Embedded SIM, or eSIM, is a technology that enables you to activate postpaid and prepaid plans without the use of a traditional, physical SIM. With an eSIM, you can accommodate multiple phone numbers, which you can add and configure right from your phone’s settings. In contrast, a physical SIM needs to be removed and replaced. This makes e-SIM ideal for switching between different lines on a single device, such as personal and business numbers, without physically swapping SIM cards.

Advantages of eSIM:

  • Using multiple lines (for example, one number for work and another one for personal calls).
  • Having two or more numbers on the same device.

Difference between the eSIM and the traditional SIM

eSIM is a virtual technology that is embedded within the device (but can also be changed or disconnected). You will receive a QR Code that that needs to be scanned into your device in order to download the eSIM settings to the device being used (mobile, tablet, or other device that supports the technology). Meanwhile, traditional SIM cards are physically removable and replaceable.

Where eSIM is available?

Cost of eSIM

Umniah subscribers can receive an eSIM for free, whether they are registering for a new subscription or changing their current line to benefit from eSIM.

How to Activate:

A user will need to receive a QR code to be able to use their eSIM. This can be done either at an Umniah Shop or through Umniah’s eShop.

On iPhone:

  • Step 1: Go to the settings app on your device and click “add a new cellular plan.”
  • Step 2: Scan the provided QR code. The camera app will open. Place the QR code in the view of the camera and wait a few seconds. The camera will auto-detect the QR code and commence scanning. Once scan is complete, the device will detect the plan. Finalize the process by clicking the option to add the plan.
  • Step 3: Make the new eSIM your “primary” line and give it the name you desire.
  • Note: The eSIM is now installed. The QR code expires the moment it is activated and cannot be used again.

On Android:

  • Step 1: On your device, go to Settings. Clicks on Network and Internet, and again on “Add Cellular Plan.”
  • Step 2: Select how to download the eSIM profile. Scan the provided QR code. The camera app will open. Place the QR code in the view of the camera and wait a few seconds. The camera will auto-detect the QR code and commence scanning.
  • Step 3: Scan the QR code.

Devices compatible with eSIM

iPhone XR
iPhone XS
iPhone XS Max
iPhone 11
iPhone 11 Pro
iPhone SE 2 (2020)
iPhone 12
iPhone 12 Mini
iPhone 12 Pro
iPhone 12 Pro Max
iPhone 13
iPhone 13 Mini
iPhone 13 Pro
iPhone 13 Pro Max
iPhone SE 3 (2022)
iPhone 14
iPhone 14 Plus
iPhone 14 Pro
iPhone 14 Pro Max
iPad Pro 11″ (model A2068, from 2020)
iPad Pro 12.9″ (model A2069, from 2020)
iPad Air (model A2123, from 2019)
iPad (model A2198, from 2019)
iPad Mini (model A2124, from 2019)
Google Pixel 2 XL
Google Pixel 3
Google Pixel 3 XL
Google Pixel 3a
Google Pixel 3a XL
Google Pixel 4
Google Pixel 4a
Google Pixel 4 XL
Google Pixel 5
Google Pixel 5a
Google Pixel 6
Google pixel 6a
Google Pixel 6 Pro
Google Pixel 7
Google Pixel 7 Pro
Google Pixel 2 (only phones bought with Google Fi service)
Google Pixel 3 ( from Australia, Japan, and Taiwan are not compatible with eSIM.)
Google Pixel 3a ( from South East Asia are not compatible with eSIM.)
Samsung Galaxy S20
Samsung Galaxy S20+
Samsung Galaxy S20 Ultra
Samsung Galaxy S21
Samsung Galaxy S21+ 5G
Samsung Galaxy S21+ Ultra 5G
Samsung Galaxy S22
Samsung Galaxy S22+
Samsung Galaxy S22 Ultra
Samsung Galaxy Note 20
Samsung Galaxy Note 20 Ultra 5G
Samsung Galaxy Fold
Samsung Galaxy Z Fold2 5G
Samsung Galaxy Z Fold3 5G
Samsung Galaxy Z Fold4
Samsung Galaxy Z Flip
Samsung Galaxy Z Flip3 5G
Samsung Galaxy Z Flip4
Oppo Find X3 Pro
Oppo Reno 5A
Oppo Reno6 Pro 5G
Oppo Find X5
Oppo Find X5 Pro
Oppo A55s 5G
Huawei P40
Huawei P40 Pro
Huawei Mate 40 Pro( The Huawei P40 Pro+ and P50 Pro are not compatible with eSIM. )Oppo Find X5
Oppo Find X5 Pro( The Oppo Find X5 Lite is not compatible. )
Motorola Razr 2019
Motorola Razr 5G
Sony Xperia 10 III Lite
Sony Xperia 10 IV
Xperia 1 IV
Fairphone 4 Xiaomi 12T Pro

All prepaid and postpaid services are available on eSIM

The QR Code can only be used once and will expire after the first use.

Subscribers can order eSIM through Umniah App/eShop for new subscriptions. To change existing subscriptions to use eSIM, users have to visit nearest shop.

Yes, eSIM and normal sim can be used in one device.

Yes, all regular SIMs can be converted to eSIM.

This feature depends on the model of the device. Currently, eSIM is supported on: iPhone Xs, Xs MAX, Xr iPhone 11, 11 Pro, 11 Pro Max. eSIM also works on Samsung S20 series, Google Pixel Series 3 & 3a, Google Pixel 4, Galaxy Fold & Flip Z, Huawei P40 and Huawei P40 Pro.

Up to 10 eSIMs can be downloaded on a single device.

Yes, it is possible to use eSIM exclusively 10 GB promotion valid for 1 month for Users who Change their SIM to eSIM and New sale with eSIM

  • Change SIM is only available at Umniah Shops
  • New Subscriptions are available on both Umniah Shops and Umniah eShop.
  • User can use the QR code of one time only
  • Deleting the eSIM from Device is a user responsibility