Get ready for the next big step in your mobile experience as stc launches eSIM for the very first time in Bahrain.

stc eSIM

What is an eSIM?

eSIM is a chip embedded in your device that allows for information to be processed wirelessly. You’ll never need a physical SIM card again.

What’s the difference between a physical SIM and an eSIM?

Physical SIM

A physical SIM is a plastic SIM card that you insert into your device. It comes in a range of sizes: standard, micro and nano.


An eSIM is an embedded SIM that’s built into a compatible device. Your unique eSIM profile is then downloaded using a QR code.

Advantages of an eSIM

Easy to activate

No need to physically swap SIM cards to get your new line started.

Great convenience at a low cost

Switch to a prepaid or postpaid eSIM plan for just 3.300 BD (Inclusive of 10% VAT) annually.

Never lose your SIM again

No more rummaging in drawers for your tiny SIM card or that pesky little pin that you can never seem to find - the eSIM is safely embedded into your device.

One device, two phone numbers

The eSIM can be used in conjunction with a physical SIM, allowing you to use two numbers at once. It’s perfect for global nomads based in two different countries.

eSIM Activation Instructions