Here is how you can get an eSIM for your Vodafone Idea postpaid number

By Digit NewsDesk | Published on 20 Jul 2020
  • Vodafone has announced an eSIM for postpaid customers

  • As of now, the service is only available in select circles in Mumbai, Delhi and Gujarat

  • We take you through how you can apply for an eSIM if you're a Vodafone postpaid customer

Here is how you can get an eSIM for your Vodafone Idea postpaid number
Here is how you can get an eSIM for your Vodafone Idea postpaid number

Vodafone Idea Ltd. has just announced the availability of eSIM for Vodafone postpaid customers using eSIM compatible Apple devices including iPhone 11, iPhone 11 Pro, iPhone 11 Pro Max, iPhone SE, iPhone Xs, iPhone Xs Max & iPhone XR. The Samsung Galaxy Z Flip and Galaxy Fold will soon receive the service as well. Currently, the service is only available in select circles in Mumbai, Delhi, and Gujarat. 

Vodafone postpaid customers using eSIM enabled handsets will no longer be required to insert a physical SIM card to access the network. The eSIM comes in the form of an integrated SIM chip which will be supported by all the supported mobile network operators. The consumer will be able to carry out normal calling, SMS, data access and more without having to change physical SIM cards manually. 

In a statement to the press, Avneesh Khosla, Director – Marketing, Vodafone Idea, said, “Vodafone Idea is excited to introduce eSIM technology for our postpaid customers which enables them to enjoy the benefits of convenience and flexibility of having more than one sim even on a single sim device. We therefore believe that eSIM will provide enhanced experience to our customers as it will enable them to do a lot more with their device.”

Here is how you can get an eSIM on your phone`

For Existing Customers

  • Send SMS  to 199 by typing “eSIM <space> email id” (If no email id is registered with your mobile number, send SMS “email <space>email id” to  199. Post registration you can reinitiate the eSIM process).
  • If your email is valid, you will receive SMS from 199. You need to  reply back with ESIMY to confirm eSIM request
  • Post your confirmation SMS, you will receive another SMS from 199 asking you to provide a consent over a call
  • After providing your consent on the call, an email with a QR code will be sent to the registered email id.
  • Scan the QR Code

Users on Apple devices: Please make sure that the phone is connected to Wi-Fi or mobile data.

  • Go to "Settings" > Select "Mobile Data" > Click on "Add Data Plan"
  • Now "Scan QR code" received on mail.
  • Follow the prompts on the phone.

For New Customers

  • Visit nearest Vodafone store with  proof of identity and photograph to get new Vodafone eSIM connection
  • Is it preferred if you carry the handset along, so that QR code generated during the activation process can be scanned immediately

The QR code sent through email will only be useful for a single scan and the eSIM will be successfully activated within 2 hours post scanning the code.

In other Vodafone news, Vodafone Idea is offering prepaid users up to 5GB additional data with particular recharges and you can read more about that here. In case you are using another service provider you can check out our Airtel vs Jio vs Vodafone Idea vs BSNL vs MTNL: 2GB daily data plans compared, right here. And, We've even compared the Reliance Jio vs Airtel vs Vodafone vs MTNL Rs 251 prepaid plans, here



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