Barely a month after Nigeria’s leading network provider, MTN announced the launch of eSIM, (mobile has also announced the launch of eSIM in Nigeria. eSIM (Embedded Subscriber Identification Module) is a software-based digital chip that comes along with a device directly embedded by the manufacturer. eSIM replaces the traditional physical plastic SIM card for compatible devices and brings a whole new scope of benefits and possibilities.
9mobile’s Acting Director, Marketing, Layi Onafowokan, who announced the eSIM launch by the network, described it as the latest move by the company to deliver to its customers the most excellent experience that advanced technology provides.
He explained that eSIM enables multiple usage and adaptation of one subscriber profile across a broad range of mobile communication devices, internet of things (IoT) and artificial intelligence (AI) applications including smart commuting, metering, tracking, and surveillance, rather than the restricted single-device use of the conventional SIM card.
On how customers can acquire the eSIM, Onafowokan said, “Customers can walk into any of our select 9mobile Experience Centres to request an eSIM activation. A QR code will be provided to scan and download an eSIM profile and perform the usual SIM registration.”
The 9mobile eSIM has a lot of benefits compared to the conventional plastic SIM card. Your phone can work with different network carrier without undergoing any SIM changes, there is no risk of loss of SIM card lost as the SIM card is an embedded chip inside your phone. And also 9mobile is offering free 7GB 9mobile data on eSim activation.
Devices that support 9mobile eSIM include iPhone 11, 11 Pro, 11 Pro Max, iPhone XS, XS Max, iPhone XR; Samsung S20 Series, Google Pixel 3, 3XL, Pixel 4, 4XL amongst many others.