You might have come across a new term in recent days which is an eSIM. Now, we know that you have already heard about the term called SIM. Basically, SIM stands for Subscriber Identity Module which means that it is a module or a chip with which your telecom operator can identify its subscribers.
What is eSIM and how does it work?
Now, eSIM is also an extension of this technology and it stands for embedded SIM is very tiny compared to a normal SIM card which is quite small too. The eSIM is soldered right into the motherboard of your PC, Laptop or smartphone. Therefore, you don’t have to insert or remove a SIM from your device.
With eSIM, you just need to activate your SIM by selecting the operator that you are using and register your mobile number which you can find more details about from your telecom operator. In India, only two telecom operators currently offer eSIM facility which are Reliance Jio and Airtel.
So you can contact either of these operators’ customer service to know about how to activate your eSIM. If you are not using Airtel or Jio in India, you cannot use eSIM even if your device supports it just yet.
Advantage of using eSIM
One of the biggest advantages of using an eSIM is that you can use it on wearables as well which are usually small in size. Therefore, you can take advantage of the cellular network on a device as small as a smartwatch which is great. Now, the idea behind eSIM is to help you easily switch between telecom operators on the go.
Right now, you need to switch your SIM cards and get a new number in order to change operators. But eSIM will help you in switching between operators. Also, eSIM technology is expected to take some time to be the default option but we believe it will become a default option as a replacement to the traditional SIM very soon.