iPhone X and eSIMs mean data roaming is set to be solved
eSIMs are on the way to becoming a mass market product
With the launch of the iPhone Xs Max, iPhone Xs and iPhone Xr, eSIMs are expected to be on 400 million devices over the next 4 years. So how can you get started?
New iPhone X? Try a roaming eSIM now
First off, if you have one of the new dual SIM iPhones with iOS 12.1, you can start right now! Download the Gigsky app where you can load an eSim profile on to your iPhone’s second eSim spot.
How It Works:
- Download the app and create an account
- Choose a data plan and pay with Apple Pay or add a payment method.
- Built in data connectivity on Dual SIM will activate the eSIM “cellular data only” plan
- Data bundles allow data use in multiple countries or an individual country.
- Flexible pay-as-you-go plans for daily use or to use for up to 30 days.
- No contracts, monthly recurring charges, or subscriptions required.
You can check out their prices of international data plans here.
SIM2Fly eSIM from Thailand’s AIS
In Thailand, AIS just announced they will offer the popular roaming SIM2Fly SIM as an eSIM. SIM2Fly sims already offers some of the best roaming deals in all of Asia, and making an eSIM available means getting the SIM should become quite easy. Price is $12.50 for 5GB or $2.50 per GB. Works in Japan, China, South Korea or 15 other asian countries.
For now you’ll need to go to an AIS shop to load your dual SIM iPhone with the SIM2Fly eSIM, but we should expect it to roll out to more phones and dealers in the coming months, and will be for sale online at MobileTopup.com as soon as we can add them. Adding credit is still as easy as always.
True, DTAC and AIS are also offering their subscribers the ability to convert their primary SIM to an eSIM. By changing your primary Sam two and eSIM, it means you could have a second SIM slot available for swapping SIMs pending the country you are in.
The Truphone app, like Gigsky is ready to try out today. They offer no contract data travel data packages for many countries and you can check their prices here. They also have support for the Google Pixel 3 and 3 XL.
Flexiroam has both a SIM card sticker and SIM card and will launch eSIM platform shortly.
In conclusion, dual Sim iPhone X users and Google pixel 3 users can get started with eSIM technology today. eSIMs should completely remove the need for procuring a local Sim card when landing in a foreign country.