As the international travel space reopens, it's important to remember that each local jurisdiction will implement its own safe-travel solution.
Traveling with an eSIM is essential, whether on business or for pleasure. Because each country has its own set of vaccination requirements, sign-in procedures, and safety protocols, being contactless and connected to a wireless network is not only a plus, but something you should take advantage of to the fullest.
What is an eSIM, you might wonder?
An "embedded" SIM card is known as an "eSIM." A SIM card soldered directly into your phone is known as an eSIM. (Think of a fully digital SIM card.)You can download different plans directly from the Airhub app rather than having to swap a chip to access data plans.
This eliminates the need to look for SIM card vendors while travelling, manage a physical SIM card or multiple cards, or dispose of unnecessary plastic from used cards. It's a more straightforward, time-and cost-effective mode of transportation.
An eSIM works just like a physical SIM, allowing you to do things like:
· Use your mobile network for local data
· Cellular service to call, contact and remain connected to other phones and devices
· Screen, scan, store, search, activate, and download data to your device
· Keep your number while still being able to switch your phone line
· Never have to worry about being hit with roaming charges
· Activate your eSIM plan with a QR Code instead of inserting a chip
· Tap the Airhub app to switch your data plan to a local, continental, or international plan
· Max usage by choosing subscriptions to shorter plans all the way to longer plans (based on need)
Most flagship devices that were manufactured in the past 2-3 years are eSIM capable, for a full breakdown of eSIM compatible devices consult our list here
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