What happens to physical SIM after eSIM?

Can eSIM be converted back to physical SIM?

Yes. You cannot have the same number on 2 sims.

Will a physical SIM work after eSIM activation?

Note: The eSIM will be activated in approx. 2 hours, please scan the QR Code immediately upon receipt. During this period, the physical SIM will continue to work.

Does activating eSIM deactivate physical SIM?

It doesn’t disable the sim slot, but it disables the previously used SIM card. Yes. If it didn’t, you could have the same service on two different devices at the same time.

Is eSIM better than physical SIM?

, Smartphone lover since 2009 when Android was in its infancy. Simple answer is no, you should not get your primary SIM as eSIM because you will be always connected with the network you can’t keep your choice to disconnect from the network. There is chances of hacking and you can’t switch your devices as per your wish.

Can eSIM be changed?

The days of storing numbers on SIM cards are numbered anyway for most people using Android or iOS thanks to cloud backup, but it does involve a change of mindset for those using older or cheaper phones; you’ll no longer be able to swap a SIM card to a new phone physically.

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Can I have both eSIM and physical SIM for same number?

, Smartphone lover since 2009 when Android was in its infancy. Simple answer is no, you should not get your primary SIM as eSIM because you will be always connected with the network you can’t keep your choice to disconnect from the network. There is chances of hacking and you can’t switch your devices as per your wish.

Can you use eSIM QR code twice?

Can I use the same QR code and install the eSIM profile on multiple devices? eSIMs can be installed on only one device, and most eSIMs can be installed only once, which means that if you remove the eSIM from your device it will not be possible to install it again.

How do I know if my eSIM is activated?

The steps for activating an eSim on Airtel are very similar for both Android and iOS users.

  1. The first step is to send an SMS, eSIM <space> registered email address to 121.
  2. If your email address is valid you will shortly receive a message from 121, for confirming the eSIM process.
  3. You have to reply to this SMS by ‘1’.
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