Three mobile networks in Nigeria, MTN, Airtel, 9mobile, are now offering eSIM service to it’s customers and users.
eSIM is seen as the next step in the evolution of Subscriber Identity Modules (SIM cards) as it is designed to deliver unprecedented freedom and flexibility.
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.
Why Dive The eSIM Route
e-SIM allows you to have more than one phone number assigned to your smart device. It is also beneficial for people who want to mange personal and business lines.
There is zero possibility of losing or damaging your SIM as it is built into your device. Cutting of SIM or finding adapters is also out of the issue.
eSIM allows the use of multiple mobile numbers, both physical and eSIMs on one device. This reduces the hassle of going about with multiple devices.
It eliminates the frequent complaints of damage or loss of SIM cards.
For frequent travelers, they will find the eSIM very convenient for switching
Frequent travelers will find the eSIM very convenient for switching network operators at a much easier rate.
How to activate eSIM on MTN, 9mobile, Airtel
To activate an eSIM on MTN, you must visit any MTN store. The company’s customer care agents will check your for eligibility and walk you through the setup process.
For 9mobile, the customer is also expected to walk into select 9mobile Experience Centres and request an eSIM activation. A QR code will be provided to scan and download an eSIM profile and perform the usual SIM registration.
For Airtel users, you are required to visit any of its Services Centres where customer care agents will walk through the process of setting up your eSIM.
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