Xfinity Mobile eSIM Activation: Step-To-Step Guide

Last Updated on April 18, 2023 by Ron D. Morgan

As an Xfinity Mobile customer, you can activate the eSIM on your device. The catch is that your device has to be eSIM compatible to complete the process.

The steps to activate the eSIM on the Xfinity network are quite easy for both new and existing customers. For existing customers, you simply need to transfer or convert your physical SIM card to an eSIM.

In summary, to activate the Xfinity eSIM on your device, simply visit the activation page on a separate device. Follow the onscreen instructions to complete the process.

This post will guide you through the process of activating the eSIM on your device as a new customer. If you are an existing customer, you will learn how to transfer your physical SIM to eSIM in the later part of the post.  

Preparing Your Device For eSIM Activation On Xfinity Mobile

Before you start the activation process, these are some things you need to do to make the actual process seamless:

a. Have Wireless Internet

The eSIM activation process is done online. You can’t use your mobile data for the process. Rather, you need to connect your phone to a wireless internet connection during the eSIM activation process. Have a stable Wi-Fi internet handy to complete the process.

b. Check Device Compatibility

If you are bringing your device to the network, you need to make sure the device has features to support eSIM. Check the phone manual or search for the phone’s specifications online to see if it supports eSIM.

For now, Xfinity Mobile supports eSIM on just iPhone or newer versions.

c. Update Phone Software

Finally, before you install eSIM on your device, you need to make sure the software version on the phone is the latest. Check below for how to update the software on both Android and iPhone:

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.

How To Activate eSIM On Xfinity Mobile Network

The process of activating the eSIM on the Xfinity Mobile network is divided into two sections. The first section is where you purchase and activate the eSIM online. The second section is when you install the eSIM on your device. Here is the step-to-step guide on the entire process:

Activate Xfinity eSIM Online

. Visit the Activation Page preferably on another device than the one with the eSIM.

. Enter your Account Details to log into your account. If you are a new customer, Sign Up for a new account.

. Select the device you want to activate.

. Select from these options Keep Your Existing Number or I Want A New Number. Choose the former if you want to transfer your number from another carrier. Remember to have your account details and transfer PIN from the previous carrier handy. If you are activating as a new customer, choose the latter option.

. Click on Activate to start the activation process. The activation process may take 10 minutes. But in rare cases, the process may take up to an hour to complete. So, wait patiently for it.

. You will receive a confirmation email when the activation process is complete. You will receive your new phone number and other account details.

Install Xfinity Mobile eSIM On The Device

There are three methods to install the eSIM on your device. The first method is to scan a QR code which you can find on the Xfinity site. Check below for how to install it following the other two methods.

Method 1: Install eSIM Via Push Notifications

. Connect your device to wireless internet.

. You will see a notification at the top of your device after you turn it on the device. Tap on the notification icon.

. Go to Settings and select Xfinity Mobile Cellular Plan Ready To Be Installed.

Tap on Continue and Done to complete the installation process.

Method 2: Install eSIM Via Site Address

. Connect your device to wireless internet.

. Tap on the Settings Icon and scroll down to Cellular.

. Select Add Cellular Plan and further select Enter Details Manually.

. In the SM-DP+ Address option, enter the following: gsmacct.vzw.otgeuicc.com

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

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

Transfer Xfinity Mobile Physical SIM To eSIM

This option is for existing customers. As an existing customer, you can transfer your physical SIM to an eSIM. The process is almost similar to that of activating eSIM as a new customer, just a little different in the process. Follow the steps below to complete the process:

. Visit the Activation Page preferably on another device than the one with the eSIM.

. Enter your Account Details to log into your account.

. Select the device you want to replace.

. Click on Replace Your Device and select Bring Your Own.

. Select the new device type.

. Enter the Device IMEI in the field provided. Open the device SIM tray and check for the IMEI code there if you are using an iPhone.

. Proceed to install the eSIM on your device.

Install Xfinity Mobile eSIM On Device

Method 1: Install eSIM Via Site Address

. Connect your device to wireless internet.

. Tap on the Settings Icon and scroll down to Cellular.

. Select Add Cellular Plan and further select Enter Details Manually.

. In the SM-DP+ Address option, enter the following: gsmacct.vzw.otgeuicc.com

. Leave the other options blank. Those are the Activation Code and Confirmation Code options.

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

 Method 2: Install eSIM Via Push Notifications

. Connect your device to wireless internet.

. You will see a notification at the top of your device screen after you turn on the device. Tap on the notification icon.

. Go to Settings and select Xfinity Mobile Cellular Plan Ready To Be Installed.

Tap on Continue and Done to complete the installation process.