What are eSIMs? Its Advantages and Disadvantages
An embedded SIM (eSIM) is a SIM that is permanently embedded in the motherboard of a watch or smartphone. eSIMs were first introduced in 2012, but despite their futuristic applications, they have not completely replaced physical SIMs.
Apple Inc., an American MNC, has come up with a new Apple iPhone 14 without a physical SIM slot but an eSIM in order to access mobile networks.
- Because they are connected to the motherboard, they can also be reprogrammed, allowing users to switch operators without having to replace any physical SIM cards.
- Convenience: Because your eSIM can store multiple SIM profiles, you can easily switch between them.
- Security: There is no physical element to pull out and use on another device. An eSIM provides security against SIM theft.
- Emergency: If your phone stops working, runs out of battery, or simply falls and cracks the screen, eSIMs bring your communication to a halt. Meanwhile, traditional SIM cards can be quickly removed from the affected phone and placed in another backup device or secondary phone.
- You cannot use an eSIM phone in a country where telecom operators have not yet adopted the technology.
- Only premium phones have support. eSIM support is currently only available on more expensive devices such as Apple iPhones and the Google Pixel series.
- Telecommunications companies have more control.
Source: Business Standard