Airtel Kenya recently announced the launch of eSIM technology in Kenya. An eSIM, also known as an embedded SIM or electronic SIM, is a digital SIM card that is embedded in a device and can be activated remotely by a network operator.
This innovation promises to revolutionize the way mobile services are delivered in the country. In this article, we will explore how to get Airtel eSIM in Kenya, how to convert your SIM to eSIM, and the devices that are compatible with Airtel Kenya eSIM.
How can I get Airtel eSIM in Kenya?
To get Airtel eSIM in Kenya, you need to follow these steps:
- Ensure that your device is compatible with eSIM technology. Not all devices support eSIMs, so it’s important to check with your device manufacturer before attempting to switch to an eSIM.
- Visit an Airtel shop or dealer to purchase an Airtel eSIM pack. The eSIM pack will contain a QR code that you will use to activate your eSIM.
- Once you have the eSIM pack, scan the QR code using your device’s camera. This will activate your eSIM and connect you to the Airtel network.
How do I convert my SIM to eSIM?
If you’re an existing Airtel customer and you want to convert your SIM to eSIM, you can do so by following these steps:
- Visit an Airtel shop or dealer and request to convert your SIM to eSIM.
- Airtel will need to verify your identity and ensure that your device is compatible with eSIM technology.
- Once verified, Airtel will send you a QR code that you will use to activate your eSIM.
- Scan the QR code using your device’s camera to activate your eSIM and connect to the Airtel network.
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Devices Compatible with Airtel Kenya eSIM
Not all devices are compatible with Airtel Kenya eSIMs. First check if your phone is compatible by dialing *#06# on your smartphone. Your device should display an EID number – which means that your device is eSIM capable.
That said, these are some of the devices that do support eSIM.
- iPhone XS, XS Max, XR, iPhone 11 Series, iPhone 12 Series, iPhone 13 Series, iPhone 14 series.
- Samsung Galaxy S20, S20+, S20 Ultra, S21, S21+, S21 Ultra, Z Flip, and Fold, S22, S22+, S22 Ultra, and the S23 Series.
- Google Pixel 3, 3XL, 4, 4XL, 5, 6 Series, and 7 Series
- Motorola Razr 2019, Razr 5G.
- Huawei P40, P40 Pro, Mate 40 Pro.
- Oppo Find X2 Pro, Reno 5G, and newer.
Visit any Airtel shop where our seasoned customer care executive will walk you through the process of setting up your eSIM using the QR code.
In conclusion, the introduction of eSIM technology by Airtel Kenya is a significant development that promises to make mobile services more convenient and accessible for consumers. If you’re interested in switching to an eSIM, ensure that your device is compatible with eSIM technology, purchase an Airtel eSIM pack, and follow the instructions to activate your eSIM. For existing Airtel customers, visit an Airtel shop or dealer to convert your SIM to eSIM.