We are proud to announce that Consumer Cellular will be eSIM compatible! This is just one of the latest innovations allowing us to offer the latest devices, including iPhone 14. For those who might not be familiar, an eSIM is a small chip embedded in your smartphone that will eventually take the place of the removable plastic card, also known as a SIM card.
You cannot remove an eSIM and put it into another phone, but, in reality, it’s much easier to switch networks with an eSIM. Instead of needing to order a new SIM card, waiting for it to arrive, then inserting it into your phone, you can switch to a different network with a simple phone call or online. The hassle-free activation will only take 15 minutes or less!
You also won’t need to hunt for a SIM’ ejector tool’ to remove the old SIM from your phone. As we mentioned, an eSIM will eventually eliminate the need for a physical SIM card and its tray. This extra space could potentially mean smartphone manufacturers will use this space to increase battery size or add more features.
FAQs about eSIM
How do you use eSIM?
You can download the eSIM to your device over Wi-Fi.
Is my phone eSIM compatible?
Many of the latest mobile phones from all major manufacturers are eSIM compatible. If you are unsure, you can use our IMEI checker to find out. Please note the phone must also be unlocked.
What if my device is not eSiM compatible?
How do I set up an eSIM?
If you purchased an eSIM compatible iPhone, your iPhone wouldn’t arrive with a SIM card installed. To activate your iPhone, turn it on, connect to a Wi-Fi network, and follow the onscreen instructions.
Otherwise, if you need to set up an eSIM, you can also scan the QR code we provided.
- Open the Camera app and scan your QR code.
- When the Cellular Plan Detected notification appears, tap it.
- Tap Continue, at the bottom of the screen.
- Tap Add Cellular Plan.
Since eSIM is new for almost everyone, we expect there to be questions about it. If you have any questions at all, please do not hesitate to call. As always, our 100% U.S. based customer support team is here to help; give us a call at (888) 583-0087.