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Sunday, October 13, 2019

Activate eSim and move to a new device | Virgin Mobile UAE

And Welcome Back to My Blog!

Hello Everyone! As I promised, I will walk you through how to install an E-Sim.

And finally, Virgin Mobile's E-Sim feature is active and I was able to make the transition from physical sim to embedded sim (also known as ESIM) so easily, in the comfort of my home. 

In today's content, I am going to share with you the easy peasy step on how to move from physical sim to E-Sim.

What is eSIM?

And by the way, for those who are clueless about ESIM, 

An Embedded SIM also known as ESIM is a form of programmable SIM card that is embedded directly in the device.

What does it look like?

photo credits to US Mobile

Smaller than a Nano-Sim eh?

If you saw a nano sim that is inserted into your devices (which is the standard size of sim cards these days), the chip is much smaller than the nano-sim that is attached to your devices. And for you to utilize this feature. A QR Code provided by the supported telco provider is needed to use this feature.

A recent review and what's in it?

Recently, I wrote an unboxing review of the Virgin Mobile SIM card. They can install the ESIM right away in the store. But I decided to do it on my own. Coincidentally, the service feature of their ESIM was not available at that time and it would take a week to get back in service as they have some system upgrades to enhance the service better. So I purchase the physical sim instead.

After a week. Their service feature is now active and I was notified by one of their sales representatives. 

How to activate the ESIM?

Virgin Mobile UAE, is one of the leading mobile operators next to Etisalat and Du (DU is their parent company) when it comes to providing a great experience to its customers. Gives the convenience to utilize their mobile application without visiting the physical stores for any queries, and yes folks, they have dedicated chat support on their app.

Upon using the sim card and checking out their mobile application. It exceeds my expectations. If you want to ask some queries about your plans or subscriptions, a dedicated chat support 24x7 will assist you.

And now, this is the fun part of using their mobile app.
It's where you activate the ESIM feature.

Easy peasy, step by step

Here's the step-by-step on how to activate the eSIM.

And for today's activation, I am going to use an iPhone 11.
For iOS users, devices such as the iPhone XR, XS MAX, and the latest iOS flagship devices are available as well.

Please take note: This process is only for those customers who already purchased their virgin SIM card (the physical one. And wish to move to ESIM otherwise please visit the nearest Virgin Megastore or Virgin mobile kiosk and ask for an E-Sim. 

So first things first,

You need to download the Virgin Mobile App. It's available from the App Store (iOS) and the Google Play Store ( Android). 

Second, Open the app and...

Once you're done with the sign-in process. Go to the "more" section and click your profile that highlights your complete name as well as your email address.

Third, follow below...

of course...

The following options will appear below, and choose "My Numbers"

Next, It will take you to the menu where your number appears. As for me, Only one number is showing. Choose "Manage ESIM"

Thank you, Next...

Next, Choose "Move E-Sim to a different device"

*Note that your Virgin SIM card must be inserted into your device and ensure that you are connected to the wifi and the mobile data is disabled or switched off.


The page will appear, Just tick the terms and agreement and hit "Continue"

Take Note: If your account is password-protected, the application will ask for your face ID (on iOS devices) or otherwise, an alternative password is needed before you receive the verification code  (you can change these settings on the application itself).

Copy and paste it...

You will be on a page where the code will be pasted. Wait for a couple of seconds, enter the verification code, and hit enter.

Done, Easy Peasy!

And that's it!

Just hit done and you will be receiving your QR CODE in a few seconds via your registered email address, (Don't disclose this to anyone) 

Scan the QR CODE from the email that Virgin Mobile sent to you.

The activation of your QR CODE solely depends on your device.

Next Content:

In my next content, I am going to show you how to add a cellular data plan to your iOS Device.

I hope that I was able to help you out. Enjoy using your new eSIM.

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Have a great day ahead :)


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