eSIM – what possibilities the virtual SIM card offers?
eSIM is a technology that is just entering the Polish market. It allows you to use your phone without using a traditional SIM card. Such a solution offers many new opportunities. How eSIM works? Which operators allow the use of a virtual card? Here's everything you should know.
The traditional SIM card and the virtual eSIM card perform the same function – with them the phone can log on to the mobile network, and you can make calls or use the mobile Internet. The difference comes down to form – the virtual card does not have a physical form, you can download it remotely to your phone. eSIM is installed in a chip embedded in the device. So far, some devices of top manufacturers are equipped with such a module, m.In.:
– iPhone XS, iPhone XS Max, iPhone XR, iPhone 11, iPhone 11 Pro, iPhone 11 Pro Max, iPhone SE 2020, iPhone 12, iPhone 12 Pro, iPhone 12 Pro Max, iPhone 12 mini
– Samsung Galaxy S20, Samsung Galaxy S20+, Samsung Galaxy S20 Ultra, Galaxy Z Flip, Galaxy Note 20, Galaxy Note 20 Ultra, Galaxy Fold
– Google Pixel 3, 3a, 3 XL, 4, 4a, 4a 5G, 4 XL, 5
The eSIM can also be used by owners of some smartwatch’y (m.in. Samsung Galaxy Watch, OPPO Watch, Apple Watch) and tablets (m.In. iPad Pro and iPad 10.2″).
eSIM – new possibilities
Virtual SIM card is a huge time saver – with it you don't have to wait for a courier delivery or visit a showroom. You can activate the card on your device in as little as a few minutes to use the operator's services right away.
The eSIM is available in the Orange Flex offer. Orange Flex is a network in the application, where you do not have to remember to pay your phone bills. You also do not sign any long-term contract, but use the services for as long as you like.
The eSIM card gives very interesting possibilities. You download the card immediately using the operator's application or QR code provided by the operator, and you do not need to go to the showroom or wait for courier delivery. Such a solution works especially well these days, when we want to access a service here and now, without having to leave home. With eSIM you can use one phone number on several devices – eg. On a smartphone and smartwatch’u.
eSIM makes it easy to use one phone number on multiple devices – you can install it on your smartphone and smatwatch without any problems. You no longer have to take your phone with you every time you leave the house. A smart watch with an eSIM card is fully functional, even if the smartphone it is paired with is not nearby. The eSIM card also makes it easier to locate a lost or stolen device. Plastic SIM card can easily be removed manually – uninstalling the virtual card requires knowledge of the PIN code.
The module that is used to store the eSIM card is much smaller than the plastic SIM card slot. The space thus saved can be used by smartphone manufacturers for a more efficient processor or a larger battery, benefits that will be felt by the user himself. Using an eSIM card is also a greener solution. The digital eSIM card does not require plastic, and its activation is fully online, which reduces the so-called carbon footprint, as there is no need to deliver it by courier.