An eSIM is a digital sim card that you can buy online from providers like Airalo, making it easier and more convenient than ever to stay connected while you're abroad. You can buy it on your phone via wifi or just before you start traveling. The provider will give you proper instructions on how to install the eSIM on your phone, and then, when you arrive at your destination, you can start using your phone with a mobile internet connection.
One of the best things about eSIMs is that they offer flexibility and cost savings. Providers like Airalo usually only offer an internet-only sim plan, which means it comes without services like calling and texting. However, you can still receive calls and texts on your old sim-card, which usually remains on. But be careful, you probably don't want to answer these calls and texts because your national provider usually charges hefty international calling and texting fees. Also, be sure to check if your national provider charges for when your sim-card and/or voicemail remains on to prevent extra charges.
It's important to note that not all phones support eSIMs. The most hi-end phones like iPhones support eSIM, so always check this out before buying an eSIM.
Here are some popular countries/regions where eSIMs are available:
- United States
- United Kingdom
- South Africa
If you're interested in trying eSIM, then check out Airalo's website website. Use our exclusive ref code TG8627 to get a US$3 discount on your first plan. With eSIM, you can travel without worry and stay connected wherever you go.