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Instantly activate your Tello service with eSIM!

No delivery times and charges - all you need is a compatible phone and you'll be up & running on Tello in no time.

Check compatibility here

What's eSIM and how does it work?

eSIM is a digitally embedded SIM card within your device that contains your Tello plan and phone number. All you need is a compatible phone to activate your eSIM using the QR code available after you place the order. Easy, peasy!

  • Tello eSIMs are free and you can instantly activate your Tello service online with just a quick QR code scan
  • You can have two phone lines on the same device, like your personal and business line
  • If you're traveling abroad, you can buy a local SIM card, insert it in your device and still use Tello's eSIM

Get started with Tello eSIM

Check your phone's compatibility

First, you need to confirm that your phone is eSIM compatible.

Pick any Tello plan

Choose a plan, select the eSIM option during checkout and place the order.

Scan and enjoy!

Once the order is placed, the activation QR code will be available in your Tello account.

Check your phone's compatibility!

Make sure your phone is unlocked, VoLTE and eSIM compatible

Dial *#06# and you'll receive your phone's IMEI code

Don't have the IMEI at hand? Check Tello requirements.

You can bring your own number after the service has been activated in your online account.

Frequently Asked Questions

eSIM is a digitally embedded SIM card that contains your Tello plan and phone number. Instead of physically inserting a SIM card into your phone, you can instantly install an eSIM onto your phone. You can easily activate the eSIM straight after your order it. All you need is an eSIM compatible phone and a Wi-Fi network to activate the eSIM after you place the order. Easy, peasy!
A SIM card is a digital physical chip that you need to insert into your phone. An eSIM is a digital embedded SIM that you activate on your device. Both physical SIM cards and eSIMs connect your phone with a network and give you access to your plan and services. If you have an eSIM compatible device, this will allow you to easily start using your Tello plan without waiting for the SIM card to arrive.
Before ordering an eSIM please check if your device is eSIM compatible. If the answer is YES, then go ahead and place the order. Login to My Account - My SIM section and scan the QR code with your phone's camera. Make sure you are connected to a Wi-Fi network as you will need a steady Wi-Fi connection to complete the eSIM activation. Please note that once you start the activation process your Tello service will be temporarily inactive. Don't worry, your service will resume once the eSIM is active on your device.
You can easily check if your phone is eSIM compatible here. Please note that besides being eSIM compatible, your device should be unlocked in order to work with Tello. Don't worry, as time goes by all new devices are by default eSIM compatible.
Yes, as long as your device is eSIM compatible. Just go to My SIM section in My Tello account, select "Switch to eSIM" and follow the steps listed there.
If an eSIM is active on your device and you want to swap phones, then you will need a new eSIM. First, make sure your new device is unlocked and eSIM compatible. Then head over to My SIM section in My Tello account and follow the steps listed to get a new eSIM.
Yes! Nothing changes in terms of your plan and features. Our plans come with Wi-Fi Calling at no extra cost, so you can enjoy making and receiving calls/texts over Wi-Fi both with a SIM card and with an eSIM.
Yes! You get the same amazing features and benefits along with all Tello plans. All our minute plans come with international calling available to 60+ countries at no extra costs regardless if you're using a Tello eSIM or a physical Tello SIM card.

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