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Grameenphone eSIM

Grameenphone is introducing an eSIM, which allows a mobile to connect to the user’s operator of choice without needing to purchase a physical SIM card.

And it’s a new technology in Bangladesh. Grameenphone is the first company in Bangladesh that will be going to give us this kind of awesome facility.

Grameenphone is trying to make Bangladesh a very well Digital Bangladesh. eSIM will be available in Grameenphone Experience Centers and GP Online Shop soon. Maybe in some days.

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But, you can’t use eSIM on every device. Actually, all smartphone doesn’t support eSIM. You need the latest smartphones for that. Grameenphone also gives a list of smartphone phones (List of eSIM supported smartphones).

What are the benefits of eSIM?

There are a lot of benefits of having an eSIM. Let me tell you some of them.

  • It’s eco-friendly

If we are starting to use eSIM then we don’t need physical SIM ever. And that for we also don’t need to cut down any tree to make physical SIM. It’s really a very good point or benefit of eSIM (Maybe the main one).

  • Easy to switch operator

You can easily change your operator. Like, if you are using Grameenphone eSIM and tomorrow you want to change it. You like to switch from Grameenphone to Robi. Then all you have to do is, go to the Robi customer care center and scan a Qr code and you are all good to go.

  • Easy to switch operator

It’s very easy to switch operators if you want to switch your operator. You just need to scan a Qr code!

  • Uses less physical phone space

In the future, all phones going to support eSIM. And for that, we don’t need a space for a physical SIM. For that, smartphones don’t need a SIM tray. The space can be used for batteries or other things to make the smartphone much better.

There is no need for SIM tray pinholes. And it will make the smartphone much better and more protected.

  • One SIM for all devices

If you have more than one device, like smartphones, laptops, tablets that support eSIM, then you don’t need to use your hotspot ever. You can literally use one eSIM for all devices.

And there are a lot more benefits or advantages of having an eSIM.

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How to purchase or activate a new eSIM?

It’s really easy to purchase an eSIM or activate an eSIM. Just follow the following step and the steps are given by Grameenphone.

  1. Choose your plan
  2. Choose your mobile number
  3. Complete the biometric verification process
  4. Turn on the internet connection in your handset
  5. Scan the QR Code found in the SIM kit
  6. Follow the step-by-step process based on your handset

How to replace a physical SIM for eSIM?

To convert your traditional SIM card into eSIM you can visit your nearest Operator Center or customer care center with your eSIM supported device and fulfill the eSIM purchase procedure.




List of eSIM Supported Handsets

Apple

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

Google Pixel

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

Read More: GP Launches eSIM in Bangladesh

Samsung

  1. Samsung Galaxy S22 5G, Ultra 5G, S22+ *(official version will support eSIM by April 01, 2022)
  2. Samsung Fold LTE model
  3. Samsung Galaxy Z Fold3 5G
  4. Samsung Galaxy Z Flip 5G
  5. Samsung Galaxy Z Flip
  6. Samsung Galaxy Z Fold2 5G
  7. Samsung Galaxy Fold
  8. Samsung Galaxy S21+ 5G *(coming soon)
  9. Samsung Galaxy S21 Ultra 5G *(coming soon)
  10. Samsung Galaxy Note 20 FE 5G *(coming soon)
  11. Samsung Galaxy Note 20 FE *(coming soon)
  12. Samsung Galaxy Note 20, 20+, 20 Ultra, Ultra 5G *(coming soon)
  13. Samsung Galaxy S20, S20+, S20 Ultra *(coming soon)




Huawei

  1. Huawei P40
  2. Huawei P40 Pro
  3. Huawei Mate 40 Pro

Other eSIM compatible devices

  1. Motorola Razr 2019
  2. Nuu Mobile X5
  3. Gemini PDA
  4. Rakuten Mini
  5. Oppo Find X3 Pro
  6. Oppo Reno 5A
  7. Oppo Reno6 Pro 5G

The list was taken by the Grameenphone website and other websites.

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