What is eSIM?

eSIM is a digital SIM embedded in your phone or smartwatch that allows you to activate a mobile number without using a physical SIM.



With an eSIM, you can accommodate multiple phone numbers, which you can add, delete and configure right from your phone's settings. In contrast, a physical SIM needs to be physically removed and replaced.

For example, you will now be able to switch between private and business numbers in one phone without physically swapping the SIM cards.

How to activate eSIM

  • Visit any Etisalat outlet to register the eSIM to your phone
  • Get the QR code from My Etisalat UAE app (existing number) or an Etisalat agent (new number)
  • Scan the QR code on the phone you would like to activate the eSIM on

Step by Step transfer/activate

Need more information?

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