What is an eSIM?
The term “eSIM” simply means embedded SIM card. There are no physical SIM cards involved and no physical swapping over required by you.
eSIM technology allows you to add a cellular plan to your iPhone without using a nano-SIM card. Activating an eSIM will require scanning a valid QR code distributed by a wireless carrier, or signing up for a participating plan through a wireless carrier app.
eSIM needs to be supported by the network.So for your new iPhone XS or XS Max you will need to choose an eSIM-compatible network for the second SIM support.
An eSIM is basically a small chip inside your phone and works in a similar way to the NFC chip inside your phone.
ADVANTAGES OF eSIM
1.Upgrading devices becomes a lot more easier.
2.Suppose that the device you are currently using supports only micro sim.If you are moving on to a new device that supports nano sim, you will have to followup the process of cutting the SIM card before inserting it in the new device. This need not be the case for eSim. All you have got to do is register the new device, and you are done. You can refrain yourself with all the mess of switching all information between the two devices.
3.Switch Carriers or data plans within same carrier.
4.A lot of time can be saved in switching carriers in case of eSim. You might prefer switching carriers whenever you feel the current one has poor customer service,they cost too much or they don’t support 4g services.This can be done easily by just making a phone call to switch carriers or data plans with eSim.
Rite now 10 countries and cellular companies provide eSIM.
Austria – T-Mobile
Canada – Bell
Croatia – Hrvatski Telekom
Czech Republic – T-Mobile
Germany – Telekom, Vodafone
Hungary – Magyar Telekom
India – Airtel, Reliance Jio
Spain – Vodafone Spain
UK – EE
United States – AT&T, T-Mobile USA, Verizon Wireless
A step by step guide on how you can enjoy the new eSIM function in your iPhone Xs or iPhone Xs max
1: Open the Settings option on your device.
2: Then select Cellular, after which add a Cellular Plan.
3: You will then receive a QR Code from the carrier service selected.
4: Scan the QR Code, and then you will be asked to fill in your details manually.
5: After that select the behaviour to want your carrier service to be like, for example; Use as a Primary eSIM or as a Secondary eSIM or only for data usage. And you are done with the installation.