As it stands now, Bell, along with flanker brand Virgin Mobile, are the only carriers that have launched support for eSIM technology with Apple’s 2018 line-up of smartphones. That said, Rogers, Bell and Telus offer eSIM plans for the LTE version of the Apple Watch Series 4 and Series 3.
Though it might not seem like it at the outset, eSIM technology is versatile, removing the need for a physical SIM card and allowing users to store two carrier profiles simultaneously on a single device, which can then be switched on the fly.
According to Bell, here’s how to set up an eSIM with the carrier:
Bell says that a second line eSIM must be activated in-store and currently can’t be activated online.
Next, you’ll need to scan a QR code to download the eSIM profile by navigating to ‘Settings,’ then ‘Cellular’ and finally, ‘Add Cellular Plan.’
Note: The above Bell eSIM link is currently down, though the carrier says it should be working again soon.