How to install an eSIM

How to install an eSIM

An eSIM is a digital SIM card, so think of it as the downloadable version of a traditional physical SIM card. An eSIM lives inside your phone, allowing you to connect to networks in countries all over the world. How to install an eSIM

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If you’re going to be travelling internationally, an eSIM is a great way to connect to local networks in a new country for an affordable price. With prepaid data packages, you’re in control of how much data you buy.

If you’re brand-new to using an eSIM, you’re probably wondering when to buy an eSIM, when to install your eSIM, and how to get data on your phone or tablet.


Check if your device can use eSIM

Most newer smartphones and tablets are already built with eSIM technology, but it’s a good idea to make sure your device supports eSIM and isn’t network-locked by using our free SIM device checker.


Shop for a prepaid eSIM data package

Shop for prepaid eSIM data packages in the free aloSIM app  (available on the App Store and Google Play) or on alosim.com. Choose the location where you need data, and decide how much-prepaid data you’d like.


Install your eSIM on your device

Once you buy an eSIM, it needs to be added to your phone or tablet. It only takes a couple of minutes to install your eSIM on any compatible device, and we’ll show you several eSIM installation options inside your aloSIM account.


Activate your eSIM data package

Once you’ve installed your eSIM, we’ll show you how to activate your eSIM data package and make sure your phone or tablet knows how to use your eSIM for mobile data.

When do I install the eSIM? How to install an eSIM

We always recommend installing an eSIM while you have a strong, reliable internet connection (Wi-Fi or data). Then you won’t experience any interruptions as your eSIM (digital SIM card) is downloaded and installed on your device.

If you’ve bought an eSIM data package to use on a Europe trip, a sunny beach vacation, a Caribbean cruise, or during any type of international travel, it’s a good idea to install your eSIM and get it set up while you’re still at home.

How to install an eSIM

If I’m already travelling, can I still install an eSIM?

Absolutely! If you’re already travelling, it’s never too late to install an eSIM and use it for prepaid travel data. Maybe you decided to cancel your expensive carrier travel plan or find a way to avoid roaming charges on your next mobile bill.

What are my eSIM installation options? How to install an eSIM

If you’re installing an eSIM on an iPhone or iPad, you may have the option of an Automatic eSIM installation if you’re running the latest iOS (iPhone Operating System).

All eSIM-compatible phones and tablets (including Google Pixel phones and Samsung devices) provide the option to do a QR code eSIM installation or a Manual eSIM installation, and all three options take less than two minutes total.

Just grab a decent Wi-Fi connection so you can download and install your eSIM now, and we’ll walk you through the steps for your iPhone, iPad, Google Pixel, Samsung, or other supported device.

Will my data package activate as soon as I install the eSIM?

If you’re using an Android device, like a Google Pixel or Samsung, you can install an eSIM anytime and your data package won’t activate until you complete the eSIM activation steps.

If you’re using an iPhone or iPad (running the latest iOS), your Apple eSIM data package may automatically activate during installation if you’re in the correct country/region for your eSIM.

Here are some indicative European prepaid eSIM card prices:


Europe (39 countries)

1 GB - 7 days - €4.53

3 GB - 30 days - €12.00

10 GB - 30 days - €33.40airalo

Europe (29 countries)

500 MB - 1 day - €2.00

3 GB - 30 days - €8.00

10 GB - 30 days - €19.00


Europe (36 countries)

1 GB - 7 days - €6.50

3 GB - 15 days - €11.00

10 GB - 30 days - €20.50


Europe (32 countries)

 1 GB - 7 days - €4.61
3 GB - 30 days - €11.99

10 GB - 30 days- €34.12
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Europe (42 countries) 

1 GB - 7 days - €3.73
3 GB - 15 days - €8.45

10 GB - 30 days- €17.40 instabridge logo
Yoho Mobile

Europe (43 countries) 

1 GB - 30 days - €4.64 

3 GB - 30 days - €8.46

10 GB -30 days- €22.36

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Europe (42 countries)

5 GB - 10 days - €11.20

10 GB - 30 days - €22.50

20 GB - 30 days - €33.55 EUsim logo
* Get your Airalo discount code here.

 If you have any questions about which package to buy, please reach out to our friendly Customer Support team via email: info@alertify.eu

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