While considering activating an e-SIM on your device there are two important things you must first make sure of. Does your device enable e-SIMs? Is your device unlocked? Let's start with the first.
Does Your Xiaomi Device enable e-SIM?
For Xiaomi, only one device is e-SIM compatible, and it's the Xiaomi MI 12T Pro.
Is your device unlocked?
e-SIM, like sim cards, cannot work on phones locked to a particular mobile network, this is because your e-SIM provider will be the data source for your device.
If your phone or tablet is locked, you will only be able to use a SIM card from the mobile network it’s locked to. This can be very frustrating if you're a traveler and need to skip international roaming charges. Some carriers charge high rates for international calls and texts when traveling abroad, with a locked device you cannot opt for an e-SIm or local sim.
Note that if you purchased your phone SIM-free (and you’ve purchased it brand new, rather than second-hand), it’s almost definitely going to be unlocked to allow you to decide which SIM you want to put in it. However, buying one on contract from a phone retailer or a network might mean that it’s locked from the get-go.
Locked phones are much less common now than they used to be, and it’s much easier to unlock them than it once was, so there’s no need to worry if you do discover that your phone won’t accept SIM cards or e-SIM from other networks out the gate. It might cost you a small fee, and sometimes you’ll need to wait until your contract is up to unlock your phone, but these factors hinge on the network your phone is locked to.
To manually confirm if it does, use this foolproof method.
First, turn off your phone’s power.
Remove your phone’s SIM card with a removal tool or a paper clip.
Replace the SIM card with the other SIM card from a different carrier.
Turn on the power again.
You can now see that the carrier’s name at the top of your home screen has changed.
Dial a call
If the call connects, then your phone is unlocked.
How to Activate an e-SIM on your Xiaomi device
- First ensure you have Wi-Fi on
- Go to Settings > Network
- Make sure the Mobile/Cellular Data option is activated.
- Pick mobile/cellular data.
- On ‘e-SIM’ pick the network you want to connect to.
- Scan the QR code of the e-SIM card you want to activate on your Xiaomi 12T Pro.
- Accept the terms that will appear once you are done.
Mobile operators that offer the e-SIM card for Xiaomi in Ghana
Due to the fact that many businesses now include the e-SIM card with their new handsets, its popularity is growing daily. However, you should be aware that cellular operators are the ones who choose the platforms on which and how the e-SIM card functions. To activate the e-SIM, they are the ones who provide you with a QR code.
With this in mind, if you are in Ghana and are looking for a reliable e-SIM data provider that offers:
- Affordable and transparent rates compared to roaming fees
- Instant connectivity when you land
- 24/7 customer support
Then Afrosim will get the job done. Simply:
Step 1: Go to Afrosim.com
Step 2: Select your destination
Step 3: Choose your preferred prepaid plan
Step 4: Make payment and you'll receive a QR code
Step 5: Open the QR code in another device or print it out to enable you scan with your phone.
Once scanned, you can now enjoy data on your device.