What Is eSIM | Migrate Your Current SIM to eSIM

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The technology is evolving significantly and is introducing more convenient innovations to provide a great experience. E-SIM is one of the most significant mobile technologies that offer a huge advantage to mobile phone users.

e-SIM brings great benefits for mobile phone users. Now, you can transfer your existing SIM to an e-SIM and this SIM is available for certain phone models.

Although what is e-SIM now is a common question, many smartphone users have already switched to e-SIM. Would you like to have an e-SIM on your phone?

Let us know the concept of e-SIM, migration process of e-SIM, cost of e-SIM, and benefits of e-SIM.

What is eSIM?

E-SIM refers to embedded SIM. This type of SIM will allow you to connect to your chosen operator without any separate SIM This SIM can be programmed electronically on a smartphone instead of inserting a physical SIM.

What are the Benefits of eSIM?

E-SIM reduces the use of physical SIM so that you can use virtual SIM with more benefits. Introducing e-SIM will play an important role in protecting the environment of our country.


This will allow phone users to use an international operator even if they are. Let's see the benefits of using e-SIM.

Easy to Install

E-SIM is easy to install and it is more convenient than the SIM you are currently using.

Safe

eSIM is more secure than physical SIMs. Because now you don't have to worry about losing your SIM card.

Environment Friendly

Maybe you are currently using a physical SIM which is made of plastic. This material is not environmentally friendly, is it? If you have an e-SIM, you do not need to use a separate SIM card.

Who can Use the eSIM Right Now?

Certain packages and certain models of smartphones are included in the e-SIM. Let's take a look at the list below.

eSIM Availed Products

  • Prepaid (Nischinto)
  • Postpaid (My Plan)
  • Migration
Business solution customers, including prepaid and postpaid, are not eligible for e-SIM.

Which Brands Smartphone Support eSIM?

Apple Devises iPhones with eSIM

An iPhone using an eSIM and a physical SIM at the same time
  • 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)

On iPhone 13 models you can have two eSIMs activated at the same time.

iPads with eSIM (only iPads with 4G connectivity):

  • 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)
 

Samsung phones with eSIM

Samsung galaxy phones using 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 Flip
  • Samsung Watch (via Samsung Wearable application)

The Samsung Galaxy S20 FE 4G or 5G is not compatible with eSIM.


Google Pixel Devices with eSIM

  • Google Pixel 2 (only phones bought with Google Fi service)
  • Google Pixel 2 XL
  • Google Pixel 3 (not including phones bought in Australia, Taiwan or Japan. Phones bought with US or Canadian carriers other than Spring and Google Fi don’t work with eSIM)
  • Google Pixel 3 XL
  • Google Pixel 3a (not including phones bought in Japan or with Verizon service)
  • 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 6 Pro.

Huawei phones with eSIM

The Huawei P40 and P40 are the first cell phones from the Chinese manufacturer to support eSIM.
  • Huawei P40
  • Huawei P40 Pro
  • Huawei Mate 40 Pro

The Huawei P40 Pro+ and P50 Pro are not compatible with eSIM.

Oppo phones with eSIM

  • Oppo Find X3 Pro
  • Oppo Reno 5A
  • Oppo Reno6 Pro 5G
  • Oppo Find X5
  • Oppo Find X5 Pro

The Oppo Find X5 Lite is not compatible.

Other eSIM compatible devices

  • Motorola Razr 2019
  • Motorola Razr 5G
  • Nuu Mobile X5
  • Gemini PDA
  • Rakuten Mini
  • Sony Xperia 10 III Lite 

Where do You Get the Grameenphone eSIM?

At present, Grameenphone provides the eSIM for the desired users at the below delivery locations.

  • GP House Experience Center
  • GPC Lounge Gulshan
  • Simanto Square GPC, Dhanmondi
  • GPC Lounge GEC- CTG
  • Bashundhara city GPC
  • GP Online shop
  • Farmgate GPC
  • Sylhet Korimullah Market GPC
  • Dhaka Airport GPC
  • Uttara Jasimuddin road GPC
  • Motijheel GPC

How to Buy or Activate eSIM?

It is very easy to activate e-SIM. You need to go to an e-SIM delivery location mentioned in the section above. And follow the steps below to activate your e-SIM

  • First, choose your plan
  • Select your mobile number
  • Complete the biometric verification process
  • Turn on your phone’s internet connection
  • Scan the SIM kit’s QR Code
  • Just go through the following steps

You can also contact Grameenphone Online Customer Service for further clarification of your queries.

How to Migrate to eSIM from Your Physical SIM?

Migrating from a physical SIM to an e-SIM is easy and affordable. Just look at the steps below.

You need to go to your nearest Grameenphone Center or GP online shop with a handset suitable for e-SIM.

  • Request for eSIM migration
  • Finish the biometric verification process
  • Turn on the data connection in your mobile
  • Scan the QR Code found in the SIM kit
  • Allow the steps that your device shows

How Much Cost Do You Need to Have an eSIM in Bangladesh?

The cost of buying an e-SIM is not high. Now you can get an e-SIM for only 200 TK. If you want to transfer to e-SIM, you will need only 99 TK. But migration is completely free for GP Star users.

Another interesting thing is that only Dhaka Metropolitan City provides e-SIM online delivery service. In this case, you can place an order for your e-SIM.

Finally

Now you have been able to get an e-SIM for you because you have already seen the article about e-SIM registration and the process of transferring an e-SIM from the desired place in Bangladesh.

Before you go shopping, make sure your package and mobile device is compatible with e-SIM.

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