Saturday, September 24, 2022

List of e-Sim Supported Mobiles in Nepal

e-SIM in Nepal: e-SIM stands for an ’embedded’ SIM card. It is like a virtual SIM card inside your phone. This embedded SIM can be considered that is built directly into your mobile device so that you no longer need to swap SIM cards every time.

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Check e-Sim Supported Mobiles in Nepal

For Other Android devices

  1. Dial *#06# and press call
  2. In case your device is eSIM capable you should be able to view your device’s eSIM unique identification number (EID)

Samsung Phones

  1. Go to Settings
  2. If in Settings you see a search bar, type in “IMEI”, and the option “IMEI information” (or similar) should show up (otherwise, you will need to go to About phone> Status).
  3. Tap “IMEI information”

If the “IMEI (eSIM)” is available it should mean that your device supports eSIM.

e-SIM Supported Mobile phones in Nepal

Samsung

  • Samsung Galaxy S20
  • Samsung Galaxy S20+
  • Samsung Galaxy S20 Ultra
  • Samsung Galaxy S21
  • Samsung Galaxy S21+ 5G
  • Samsung Galaxy S21+ Ultra 5G
  • Samsung Galaxy S22
  • Samsung Galaxy S22+
  • Samsung Galaxy S22 Ultra
  • Samsung Galaxy Note 20
  • Samsung Galaxy Note 20 Ultra 5G
  • Samsung Galaxy Fold
  • Samsung Galaxy Fold 3
  • Samsung Galaxy Z Fold2 5G
  • Samsung Galaxy Z Fold3 5G
  • Samsung Galaxy Z Flip3 5G
  • Samsung Galaxy Z Flip3 5G Fold
  • Samsung Galaxy Z Flip
  • Samsung Watch (via Samsung Wearable application)

*The following Samsung devices are not compatible with eSIM:

  • Samsung Galaxy S20 FE 4G/5G
  • Samsung S20/S21 (US versions)
  • Galaxy Z Flip 5G (US versions)
  • Samsung Note 20 Ultra (Versions from the US and Hong Kong)
  • Samsung Galaxy Z Fold 2 (Versions from the US and Hong Kong)

Apple (iPhone)

  • iPhone XR
  • iPhone XS
  • iPhone XS Max
  • iPhone 11
  • iPhone 11 Pro
  • iPhone SE 2 (2020)
  • iPhone 12
  • iPhone 12 Mini
  • iPhone 12 Pro
  • iPhone 12 Pro Max
  • iPhone 13
  • iPhone 13 Mini
  • iPhone 13 Pro
  • iPhone 13 Pro Max
  • iPhone SE 3 (2022)
  • iPhone 14
  • iPhone 14 Plus
  • iPhone 14 Pro
  • iPhone 14 Pro Max

*On iPhone 13 and 14 models you can have two eSIMs activated at the same time.

*iPhones from mainland China and iPhone devices from Hong Kong and Macao (except for iPhone 13 mini, iPhone 12 mini, iPhone SE 2020, and iPhone XS) don’t have eSIM capability.

*iPhone 14, iPhone 14 Plus, iPhone 14 Pro and iPhone 14 Pro Max are not compatible with physical SIM cards in the USA.

iPads with eSIM

only iPads with 4G connectivity connects e-SIM.

  • iPad Pro 11″ (model A2068, from 2020)
  • iPad Pro 12.9″ (model A2069, from 2020)
  • iPad Air (model A2123, from 2019)
  • iPad (model A2198, from 2019)
  • iPad Mini (model A2124, from 2019)

Google Phones

  • Google Pixel 2 (only phones bought with Google Fi service)
  • Google Pixel 2 XL
  • Google Pixel 3 (not including phones bought in Australia, Taiwan or Japan. Phones bought with US or Canadian carriers other than Spring and Google Fi don’t work with eSIM)
  • Google Pixel 3 XL
  • Google Pixel 3a (not including phones bought in Japan or with Verizon service)
  • Google Pixel 3a XL
  • Google Pixel 4
  • Google Pixel 4a
  • Google Pixel 4 XL
  • Google Pixel 5
  • Google Pixel 5a
  • Google Pixel 6
  • Google pixel 6a
  • Google Pixel 6 Pro.

*Google Pixel 3 devices from Australia, Japan, and Taiwan are not compatible with eSIM.

*Google Pixel 3a from South East Asia are not compatible with eSIM.

Huawei Phones

The Huawei P40 and P40 are the first cell phones from the Chinese manufacturer to support eSIM.

  • Huawei P40
  • Huawei P40 Pro
  • Huawei Mate 40 Pro

The Huawei P40 Pro+ and P50 Pro are not compatible with eSIM.

Oppo Phones

  • Oppo Find X3 Pro
  • Oppo Reno 5A
  • Oppo Reno6 Pro 5G
  • Oppo Find X5
  • Oppo Find X5 Pro
  • Oppo A55s

The Oppo Find X5 Lite is not compatible.

Other eSIM Supported Mobile Phones

  • Motorola Razr 2019
  • Motorola Razr 5G
  • Nuu Mobile X5
  • Gemini PDA
  • Rakuten Mini
  • Rakuten Big-S
  • Rakuten Big
  • Sony Xperia 10 III Lite
    Sony Xperia 1 IV
  • Surface Pro X
  • Honor Magic 4 Pro
  • Fairphone 4

List of eSIM-supported phones in Nepal

Manufacturer Model Maximum number of eSIMs
Apple iPhone XR 20
Apple iPhone XS 20
Apple iPhone XS Max 20
Apple iPhone 11 20
Apple iPhone 11 Pro 20
Apple iPhone 11 Pro Max 20
Apple iPhone SE (2020) 20
Apple iPhone 12 Mini 20
Apple iPhone 12 20
Apple iPhone 12 Pro 20
Apple iPhone 12 Pro Max 20
Apple iPhone 13 mini 20
Apple iPhone 13 20
Apple iPhone 13 Pro 20
Apple iPhone 13 Pro Max 20
Apple iPhone SE (2022) 20
Apple iPhone 14 20
Apple iPhone 14 Plus 20
Apple iPhone 14 Pro 20
Apple iPhone 14 Pro Max 20
Apple iPad Pro (2018 and onwards) 20
Apple iPad Air 20
Apple iPad 20
Apple Watch series 3 1
Apple Watch series 4 1
Apple Watch series 5 1
Apple Watch series 6 1
Apple Watch SE 1
Google Pixel 3 1
Google Pixel 3a 1
Google Pixel 4 1
Google Pixel 4a 1
Google Pixel 5 1
Google Pixel 6 1
Google Pixel 6a 1
Google Pixel 6 Pro 1
Huawei P40 1
Huawei P40 Pro (not including the P40 Pro +) 1
Huawei Mate 40 Pro 1
Motorola Razr 2019 1
Motorola Razr 5G 1
Samsung Galaxy Fold 1
Samsung Galaxy Fold 3 1
Samsung Galaxy Z Fold 2 5G 1
Samsung Galaxy Z Flip 1
Samsung Galaxy Z Flip 5G 1
Samsung Galaxy Z Fold2 5G 1
Samsung Galaxy S20 1
Samsung Galaxy S21 1
Samsung Galaxy S21+ 5G 1
Samsung Galaxy S21 Ultra 5G 1
Samsung Galaxy S22 1
Samsung Galaxy S22+ 1
Samsung Galaxy S22 Ultra 1
Samsung Galaxy Note 20 Ultra 5G 1
Samsung Galaxy Note 20 1
Samsung Galaxy Z Fold3 5G 1
Nuu Mobile X5 1
Planet Computers Gemini PDA 1
Rakuten Mobile Rakuten Mini 1
Rakuten Mobile Big-S 1
Rakuten Mobile Big 1
Oppo Find X3 Pro 1
Oppo Reno 5 A 1
Oppo Reno6 Pro 5G 1
Oppo Find X5 1
Oppo Find X5 Pro 1
Oppo A55s 1
Sony Xperia 10 III Lite 1
Sony Xperia 1 IV 1
Honor Magic 4 Pro 1

Frequently Asked Questions

Is the Samsung Galaxy S10 compatible with eSIM?

Unfortunately, the Samsung Galaxy S10 does not support eSIM.

Does the iPhone 10 support eSIM?

Unfortunately, the iPhone 10 does not support eSIM. The first Apple phones to do so were the iPhone XR and the iPhone XS in 2018. Previous models are not supported.

Is the Huawei P40 Pro + compatible with eSIM?

No, only the P40 and P40 Pro models are compatible. It seems that the ceramic case of the Pro+ prevents this.

What should I do if my phone is not compatible with eSIM? How can I connect to the internet on my travels?

If your phone does not support eSIM technology, you can buy a physical SIM card for your travels.

What does SIM stand for?

Subscriber Identity Module

Can my eSIM be topped up?

Depends on the provider, some have it built-in, and others need to be deleted and purchased again. You can check if your eSIM is top-up enabled in your “my eSIM” tab within the Airalo app.

Why do eSIM prices vary?

Different providers will offer different rates based on regional restrictions, market competition, and regulation. While the price of an eSIM may vary from region to region, you can always be sure that Airalo offers a competitive market price for the region.

What’s an eSIM validity period?

Your validity period means your eSIM will be active for the allotted time in your plan. If you purchased an eSIM with 1-week of validity, the eSIM will become unavailable after that week from purchase.

What is my data limit?

Your data limit will depend on your package and your validity period. If you buy 1GB of data for 1 week of data validity, if either the time period expires or you use up your data, your eSIM will need to be reloaded or reinstalled, depending on the top-up function.

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