How to Easily Activate an eSIM with MTN, Airtel, or 9mobile

In case you haven’t heard, eSIM technology has finally arrived in Nigeria. What this means for the tech-savvy among you is huge. eSIM allows you to conveniently manage many phone numbers on a single device. We can finally put away our spare phones and spare SIM cards.

You might be wondering, “How do I begin using eSIM?” First and foremost, you’ll need a phone that’s compatible with this system. While not all phones currently work with eSIM, some of the newest models from industry leaders like Apple, Samsung, and Google do.

If you use one of these three networks—MTN, Airtel, or 9mobile—you’re in luck right now. All three networks have fully implemented the eSIM technology, and it’s easy to turn it on. By going to any MTN, 9mobile, or Airtel service center or experience center, you can get help from customer service reps to set up your phone. They will check to see if your device is compatible with eSIMs and help you turn one on.

These are just a few examples of eSIM-enabled devices that are compatible with one another:

  • The Apple iPhone XS and later models
  • Beginning with S20, Samsung’s Galaxy S series
  • From the Note20 on, Samsung’s Galaxy Note series
  • Version 2 and later Google Pixel devices
  • Samsung’s Galaxy Z and Galaxy Fold smartphones.

Keep in mind that you will need to register your eSIM just like you would a regular SIM. You can quickly swap from a digital SIM to a physical SIM if your mind changes. The question then becomes, “Why wait?” When you use an eSIM, you’ll be able to try out cutting-edge mobile technologies.

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