When does my eSIM plan start?

When does my eSIM plan start?

The eSIM plan begins the moment you activate it on your phone.

To install the eSIM, you must scan a QR code or go through a manual process. This does not start the data plan. However, after scanning the QR code, the eSIM will be downloaded and you will have the option to activate the eSIM.

If you leave the eSIM de-activated (turned-off), the plan will not begin and you will not lose any days from the length of the plan. You can then turn it on when you’re ready.

If you turn the eSIM on, the number of days in the plan will start counting down.

Should I buy the eSIM when i’m ready to use it? #

No, you can always purchase an eSIM card. Sometimes it’s even better to do it while you’re still home with a good internet connection. It’s up to you when you buy the eSIM. As long as you don’t install and activate it, the plan will stay valid.

When should I activate it? #

Activate your eSIM when you arrive in Europe. Use a public Wifi to activate it and you’re good to go.

What happens if I activate the plan when I’m still at home? #

This on’t work. You need to be on the European Vodafone network to activate your eSIM. But better is not to try it. It’s a waste of your plan to activate it at home because you cannot use it.