eSIM technology is a real gift for travelers who want to stay in touch with their families. The main advantage of the embedded communication module is that you do not need a physical SIM card to connect to the operator's network. With remote activation, you don’t need to visit a store or change your original SIM card for a new one. It is not surprising that the innovation was quickly picked up by all leading manufacturers of mobile devices, and today all modern smartphones have an embedded eSIM module.
Benefits of using eSIM
There are several main advantages of new technology:
- A minimum of waiting time. Immediately after paying, you will receive a QR code to activate your plan and you can immediately use the purchased package. This process will take a few minutes and you will not have to go anywhere.
- Low cost of the starter package. Since the operators do not bear the costs associated with the production of the card, the cost of the starter package is minimal.
- You can switch between plans. If you visit several countries on the same trip, you can easily switch from one plan to another in your phone settings.
This technology has many advantages, and manufacturers of mobile equipment have appreciated the opportunity to expand the functionality of the device without changing the dimensions of the case.
We have compiled a list of the most famous operators that support eSIM, and we invite you to explore the pros and cons of each offer.
An American provider that has been operating since 2010. The company is focused on the international market, so among its packages, you can find offers for different countries. The duration of the plans starts at 1 day and can be for a full month. There are regional and global plans, as well as packages for individual countries so that GigSky plans can be safely called universal.
The British company, which has been on the market since 2006, provides regional and global plans. The maximum connection period is 30 days, so this is the best deal for travelers. Truphone offers packages calculated for one day, and for only 5 euros you can get 1 GB of data and the opportunity to use these services for such a short period. The operator supports the latest iPhone models and smartphones from Google, and it is also possible to get a free trial before purchasing a plan.
A French provider that specializes in eSIM plans and offers a wide range of them for different countries in the world. Supports all smartphone models that have an embedded communication module, and among its offers, you can find many low-cost plans designed for different periods of connection. The disadvantages include the fact that the official site is not translated into Russian, for example, but basic knowledge of English will be enough to make the right choice. On the other hand, one of the interesting things is the availability of inexpensive plans for MySIM in Asia for only 9.99 euros. This amount includes a connection for 12 days and 6 GB of mobile data.
The headquarters of MTX Connect is located in Luxembourg, but they have representative offices in some other European countries. The provider is focused on both travelers and people who are going to stay in another country for a period of around 30 days. The offers include packages for a day, a week, or a month. Depending on exactly how you plan to spend mobile data or minutes, you can choose a package with a minimum data volume or choose an unlimited one.
A fairly active provider that offers many favorable plans for travelers around the world. They cover 28 countries in the European Union alone, so you can definitely choose a plan that will meet all your expectations. By the way, Yesim packages are designed for a longer period: from two weeks to 28 days. The price range is pretty low: for 4 euros (in EU countries) you can get connected for 14 days and 500 MB of mobile data.