Should I turn off an eSIM?
Aug 29,2023 | Tim
What is an eSIM?The convenience of eSIMs brought to usEasy Activation: Multiple Profiles: Enhanced device design:Flexibility and Convenience: Remote Provisioning: Should I turn off an eSIM? Turn Off: Keep On:
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What is an eSIM?
An eSIM, or embedded SIM, is a digital SIM card that is embedded inside a device, such as a smartphone, smartwatch, or tablet. Unlike traditional physical SIM cards, eSIMs are not removable and can be programmed with multiple mobile network operator (MNO) profiles.
The convenience of eSIMs brought to us
Activating an eSIM is a simple process. You can typically scan a QR code or enter an activation code provided by the MNO to download the network profile onto the eSIM.
One of the key advantages of eSIMs is their ability to store multiple network profiles simultaneously. This means you can have profiles from different MNOs on your device and switch between them without physically changing SIM cards. You can choose the profile you want to use directly from your device's settings.
Enhanced device design:
By eliminating the need for a physical SIM card slot, eSIM technology allows for more compact and sleek device designs. This gives manufacturers more freedom in designing devices with larger screens or more advanced features.
Flexibility and Convenience:
With eSIMs, you can easily switch between different network profiles based on your needs or location. This can be particularly beneficial for frequent travelers who can avoid the hassle of purchasing and changing physical SIM cards when visiting different countries.
eSIMs offer the capability of remote provisioning, allowing you to remotely and securely download new network profiles onto your device. This eliminates the need for physical SIM cards and simplifies the process of activating or changing mobile plans.
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Should I turn off an eSIM?
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Now, let's discuss when you should turn off or keep on an eSIM:
We recommend deleting your eSIM only if:
The eSIM lacks a top-up function and cannot be reloaded.
You don't plan on revisiting the eSIM destination.
The eSIM capability of your cellphone is tightly limited before installing a new one(such as Huawei, Motorola, Oppo, Xiaomi, Nokia and Pixel 7 earlier series)Click here to know the maximum eSIM capability of different types of cellphones
Follow these steps to deactivate an eSIM plan:
Navigate to your device settings.
Choose the option "Cellular/Mobile."
Switch off the option to "Turn on/off this line" when you see it.
If you are using your primary mobile network profile for regular usage.
You can change for one with better signal coverage among the eSIM cards installed.
If you often travel around different network coverage countries and areas.
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All in all, remember to manage your network profiles on the device carefully and turn off any profiles that are not actively being used to optimize your eSIM experience.