MTN has just launched eSIM in Nigeria. Also known as embedded SIM, it allows subscribers to use their smartphone without the need of inserting a regular SIM card. It works just as the contemporary SIM card we have around.

What is eSIM?

An eSIM is an ’embedded’ or ‘electronic’ SIM card which is built into a mobile phone, smartphone or tablet device at the point of manufacture. 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.

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How Is eSIM Different From The Regular SIM?

  • eSIMs allow you to have more than one phone number associated with your smart device. They are 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.

According to MTN, 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.

Compatible Devices with MTN eSIM

Brand Compatible Phones
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

If you have any of the aforementioned devices that support the service, simply visit any MTN stores closest to you An agent will check the compatibility of the device and help you out.

Also, for those with compatible devices and still making use of the regular SIM, you’ll need to go to MTN stores closest to you and perform a swap.

Share your thought about the new eSIM technology from MTN with us in the comments below.

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