Business phone glossary

Our glossary explains basic terms and abbreviations relating to mobile working, the use of smartphones and tablets in the corporate environment (Enterprise Mobility) and security aspects in the use of mobile devices.




Confirmation code for activating eSIM profiles

If you want to activate an eSIM on your mobile device, you have to confirm this process with a so-called ePIN. For this reason, the ePIN is referred to as a “confirmation code” by some manufacturers (including Samsung and Apple).

ePIN: Carrier card with PIN code

To activate the eSIM profile, the first step is to scan a QR code with the camera of your mobile device. In the second step, the activation is confirmed by means of the ePIN. The ePIN is a six-digit PIN code.

Where can I find my ePIN?

You will receive the ePIN (as well as the QR code) either by mail from your mobile provider or you will find the two codes in the web portal of your mobile provider, as in the following screenshot from Vodafone.

View of the ePIN entry in the Vodafone web portal