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Will iPhone Announce a Fully eSIM experience? What Does This Mean For You?

Sources close to Apple have announced that the iPhone 15 will only use digital eSIM technology. What will this mean for you? Find out why this is a great time to start using eSIM.
December 31st, 2021

How to Setup An eSIM Hotspot

Here are a few simple tips to learn about setting up a Wi-Fi, Bluetooth, and USB hotspot on your device. You can also use your eSIM to connect other devices to the internet!
December 13th, 2021

Roaming Data - Everything You Need to Know

Learn about how roaming charges work, how to avoid them, and how switching to eSIM will save you from the headache of ever having to deal with them again.
December 2nd, 2021

How to remove a SIM card from your iPhone - why you should switch to eSIM

Learn how to remove and add a SIM card from your iPhone. We'll also discuss the added benefits of switching to eSIM on iPhone.
November 26th, 2021

How To Buy Your First eSIM

Looking to buy your first eSIM? Don't worry, we got you covered! In this blog, we talk about everything you might need to know when it comes to picking the right one.
November 19th, 2021

What's an eSIM?

In this article, we discuss everything you need to know about eSIMs. Including what you'll need and how to install them.
November 17th, 2021

An Important Reminder: Top up your eSIM

Did you know, some eSIMs in the Airalo app have a top-up function? If you look within the Airalo app, you can quickly see if your eSIM is built for top-ups or needs to be replaced with a new eSIM.
November 5th, 2021

Travel Restrictions Are Lifting!

As the international travel space starts to open up again, it's important to note that each local jurisdiction is going to implement its own solution for safe travel.
November 4th, 2021

What's An eKYC, And Why Do Some eSIMs Require It?

eKYC stands for “electronically know your customer”. In the Airalo eSIM market, an eKYC verification may be required to access certain regional eSIMs based on regulatory and security measures in place by the governing country.
October 29th, 2021

Can I change my eSIM Plan/Profile?

Yes, you can change your data plan to any other eSIM plan within the Airalo app. Unlike traditional locked SIM plans, Airalo eSIM plans can be downloaded, enabled, disabled, and deleted at your discretion.
October 28th, 2021

A Guide To Temporary Car Insurance While Travelling

There are several reasons that you might need temporary car insurance for traveling. Perhaps you’ve hired a camper van for your weekend break? Or perhaps you’re planning an amazing cross-country road trip?
October 26th, 2021

How do I Know If My Phone Supports eSIM?

To find out if your phone supports eSIM, find your IMEI in your settings to learn if your phone is carrier unlocked and compatible with digital SIM cards.
October 22nd, 2021

Is eSIM Permanent?

Are eSIMs permanently installed on your device? No, any Airalo eSIM can be deleted from your device. eSIMs can also be disabled and enabled in your settings.
October 21st, 2021

What To Expect When Staying At A Hostel Abroad

If you’ve never stayed in a hostel before, you probably have a lot of questions about it. You might be wondering what it’s like and whether it’s the right idea for you. After all, not everyone is cut out for sharing bunks and co-living with strangers.
October 20th, 2021

Which is better eSIM or Nano SIM?

When comes to the question, is an eSIM better than a Nano SIM? The answer will depend on your phone. Learn about the advantages of eSIM.
October 15th, 2021

Can I turn off eSIM?

Can you turn off your eSIM? Yes, you can toggle your eSIM line on and off from your settings. Learn about eSIM usage in this article.
October 14th, 2021

Does eSIM Drain My Battery?

Does eSIM drain your battery? like all parts of your hardware, your eSIM will use your battery. Learn how to optimize your device and connectivity in this article.
October 8th, 2021

What happens if I delete my eSIM?

What happens if you delete your Airalo eSIM? This quick guide will run through the dos and do nots of using your eSIM.
October 6th, 2021

iPhone 13: New SIM/eSIM Features

With the launch of the new iPhone 13, Apple has made dual-SIM and eSIM standard for its phones. Find out what exciting things this means for your data connectivity going forward.
October 1st, 2021

Using An eSIM In Russia

Russia is one of the largest eSIM markets, and it's only growing! Learn about our favorite sites to see and travel tips when visiting.
September 30th, 2021

The True Environmental Cost of SIM Cards

SIM cards contribute to our large-scale waste of plastic and energy consumption. Learn how eSIMs are a viable alternative.
September 24th, 2021

Traveling Across Canada: Using an eSIM from Toronto to Vancouver

Airalo's content creator, Marius Royal, details his trip across Canada using an Airalo eSIM - explaining how he remains connected from coast to coast.
September 22nd, 2021

Travel Hacks #Savemoney

Next time you're out traveling the world, use our best tips, tricks, and hacks to save a few extra dollars. Make your trip last that much longer!
September 17th, 2021

Travel Hacks #Savetime

Here are our top travel hacks to save you time getting to the airport, passing security, and landing seamlessly at your destination.
September 15th, 2021

Case Study on Roaming Gone Wrong: Ellen Creager

Roaming costs are a nasty expense that can sneak up on any phone user when they travel. Learn some of the best tips to protect yourself from these unexpected charges.
September 10th, 2021

Phone Terms 101

Learn about common terms used every day with your phone or mobile device. Understand what sort of jargon, phrases, and acronyms means.
September 8th, 2021

The Top 4 Travel Scams & How Not to Be a Victim

If you take proper precautions while traveling, you will be safe from most minor risks. Every now and then though, something unfortunate does occur. Travel scams are unfortunately common and can befall even the most cautious of travelers.
September 7th, 2021

Security Breaches and Hacks - the Danger of a Physical SIM

Learn about the dangers of SIM cloning, swapping, and jacking. Find out how an eSIM can help reduce your risk of a data breach when traveling abroad.
September 3rd, 2021

Installing a SIM through a QR-Code? Yes, you can!

Learn about how two new technologies, QR-codes, and eSIMs, are now working together to bring you the fastest travel connectivity in the world.
September 1st, 2021

Why You Should Be an Early Adopter of eSIM

As new technologies adapt and change, phone innovation centers around making devices truly wireless. eSIM technology is that next step.
August 31st, 2021

What Is an eSIM and Why Is It Important for a Seafarer?

Learn how an eSIM card can help improve your functionality, costs, and connectivity while traveling at sea
August 26th, 2021

The Digital Nomad in the eSIM Age

Learn what it means to be a digital nomad in the eSIM age. eSIMs can help you travel affordably, stay connected anywhere you go, and allow you to explore new areas.
August 23rd, 2021

How Can an eSIM Keep You Connected as a Traveller?

Learn how an eSIM can keep you connected as a traveller by minimizing costs, maximizing travel and avoiding roaming altogether.
August 20th, 2021

The Ultimate Guide to Vaccine Passport for Travelers

Many countries are already embracing the concept of a digital COVID Vaccine Passport and it has been given various names – COVID Passport, CoronaPass, Digital Green Certificate, TravelPas, to name a few. Let’s have a look into the details.
June 29th, 2021

The Best Roaming Plans for International Travel

Headed abroad? Don’t get stuck paying for what you don’t need. You’ve got options for international data. Here’s the scoop on the best roaming plans for you.
March 11th, 2021

Sustainable Travel: 5 Tips for the Conscientious Traveler

Quick tips on how you can change your travel habits and help protect our planet. Take these small steps to a more sustainable travel.
March 7th, 2021

COVID-19 & the Future of Digital Nomads

2020 has become the year when remote work has become the 'new normal'. How is it going to affect the future of digital nomadism?
March 3rd, 2021

The Best SIM Cards for Seafarers & Seamen

Connectivity is a real struggle while you're at sea. Find out the best SIMs and eSIMs that help seafarers stay connected wherever the ship takes them.
February 26th, 2021

The Best Travel Apps To Download Before Your Next Adventure

Travel apps help you navigate in a new place faster. From eSIMs to hotel bookings, find out the best apps that you should download before your next trip.
February 23rd, 2021

Top Travel Destinations for 2021

Planning your post-pandemic trip? Check out top 6 destinations with open borders and learn about the best places to travel in 2021.
February 18th, 2021

Airalo iOS Widget: How to use

Using Airalo app on an iOS device? You can now use our widget to keep track of your eSIM's data usage. Find out how.
February 17th, 2021

Airalo Referral Program

Share eSIM magic with friends and earn credits.
February 15th, 2021

Roaming vs. International SIM Card vs. Local SIM Card: Here’s What to Know

Which is better: roaming, international cards, or local SIM cards? If you're not a fan of paying high roaming fees when you travel there's a third option that can help you get the best of three.
February 15th, 2021

How to Travel without Roaming Fees

Staying connected shouldn't eat up your travel budget. Check out these tips on how you can avoid paying high roaming charges. From local SIM cards to eSIM, you’ve got options to save on roaming fees during travel.
February 10th, 2021

Top 5 Best European SIM Cards for Travelers in 2021

Headed to Europe in 2021? Sort out your data plan ahead of time and make sure you stay connected no matter where your explorations take you. Check out our list of top 5 European SIM cards for your trip.
January 4th, 2021

How to Choose the Best Travel SIM Card for Your Needs

Picking out a travel SIM card can be tricky if you don’t know what you need. There are as many options for SIM cards as there are places to travel. Here are 5 things that will help you pick the best one for your needs.
December 31st, 2020

How to Switch Between SIM Cards on an iPhone

Switching between SIM cards on an iPhone is simple, but there’s an even easier way to do it. Here’s quick step-by-step guide on how to switch SIM cards and eSIMs.
December 28th, 2020

International SIM Cards for iPhones: The Complete Guide

An international SIM card for an iPhone can save you money on data roaming charges and help you to remain connected always. Here’s what you need to know.
December 22nd, 2020

16 eSIM phones that you need to know plus the best ones to use overseas

Want to know which eSIM phones are best to travel with? Learn more about the top sixteen phones to use overseas for the best global connection quality.
December 22nd, 2020

A Complete Guide to Using Your iPhone Abroad

Planning a trip abroad? This article covers everything you need to know about how to handle your iPhone when traveling internationally: from what to do before you travel to using your iPhone abroad.
December 18th, 2020

How an eSIM Works: Everything You Need to Know

eSIMs have been around for a few years, but they’ve just started getting the attention they deserve. It's a wonderful technology that simplifies travel and keeps you connected on the go. But how do eSIMs actually work?
December 14th, 2020

eSIM for your iPhone - The Ultimate Guide

Got an eSIM compatible iPhone? That’s great news for the next time you travel. Check out the ultimate guide to eSIMs for iPhones.
December 8th, 2020

What Are the Benefits of an eSIM?

eSIM is a new technology that has multiple benefits compared to a regular SIM card. From maintaining seamless connectivity abroad to retaining your phone number, an eSIM lets you simplify your travels. Check out this article and understand the main advantages.
December 4th, 2020

SIM vs. eSIM: Is shifting to a new technology even worth it?

Want to know the difference between eSIM vs SIM mobile technology? Here’s the pros and cons of both cards to determine if you need a phone that supports eSIM.
November 6th, 2020

When eSIMs turn into water

At Airalo, we have a mission that’s very dear to our hearts and that we deeply believe in. We want to be a powerful weapon against poverty, discrimination and ignorance. We're truly humbled to share with you that we’ve built our first water well in a tiny village in Cameroon.
November 4th, 2020

How does an international eSIM work? Your complete guide

If you’re looking for a physical international SIM card, no such thing exists. But eSIMs give you international travelling abilities without the hardware.
June 15th, 2020

What Should I Do To My iPhone When Traveling Internationally?

Make sure that your iPhone is unlocked and data roaming is turned off when traveling. Don't go travelling without doing these other 4 things either.
June 8th, 2020

What is an eSIM data plan? Everything you need to know

eSIM data plans often cost much less than regular data plans, and they definitely beat data roaming charges. Plus they are prepaid, so they don’t lock you into a contract.
June 4th, 2020

How to use an eSIM to simplify your phone service abroad

If your phone has eSIM capabilities (hint: iPhones do) then all that you have to do is download the app and purchase your eSIM data plan.
June 1st, 2020

The dos and don’ts of using your phone abroad

There are lots of pitfalls when traveling abroad with your phone, such as expensive data roaming charges and relying on airplane mode. Here’s what to do instead.
May 27th, 2020

The eSIM vs. nano-SIM: Which is better?

Nano-SIMs are micro SIM cards, while eSIMs are digital technology. You won’t have to install anything with an eSIM, but not all phones support them.
May 26th, 2020

eSIM price changes and what it means for you

April 3rd, 2020

See this handy Airalo eSIM activation guide to get your phone effortlessly internet-ready today

Want to unlock eSIM on any phone without spending a fortune? Learn how to complete eSIM activation with Airalo and experience unlimited connectivity freedom.
January 28th, 2020

Your essential guide on how to use an Airalo eSIM

Want to know exactly how to activate Airalo eSIM data plans to stay connected wherever you travel? Learn how to use eSIM to reimagine your entire travel experience.
January 25th, 2020

What is an eSIM? Awesome technology for travelers who want mobile data freedom

What is an eSIM and how is it changing the way we connect anywhere on the globe? Find out how this technology is making travel easier than ever before.
January 16th, 2020

How do you use eSIMs? Know the right steps to use your eSIM capable iPhone anywhere

Want to know how you can travel anywhere with Apple products without serious data charges? Find out how you can by unlocking Apple eSIM technology.
January 9th, 2020

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