Thursday, 26 May, 2022

Grameenphone brings eSIM for users

Country's leading mobile phone operator, Grameenphone today introduced eSIM (embedded SIM) for its customers in the country. Users can now collect eSIM from selected Grameenphone Centres.

With the spirit – “4G eSIM –The time is now for Eco-Friendly Digital SIMs” (4G eSIM – Poribesh-bandhob Digital SIM’er Ekhon’e Somoy) – Grameenphone users will be empowered to enjoy the full benefit of connectivity without a physical SIM card on an eSIM enabled device, said a press release today.

Earlier this March, Grameenphone announced that it will bring eSIM, but despite system readiness, the launch was delayed due to some unavoidable circumstances.

To obtain a Grameenphone eSIM connection, customers can visit the Grameenphone Experience centers (in Dhaka and Chattrogram) or the selected Grameenphone centers with their eSIM supported devices, fulfill the biometric registration process, and request an eSIM. By following the process of SIM purchase, an eSIM request can also be placed on Grameenphone’s online shop.

Customers can get their eSIM connection from GP House Experience Center, GPC Lounge Gulshan, GPC Lounge GEC- CTG, GP Online shop, Motijheel GPC, Farmgate GPC, Bashundhara city GPC, Dhaka Airport GPC, Uttara Jasimuddin road GPC, Simanto Square GPC, Dhanmondi and Sylhet Korimullah Market GPC.  For new connection the price is Taka 200 and for replacement, from physical SIM to eSIM and eSIM to eSIM the price is Taka 99.

An eSIM-enabled device, a working camera of the respective device to scan the QR code, and an active internet connection (mobile data or WiFi) to activate the eSIM is required, eliminating all the logistical hassle of a physical SIM card.

Multiple networks and numbers can be stored on a single eSIM depending on the handset, ensuring seamless global connectivity. Customers can access more than one phone number, making it easier and more convenient for travelers. Since the solution is embedded in the device, it no longer requires manual input. eSIM provides enhanced security as the user data is stored in digital formats.