Jio, Vi, and Airtel eSIM: What Is It, How to Activate eSIM


Jio, Vodafone Idea (Vi), and Airtel, the three largest telecom operators in India, provide eSIM performance for supported units. eSIM or Embedded Subscriber Identity Module, because the identify suggests, is embedded instantly into your smartphone or any machine instead of or alongside along with your bodily SIM card. Not solely does it save house in a tool as producers shouldn’t have to add a tray or slot for a bodily SIM and can use that house for one thing else, it allows distant SIM provisioning of any cell machine. So, in case of any modifications which will require eradicating or altering a SIM when shifting to a special circle, switching telecom operators, or others will be finished remotely by the cell operator.

Jio, Vi, and Airtel additionally provide the power to convert your bodily SIM to eSIM for units that help it. An eSIM will be downloaded solely to a suitable smartphone and for now, solely Apple, Samsung, Google, and Motorola provide telephones that help eSIM performance in India. So, if you want to use eSIM with any of the three telcos, here’s a step-by-step information. Make positive you’re related to Wi-Fi all through the activation course of.

How to activate Jio eSIM

For Apple iPhone fashions:

Head over to the Jio self-care portal and enter your pin code to discover the closest Jio Store, Reliance Digital, or Jio Retailer. Take your proof of Identity and {photograph} to the shop and ask for a brand new eSIM. Supported iPhone fashions embody iPhone XR, iPhone XS, iPhone XS Max, iPhone 11, iPhone 11 Pro, iPhone 11 Pro Max, iPhone SE (2020), iPhone 12 mini, iPhone 12, iPhone 12 Pro, and iPhone 12 Pro Max.

  1. Make positive you’re on iOS model 12.1 or increased

  2. Tap on Settings and then About cellphone for EID and IMEI numbers

  3. Send SMS GETESIM <32 Digit EID> <15 Digit IMEI> to 199 from the iPhone mannequin you’ve gotten an lively Jio SIM in

  4. You will obtain a 19 digit eSIM quantity and eSIM profile configuration particulars

  5. SMS SIMCHG <19 digits eSIM quantity> to 199

  6. You will get an replace on eSIM processing after two hours

  7. Once you get the message, verify by sending to ‘1‘ to 183

  8. You will then get an automatic name in your Jio quantity requesting you to share the 19 digit eSIM quantity

  9. A affirmation of activation of your new eSIM can be shared by means of SMS

  10. Now, eSIM profile wants to be configured in your iPhone so head to Mobile Data in Settings

  11. Tap on Add Data plan and then Enter particulars manually on the underside

  12. In the SM-DP+deal with column, enter smdprd.jio.com

  13. In the Activation code part, enter the activation code you acquired in Step 4 (eSIM profile configuration particulars)

  14. After getting into activation code, faucet on Next on the highest proper

  15. Choose the Data Plan Labels as per your alternative and choose Continue

  16. Your Jio eSIM is now efficiently activated and configured

For Samsung telephones:

Supported Samsung telephones embody Samsung Galaxy Z Flip, Samsung Galaxy Fold, Samsung Galaxy Note 20 Ultra 5G, Samsung Galaxy Note 20, Samsung Galaxy Z Fold 2, Samsung Galaxy S21 5G, Samsung Galaxy S21+ 5G, and Samsung Galaxy S21 Ultra 5G

Follow Step 1 by means of Step 9 as talked about above, then: 

  1. Head to Settings and faucet on Connections  
  2. Tap on SIM card supervisor  
  3. Tap on Add cell plan  
  4. Select Scan Carrier QR code  
  5. Tap on Enter code as an alternative  
  6. Enter the Activation code on this format – LPA:1$smdprd.jio.com$ adopted by the 32 digit activation code acquired through SMS/ electronic mail with house and faucet on Connect  
  7. Jio eSIM is now activated and configured and will present up within the SIM card supervisor 

For Google telephones:

Supported Google Pixel telephones embody Pixel 3, Pixel Three XL, Pixel 3a, Pixel 3a XL, and Pixel 4a.  

Steps 1 by means of Step 9 are the identical as above (for iPhone), then: 

  1. Head to Settings and faucet on Network & Internet  
  2. Select Mobile community and then faucet on Download a SIM as an alternative  
  3. Tap Next and enter activation code manually by tapping on Need assist?  
  4. Tap on Enter it manually  
  5. Enter the activation code on this format – LPA:1$smdprd.jio.com$ adopted by the 32 digit activation code acquired through SMS  
  6. Select Activate and then faucet on Done  
  7. Jio eSIM is now activated and configured

For Motorola telephones:

Motorola Razr and Motorola Razr 5G are the one supported telephones from the corporate.  

Follow Steps 1 by means of 9 as talked about above, then: 

  1. For Motorola Razr 5G, head to Settings and choose Network & Internet  
  2. Select Mobile community and faucet on Next (for Motorola Razr, after tapping Mobile community, Select Advanced, faucet Carrier, faucet on Add Carrier, and the choose Next)  
  3. Follow Step Three by means of Step 7 as talked about above (for Google Pixel telephones) 

How to activate Vi eSIM

All Vi postpaid prospects be it current or new with eligible machine can get eSIM.   

  1. SMS eSIM< house >registered electronic mail id to 199  
  2. You will obtain a affirmation SMS in case your electronic mail ID is legitimate  
  3. Reply to the SMS with ESIMY to verify  
  4. You will obtain an SMS  from 199 asking for consent over a name  
  5. After offering consent, a remaining SMS with a QR Code can be despatched to your registered electronic mail ID

For iPhone customers:

  1. Make positive you’re related to Wi-Fi or cell information
  2. Head to Settings and faucet on Mobile Data
  3. Tap on Add Data Plan
  4. Now scan the QR code acquired on mail and observe the prompts

For Samsung customers:

  1. Go to Settings and faucet on Connections
  2. Tap on SIM Card Manager and choose Add Mobile Plan
  3. Tap on Add Using QR Code
  4. Now scan the QR code acquired on mail and observe the prompts

For Google Pixel customers:

  1. Tap on Settings and head to Network & Internet
  2. Tap on Mobile Network and then Download a SIM as an alternative
  3. Tap on Next and scan the QR code acquired in mail
  4. Follow the prompts on the display screen

For Motorola Razr customers:

  1. Head to Settings and faucet on Network & Internet
  2. Select Mobile community and faucet on Next
  3. Scan QR code acquired on mail and observe the prompts on the display screen

How to activate Airtel eSIM

  1. To begin the method, SMS eSIM <house> registered electronic mail ID to 121
  2. You will obtain a SMS from 121 in case your electronic mail ID is legitimate, confirming initiation of the method
  3. Reply to this SMS with ‘1
  4. You will obtain one other SMS from 121 asking you to present a consent over name
  5. After consent, you’ll obtain a remaining SMS from 121 concerning the QR Code that has been despatched to your registered electronic mail ID.

For iPhone customers, observe the above-mentioned steps (for activating Vi eSIM) and after the scanning course of, faucet on Label eSIM underneath Label on your new plan. Similarly, Samsung customers also can observe the above-mentioned steps and after the scanning course of, faucet on Add within the Add new cell plan choice.

For Pixel customers:  

  1. Head to Settings and choose Network & Internet  
  2. Select Mobile Network and faucet on Advanced  
  3. Tap on Carrier and then Add Carrier  
  4. Scan QR code acquired on mail  
  5. After scanning, faucet on Download and then Done 

For Motorola Razr customers:

  1. Head to Settings and choose Network & Internet
  2. Tap Mobile Network and then Carrier, adopted by Add Carrier
  3. Scan the QR code acquired on mail and when accomplished, faucet on Download
  4. Select Done and your eSIM can be activated

For Motorola Razr 5G customers:

  1. Head to Settings and choose Network & Internet
  2. Tap on + signal apart from Mobile Network
  3. Hit Next (Download your Sim) and scan the QR code acquired in your electronic mail
  4. After profitable scanning, faucet on Activate

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