What is eSIM? How to Buy an eSIM Plan at Red Pocket

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

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What is an eSIM?

An eSIM is a digital replacement for the traditional physical SIM card.

With an eSIM:
  • You can swiftly transfer your cellular plan or set up a new one online.
  • Multiple eSIMs can be stored on a single device, allowing you to use two phone numbers simultaneously.

It enhances security, as there's no physical SIM for someone to remove if your phone is misplaced or stolen.


Getting started with eSIM means you can make calls, send messages, and browse the web seamlessly.

Red Pocket Mobile proudly offers eSIM compatibility with our iPhones and monthly calling plans. Visit our website at redpocket.com/plans and select "eSIM" when choosing a plan.

When purchasing an iPhone, you also have the option to select a calling plan with eSIM. While the phone will be shipped to your address, the eSIM plan details will be promptly sent to your email.

What important information do I need to know when selecting eSIM?

  • eSIM is available on the Red Pocket Mobile GSMA and GSMT networks. 
  •  At this time, eSIM is available through an online purchase only.

Visit redpocket.com/plans to get started. 

 

Note: For CDMA, you can purchase an eSIM from redpocket.com/shop/sim and select a plan during activation.

Will my phone work with eSIM?

For eSIM compatibility, phones need to be carrier-unlocked.

On dual SIM phones:
  • eSIM can serve as your sole cellular plan.
  • Alternatively, you can use a physical SIM card for the primary plan and an eSIM for the secondary one.
However, dual SIM phones generally can only support one eSIM plan simultaneously. The exceptions are the Apple iPhone 13, 14, and 15 series.

Note: iPhone 14 and iPhone 15 series phones are eSIM only. They cannot accept a physical SIM.  

 

eSIM-compatible phones:

iPhones starting from the iPhone XS, iPhone XS Max, and iPhone XR series onward support eSIM.

Notably, the iPhone 14 and 15 series lack a physical SIM tray, meaning they exclusively rely on eSIM for activation.

Many of the latest flagship Android phones also support eSIM. Refer to the list below for specific eSIM-compatible devices and models. If your device needs to be listed, please revisit this list.

As eSIM technology continues gaining traction, we anticipate more devices will incorporate this feature in future updates.

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

iPhone 15

Apple

iPhone 15 Plus

Apple

iPhone 15 Pro

Apple

iPhone 15 Pro Max

Apple

iPad Pro (2018 and later)

Apple

iPad Air

Apple

iPad

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 Ultra 5G

Samsung

Galaxy S20+

Samsung

Galaxy S20+ 5G

Samsung

Galaxy S21

Samsung

Galaxy S21+ 5G

Samsung

Galaxy S21+ Ultra 5G

Samsung

Galaxy S22

Samsung

Galaxy S22+

Samsung

Galaxy S22 Ultra

Samsung

Galaxy S23 

Samsung

Galaxy S23+

Samsung

Galaxy S23 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

How do I order an eSIM online?

Step 1: Begin by browsing Red Pocket Mobile's range of calling plans. We offer monthly plans starting at a mere $10/month and annual plans from just $5/month. Check them out at redpocket.com/plans.

Step 2: You'll be prompted to choose between an eSIM or a Physical SIM Card. If you need more clarification about your device's eSIM compatibility, just input your phone's brand (e.g., Apple, Samsung, HTC) followed by the model (e.g., iPhone 12, Galaxy S12, U20).

Step 3: After making your selections, you can checkout. Once your order is complete, you'll receive a receive a prompt that will let you know when it's time to activate you eSIM. A confirmation code will also be sent via email. This essential code encompasses your prepaid plan details and other order-related information. Safeguard this code.

Important: Please allow 60 minutes before trying to activate your eSIM. 


Step 4:  Time to activate your new line! Visit redpocket.com/activate and critical in your confirmation code. During this stage, you can port your phone number from a different carrier or acquire a new one.

Step 5: Post activation, you'll be sent eSIM download guidelines. If you would like a detailed walkthrough on installing your eSIM, you can click here.

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