Contrary to what was expected, Vodafone was not the first national operator to join eSIM technology. After its major competitors NOS and MEO, the British operator finally joined this technology.
As of today, all Vodafone customers can now subscribe to the virtual SIM card. The great advantage of this service is the possibility of having more than one number on the same smartphone, without the need for another physical card.
How to join Vodafone eSIM
Vodafone customers who want to transition to eSIM will be able to place their order on the operator’s official website or at a participating physical store. In the first case, within three business days you will receive a card with the respective QR code at home to activate the new card.
Once this is done, here are the steps you must take in order for your new virtual card to be properly activated:
- Call 800 910 048 free of charge and press key 1
- Enter the requested information
- Insert the number of your eSIM that you will find under the barcode
Now your current card is expected to run out of network. When this happens, you must connect your smartphone to a Wi-Fi network so that you can complete the eSIM card activation process.
It is also important to mention that those who already have a physical SIM card and want to transition to eSIM will have to pay € 2.50. For new customers, membership will be free.
Which equipment is compatible with eSIM
- iPhone XR
- iPhone XS
- iPhone XS Max
- iPhone 11
- iPhone 11 Pro
- iPhone 11 Pro Max
- iPhone SE 2020
- Samsung Galaxy Fold
- Samsung Galaxy Z Flip
- 11-inch iPad Pro (1st and 2nd generation)
- 12.9-inch iPad Pro (3rd and 4th generation)
- iPad Air (3rd generation)
- iPad (7th generation)
- iPad mini (5th generation)
Physical stores where you can request your eSIM
- Continente Norte Shopping
- Avenida da Boavista
- Coimbra Alma
- Colombo Shopping Center
- Amoreiras Shopping Center
- Nations’ park
- Algarve Forum
Advantages of eSIM
In short, eSIM consists of a virtual card that can replace the physical one or coexist with it. The first scenario is more used in smaller devices, such as smartwatches, while the second is the most used today in smartphones.
In this case, you can have two contact numbers on the same equipment, even from different networks. This is believed to be the future of telecommunications, as it takes up less space inside smartphones.
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