5 Reasons Why eSIMs Are a Must-Have for Every International Traveler

5 Reasons Why eSIMs Are a Must-Have for Every International Traveler

In today’s fast-paced world, staying connected is more crucial than ever, especially for those who frequently cross borders. The emergence of eSIM technology has revolutionized the way we travel, offering a seamless and efficient solution to the perennial challenges of international connectivity. Here are five compelling reasons why eSIMs should be an essential item on every international traveler’s checklist.

  1. Hassle-Free Connectivity

Gone are the days of juggling multiple SIM cards or hunting for a local store to buy a new one upon landing. With an eSIM, you can arrange your international plan before packing your bags. Activation is as simple as scanning a QR code or downloading a profile through an app, allowing you to step off the plane and immediately connect to local networks. This convenience is invaluable, saving time and eliminating the stress of staying connected in a new country.

  1. Cost-Effective Plans

International roaming charges can be exorbitant, and finding a local SIM card that offers a good deal is often a hit-or-miss affair. eSIMs provide a competitive and flexible alternative, with tailored plans that cater specifically to the needs of international travelers. Whether you need a lot of data or just enough to get by, eSIM providers offer a variety of packages at competitive rates, ensuring you can always find a plan that suits your budget and usage requirements.

  1. Seamless Switching Between Networks

One of the most significant advantages of using an eSIM is the ability to switch between networks without changing SIM cards. This feature is particularly beneficial for travelers moving through multiple countries. You can seamlessly transition from one local network to another, ensuring optimal coverage and connection quality throughout your journey. This capability not only enhances convenience but also ensures that you’re always connected to the best available network.

  1. Keeping Your Primary Number Active

For many travelers, staying reachable on their primary number is essential, whether for urgent calls from home or maintaining availability for work. Traditional travel connectivity solutions often mean your primary number goes inactive. With an eSIM, you can keep your primary number operational for calls and texts while using a data plan from a local provider. This dual functionality allows for uninterrupted connectivity on all fronts, a critical factor for business travelers and those needing to stay in touch with family.

  1. Enhanced Security

Security is a paramount concern for travelers, and eSIMs offer a safer alternative to physical SIM cards, which can be lost, stolen, or tampered with. Since eSIMs are embedded directly into your device, the risks associated with physical SIMs are virtually eliminated. Additionally, eSIM profiles can be securely downloaded and stored, with providers often offering enhanced encryption and protection for your data and privacy.


For the international traveler, an eSIM represents the future of connectivity. It eliminates the hassle of traditional SIM cards, offers cost-effective and flexible plans, enables seamless network switching, keeps your primary number active, and enhances security. With these benefits, it’s clear that eSIM technology is not just a convenience but a necessity for anyone looking to stay connected efficiently and affordably while exploring the world. As more devices and carriers support eSIM technology, its adoption among frequent travelers is set to become the norm rather than the exception.


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Supported Devices:

  • Apple
    • iPhone 15
    • iPhone 15 Plus
    • iPhone 15 Pro
    • iPhone 15 Pro Max
    • iPhone 14
    • iPhone 14 Plus
    • iPhone 14 Pro
    • iPhone 14 Pro Max
    • iPhone 13
    • iPhone 13 Pro
    • iPhone 13 Pro Max
    • iPhone 13 Mini
    • iPhone 12
    • iPhone 12 Pro
    • iPhone 12 Pro Max
    • iPhone 12 Mini
    • iPhone 11
    • iPhone 11 Pro
    • iPhone 11 Pro Max
    • iPhone XS
    • iPhone XS Max
    • iPhone XR
    • iPhone SE (2022)
    • iPhone SE (2020)
    • iPad (7th generation)
    • iPad (8th generation)
    • iPad (9th generation)
    • iPad (10th generation)
    • iPad Mini (5th generation)
    • iPad Mini (6th generation)
    • iPad Air (5th generation)
    • iPad Air (4th generation)
    • iPad Air (3rd generation)
    • iPad Pro 11-inch (1st generation)
    • iPad Pro 11-inch (2nd generation)
    • iPad Pro 11-inch (3rd generation)
    • iPad Pro 11-inch (4th generation)
    • iPad Pro 12.9-inch (3rd generation)
    • iPad Pro 12.9-inch (4th generation)
    • iPad Pro 12.9-inch (5th generation)
    • iPad Pro 12.9-inch (6th generation)

    Note that iPhone devices from Mainland China aren’t eSIM compatible. Also iPhone devices from Hong Kong and Macao aren’t compatible (except for iPhone 13 Mini, iPhone 12 Mini, iPhone SE 2020 and iPhone XS)

  • Samsung
    • Galaxy S24
    • Galaxy A54 5G
    • Galaxy S23
    • Galaxy S23+
    • Galaxy S23 FE
    • Galaxy S23 Ultra
    • Galaxy S22 5G*
    • Galaxy S22+ 5G*
    • Galaxy S22 Ultra 5G*
    • Galaxy S21 5G*
    • Galaxy S21+ 5G*
    • Galaxy S21 Ultra 5G*
    • Galaxy S20*
    • Galaxy S20+*
    • Galaxy S20 5G*
    • Galaxy S20+ 5G*
    • Galaxy S20 Ultra*
    • Galaxy S20 Ultra 5G*
    • Galaxy Z Flip
    • Galaxy Z Flip 3 5G
    • Galaxy Z Flip 4
    • Galaxy Z Flip 5
    • Galaxy Z Fold
    • Galaxy Z Fold 2
    • Galaxy Z Fold 3
    • Galaxy Z Fold 4
    • Galaxy Z Fold 5
    • Galaxy Note 20
    • Galaxy Note 20 5G
    • Galaxy Note 20 Ultra*
    • Galaxy Note 20 Ultra 5G*

    Note that Samsung devices from Mainland China, Hong Kong, and Taiwan aren’t eSIM compatible. Additionally, Galaxy S20, S21*, and Note 20 Ultra devices from the USA. Galaxy FE models are also not eSIM compatible except for S23FE.

  • Google Pixel
    • Pixel 8
    • Pixel 8 Pro
    • Pixel 7
    • Pixel 7a
    • Pixel Fold
    • Pixel 7 Pro
    • Pixel 6
    • Pixel 6a
    • Pixel 6 Pro
    • Pixel 5
    • Pixel 5a
    • Pixel 4
    • Pixel 4a
    • Pixel 4 XL
    • Pixel 3
    • Pixel 3 XL
    • Pixel 3a
    • Pixel 3a XL
    • 14 Pro
    • 13
    • 13 Pro
    • 13 Lite
    • 13T
    • 13T Pro
    • 12T Pro
    • Redmi Note 11 Pro 5G

    Xiaomi Redmi Note 11 Pro 5G eSIM is available in Japan only.

  • Huawei
    • P40
    • P40 Pro
    • Mate 40 Pro
    • OnePlus 12
    • OnePlus 11
  • OPPO
    • Reno6 Pro 5G
    • A55s 5G
    • Find N2 Flip
    • Find X3 Pro
    • Find X5
    • Find X5 Pro
    • Reno A
    • Moto G54
    • Edge 40 Neo
    • Edge 40 Pro
    • Edge+
    • Razr 40 Ultra
    • Razr 2022
    • Razr 2019
    • Razr 5G
    • G53 5G
    • G60
    • XR21
    • X30