Activating service is easy. Just make sure you have a data connection, either Wi-Fi or cellular from another wireless carrier, and follow the steps below to get started.
First, if you haven’t already done so, you’ll need to get Verizon service for your eSIM. If you need to sign-up for Verizon service, download the My Verizon app from the Apple® App Store®, then follow the instructions to confirm eligibility and set up your account.
Once you’ve signed up for Verizon service, you’ll need to set up your iPhone. For this step, you’ll need to display the QR code below with a computer or tablet, then follow these steps on your iPhone to scan it:
Tap Add Cellular Plan
Scan the QR code below
If prompted to select a default line, choose your new Verizon line for voice, messaging and data.
Wait for installation process to complete.
Once you see Cellular Plan Added notification, begin using your new Verizon service.
An eSIM is an embedded or electronic SIM inside your device. With an eSIM, there’s no physical SIM card that you need to insert. For example, many connected smartwatches use this type of technology.Like a traditional SIM card, the eSIM stores data that is needed for your device to connect to and use the Verizon’s wireless network.
What does it mean when a device has a Dual SIM with an eSIM?
Devices that have Dual SIM with an eSIM have both a physical SIM card and an eSIM.
What devices currently support Dual SIM with an eSIM?
The Apple® iPhone® XS Max, iPhone XS and iPhone XR have both a physical SIM card and an eSIM.
What are the benefits of having a Dual SIM with an eSIM?
Dual SIM with an eSIM opens up many possibilities that were previously unavailable with only a physical SIM. For example, you can have:
Two phone numbers on a single device
A data plan with an overseas carrier to use while traveling abroad, without changing your domestic SIM
When will Verizon support eSIM with Dual SIM technology?
Based on our discussions with Apple, we believe you should be able to add our great Verizon service on your eSIM before the end of the year. In the meantime, you can continue to use a physical SIM card to activate Verizon service on your device.
How can I find out more information about Dual SIM with an eSIM on iPhone?