The entry of the eSIM into the cellular market changes the way we use our devices, and gives us additional advantages that were not possible before. With the help of this new technology, we can avoid embarrassing cases of SIM loss, connect more easily when traveling abroad, and easily switch between communication networks.

What type of technology is the eSIM?

In a simple description, the eSIM is a software add-on that is embedded in your smartphone, tablet or smart watch device. It works and functions similarly to a physical SIM card, but it is not directly linked to a specific carrier and can be configured digitally.

In devices that support eSIM, changing providers has become easier than ever, it is no longer necessary to purchase and install a physical SIM card. To activate an eSIM card, you just need to scan a QR code and activate it.

How does eSIM technology work?

After getting to know the essence of the eSIM, let's go a little deeper and understand how it functions. As previously mentioned, the eSIM is actually a digital version of the SIM card. This technology is carried out with the help of a reprogrammable chip, which allows you to download information freely.

There is no need to look for a SIM provider or deal with a physical card to change your provider or cellular package. Today, it is enough to purchase an eSIM package abroad, scan a QR code, and you are ready to start surfing immediately!

In other words, the eSIM simplifies life, allows fast internet connection and instant calls, without having to wait and install a physical SIM card.

What about calls, internet, messages? Does it work like with a physical card?

Yes. You have all these services. Beyond that, even if you fly abroad, change places, or change providers, your number will remain the same number. The calls are made normally, and the person calling you from Israel (or anywhere else in the world) will dial in the normal way. The only thing that will change is the way where you receive the call or message, through an application like WiFly.

What are the advantages of eSIM?

  • You can use more than one phone number - as in the new devices that have room for two SIM cards, eSIM also allows you to use several numbers, while keeping your original number. The main advantage of this is that you can make and receive calls and text messages from any of the numbers.
  • Activation is simpler than SIM cards - instead of inserting a physical SIM card into your device, you can activate an eSIM simply by scanning a QR code sent to you by email. In most cases, the entire login process won't take more than a few minutes.
  • Switching providers easily - eSIM allows you to switch networks more quickly, since it eliminates the need for a new physical SIM card. This means that you will not have to purchase the card at one of the branches or wait for the card to arrive in the mail. By using the eSIM in your device, you can choose your service provider and then connect to their network remotely, and get the information you need to connect via the phone or the Internet.
  • Cost savings - Again, without a physical SIM card, you won't have to pay for one-time purchases. All purchasing and replacement is done in a few clicks, so there is no need to buy replacement SIM cards when they are lost or when you switch to another company. This leads to resource and cost savings. In addition, currently, WiFly's eSIM service packages are the cheapest in Israel compared to other cellular companies and also compared to local companies.

Who can benefit from using an eSIM?

The eSIM is specially adapted to a variety of users and situations in everyday life.

Here are some scenarios where our customers find brilliant uses for eSIM:

Travelers flying abroad

Vacations, trips, and even work trips. Whether you're going on a weekend vacation in Europe or planning a two-month vacation in Southeast Asia, the eSIM allows you to keep in touch with home and stay connected to the Internet without worrying about high costs.

Students studying abroad

For these students the eSIM is particularly useful. It allows them to stay connected even when they are out of the country, without changing numbers or dealing with unnecessary fees.

business men

For business people, the eSIM makes it easier to move between countries and enables an efficient and fast connection to local networks. No need to exchange physical cards or worry about losing cards.

Data usage (HOT SPOT)

For those who use data frequently at home, the eSIM allows fast and easy access to the Internet without relying on cellular networks or mobile connections.

For digital nomads

For digital nomads, the eSIM offers the flexibility to work from anywhere, keep in touch with clients and colleagues, and have high-quality video calls. Basically, the eSIM allows you to take your office with you everywhere.

How do I know if eSIM is suitable for my phone?

To determine if eSIM is suitable for your phone, first of all check if your device supports eSIM technology. Most new devices allow the use of an eSIM, but this is not guaranteed.

  • Apple - Apple's devices from the iPhone XS generation onwards support eSIM
  • Google Pixel - Google Pixel devices from the second generation onwards
  • Samsung - And some Samsung devices, including the Galaxy S20, S21, Note 20, Z Fold 2, and Z Flip series, also support eSIM

In case you are not sure, you can check your device's eSIM support by searching the Internet or by contacting the customer service of your manufacturer or service provider.

When you verify that your device supports eSIM, check if the service provider offers eSIM services. Not all companies offer eSIM services, and some charge additional service fees for the right to use them.

In conclusion, eSIM is the future of mobile technology

The eSIM is changing the cellular world as we know it. This technology allows us to switch networks easily, avoid losing SIM cards, and activate multiple numbers on one device. In addition, eSIM makes life easier for travelers, international students, people who work remotely, and anyone who wants to use data flexibly. Although their use requires supporting devices, the number of devices that support eSIM is increasing year by year.