What is eSIM? How to Buy an eSIM Plan at RedPocket

RedPocket 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.

eSIMs have many benefits:
  • 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.

RedPocket Mobile proudly offers eSIM compatibility with iPhone devices 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 RedPocket 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 at a time. The exceptions are the Apple iPhone 13, 14, and 15 series.

To see if your phone is compatible with eSIM, check out our list here.

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 use.

Many of the latest flagship Android phones also support eSIM. Refer to the list below for specific eSIM-compatible devices and models.

To see if your phone is compatible with eSIM, check out our list here.

How do I order an eSIM online?

Step 1: Browse RedPocket 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: 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 check out. 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 holds your prepaid plan details and other order-related information. Safeguard this code.

Important: Please allow 5 minutes before trying to activate your eSIM. 

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

Step 5: After activation, you'll be sent directions on how to download your eSIM. If you would like a detailed walkthrough on installing your eSIM, 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!