Airtel launches eSIM tech services

AIRTEL Tanzania has launched eSIM (embedded SIM) – a digital SIM that enables customers to access the same functionality as physical SIM available in the market.

Airtel Tanzania is becoming the first telecommunications mobile services provider in the country to launch eSIM.

Instead of a physical and removable SIM, an eSIM is a form of programmable SIM card that is embedded directly into the Universal Integrated Circuit Card (eUICC) chip permanently attached to your phone.

Speaking in Dar es Salaam yesterday during the launch, Airtel Tanzania Director of Communications, Ms Beatrice Singano said that Airtel has paved the way to be the first eSIM provider in Tanzania.

“We have been investing in innovative products and services that fit the daily digital lives of our customers, the launch of the eSIM is a testimony of our commitment to Tanzania and how we implement the company’s vision.

With the introduction of eSIM in the country, Airtel continues to stay ahead as far as innovation is concerned giving Airtel customers convenience, affordability and flexibility while championing technological advancement by creating innovative platforms and opportunities that make life simpler,” she said.

She added eSIM service is now available on the Airtel network and customers who wish to switch their current physical SIM cards to eSIM will need to visit any Airtel Shop in the country and be guided to swap their SIM to an eSIM.

Customers can also add a new number to the eSIM, while continue using the existing physical SIM.

She said with eSIM from Airtel Tanzania, they no longer need to have several phones to accommodate the Sim card and can use up to five numbers with a single phone.

Even customers of other operators can take Airtel numbers on their eSIM if they have an eSIM compatible phone.

Ms Singano said that with eSIM, a customer can use up to five different Sim cards/ mobile numbers with a single phone and avoid the unnecessary burden of carrying more than one handset.

“We are confident that our customers will quickly move to our eSIM for what it delivers. Airtel Tanzania continues to ensure seamless and affordable services to all,” she said.

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