eSIM Quick Start Guide: How to Install an eSIM

How to Buy an eSIM

First, select an eSIM data package for the country where you are traveling, or currently located. You can find our full selection of eSIM cards on zingotel.

After purchasing an eSIM, you will usually receive a QR Code via email within 5 minutes.


How to Activate an eSIM 

Activation is simple. Follow the steps below: 

1. On the device where you want to install the eSIM data plan, open the Camera app. 

2. Point the camera at the QR Code. Tap on the notification that appears, which should say Data Plan.

3. On the following screen, follow the prompts to install the new Data Plan. The default options are okay to accept.

4. Once the new Data Plan has been added, make sure that Data Roaming is set to ON in your phone's Settings.


Tips & Reminders

  • Turn off Data Roaming on your Primary line (home SIM card) to prevent data roaming charges.
  • Temporarily disable apps like iCloud Drive, Google Sync, or other apps that may consume your data in the background. 
  • If you install the eSIM before you arrive in your destination, be sure to change the eSIM plan to your primary Cellular Data plan when you arrive. 


Example (iPhone)

Below we will walk through the steps with the correct settings to install the eSIM on iPhone:

1. Add eSIM

In this step, you will add a new, secondary data plan to your phone using the QR code. Note: If you can't use the Camera to scan a QR code, try Activate an eSIM with Manual Activation Code.