The eSIM is here
Welcome to the future
Published on 19/10/2020 in Be the first to know
From 19 October, Proximus residential customers will be able to use eSIM. eSIM opens the door to completely new customer experiences and will in the future make numerous services possible for new ranges of devices with built-in eSIM. Curious about what eSIM has to offer? Then be sure to read on!
eSIM, what is it?
The eSim or embedded SIM is a SIM card that is built into the smartphone and offers exactly the same functions as the current physical SIM card. Because it's already integrated in the device, there's no need to activate your subscription with a pyshical card.
How to to activate your subscription and eSIM?
To activate your subscription and eSIM, you simply scan the QR code mentioned on the voucher you receive when you request a subscription. Follow the steps on the screen, and you're done!
What are the benefits of eSIM?
- eSIM makes it possible to manage multiple numbers or subscriptions on 1 device. So you can have a private number and a number for work on one device.
- Planning a trip outside the EU? Thanks to eSIM, you will no longer be faced with any surprises regarding your invoice. Activate a local data plan when you travel outside the EU in order not to have unforeseen costs. eSIM makes it possible to add a local SIM card so you can surf or call carefree.
- In the future connect your smartdevice like a smartwatch via eSIM.
- Last but not least, thanks to eSIM you also have a positive impact on the environment. Think of the millions of plastic SIM cards that can disappear thanks to eSIM. Everyone can do their bit!
Is an eSIM for everyone?
Currently eSIM is not yet available on all devices unfortunately. This technology is currently only available on the following smartphones:
- iPhone SE (2020)
- iPhone XS
- iPhone XR
- iPhone 11
- iPhone 11 Pro
- iPhone 11Pro Max
- Galaxy S20
- Galaxy S20+
- Galaxy S20 Ultra 5G
The above smartphones all have dual-SIM technology. This means that they have both a built-in eSIM, as well as the possibility to still insert a physical SIM card.