June 22, 2017

Top 3 Advantages of Using an eSIM

Heads up, Emiratis: you might be saying goodbye to traditional SIM cards sooner than you think. According to various new sources, various telecom operators, including etisalat and du, are planning to increase production of eSIMs due to the positive reception the gradual switch has received over the past year.

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If this technological advancement still hasn’t convinced you, read on to learn some of the advantages of the eSIM over the regular one.

The “e” in eSIM stands for embedded

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Unlike regular SIM cards, eSIMs are already integrated into the smartphone. Therefore removing the need to buy one separately.

eSIMs can interact with international networks

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The main problem for frequent travelers is buying a new SIM card whenever they enter a foreign land. This results in expensive additional costs that will ultimately be of no use once they return to their home country. With eSIMs, the SIM can adjust to the networks currently available in the user’s present location.

Users can buy mobile phones directly from the manufacturer

Another advantage–for users and mobile companies, that is–is that eSIMs completely remove the need to buy smartphones through third-party telecom providers which come with costly plans and lock-in periods. Since the eSIM is directly embedded, mobile manufacturers can exclusively partner with telecom companies.


Have you made the switch? How are you liking it so far?