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What is an eSIM
An eSIM is a digital sim embedded in a mobile device. With this, activating a postpaid or prepaid plan is possible without needing a physical SIM card. In 2020, the Saudi Telecom Company (STC) began offering electronic SIM cards to its customers in Saudi Arabia. This article will walk you through the steps required to obtain and activate an STC eSIM in Saudi Arabia.
How do I get an STC eSIM?
What is the cost of an STC eSIM?
The cost of upgrading from a normal SIM to an eSIM is 57.5 SR for a postpaid number and 28.75 SR for a prepaid number, including VAT.
How to order an eSIM through the MySTC App
- Enter the store in the app
- Click on “get a new number“
- Select your SIM card type (prepaid or postpaid)
- Select the suitable plan
- Choose “Use eSIM” and complete the steps
Converting your Normal SIM Card to an eSIM through MySTC App
- Select “Manage” on the app homepage
- Click on the SIM icon at the top of the page
- Select your SIM
- Click on “Replace SIM”
- Select “Use eSIM” and complete the steps
How to Activate your STC eSIM
- Scratch the QR code in the voucher
- Connect the device to the internet. (Either via WiFi or the internet of the normal SIM in the device).
- Follow the user guide provided with your device to activate the eSIM.
- Upon scanning the QR code in the scratch area, the eSIM will be activated automatically.
After activating the eSIM on the device, it cannot be used on another device, and if the device is changed, a new eSIM replacement is required, as the eSIM will not work on a different device after activating the original one.