This blog post will cover how to add an eSIM functionality on virtually any Android phone in the market, even if it didn't ship with an eSIM chip out of the box!
iPhone is the eSIM flag-bearer...
Since the introduction of iPhone XS in fall 2018, all new iPhone models* are coming with built-in eSIM capability. Sooner or later, all iPhone users will have access to eSIM technology as they upgrade their handsets.
What Android devices support eSIM out of the box?
There is of course Google Pixel, which has adopted eSIM early on and is consistently supporting eSIM with every new phone model they launch.
Samsung offers eSIM, too, but only on their flagship models. There are a few models from Motorola, Oppo, and several other manufacturers, but still eSIM capable Android devices remain far and between.
Our friends from Telco Village in Berlin decided took up the challenge - how to enable billions of of Android users, whose phones don't have the built-in eSIM chip inside, to benefit from this new technology?
And they came up with a brilliant idea - make an eSIM chip in traditional SIM card format! Simply get an 'eSIM.me card' from the eSIM.me website, put it in one of the SIM slots in your Android phone, download the app from the PlayStore - and you are good to go.
With esim.me solution, any Android phone user can use eSIM just as if their phones were natively supporting eSIM.
After months of painstaking product development, eSIM.me recently went live. Check them out! And don't forget, once you have enabled your phone with an eSIM , there is plenty of eSIM choice on Mobimatter, the best travel eSIM store with amazing eSIM packages.
* Except some iPhones models sold in Greater China markets, which do not support eSIM.