To use a mobile network, a phone needs an IMEI (International Mobile Equipment Identity) number. To use an eSIM, a phone also needs an EID (Embedded Identity Document) number. When you set up a new SIM, you may need to give your carrier your phone’s IMEI 1, IMEI 2, or EID numbers.
Learn about IMEI 1 & IMEI 2
Pixel phones that can use both eSIM and SIM cards have 2 IMEI numbers, one for each kind of SIM. Learn which Pixel phones use both kinds of SIMs.
If you have 2 IMEI numbers, IMEI 1 is usually paired with the first SIM you set up with your phone. To confirm, check with your mobile carrier.
If you have a Pixel 3a or later Pixel phone, you can use two SIMs: one physical SIM card and one eSIM. You can choose which SIM to use for which action, like messaging or calling. This option is called Dual SIM Dual Standby (DSDS).
- Your phone's box.
- Your phone's SIM card tray.
- Your phone's Settings app.
- Tap About phone, then find "IMEI."
- Google Find My Device.
- At the top left, tap your phone.
- Tap Information .
To give you an eSIM so you can use Dual SIM Dual Standby (DSDS), your carrier may ask for your phone’s IMEI 2. To find your IMEI 2:
- Turn on DSDS. Learn how to turn on DSDS.
- Open your phone’s Settings app.
- Tap About phone.
- Find "IMEI (SIM slot 2)."
To find your phone’s EID number, check:
- Your phone’s box.
- Your phone’s Settings app:
- Tap About phone SIM status. Find “EID.”
To find your phone’s EID QR code:
- Open your Settings app.
- Tap Network & internet.
- Next to “Mobile network,” tap Add Download a SIM instead?.
- Tap Next Activating in a store?.