Tuesday, 11 December 2018

eSIM smartphones will disrupt the mobile industry

By Angel Dobardziev for the Total Telecom Network
Thursday 20 September 18

Apple’s new iPhone XS and XS Max models introduced last week will have dual SIM functionality, including an eSIM. At first sight, this may not seem like much: dual SIM smartphones have been around for a while. WhiteBridge thinks the actual inclusion of the eSIM in the iPhones is a very significant move for the industry, great news for consumers, but also a mixed blessing for carriers. Unlike the physical SIM we all know - the removable piece of plastic with a chip that identifies the mobile carrier which must be pulled out of a phone every time the user wants to change providers – the eSIM technology includes a tiny chip that is soldiered directly into the phone&rsquo…

Apple’s new iPhone XS and XS Max models introduced last week will have dual SIM functionality, including an eSIM. At first sight, this may not seem like much: dual SIM smartphones have been around for a while. WhiteBridge thinks the actual inclusion of the eSIM in the iPhones is a very significant move for the industry, great news for consumers, but also a mixed blessing for carriers. Unlike the physical SIM we all know - the removable piece of plastic with a chip that identifies the mobile carrier which must be pulled out of a phone every time the user wants to change providers – the eSIM technology includes a tiny chip that is soldiered directly into the phone&rsquo…

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