eSIM stands for embedded SIM. It is a digital SIM card that is built into your device. With eSIM, you can activate your cellular service without having to insert a physical SIM card.
How does eSIM work?
An eSIM is a chip that is embedded in your device. It stores your cellular carrier information, including your phone number, subscription plan, and network settings. To activate your eSIM, you simply need to download a QR code from your carrier and scan it with your device.
Benefits of using eSIM
There are several benefits to using eSIM, including:
- Convenience: eSIM is more convenient than physical SIM cards because you don’t have to worry about losing or damaging them. You can also easily switch between carriers by downloading a new eSIM QR code.
- Flexibility: eSIM gives you more flexibility in how you use your device. For example, you can use two different cellular lines on the same device, or you can use one line for personal use and another line for business use.
- Security: eSIM is more secure than physical SIM cards because it is more difficult to clone.
How to get a T-Mobile US eSIM
There are two ways to get a T-MobiIe US eSIM:
- When you purchase a new device: If you are purchasing a new device from T-Mobile, you can choose to have an eSIM activated on it.
- By contacting T-Mobile customer service: If you already have a T-MobiIe device that supports eSIM, you can contact T-Mobile customer service to have an eSIM activated on it.
Activating your T-Mobile US eSIM
To activate your T-MobiIe US eSIM, you will need to:
- Download a QR code from T-Mobile.
- Scan the QR code with your device.
- Follow the on-screen instructions to activate your eSIM.
Transferring your existing T-Mobile US number to eSIM
To transfer your existing T-Mobile US number to eSIM, you will need to contact T-Mobile customer service.
Compatible devices for T-MobiIe US eSIM
The following devices are compatible with T-MobiIe US eSIM:
- iPhone: iPhone XS or later, including the iPhone SE (2nd generation)
- Android: Most Android phones released in 2020 or later
T-Mobile US eSIM plans and pricing
T-Mobile US offers a variety of eSIM plans and pricing options. You can choose a plan that fits your needs and budget.
T-MobiIe Prepaid eSIM app
The Prepaid eSIM app was built for travelers coming to the U.S., existing T-Mobile customers who want a secondary pre-paid line, and anyone who wants to take the Un-carrier out for a test drive to try out America’s fastest 5G network.*
- The app can only activate a T-Mobile prepaid line.
- For postpaid accounts, check out T-MobiIe eSIM.
- Only available for iPhone or Android devices with eSIM.
- The app requires:
- You have a data connection through either Wi-Fi or cellular.
- You either purchased the device from T-Mobile, or else you must first SIM unlock it. (Contact the original provider if you need help.)
- There are no fees to activate a device with an eSIM.
- New activations may be completed outside of the US, but the device must register on the T-Mobile network to begin using the service.
Troubleshooting T-Mobile US eSIM issues
If you are having trouble with your T-Mobile US eSIM, you can contact T-Mobile customer service for assistance.
What is the difference between an eSIM and a physical SIM card?
An eSIM is a digital SIM card that is built into your device. A physical SIM card is a removable card that contains your cellular carrier information.
How do I activate my T-MobiIe US eSIM on an iPhone?
To activate your T-Mobile US eSIM on an iPhone, you can follow these steps:
- During the initial setup of your iPhone, you will be prompted to activate an eSIM or transfer one from an existing iPhone. If you choose to activate an eSIM, you will be given the option to scan a QR code from T-Mobile or enter a T-MobiIe eSIM activation code.
- If you have already set up your iPhone and want to activate an eSIM, you can go to Settings > Cellular. Tap on Add Cellular Plan and select Add eSIM. You will then be given the option to scan a QR code from T-Mobile or enter a T-MobiIe eSIM activation code.
- Once you have scanned the QR code or entered the activation code, follow the on-screen instructions to complete the activation process.
If you are visiting the United States, here are some US prepaid eSIM prices: