When you can use the same eSIM:
- The eSIM has available top-up data package options you can buy
- You still have it installed on your device
- You plan to use it in the supported country
When you buy an eSIM, you will see if this eSIM has an available top-up package. If you plan on using the same eSIM again, please do not delete the eSIM. You can leave it installed and simply turn it OFF under Cellular Data Plans while not in use. You can keep on adding a top-up data package to your eSIM as long there’s an available top-up data package. To know how to top up an eSIM, see How can I top up an eSIM?
Please note that you can only use your eSIM and data packages for the supported country.
When you CANNOT use the same eSIM:
- There are no available top-up options
- You have deleted the eSIM
- You are going to a destination different than the supported country
- There has been a network provider change (communicated via email): when you try to top-up — the system will route you to the store to get the new eSIM. Your old eSIM will no longer work. A new eSIM ICCID will be given and this will need installation.
If there are no available top-up options for your eSIM, then it is for one-time use only. You can safely remove the eSIM from your device once the data package is used up or has expired. [Can I remove an eSIM from my device? – Airalo Help Center]
When you want to use your eSIM in another country, please ensure that your eSIM and data packages support the country you are going to. Otherwise, you will not be able to use it.
As a quick reference:
- Local eSIMs support one country except for the Czech Republic eSIM which supports other European locations
- All regional and Global eSIMs cover multiple countries
- When can I use the same eSIM?
- When is it safe to remove eSIMs from my device?
- Can I receive phone calls on my primary number?
- Can I make phone calls or send SMS?
- Can I reinstall an eSIM?
- How can I remove an eSIM from my iOS device?
- How can I top up an eSIM?
- Can I use tethering (Personal Hotspot)?
- Can I use the same QR code and install the eSIM profile on multiple devices?
- What happens to the unused data after the validity period?