… says service is planet-friendly and customers can now use two numbers without needing two handsets
Leading telecommunications services provider, Airtel Nigeria, has
announced the launch of eSIM (embedded SIM) – a digital SIM that enables customers
to access same functionality as someone using a physical SIM.
The eSIM offers several benefits over the traditional SIM cards as it is quick and simple
to set up online, it is planet-friendly (plastic- free/zero carbon emission), and provides an
easy extra line as you can use two numbers without needing two phones/handsets.
The eSIM service is now immediately available on the Airtel network and customers
who wish to switch their current physical SIM cards for eSIMs will need to ensure they
have a compatible device (dial*#06#), obtain the required QR code and be guided
through a SIM Swap process by an Airtel service personnel.
Airtel says it has developed a simple and flawless process to activate the eSIM service
for all its customers just as it believes that the digital SIM will significantly improve the
productivity of Nigerians, helping its stakeholders to achieve personal and professional
Commenting on the eSIM, Ag. Chief Commercial Officer, Airtel Nigeria, Femi Oshinlaja,
said, “Airtel Nigeria is always at the forefront in championing technological
advancement and creating innovative platforms and opportunities that will make
life better, more exciting, and more enjoyable for all those in our stakeholder
value chain. With eSIM, we are not only bringing the latest technology to the
fingertips of our customers, but we are also focusing on our Sustainability goals
of digital inclusion and environmental best practices as no plastic is involved
“It is therefore our commitment to continue to create offerings that will expand
and deepen our digital footprints in line with our positioning as the network of
first choice in Nigeria for everything mobile Internet, digital and home