What are eSims?
Updated: Feb 23
eSim, or Embedded SIM, is a type of SIM card that is built directly into a mobile device, as opposed to being a removable card. This type of SIM card is becoming increasingly popular in modern mobile devices, especially those designed for use with 5G networks.
For mobile device users, the main advantage of an eSim is convenience. With an eSim, there's no need to physically change SIM cards when switching carriers or traveling to another country. Instead, the user can simply activate a new mobile plan remotely through their device's settings.
For wireless carriers, including Tesix Wireless, eSims provide a more secure and efficient way to manage mobile plans and devices. Because the eSim is built into the device, it is more difficult for a user to tamper with or misuse their mobile plan. Additionally, eSims allow carriers to remotely manage and update the device's mobile plan, reducing the need for in-person support.
Do all mobile devices have eSim Technology?
No, not all mobile devices have an eSims. While the use of them is becoming more common, particularly in newer devices and those designed for use with 5G networks, many devices still use traditional removable SIM cards. The availability of eSims varies depending on the manufacturer and model of the device, as well as the region and carrier it is designed for.
You can see which iOS and Android Devices have eSim Technology here: Tesix Wireless eSim Compatibility
Can I have more than 1 phone plan using esims?
Yes, it is possible to have multiple eSims activated on a mobile device that supports this feature. This is known as "dual-SIM" capability and allows users to have two separate mobile plans and phone numbers on the same device.
The is a supported feature of Tesix Wireless; users may have up to 2 plans and phone numbers on the network using 1 device.
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