How To Get An eSIM From Airtel In Kenya


Airtel became the third telecoms company to launch its eSIM service in Kenya. The launch took place on the 23rd of February, 2023. Those who live in Kenya can now get an Airtel eSIM provided their phones are compatible. So do you plan on getting one? well if you do, this page will walk you through the process of getting an Airtel eSIM in Kenya

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What is eSIM

eSIM, which stands for Embedded SIM, is a small, programmable chip that is embedded directly into a device such as a smartphone or tablets. it was created to displace physical SIM cards. Now you may be asking what the benefits of eSIMs are compared to physical SIM cards. i have listed them below.

Benefits of eSIM

  • eSIM enables you to get a seamless device setup experience, without the need to insert or replace a physical SIM card.
  • SIM allows you to use multiple mobile numbers, both physical and eSIM on one phone/device. This reduces the hassle of moving around with several phones.
  • You no longer need to fear damaging or losing your SIM card.
  • If you are a frequent traveler, you will find the eSIM very convenient for switching network operators at a much easier rate.

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How to Get Airtel eSIM Your Device

  • Dial *#06# on your smartphone
  • If an EID number is present, it means your device is eSIM compatible
  • visit any airtel shop, or dial *100# on your phone to locate the airtel shop closest to you
  •  Airtel’s customer care executive will walk you through the process of setting up your eSIM using the provided QR code.

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