Vodafone Idea introduces eSIM for prepaid users in New Delhi: How to get it, list of supported phones

 

Vodafone Idea has finally launched eSIM for prepaid users in New Delhi. This option is already available in cities like Mumbai and Goa. eSIM is a digital SIM card inside your phone, so you don’t need a physical card. You can activate it from your phone’s settings or by scanning a code, no need to visit a store. It lets you easily switch between different network plans and store multiple profiles simultaneously, which is useful for traveling. Plus, you won’t lose or damage it like a physical SIM. It is also better for the environment, as it reduces plastic waste. Overall, eSIMs offer convenience, flexibility, and eco-friendliness compared to regular SIM cards.

It is worth noting that not all smartphones will support eSIM. So here is the list of smartphones that will work. The eSIM feature is supported on various phone models:

–Apple iPhones: iPhone XR and newer models
–Samsung: Galaxy Z Flip, Galaxy Fold, Galaxy Note 20 Ultra, Galaxy Note 20, Galaxy Z Fold 2, Galaxy S21, and others
–Google: Pixel 3 and newer models
–Vivo: Vivo X90 Pro
–Motorola: Motorola Razr, Motorola Next Gen Razr, Motorola Edge 40
–Nokia: Nokia G60, Nokia X30

To activate Vi eSIM for existing customers, make sure that your email ID is registered with Vi. If not, send ’email’ Send your email ID to ‘199’. After 48 hours, you can proceed with the eSIM process.

Here’s how you can activate eSIM

-Send a message with ‘eSIM’ Send your registered email ID’ to 199 to initiate the switch.
-Upon receiving a confirmation message, reply ‘ESIMY’ within 15 minutes to confirm your interest.
-Consent may be required on calls.
-Upon approval, you will receive a QR code on your registered email ID. Scan it using your phone’s settings (location may vary depending on the device).
-Follow the activation steps specific to your device (for example, for iPhones, go to Mobile Data > Add Data Plan). The QR code will be valid for 7 days for one device.
-Optionally, rename the data plan label for the secondary SIM.
-Select the default line (Primary/Secondary) for this number and tap Done.
The eSIM will be activated within 30 minutes, giving you the flexibility and convenience of a digital SIM card.

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