What is e-SIM? List of e-SIM Supported Devices

What is e-SIM? List of e-SIM Supported Devices

Nepal Telecom is distributing e-SIM from in Nepal. Nepal Telecom said that free e-SIM distribution will be started to the customers of the company from the Sundhara Counter of the Telecommunication Office.

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Customers with mobile sets that support e-SIM can use this new technology SIM. Postpaid and prepaid SIMs of company customers who are currently using physical SIMs can be changed to e-SIMs free of charge. Similarly, e-SIM will be provided to the customers who want to get new postpaid at the current selling price.

According to Nepal Telecom, this SIM will be provided to the customers who want to get a new prepaid SIM card. Existing customers of Nepal Telecom who have mobile sets that support e-SIM will have to fill and submit the required form to get this SIM. e-SIM is a kind of virtual i.e. electronic SIM.

After the availability of e-SIM, there is no need for physical SIM cards as at present. It can be used to make phone calls and use data. There is no need to change SIM card after using e-SIM.

Apart from mobile sets, e-SIM can also be used in other devices and smart watches and various types of devices that can be worn on the body. Nepal Telecom informed that all current users will be able to use e-SIM and new users can also get e-SIM easily.

What is e-Sim?

An e-SIM, short for "embedded Subscriber Identity Module," is a digital or electronic SIM card that is built into a device, such as a smartphone, tablet, smartwatch, or other compatible gadgets. Unlike traditional physical SIM cards, which you need to insert or swap into your device, an e-SIM is integrated directly into the device's hardware and can be activated and programmed remotely by a mobile network operator.

Key features and characteristics of e-SIMs include:

Remote Activation: Instead of visiting a mobile store to get a physical SIM card, you can activate an e-SIM over the air. This simplifies the process of switching between mobile carriers or plans.

Multiple Profiles: Some e-SIM-enabled devices can store multiple profiles, allowing you to use different mobile numbers or data plans without physically changing SIM cards.

No Physical Wear and Tear: Since there's no physical card to handle, e-SIMs eliminate the risk of damaging or misplacing SIM cards.

Global Roaming: If your device supports e-SIM and the mobile carrier offers e-SIM services, you can easily subscribe to local data plans while traveling abroad, enabling cost-effective roaming options.

Flexibility: You can switch between mobile carriers or data plans more easily by reprogramming the e-SIM without needing to obtain and insert a new physical SIM card.

Space-Saving: The absence of a physical SIM card slot allows manufacturers to save space within the device, potentially leading to sleeker and more compact designs.

List of e-SIM Supported Handsets


  • iPhone 14
  • iPhone 14 Plus
  • iPhone 14 Pro Max
  • iPhone 14 Pro
  • iPhone 13, 13 Pro, 13 Pro Max, 13 Mini
  • iPhone 12, 12 Pro, 12 Pro Max, 12 Mini
  • iPhone SE
  • iPhone 11, 11 Pro, 11 Pro Max
  • iPhone XS, XS Max
  • iPhone XR
  • iPad Pro 12.9‑inch (4th generation)
  • iPad Pro 12.9‑inch (3rd generation)
  • iPad Pro 11‑inch (2nd generation)
  • iPad Pro 11‑inch (1st generation)
  • iPad Air (4th generation)
  • iPad Air (3rd generation)
  • iPad (8th generation)
  • iPad (7th generation)
  • iPad mini (5th generation)


  • Samsung Galaxy S22 5G, Ultra 5G, S22
  • Samsung Fold LTE model
  • Samsung Z Flip 4
  • Samsung Z Fold 4
  • Samsung Galaxy Z Fold 3 5G
  • Samsung Galaxy Z Flip 5G
  • Samsung Galaxy Z Flip
  • Samsung Galaxy Z Fold2 5G
  • Samsung Galaxy Fold
  • Samsung Galaxy S21+ 5G
  • Samsung Galaxy S21 Ultra 5G
  • Samsung Galaxy Note 20 Ultra, Ultra 5G
  • Samsung Galaxy Note 20 FE 5G
  • Samsung Galaxy Note 20 FE
  • Samsung Galaxy S20, S20+ and S20 Ultra

Google Pixel

  • Google Pixel 7 Pro
  • Google Pixel 7
  • Google Pixel 6 Pro
  • Google Pixel 6
  • Google Pixel 5a 5G
  • Google Pixel 5
  • Google Pixel 4a
  • Google Pixel 4
  • Google Pixel 3 & 3XL (Limited support)
  • Google Pixel 2

It's important to note that not all devices support e-SIM technology, and the availability of e-SIM services may vary depending on your location and mobile carrier. Before purchasing a device or switching to an e-SIM plan, it's recommended to check with your mobile carrier to ensure compatibility and availability.

Hitraj Sanjyal

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