No, your eSIM isn't stored on your device indefinitely. After installing an eSIM on your smartphone, it can be in one of three states:
- Actively installed
- On your device but disabled
- Or deleted from your device
In reality, erasing an eSIM causes the eSIM to become unrecoverable. At Airhub, we suggest you to delete your eSIM only if you have no intention of returning to the eSIM's location or if your eSIM cannot be topped up within the Airhub app.
What is an eSIM?
An eSIM card is an "embedded" SIM card, to put it simply. When a gadget is eSIM capable, it indicates that the manufacturer has included a little chip in the unit that allows your device to read digital data plans.
You can actually perform the same things with an eSIM, including but not limited to:
- For local data, use your mobile network.
- To call, contact, and stay connected to other phones and devices, you'll need cellular coverage.
- Data can be seen, scanned, stored, searched, activated, and downloaded to your device.
- You can keep your number while switching your phone line.
- You'll never have to worry about being charged for roaming again with the cheapest eSIM plan.
- Instead of inserting a chip, use a QR code to activate your eSIM plan.
- Switch your data plan to best eSIM plans local, continental, or international plan via the Airhub app.
- Choose from shorter to longer subscription plans to get the most out of your money (based on need)
Please examine our list of eSIM supported devices here before installing an eSIM.
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