Airtel Nigeria Joins League of eSIM Providers

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Telecommunications operator, Airtel Nigeria, has announced the launch of eSIM (embedded SIM), a digital SIM that enables customers to access the same functionality as physical SIM.

With this new development, Airtel joins MTN and 9mobile, which have introduced the service into Nigerian market before now.

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 available on the Airtel network. However, customers who wish to switch their current physical SIM cards for eSIMs will need to ensure they have a compatible device, obtain the required QR code, and be guided through a SIM Swap process by Airtel service personnel.

Commenting on the eSIM, 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 with eSIM.”

“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 broadband.”

Airtel said 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 goals.

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