An eSIM is a SIM card that is embedded in a mobile device and can connect you to any operator offering eSIM services.
Furthermore, the eSIM works the same way as a traditional SIM card, but you don’t need a physical SIM card to use it. It is actually pre-installed in the device and you can activate it by installing the “eSIM profile” of a new operator.
Actually, it is an evolution of the physical SIM card. More and more smartphones, tablets and laptops are equipped with an eSIM card.
For example: iPhone 13 Pro Max, iPhone 13 Pro, iPhone 13 mini, iPhone 13, iPhone 12 Pro Max, iPhone 12 Pro, iPhone 12 mini, iPhone 12, iPhone 11 Pro Max, iPhone 11 Pro, iPhone 11, iPhone XS, iPhone XS Max, iPhone XR, iPhone SE 2 (2020) , iPad Pro 11" (1st Gen or later), iPad Pro 12.9" (3rd Gen or later), iPad Air (3rd Gen or later), iPad (7th Gen or later), iPad mini (5th Gen or later), Google Pixel 6 Pro, 6, 5, 4, 4a, 4 XL, 3, 3 XL, 3a, 3a XL, HONOR Magic 3, Magic 3 Pro, Magic 3 Pro+, 50, Huawei P40, P40 Pro, Mate 40 Pro, Nuu X5, Rakuten Mini, Big‑S, Big, Samsung Galaxy Fold, Note20, Note20 Ultra, S22, S22+, S22 Ultra, S21 5G, S21+ 5G, S21 Ultra 5G, S20, S20+, S20 Ultra, Z Flip, Z Fold 2, Z Fold 3 5G, Z Flip 3 5G Fold, Z Flip 3 5G, Sharp AQUOS sense4 lite, Sony Xperia 10 III Lite, Surface Duo, Gemini PDA, the Microsoft Surface Pro X…
How does eSIM work ?
With an eSIM-compatible device, you can easily install an eSIM profile (provided by operators/carriers) to be able to buy an eSIM data plan when you need it, on the go. Plus you can use multiple operators and subscribe simultaneously several data plans to suit your needs: when travelling, working from home or remotely…
For example: with Ubigi, you can save up to 90% on roaming costs in comparison to your usual carrier, in 190 destinations. We also offer one-off and recurring data plans as alternatives to bad quality or unsecure Wi-Fi.
The eSIM is sometimes called by its technical name, eUICC (Embedded Universal Circuit Card) or virtual SIM.
Good to know: eSIM plays a major role in the Internet of Things (IoT) as the technology is already embedded in cars, wearables, home appliances, industrial machines…
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