  • iPhone XR
  • iPhone XS
  • iPhone XS Max
  • iPhone 11
  • iPhone 11 Pro
  • iPhone 11 Pro Max
  • iPhone 12 Mini
  • iPhone 12
  • iPhone 12 Pro
  • iPhone 12 Pro Max
  • iPhone SE (2020)

Google Pixel:

  • Google Pixel 3
  • Google Pixel 3A
  • Google Pixel 3 XL
  • Google Pixel 3A XL
  • Google Pixel 4A

Samsung Smartphones:

  • Samsung Galaxy S21 5G
  • Samsung Galaxy S21+ 5G
  • Samsung Galaxy S21 Ultra 5G
  • Samsung Galaxy Z Fold 2
  • Samsung Galaxy Z Flip
  • Samsung Galaxy Note 20
  • Samsung Galaxy Note 20 Ultra 5G
  • Samsung Galaxy Fold

Motorola Smartphones:

  • Motorola Razr
  • Motorola Razr 5G

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How to covert Jio sim to Jio eSIM Online:

Android Devices : Google Pixel Devices, Motorola Devices & Samsung Devices

Step 2 :

Check the below mentioned steps to know your 32 Digit EID number and 15 Digit IMEI number.

Go to settings, then go to About Phone

  • To know EID go to SIM Status
  • To know IMEI go to IMEI of your sim slot
  • Settings > About Phone > SIM Status for EID / Select SIM Slot for IMEI

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Step 3 :

After sharing the details of your EID and IMEI codes to 199 you will receive a 19 digit Jio eSIM number along with some eSIM configuration details. Make a note of the 19 digit eSIM number as it will come in handy later on as we go along the process. Do not delete the message as it contains the activation code which is required to complete the eSIM configuration process on the handset.

After receiving these details from Jio service send SIMCHG <your 19 Digits eSIM number> to 199

Step 4 :

After a couple of hours an update on eSIM will be shared with you by Jio Services.

Now that you have received the update, confirm it by sending 1 to 183 through SMS.

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Jio eSIM online Step 4
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Jio eSIM online Step 4

Step 5 :

After you have shared the confirmation you will receive a confirmation call by Jio asking you to enter your 19 digits eSIM number for verification.

After sharing the correct 19 digits eSIM number you will receive a confirmation through SMS regarding the successful activation of eSIM on your device.

Your physical or existing sim card will stop working at this point.

IMPORTANT: Complete all above mentioned steps within 6 days or else your request for eSIM will be cancelled out automatically on the 7th day.

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Jio eSIM online Step 5
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Jio eSIM online Step 5 Image source: Jio.com

To complete the remaining process for activating and configuring eSIM on your device refer to the SMS containing the Jio eSIM Activation Code and have a stable Wi-Fi or Internet connection.

Go to Settings > Network & Internet > Add Mobile Network > Download an eSIM instead > Next

To enter the Activation Code manually first click on Need Help > then tap on Enter it Manually.

Enter the 32 Digit Jio eSIM Activation Code received through SMS in the following format LPA:1$smdprd.jio.com$Activation Code

Tap on Activate after entering your 32 Digit Activation Code. Upon successful activation select on Done. Your Jio eSIM will successfully be activated on your device and will show up in the network and internet settings.

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Activating Jio eSIM

iOS Device : Apple Iphone

Follow the above mentioned steps from Step 1 to Step 5 .

After successfully sharing the 19 digits eSIM number and getting a confirmation regarding the activation of eSIM through SMS on your Iphone , follow the below mentioned steps.

Case 1 : U must have received a push Notification which says Jio Data Plan ready to be installed. Click on the notification and tap on install data plan. After that select add data plan.

Select PUSH Notification> Install Data Plan > Add Data Plan

Case 2 : Suppose you didn’t receive any push notification. In that case follow these steps

Go to Settings > Mobile Data > Add Data Plan > Select Reserved Jio Data Plan that will reflect on the screen > Tap on Add Data Plan > Progress will be seen at top right corner > Select Continue > Your Jio eSIM will be successfully activated.

Convert Airtel sim to Airtel eSIM online:

Android Phones: Google Pixel, Samsung devices and Motorola Devices

Step 1: Send a SMS eSIM<>registered email id to 121

Step 2 : Reply with 1 upon receiving a message from 121 in order to confirm your eSIM request. Reply within 1 minute.

After some time you will get an automated call from Airtel asking you for consent to reconfirm your eSIM request for your registered Airtel mobile number. Give them the consent to confirm your eSIM request.

You will soon then receive a QR Code on your registered email id.

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To complete the remaining process for activating and configuring Airtel eSIM on your device follow these steps.

Go to Settings > Network & Internet > Add a Network > Download a SIM instead > Next > Checking Network Info > Scan the QR Code you received via your email > Select Download > Select Done >

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Download Airtel eSIM

iOS Devices : Iphone

Follow the above mentioned steps Step 1 and Step 2 in order to receive the QR Code in your registered Email Id. After receiving the QR Code follow these steps.

Go to Settings > Click on Mobile Data > Select Add Data Plan > Scan QR Code received on your Email > Download the eSIM > Label it as eSIM ( under “label for your new plan” section )

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Airtel eSIM on Iphone ( Image Source : Airtel.in )

Convert Vi sim to Vi eSIM online :

Android Devices : Google Pixel, Samsung, Motorola Devices

Step 1 : Send a SMS eSIM<Space>Registered email Id to 199

Step 2 : Reply with “ESIMY” upon receiving a confirmation message from 199 in order to confirm your eSIM request.

Step 3 : After confirming via SMS you will receive an automated call from Vi asking you to give your consent regarding your confirmation of eSIM change request.

Step 4 : After providing your consent over the call you will very soon receive a QR Code in your registered email id.

As mentioned earlier scan this QR Code in order to download your Vi eSIM. Make sure to have a stable internet connection during this process.

Go to Settings > Network & Internet > Add a Network > Download a SIM instead > Next > Checking Network Info > Scan the QR Code you received via your email > Select Download > Select Done > Your Vi eSIM will now be successfully activated

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iOS Device : Apple Iphone

Follow the above mentioned steps from step 1 to step 4 . After receiving the QR code do the same as in case of Airtel eSIM .

Go to Settings > Click on Mobile Data > Select Add Data Plan > Scan QR Code received on your Email > Download the eSIM > Label it as eSIM ( under “label for your new plan” section )

Conclusion:

So this completes the solution on how you can easily download and activate your eSIM card on your smartphones. Although only a limited number of smartphone brands right now support this feature but in the coming days the usage of eSIM will become more and more and hence all the smartphone brands will soon be releasing the support for eSIM. So here is all that you need to know regarding what is eSIM, how does it work, and how to activate and configure it in your smartphone. Hope this article will help you out. Do let us know in the comment section below.


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