The IOT (Internet of Things) is quickly adopting the Esim card in devices with affordable clocks on smart devices in consumer market computers. However, not all devices adopt this technology.
What is eSIM?
An eSIM, simply put, is a SIM card which is directly embedded right into your phone’s circuitry. It is much smaller than a Nano SIM, and since it is embedded, doesn’t a physical access point. It’s easy to switch network operators at will without having to go to a store for a new SIM or to change your phone and not have to struggle with the task of swapping out your SIM
Rumors are said that Huawei, Samsung’s next smartphone is likely to adopt the Esim’s facility on their next generation.
Here’s a list of devices that support eSIM In India
Which mobile devices that support eSIM?
In 2019, ISI was first implemented on smartwatch devices such as:
Apple Watch series 3 & 4
Huawei Watch 2 Pro
Samsung Gear S2 & S3
launch of the iPhone XS, XS Max, and XR, the company took yet another bold decision — that of incorporating eSIM (embedded SIM card) into their latest generation of phones.
- IPHONES WITH ESIM COMPATIBILITY
(UPDATED TO IOS.12.1 BETA 1)
- APPLE IPHONE XR
- APPLE IPHONE XS
- APPLE IPHONE XS MAX
- NUU MOBILE X5 (ANDROID)
Google’s Project Fi is one such network that supports eSIM. Hence, now devices launched by Google are set to feature it.
- GOOGLE PIXEL 2, GOOGLE PIXEL 2 XL
- GOOGLE PIXEL 3, GOOGLE PIXEL 3XL
- GOOGLE PIXEL 3A, GOOGLE PIXEL 3A XL
In addition, not all telcos have yet to adopt this new standard yet.
Only a select few countries support the new eSIM technology.
LIST OF SELECTED TELECOM COMPANIES THAT SUPPORTS ESIM IN INDIA
Telecom operators Airtel and Reliance Jio offer eSIM support.
What is enefits of moving to eSIM
When you get a new device, you can simply fire it up, pair the phone to your mobile network in a manner that is not much more complicated than connecting to WiFi, and boom! You’re good to go. It’s dead simple.
How to Activation Esim card’s
The process of activating a new SIM card today involves making a trip to your networks service center, or asking them to send the card to you (this can take a couple of days at times). After filling some forms, you then need to wait for about 2 hours before you can start using it. If there’s a long line at the store, too bad! You’ve just got to wait it out.
With eSIM, you simply scan a QR code from your service provider and you are good to go. As a backup, you can also input the activation code manually as well.