Yoodo now offers eSIM for iPhones


The eSIM can be activated via the app – users will be required to scan their MyKad or passport and take a selfie for facial recognition. — YOODO

The eSIM can be activated via the app – users will be required to scan their MyKad or passport and take a selfie for facial recognition. — YOODO

Fully digital mobile service Yoodo is now offering eSIM to users of iPhone XS, XS Max and XR so a physical SIM card doesn’t have to be mailed to them.

Yoodo says on its site that users can apply for an eSIM via its app – the option can be found under Select/Activate a SIM tab.

When applying for an eSIM, users can customise their data, voice and SMS packages, as well as pick a number.

Customers will receive a QR code via email which will allow them to add the customised mobile plan to their device.

Yoodo says eSIMs are more convenient as users don’t have to physically insert and remove SIM cards.

They can also choose to have two phone lines – one using eSIM and another using a regular SIM card.

An eSIM or embedded SIM is a built-in phone chip that works just like a physical SIM. It can store multiple numbers and plans, but only one can be used at anytime.

The eSIM can be activated via the app – users will be required to scan their MyKad or passport and take a selfie for facial recognition.

Customers can still order a physical SIM card via the app or Web though the free delivery can take up to three days. Express delivery which only takes two hours within the Klang Valley costs RM15.

Yoodo is owned and operated by Celcom Axiata Bhd.