MetroPCS eSIM Activation: Complete Guide

Last Updated on October 11, 2023 by Ron D. Morgan

MetroPCS is one of the networks that support eSIM. eSIM is becoming mainstream because of the many advantages it has over the physical SIM card.

For instance, with the eSIM, you get to buy and activate the SIM on your device almost instantly. You don’t have to wait for days for the SIM to be delivered to your address.

Activating eSIM on the MetroPCS network is almost similar to activating a physical SIM. The difference in the process is that you have to install the eSIM on your device after activating the eSIM online.

This post will serve as a mini guide to help you activate and install an eSIM on the MetroPCS network.

Get Phone Ready For eSIM Activation On MetroPCS

These are some things you have to put in place before you start the eSIM activation process:

. Check eSIM Support On the Device

Most devices don’t support eSIM. So you have to ensure that your device supports eSIM. Also, go through the list of devices that MetroPCS currently supports for eSIM to confirm your device is one of those supported.

. Update Device Firmware

Whichever device you are bringing to the network, you have to ensure that the firmware version on the device is the latest. Check below for how to download and install the latest firmware version on your device.

Update Software Version On iPhone

. Connect the device to a wireless network.

. Go to Settings and scroll down to General.

. Tap on Software Update.

Tap on Download and Install.

. Enter your Passcode and tap on Install Now to start the process.

Update Software Version On Android

. Connect the device to a wireless network.

. Go to Settings and scroll down to About Phone.

. Tap on Update (Software Update).

Select Install Now. On some devices, it will show as Reboot and Install.

. Wait for the installation process to complete and restart your phone.

. Wireless Network

You need an internet connection to activate eSIM on the MetroPCS network. Sadly, you can’t use the mobile data until you activate your device. So, you need a fast wireless network for the process.

 ESIM-Supported Devices On Metrocpcs Network

Some networks support eSIM on just the iPhone. Thankfully, MetroPCS supports more devices. Here is a list of devices currently compatible with the network:

. Google Pixel 7/ 7 Pro.

. Samsung Galaxy S21/S23/ Note 20.

. iPhone SE/ XR/ XS/ 11/ 12/ 13/ 14

How To Activate eSIM On MetroPCS

As mentioned earlier, the process of activating the eSIM on MetroPCS is similar to that of activating a physical SIM card.

If you are a new customer, use the online activation tool to activate your line.

Follow the guide in this post to activate your line as a new customer.

For existing customers, you can transfer your account to eSIM-supported devices. To do that, follow the steps below:

. Visit the MetroPCS account page.

. Enter your phone number and account PIN to log into your account.

. Click on Switch Device and follow the prompts to switch the account to a new device.

. Another option is to contact MetroPCS customer support at 1-888-863-8768 to complete the process for you.

How To Install eSIM On Samsung

. Connect your device to wireless internet.

. Go to Settings> Connections> SIM card Manager.

Select Add Mobile Plan and further select Enter Details Manually.

. In the SM-DP+ Address option, enter the following: T-MOBILE.GDSB.NET

. Leave the other options blank. That is the Activation Code and Confirmation Code options.

. Select ‘Next’ and follow the prompts to complete the process. 

How To Install eSIM On iPhone

. Connect your device to wireless internet.

Tap on Metro by T-Mobile Cellular Plan.

Select Continue and follow the prompts to complete the process.

How To Install eSIM On Google Pixel

. Connect your device to wireless internet.

. Go to Settings> Network & Internet.

Select the + beside the SIMs option.

. Select Download your SIM> Next> T-Mobile

. In the SM-DP+ Address option, enter the following: T-MOBILE.GDSB.NET

. Leave the other options blank. That is the Activation Code and Confirmation Code options.

. Select ‘Next’ and follow the prompts to complete the process.