How to Setup eSIM Data Only Plans

Data Only eSIM Packages Plan SetUP

Just couple of years ago, people needed physical SIM cards or Data only SIM cards provided by local vendors to support data packages. However, this is no longer the case.

That is to say, whether you are settled or constantly traveling, you are now able to roam around your country, continent, and the world without being internet-disconnected. Thanks go to the new technology, virtual data eSIM.

Thus, follow this step-by-step tutorial to learn how to set up esim (data-only-plan).

HOW TO INSTALL Your Numero data eSIM plans?

Step1: Check Validity

Data esim technology is only supported by a specific list of devices and countries. Consequently, please ensure that your device and country do support this technology before purchasing any data package.

eSIM Supported Devices List

This list can change as more eSIM-compatible devices are released into the market. As of July 2020, the list of eSIM compatible devices are as follows:

iOS
  • iPhone 11
  • iPhone 11 Pro
  • iPhone 11 Pro Max
  • iPhone 12 Pro Max (to be launched in September)
  • iPhone XS
  • iPhone XS Max
  • iPhone XR
  • iPhone SE (2020)
  • iPad Air (3rd Generation)
  • iPad Pro (3rd Generation)
  • iPad Mini (5th Generation)
Android
  • Samsung Galaxy Fold
  • Samsung Galaxy S20
  • Samsung Galaxy S20+
  • Samsung Galaxy S20 Ultra
  • Samsung Galaxy Z Flip
  • Samsung Note  20+
  • Nuu Mobile X5
  • Google Pixel 3 & 3 XL
  • Google Pixel 3a & 3a XL
  • Google Pixel 4 & 4 XL
  • Gemini PDA
  • Motorola Razr 2019
  • Huawei P40
  • Huawei P40 Pro
Windows 10
ACER
  • ACER Swift 3
  • ACER Swift 7
ASUS
  • ASUS Mini Transformer T103HAF
  • ASUS NovaGo TP370QL
  • ASUS Vivobook Flip 14 TP401NA
Dell
  • Dell Latitude 7210 2-in-1
  • Dell Latitude 9410
  • Dell Latitude 7310
  • Dell Latitude 7410
  • Dell Latitude 9510
HP
  • HP Elitebook G5
  • HP Probook G5
  • HP Zbook G5
  • HP Spectre Folio 13
LENOVO
  • Lenovo Yoga C630
  • Lenovo Miix 630
  • Lenovo Yoga 520
  • Lenovo Yoga 720 convertible laptops
SAMSUNG
  • Samsung Galaxy Book 2
SURFACE
  • Surface Go 2
  • Surface Pro X
  • Surface Pro 5 LTE Advanced

As device compatibility varies from country to country, please ensure your device is eSIM compatible.

eSIM Supported Countries List

Europe

Croatia
Czech Republic
Denmark
Estonia
Finland
Germany
Austria
Hungary
Norway
Poland
Romania
Slovakia
Spain
Sweden
Switzerland
United Kingdom
Slovenia
Liechtenstein
Georgia
Belarus
Ukraine
Bulgaria
Lithuania
Latvia
Iceland
Cyprus
Italy
Romania
Luxembourg
Ireland
Belgium
France
Spain
Turkey
Portugal
Russia
Greece
Netherlands
Sweden
Switzerland

North America

Canada
United States

South America

Brazil

Asia.

Hong Kong
India
Kuwait
Qatar
Singapore
Taiwan  
Thailand
United Arab Emirates

Australia

Australia

Step 2: Install Numero eSIM App

Secondly, install Numero eSIM App on Android or iOS.

Note: On top of that, Numero app provides a virtual international number (eSIM). As a result you can  buy a number directly. Additionally, you can have a free virtual number using Numero Free Number Center.

Step 3: Buy Data Packages

Thirdly, tab on Buy Number & DATA. Thereafter, you either buy a data package that supports only a specific country (local) or buy a data package that has a continent level coverage (Regional).

For instance, if a customer buys a French local package, he will be enjoying the service within the French geographic borders. Whereas, if s/he buys a European data package, s/he will be connected in the whole European eSIM supported countries.

First Option: Buy a Local Data Package

On one hand, local data packages are only supported in the chosen country.

  • Tap on “Local” then choose your country, for example, “France”.
  • Choose an eSIM data plan which suits your needs (Number of Days, Quata Size, Price).
  • Click Buy.
  • Confirm that you have a device that supports eSIM.
esim data only plan packages
Quata, Duration pf esim data packages

Second Option: Buy a Regional Data Package

On the other hand, these packages have continental data coverage (Asia, Europe, Africa, North & South America, etc.)

  • Tap on “Regional” then choose your continent, for example “Europe”.
  • Choose an eSIM data plan which suits your needs (Number of Days, Quata Size, Price).
  • Click Buy.
  • Confirm that you have an eSIM-supported device.

Step 4: Install Data Packages

Fourthly, install the data packages on your device in one of two ways:

Note: Over and above, both ways are applied almost identically on Android and iOS (iPhone, Samsung, Google Pixel)

Option 1: Install eSIM Data Only Manually

  • From main page, go to “My Numbers & Data“.
  • Choose my Data -> Installation Guide -> Manual Installation.
  • Copy both SM-DP+ Address and activation code. 
  • Tab on Setting -> Cellular/Mobile Data -> Add Cellular -> Mobile Plan.
  • Click on Enter details Manually then Paste Numero SM-DP+Address and Activation code.
  • Confirm eSIM plan details.
  • Label the eSIM.
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Label Activation code
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Confirm Activation Code
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Option 2: Install eSIM Data Only Package Using QR Code

  • Go to Main Menu -> My numbers and data -> Installation Guide -> QR installation.
  • Print the QR Code or screenshot it and send it to another device to be scanned.
  • Click Setting -> Cellular/Mobile -> Add Cellular -> Mobile Plan.
  • Scan the taken QR Code.
  • Confirm eSIM plan details.
  • Label the eSIM.
data onlt esim QR installation step 4

Note: Moreover, in order to enjoy Numero data package, you must enable Data Roaming using the following steps.

Setting -> Mobile Data -> Mobile Data Options -> Data Roaming -> Enable.

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Does Your eSIM Require APN?

Some eSIMs need an APN settings update. If this is the case, the instructions to set up your APN are included with your installation instructions after purchase.

How to Setup Your APN and Get Connected?

Have turned data roaming on? Then you will need to configure the APN (Access Point Name) on your device in order to start using your eSIM data. How?

  1. For iPhones and iPad:
  • Settings > cellular/mobile > cellular/mobile data networks
  • Change the cellular/mobile > APN
  • Change the APN to the name provided in your eSIM installation details received after purchase.

2.  For Android:

  • Settings > Mobile Networks > access point name > change the APN to the name provided in your eSIM installation details received after purchase.

Some eSIMs need an APN settings update. If this is the case, the instructions to set up your APN are included with your installation instructions after purchase.

Watch this step by step tutorial to install Numero Data Only plans

If you experience problems,

If you experience problems receiving a signal or connecting to the internet, you may need to check a few settings or attempt to recover reception.

Here are a few ways to find out if you’re connected or reestablish signal:

  • Check if the roaming switch is OFF: Normally, a roaming switch is set to “OFF” when you’re not traveling abroad. If it’s switched off, your phone will not switch to your eSIM while you’re roaming. You can find it in the “Settings” of the phone
  • Reestablishing connection: If you’re having problems loading webpages or connecting to the internet, check to make sure you have enough signal bars for 3G or 4G/LTE. If you are in a functional coverage area and have tried all other fixes, you may need to complete a full power-down restart.

FAQs on Installing eSIM Data Only Plans

What is eSIM?

An eSIM is a SIM card that is embedded in the device. Also, it works only on unlocked eSIM-compatible devices. Moreover, on an eSIM compatible device, subscribers can start connecting by simply scanning a QR Code and entering a Confirmation Code. Besides, subscribers can manually enter the details provided in the eSIM confirmation details.
Furthermore, for more details about data eSIM click here
.

Are Numero eSIM data plans refundable?

Data packages are unique and can be activated on one device only. Thus, it is nonrefundable.

How Many eSIM can I have?

Numero subscribers are welcome to buy as much data eSIM plans as they prefer. In other words, there is no ceiling to that. However, one Plan will be working at a time.

Where can I find my confirmation code?

Please check your purchased data package duration. Open Numero -> My Numbers & Data -> My Data -> Installation Guide -> View You QR or SM-DP+Address and Activation code

How long can I use my Numero data eSIM?

Open Numero -> My Numbers & Data -> My Data -> Select your data plan package and check the duration.

How Do I recharge my Data eSIM?

Users cannot recharge the data plan. Yet, they are welcome to purchase a new one at any time.

What can I do if I cannot scan my QR code?

In some cases regarding mobile camera dysfunctionality, users can install data packages manually using Numero SM-DP+Address and Activation code given to you once you purchase the eSIM data alongside with the QR code.

My Numero Data eSIM is not working! What to do?

Please Do Not worry and make sure of the following:

  1. First, make sure that your mobile roaming is switched on.
    Setting -> Mobile Data -> Mobile Data Options -> Data Roaming -> Enable.

2. Second, make sure your location has data coverage.
In case your location has weak or limited coverage causing some difficulties accessing the internet, try to move to a better signal location (Observe 3G or 4G/LTE bar indicator). However, if the signal is strong and your eSIM is still not connected, try to restart your mobile.

Over and above, you can always contact our customer support via the application or contact us from here.

How can I scan the QR code using the same phone?

Take a screenshot of your QR code and send it to another device then scan it.

How do I set my data back to my home service upon return?

To set your Cellular Data plan back to your home service-

  • Go to Settings
  • Tap Cellular
  • At the top of the screen tap Cellular Data
  • Select “Primary” to turn on your home data services.

How can I remove the eSIM profile once my data plan is expired?

  • Go to Settings > Cellular.
  • Tap the eSIM label you want to erase.
  • Tap Remove Cellular Plan.

Why my eSIM has stopped suddenly?

Don’t panic, your device may have stopped for some reasons. Restart your device and all will settle down. For further inquiries, just send us and we will right there either through the app or through our email: support@numero.global

Are voice and SMS available with the eSIM data?

No, but we do provide calls & SMS as a separate product with international calling rates as
cheap as local. We also provide virtual phone numbers from 70+ countries where you can
also receive free calls anywhere in the world. More information; here.

How long do I wait to receive the eSIM QR code after payment?

Once the payment has been processed, you will immediately receive the QR code on the payment confirmation screen. You will also receive an email with your QR code and payment confirmation details.

How do I know which SIM is using data?

Navigate to your device’s Mobile/Cellular Settings and check under “Mobile Data”. Your device will specify whether it is using data from the Primary SIM (your physical, regular SIM card) or the eSIM. If you have multiple eSIMs installed, your device will also specify which eSIM is being used by displaying its label – the nickname which you chose for your eSIM at the point of installation.

FAQs on Installing eSIM Data Only Plans

What is eSIM?

An eSIM is a SIM card that is embedded in the device. Also, it works only on unlocked eSIM-compatible devices. Moreover, on an eSIM compatible device, subscribers can start connecting by simply scanning a QR Code and entering a Confirmation Code. Besides, subscribers can manually enter the details provided in the eSIM confirmation details.
Furthermore, for more details about data eSIM click here
.

Are Numero eSIM data plans refundable?

Data packages are unique and can be activated on one device only. Thus, it is nonrefundable.

How Many eSIM can I have?

Numero subscribers are welcome to buy as much data eSIM plans as they prefer. In other words, there is no ceiling to that. However, one Plan will be working at a time.

Where can I find my confirmation code?

Please check your purchased data package duration. Open Numero -> My Numbers & Data -> My Data -> Installation Guide -> View You QR or SM-DP+Address and Activation code

How long can I use my Numero data eSIM?

Open Numero -> My Numbers & Data -> My Data -> Select your data plan package and check the duration.

How Do I recharge my Data eSIM?

Users cannot recharge the data plan. Yet, they are welcome to purchase a new one at any time.

What can I do if I cannot scan my QR code?

In some cases regarding mobile camera dysfunctionality, users can install data packages manually using Numero SM-DP+Address and Activation code given to you once you purchase the eSIM data alongside with the QR code.

My Numero Data eSIM is not working! What to do?

Please Do Not worry and make sure of the following:

  1. First, make sure that your mobile roaming is switched on.
    Setting -> Mobile Data -> Mobile Data Options -> Data Roaming -> Enable.

2. Second, make sure your location has data coverage.
In case your location has weak or limited coverage causing some difficulties accessing the internet, try to move to a better signal location (Observe 3G or 4G/LTE bar indicator). However, if the signal is strong and your eSIM is still not connected, try to restart your mobile.

Over and above, you can always contact our customer support via the application or contact us from here.

How can I scan the QR code using the same phone?

Take a screenshot of your QR code and send it to another device then scan it.

How do I set my data back to my home service upon return?

To set your Cellular Data plan back to your home service-

  • Go to Settings
  • Tap Cellular
  • At the top of the screen tap Cellular Data
  • Select “Primary” to turn on your home data services.

How can I remove the eSIM profile once my data plan is expired?

  • Go to Settings > Cellular.
  • Tap the eSIM label you want to erase.
  • Tap Remove Cellular Plan.

Why my eSIM has stopped suddenly?

Don’t panic, your device may have stopped for some reasons. Restart your device and all will settle down. For further inquiries, just send us and we will right there either through the app or through our email: support@numero.global

Are voice and SMS available with the eSIM data?

No, but we do provide calls & SMS as a separate product with international calling rates as
cheap as local. We also provide virtual phone numbers from 70+ countries where you can
also receive free calls anywhere in the world. More information; here.

How long do I wait to receive the eSIM QR code after payment?

Once the payment has been processed, you will immediately receive the QR code on the payment confirmation screen. You will also receive an email with your QR code and payment confirmation details.

How do I know which SIM is using data?

Navigate to your device’s Mobile/Cellular Settings and check under “Mobile Data”. Your device will specify whether it is using data from the Primary SIM (your physical, regular SIM card) or the eSIM. If you have multiple eSIMs installed, your device will also specify which eSIM is being used by displaying its label – the nickname which you chose for your eSIM at the point of installation.

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