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The end of the chip!  Replacing the SIM card with an eSIM is good news

The end of the chip! Replacing the SIM card with an eSIM is good news

from never request object Borrowed to be able to open a drawer prison cell Thus removing the chip from the device? Paperclips, safety pins, needles, paperclips, and even earrings are used to help us with this daunting task when we are without a keyed pin thrower.

But this issue is close to being a thing of the past and we will enjoy remembering it. all because SIM card It is increasingly being replaced by an eSIM. The system, standardized in 2013, allows the user to activate the service digitally by logging into an app or scanning a QR code.

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The eSIM is already widely used in Europe and Asia, where, as analyst Chetan Sharma explained to the Wall Street Journal, consumers tend to switch between prepaid plans to get the best data package available.

In the US, people usually stick to one carrier, but the country’s three biggest wireless providers — T-Mobile, AT&T and Verizon — say the chip-free future is close to becoming a reality.

“It’s a natural progression. It will make the experience even better in the future,” Jeff Howard, vice president of mobile devices and accessories at AT&T, told The Wall Street Journal.

Yes and eSIM

SIM stands for Subscriber Identity Module. This is the form that operators use to identify a user to allow them to use the networks they pay for. The letter “e” in “eSIM” comes from the word “embedded”.

The eSIM brings advantages for businesses as well, with less internal space for a cellular SIM tray, it is possible to open up a useful area for other components, such as a larger battery, for example. It is also possible to adjust the device further, if this is the preferred method by the manufacturer. For this, however, more operators need to stick to the technology. At the moment, this service is only offered by Claro, Vivo and TIM in Brazil.

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Another important point is security, since “SIM exchange”, or Yes swapis a cybercrime practice that involves copying the victim’s chip and hacking into their personal accounts to obtain banking details.

Check below which devices already support eSIM

iPhone 13: Can have up to two active SIMs – two eSIMs or one eSIM and one nano-SIM

iPhone XR: Can have an eSIM and a nano-SIM

iPhone XS: Can have an eSIM and a nano-SIM

iPhone 11: Can have an eSIM and a nano-SIM

iPhone 12: can have an eSIM and a nano-SIM

Samsung Galaxy S20: may have two active SIM cards, but model details must be checked

Samsung Galaxy Z Flip: It can have an eSIM and a nano-SIM

Samsung Galaxy Z Fold: It can have an eSIM and a nano-SIM

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