Vi launches eSIM for its customers in Maharashtra and Goa

To get Vi eSIM, existing customers can send an SMS with "eSIM registered email id" to 199 to initiate the process.

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Telecom service provider Vodafone Idea (Vi) has introduced eSIM services for its prepaid and postpaid customers in Maharashtra and Goa. According to Vi, eSIM will provide seamless, faster, and eco-friendly connectivity to its users. Furthermore, the company says, “eSIMs are a step towards sustainability and, overall, lead to faster connectivity and seamless adoption of new technologies.”

To get Vi eSIM, existing customers can send an SMS with “eSIM <space> registered email id” to 199 to initiate the process. If the email ID is valid, customers will receive a confirmation SMS. Then, they need to reply with “ESIMY” to confirm the eSIM change request within 15 minutes of receiving the SMS. After that, users will receive another SMS requesting consent over a call. 

After providing the consent on call, users will receive a QR Code on their registered email ID, which they will have to scan by going to Settings > Mobile Data > Add data plan. Vi eSIM will be activated within 30 minutes. New Vi customers are required to visit their nearest Vi store with their identity proof and follow the activation process.

“We believe in introducing services and offerings that bring convenience and value for our customers. Embracing eSIM technology not only reflects our ongoing efforts to meet the evolving needs of our customers but also leverages advanced technologies towards a sustainable future,” said Rohit Tandon, Cluster Business Head Maharashtra & Goa at Vodafone Idea.

Vi eSIM is supported on select iOS and Android devices. Here’s the list:

  • Apple: iPhone XR and above models
  • Samsung: Galaxy Z Flip, Galaxy Fold, Galaxy Note 20 Ultra, Galaxy Note 20, Galaxy Z Fold 2, Galaxy S21, etc.
  • Motorola: Razr, Next Gen Razr, Edge 40
  • Google: Pixel 3 and above
  • Vivo: Vivo x 90 pro
  • Nokia: G60 & X30

For more information about Vi eSIM service and its benefits, customers can visit Vi’s official website or contact their nearest Vi Store.

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Considering the fact that they have the most amount of liberalised 4G ready spectrum among all operators currently, it's a shame if they can't handle the increased data traffic when an operator like Jio is handling it better with limited spectrum. This only implies that Vodafone Idea is reducing the number of towers to save on the cash outflow, no matter how much they advertise about adding MIMO towers. They will add towers only in Metro cities where they get return on investment, smaller cities and rural areas will face severe congestion on Vodafone Idea network.

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yesterday the Network of Vodafone,Idea & Airtel was horribly down. From morning to afternoon there wasn't any network of Airtel & Idea, but on Vodafone it was slow. so I used JIO's 2GB daily data that time. after 5pm the network became normal so started using Voda and my 3GB daily data expired at 6:18pm. but the files I put on downloading continued!

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Then I thought what if my main ac balance was deducting, but checked that main bl is zero. Then how come my Vodafone SIM giving me free data at 2-3mB/s?!!

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well.. I used ~24GB DATA by Vodafone from 6:18pm to 8:45pm!! at 8:45pm my mother made a call so I had to stop, then at 9:20pm I tried again, but the speed slowed down to 12-18kB/s.

(I gave my Hotspot password to 3 neighbor friends last month, so that they can also use some of my 7.4GB daily data. But there were few days when they used so many data that at evening I coundn't use the internet. I don't know if it's miracle or not but I think for giving away free wifi for a month I got this free data! #just_my_thoughts)

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