Is your phone eSIM ready?

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Is your phone eSIM ready?

In Australia, several smartphones support eSIM technology, offering users greater flexibility and convenience. Here are some of the major brands and models that are eSIM compatible:





Other Brands

These models typically support eSIM functionality, allowing users to activate a mobile plan without needing a physical SIM card. This is particularly useful for travelers and those who switch carriers frequently. However, it’s important to check the specific model and regional compatibility, as some devices may have restrictions based on their country of purchase. For instance, certain US and Japanese models might not support eSIM.

If you are considering switching to an eSIM, ensure your device is compatible and unlocked.

How to check if my phone is eSIM compatible?

To check if your phone is eSIM compatible, you can follow these steps based on the operating system of your device:

For iPhones

1. Open the Settings app.

2. Go to “General”.

3. Tap “About”.

4. Look for “Carrier Lock” or “Network Provider Lock”. If it says “No SIM restrictions”, your phone is likely unlocked and can support eSIM.

5. Scroll down to see if you find an “IMEI” for an eSIM. If an eSIM IMEI is listed, your phone supports eSIM.

For Android Phones

The steps can vary slightly depending on the manufacturer, but generally, you can follow these steps:

For Google Pixel Phones:

1. Open the Settings app.

2. Go to “Network & Internet”.

3. Tap “Mobile network”.

4. Look for the option to “Add carrier” or “Add eSIM”.

For Samsung Galaxy Phones

1. Open the Settings app.

2. Go to “Connections”.

3. Tap “SIM card manager”.

4. Check if there is an option to add an eSIM or if you see an “eSIM” section.

Using manufacturers websites:

You can also visit the official website of your phone’s manufacturer and check the specifications of your specific model to see if it supports eSIM.

Additional Methods:

Consult the User Manual: The manual that came with your phone usually contains information about eSIM compatibility.

Contact Customer Support: You can always contact the customer support of your phone manufacturer or your mobile carrier for assistance.


By following these steps, you should be able to determine if your phone supports eSIM.