In the wake of the launch of the iPhone 14 series, iPhone lovers have their eyes glued on how they will be able to use the latest devices that can only support the eSIM technology rather than ordinary physical sim cards. Apple dropped the physical card slots on only US models. By any chance, if you attain the iPhone 14 US model or any device that supports eSim technology, you will need to get an eSim as soon as possible. The big question is if you are in Kenya, where do you get it from, what’s the price and what are the needed requirements? In this guide, we dive deep into everything you need to know about Safaricom’s eSIM.
The term eSim is still new in Kenya just like the other parts of Africa. If you reading this and wondering what Safaricom eSIM is, well the answer is pretty simple. An eSIM is a digital SIM that allows you to use a cellular plan from your carrier without having to use a physical nano-SIM.
Requirements for getting Safaricom eSim
The requirements for getting an e-sim from Safaricom are similar to those of a nano Simcard or ordinary Simcard. This is what you need to carry with you to the nearest Safaricom authorized shop.
- Valid National ID or Valid Passport.
- Ksh 150 for sim swaps and Ksh 250 for a new eSim phone number.
- Esim enabled device.
Safaricom eSIM Prices
If you are acquiring a new phone number, you will have to pay Ksh 250 and if you plan SIM swaping from your physical Sim card to eSIM, you will have to pay only Ksh 150.
Wrap Up: At any given time, you can choose to swap from a physical SIM card to eSIM and vise-versa by visiting any authorised Safaricom shop in your area.