In the last few years, with the new technology of smartphones and data transmission, users are now getting data at faster speeds than before. Today smartphones are being used in many important functions ranging from broadcasting to telemedicine. In such a situation, the increasing demand for network access, security, more bandwidth and connectivity has made telecom operators pay special attention to innovation.
One such innovation has emerged in the telecom industry in the form of eSIM, which is capable of bringing unprecedented changes in the industry. Here we are giving you detailed information about eSIM.
What is eSIM?
eSIM is a virtual SIM as opposed to the plastic physical SIM that is already in-built in the phone. For this, you do not need to buy a SIM card from the network operator. Rather you have to activate your own connection only.
Why eSIM is the future of Telecom Industry
eSIM is beneficial for the telecom operators as well as their customers. E-SIM will not only increase the revenue of the operators, but also provide better network connectivity and security to the customers.
For eSIM, customers will not need to visit any store or buy a SIM card. They can activate their sim online. Telecom companies can add customers to the network with the help of QR code scan technology.
Your sim will be safe
It is necessary to insert a physical SIM card into the device. Whereas, this is not the case with eSIM.
If a phone with a SIM card is lost, it is possible that your SIM card can be used by removing it from the phone, unless you block the SIM card. While this is not possible with eSIM.
eSIM allows users to offer multiple connections on a mobile phone. As of now, users can use only as many networks in the phone as there are SIM slots in their phones. Nowadays there are smartphones supporting dual sim cards in the market. If more than two networks are to be used, then they have to keep separate phones. Usually users can use five networks with eSIM.
Improvement in revenue of telecom companies
eSIM is in-built in the phone, so telecom companies do not have to manufacture SIM cards. Along with this, the cost of packaging and transportation of the SIM will also be saved. By doing this, telecom companies can improve their revenue.
Is eSIM available in India
Airtel, Reliance Jio and Vodafone-Idea (VI) have e-SIMs in India. Customers of all the three telecom companies can use eSIM in their compatible phones.
How to activate Airtel eSIM?
Airtel users will have to first send a message to 121 for eSIM. In this message, they have to write email with eSIM. After this you will get a message from Airtel, by following which you can activate your e-SIM.
How to activate eSIM in Jio?
Jio users will have to go to their official retail store for the new e-SIM. Here they can buy eSIM by giving their official ID. If you are already a Jio user, you can request for eSIM by sending a message. You will be asked some information, after which they will get the QR code.
VI users activate eSIM like this
If you are a Vodafone-Idea user, then you have to send eSIM to 199 followed by email ID. After this, the message coming from VI has to be replied by writing ESIMY. After this, you will be able to activate the e-SIM on the instructions of the customer support.
These smartphones come with eSIM support in India
E-SIM support is available in Apple’s iPhone XR, iPhone XS/ XS Max, iPhone 11 lineup, iPhone SE (3rd generation), iPhone SE (2nd generation), iPhone 12 lineup, iPhone 13 lineup and the latest iPhone 14 lineup in India. Is.
Along with this, Samsung’s Galaxy Z Flip, Galaxy Fold, Galaxy Note 20 Ultra / Note 20, Galaxy Z Fold 2, Galaxy S21 Series, Galaxy S20 Series, Galaxy Z Fold3, Galaxy Z Flip3, Galaxy S22 Series, Galaxy Z Fold4, Galaxy E-SIM support is available in Z Flip4. Along with this, many smartphone companies like Motorola, Nokia, Google and Vivo are offering eSIM support.