year ago, Smartfren became the first operator in Indonesia to deliver embedded sim card (eSIM) technology. Until now, there are still no other operators that have released this service. The good news, after a year, can only be used on the iPhone, now Smartfren eSIM can also be used on Samsung Android smartphones.
By using Smartfren eSIM, users can access the Smartfren network without using a physical SIM Card. Sukaca Purwokardjono, Deputy CEO of Mobility Business, said the presence of Smartfren eSIM for Android smartphones is proof that Smartfren continues to innovate to produce the best service for its customers.
“In the middle of last year, Smartfren first presented eSIM to iOS-based users and now Android-based users can already enjoy eSIM. By using Smartfren eSIM, customers can still use a physical SIM Card for other numbers. With eSIM, customers can enjoy 4G Dual SIM with a more stable connection, “said Sukaca, in a press release received Gizmologi in Jakarta (5/6).
Smartfren eSIM for Android
Smarfren eSIM technology is virtual, which means customers can use 4G LTE services without using a physical SIM card. This can add flexibility for customers to set their own data, voice and SMS preferences and enjoy data packages as desired.
Starting in early June, Smartfren eSIM Android can be used by Smartfren customers who use Samsung smartphones. But this technology is currently limited to Samsung’s latest flagship smartphone, the Galaxy S20 series, S20 +, S20 Ultra, Samsung Galaxy Fold and Samsung Galaxy Z Flip.
For the Smartfren eSIM android, there are 75 thousand Unlimited Packages that provide Unlimited usage benefits with a data quota of 1 GB per day, free calls to all operators for 10 minutes, and free unlimited HD quality calls to fellow Smartfren with a validity period of 28 days.
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How to Activate Smartfren eSIM on Samsung
Smartfren eSIM which can now be used on iPhones and Samsung smartphones can be purchased at the Smartfren Gallery, Shopee, Tokopedia, Bukalapak, and blibli.com. After buying it, you can directly use it on the device.
Here’s how to activate eSIM on Samsung Galaxy S20, S20 +, S20 Ultra, Samsung Galaxy Fold, and Samsung Galaxy Z Flip:
- Enter the settings menu and select Connection. Make sure you are connected to the Internet or using a WiFi connection.
- Select SIM Card Manager.
- Select Add cellular plan.
- The device will automatically search for networks.
- Select Add using QR Code.
- After that, there is a request to scan the QR Code and scan the QR Code on the eSIM Smartfren starter pack.
- Then add a new cellular plan.
- Activate a new cellular plan.
- Make sure the eSIM profile has appeared on the cellular package.
The Indonesian version of this article can be read in Gizmologi.ID