What is eSIM? How to buy an eSIM plan?

Red Pocket Mobile offers eSIM for our GSMA monthly calling plans. Select eSIM as your delivery method at checkout.

An eSIM is a digital SIM that eliminates the need for a physical SIM card. With eSIM, you can
quickly and easily transfer an existing cellular plan or get a new cellular plan, all digitally. You
can even store multiple eSIMs on the same device and use two phone numbers at the same
time. And it’s more secure - someone can’t remove the physical SIM card if your iPhone is lost
or stolen. In just a few simple steps, you are ready to make calls, send messages, and browse
the web.

Red Pocket Mobile is happy to offer an eSIM option for our iPhone and monthly calling plans. Select a plan from our website, redpocket.com/plans, or with your iPhone purchase, and choose "eSIM" as the delivery option.

eSIM is available on the GSMA network. eSIM for GSMT and CDMA is not yet available. At this time, eSIM is available for online purchase only.

Will my phone work with eSIM?

Phones must be carrier unlocked to work with eSIM.

If you're using a dual SIM phone, you can use eSIM as your only cellular plan or you may use a physical SIM card for your first cellular plan and eSIM as the second. You cannot use two eSIM cellular plans in your dual SIM phone (unless you have an Apple iPhone 13, iPhone 13 Mini, iPhone 13 Pro, or iPhone 13 Pro Max). 

 

List of eSIM-compatible phones

iPhone XS, iPhone XS Max, iPhone XR, or later support eSIM. If you purchased an iPhone 14 or iPhone 14 Pro model, your iPhone does not have a physical SIM tray, and will only activate with an eSIM.

Most newer, flagship Android phones are also eSIM compatible. Review the list of eSIM-compatible devices and models. If you do not see your device on this list, check back. As the technology becomes more common, newer devices will be updated to include eSIM compatibility. 

 

Manufacturer

Model

Apple

iPhone XR

Apple

iPhone XS

Apple

iPhone XS Max

Apple

iPhone 11

Apple

iPhone 11 Pro

Apple

iPhone 11 Pro Max

Apple

iPhone SE (2020)

Apple

iPhone 12 Mini

Apple

iPhone 12

Apple

iPhone 12 Pro

Apple

iPhone 12 Pro Max

Apple

iPhone 13 mini

Apple

iPhone 13

Apple

iPhone 13 Pro

Apple

iPhone 13 Pro Max

Apple

iPhone 14

Apple

iPhone 14 Plus

Apple

iPhone 14 Pro

Apple

iPhone 14 Pro Max

Apple

iPad Pro (2018 and later)

Apple

iPad Air

Apple

iPad

Google

Pixel 2 XL

Google

Pixel 3 XLe

Google

Pixel 3a (CDMA version excluded)

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 7

Google

Pixel 7 Pro 

Huawei

P40

Huawei

P40 Pro (not including the P40 Pro +)

Huawei

Mate 40 Pro

Motorola

Razr 2019

Samsung

Galaxy Fold

Samsung

Galaxy Z Fold 2 5G

Samsung

Galaxy Z Flip

Samsung

Galaxy Z Flip 5G

Samsung

Galaxy Z Fold2 5G

Samsung

Galaxy S20

Samsung

Galaxy S20 Ultra

Samsung

Galaxy S20+

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 Ultra 5G 

Samsung

Galaxy Note 20

Samsung

Galaxy Fold

Samsung

Galaxy Z Fold2 5G

Samsung

Galaxy Z Fold3 5G

Samsung

Galaxy Z Fold4 

Samsung

Galaxy Z Flip

Samsung

Galaxy Z Flip3 5G

Samsung

Galaxy Z Flip4

Motorola

Razr 2019

Motorola

Razr 5G

Nuu Mobile

X5

Planet Computers

Gemini PDA

Rakuten Mobile

Rakuten Mini

Rakuten Mobile

Big-S

Rakuten Mobile

Big

Rakuten Mobile

Hand

Rakuten Mobile

Hand 5G

Oppo

Find X3 Pro

Oppo

Reno 5 A

Oppo

Reno6 Pro 5G

Oppo

Find X5

Oppo

Find X5 Pro

Oppo

A55s 5G

 

Ordering an eSIM online

Step 1: Red Pocket Mobile offers four calling plans starting at just $20 per month. Visit redpocket.com/plans

Step 2: On the checkout page, choose eSIM as your delivery method. We'll check to see if your phone is eSIM compatible. On the form that appears, enter your phone manufacturer (for example, Apple, Samsung, HTC, etc.) and then enter your phone model (for example, iPhone 12, Galaxy S12, U20, etc.). 

Step 3: Complete your order and your confirmation code will be emailed to you. This code is important, it contains your pre-paid plan and other order details. Keep it secure. 

Step 4: Activate your new line. Go to redpocket.com/activate and enter your confirmation code. During the activation process, transfer your phone number over from another wireless carrier or get a new phone number. 

Step 5: After activation, you'll receive your eSIM download instructions. Click here to learn how to install your eSIM once you've received it. 

 

Please Note: eSIMs expire after 90 days if they are not activated, so be sure to activate your SIM right after you receive it!