In this article, we're going to discuss the benefits of having multiple eSIMs on your phone simultaneously.
We'll cover what an eSIM is, the difference between eSIMs and physical SIMs, Dual SIM technology, and traveling to multiple countries with an eSIM.
First things first: What is an eSIM?
What Is an eSIM?
In short, an eSIM is an "embedded" SIM card. Unlike a traditional physical SIM card, an eSIM is built into your device. You can download data packages directly to your phone instead of swapping cards. That's pretty convenient!
This also means:
No more finding SIM vendors while traveling.
No more expensive daily roaming fees from your home provider.
Install data packs directly to your phone, wherever you have a Wi-Fi connection.
It's a straightforward, faster, and more cost-effective way to access data abroad. Find out more about the plans we offer here.
eSIMs vs. Physical SIM Cards
So why use an eSIM over a regular SIM card? Well, you'll still be able to use your phone number from your primary line on the same device (roaming charges may apply).
With an eSIM, you'll be able to access local data at affordable rates wherever you travel. With an eSIM, you can connect to a local network and get online within moments of arrival.
Keeping track of multiple physical SIM cards can be time-consuming and stressful.
You'll have to:
With multiple eSIMs, all you'll need to do is switch the line on your device!
Dual SIM Technology
Thanks to Dual SIM Dual Standby (DSDS) technology, you can store multiple SIMs and/or eSIMs on your device.
Unlike a physical SIM card, your eSIM does not restrict your SIM card slot. Since the chip is embedded, it works 100% digitally. You can download multiple eSIM plans and store them in your phone alongside your physical SIM.
Imagine having a plan for Germany, Kenya, Canada, and Thailand saved to your phone. That's faster access to networks and data wherever you need it.
Traveling to Multiple Countries
At Airalo, we also offer regional and global eSIM plans. You'll only need to download a single plan if you're traveling to multiple countries worldwide (covered by our global eSIM) or within a particular region like Europe, Asia, Latin America, and more.
This makes sense for users traveling from country to country over a short period.
Our List of Multiple eSIM Benefits
Now that we've gone over some of the critical benefits of having multiple eSIMs on your phone, here are some of our favorite reasons to have various eSIMs on your device:
eSIMs are easily downloadable and just as easy to delete from your device.
eSIMs are affordable and prepaid, meaning you'll only be charged for the plan you buy.
You can store multiple eSIMs on your phone, making switching between plans easier.
You can reduce the total number of eSIMs you need by using a regional or global data plan.
You won't have to manage multiple physical SIM cards.
You'll be able to keep your home phone number while being able to switch lines for local data access.
Sounds good, right? Browse the Airalo eSIM store before you take off on your next adventure!