What is an eSim ❓
So we all know what a sim card is, a tiny chip that slots into your phone that you can never find the tool to pop out, well an eSim is just a tiny embedded version of that in your phone. With an eSim you’ll effectively have 2 sim cards in your phone; 1 physical, 1 embedded.
Apple isn’t a fan of the phrase eSim and prefers the term Dual Sim…..very Apple.
How do you use an eSim 🤔
So unlike Another Number, an eSim will be a second number embedded into your phone and not run through an app, the service will require a contract and compatible device. Currently, the only main UK providers offering this service are EE and O2.
What device do you need for an eSim 🍎
So what phone will you need to run an eSim from? The following are eSim compatible in the UK:
iPhone XS Max, XS, XR, 11, 11 Pro, 11 Pro Max and SE 2020
Samsung Galaxy S20 4G, S20 5G, S20 5G Plus, S20 Ultra 5G
Google Pixel 3 and 3 XL.
eSim Experience 👏
So, now we’ve discussed the requirements to get an eSim. What is it like to use? Well on an Apple device it’s great, it works flawlessly through IOS and has a very fluid experience.
An eSim is also great for combining two networks on one device, for example, EE at home and O2 in the office and therefore offers increased coverage options.*
eSim Pricing 💰
The only limitations of an eSim are traditional contract lengths and prices, it’s a commitment for someone who just wants to trial a second number service (plus you’ll need one of the latest and greatest devices.)