Econet introduces Zimbabwe’s first eSIM service

Strive Masiyiwa, founder and chairman of Econet Wireless Global Ltd., speaks during the annual Milken Institute Global Conference in Beverly Hills , California, U.S., on Monday, May 2, 2016. The conference gathers attendees to explore solutions to today's most pressing challenges in financial markets, industry sectors, health, government and education. Photographer: Patrick T. Fallon/Bloomberg via Getty Images

Businessman Strive Masiyiwa’s telecommunications and technology company
Econet Wireless, has introduced the country’s first eSIM service for both prepaid and post-paid customer packages.

An eSIM is a digital SIM card that is embedded to the customer’ smartphone, eliminating the need for a physical SIM card and enabling users to have dual or multiple phone numbers on a single device.

How to check phone compatibility:

Customers can check their device compatibility by dialing *#06# and access their ‘Embedded Identity Document’ (EID). Added Econet:

If one’s device is compatible, one can immediately proceed to the nearest Econet shop, with their original personal identification document (ID) and get their new eSIM activated for free.

A range of mobile smartphone devices are compatible with the eSIM. These include:

– iPhone XS to iPhone 15
– Samsung Galaxy S20, S21, S22, S23 series
– Samsung Note 20
– Huawei P40, Huawei P40 Pro, Huawei P50 Pro, Huawei Mate 40 Pro
– Itel Vision 3 Plus
– Itel p37 Pro