eSIM technology, short for embedded SIM, is revolutionizing the way we connect to mobile networks. This digital SIM card is a game-changer for travelers and businesses alike, offering a more streamlined and flexible approach to staying connected. Unlike traditional SIM cards, an eSIM is embedded into your device, allowing you to download a data plan, install it on your device, and instantly connect to a mobile network in your destination country. eSIM technology for travel
All of this can be done from your smartphone, making it a must-have for anyone planning to travel.
Know Your Plan Details
Before you embark on your journey, it’s essential to understand your eSIM package. Knowing what your plan includes will help you stay connected while abroad. Here are some crucial plan details to keep in mind:
- Data: How much data does your eSIM offer? (e.g., 1GB, 3GB, 5GB, etc.)
- Validity Period: How long can you use the eSIM? (e.g., 7 days, 15 days, 30 days, etc.)
- Price: How much does it cost? (e.g., $5, $10, $15, etc.)
- Location: The countries and regions where you can use the eSIM.
- Network: The network(s) you can connect to and their speeds (e.g., 4G, LTE, 5G).
- Plan Type: Whether your plan is data-only or has a calling feature.
The Advantage of a Regional eSIM Plan
If you’re traveling to multiple destinations, consider a regional eSIM plan. A local plan will provide coverage for a single country, while a regional plan will give you coverage across multiple countries in a region (e.g., Europe, Asia, Latin America). With a regional eSIM plan, you don’t need to worry about purchasing a new eSIM for each destination. Instead, you can stay connected with a single eSIM throughout your trip.
Check out BNESIM regional plans:
Europe (30 countries)
1GB for 30 days – €2.41
3GB for 30 days – €7.00
5GB for 30 days – €11.30
10GB for 30 days – €21.65
24GB for 30 days – €65.00
Asia (15 countries)
1GB for 30 days – €4.75
3GB for 30 days – €11.87
5GB for 30 days – €18.62
10GB for 30 days – €32.87
24GB for 30 days – €56.81
Middle East (7 countries)
1GB for 30 days – €6.65
3GB for 30 days – €17.86
5GB for 30 days – €28.50
10GB for 30 days – €50.35
24GB for 30 days – €87.40
More plans and regions can be found here.
Customizing Your eSIM Labels
When you install your eSIM, you’ll get a prompt to label your eSIM line. We recommend choosing a label to help you quickly identify your eSIM plan (e.g., Canada eSIM or Europe eSIM). This will be useful when you select a line for voice and text, cellular data, and your contacts. If you change your mind, don’t worry — you can edit them anytime.
Storing Multiple eSIMs on Your Phone
Most devices will allow you to download and store multiple eSIM plans. Your phone stores these as eSIM “profiles” (or lines) that you can turn on and off as needed. This makes it easy to connect to local networks when you travel or switch between mobile plans at home (e.g., using one plan for calls and texts and another for data).
Tracking Your Data Usage
Use the eSIM provider’s iOS widget to track your data usage from your home screen. Widgets make it easy for you to view information about an app without opening it. You can glance at your home screen and immediately know how much data is left on your eSIM plan.
Turning on Push Notifications
You can also turn on push notifications for the eSIM provider’s app to alert you when you’re running low on data or your validity period is close to expiring. This way, you can stay on top of your data usage and avoid any unexpected disconnections.