GigSky, a company that offers pay-as-you-go cellular data plans in more than 190 countries around the world, announced eSIM support for iPhone XS, XS Max, and XR.
The company’s plans are available on Apple’s new devices through the latest version of the GigSky World Mobile Data app, which was updated on Tuesday.
Users can add a GigSky data plan by downloading the app to an iPhone XR, iPhone XS, or iPhone XS Max handset running iOS 12.1 or later. GigSky says that built-in data connectivity will activate the eSIM with a cellular data only plan with no need to acquire a GigSky physical SIM card.
The plans range from 300MB to 5GB, and can span a time period of one day to 30 days. Pricing in select regions in North America, Europe, Asia Pacific, Africa, Latin America, and the Caribbean starts at $10 for 300MB of data. For other countries not included in these regional plans, pricing and data caps vary.
Apple implemented eSIM support in the recent iOS 12.1 update, but no U.S. carriers support it at this time. Verizon, AT&T, and T-Mobile are working to implement support later this year.
“It has never been easier and more convenient to use the most popular device in the world, anywhere you go,” earlier said Ravi Rishy-Maharaj, Founder and CEO of GigSky. “Everyone wants to travel with their iPhone – it’s what connects people to the world around them. Apple has hit gold yet again with the addition of eSIM on iPhone Xs, iPhone Xs Max and iPhone XR. Travelers can now tap to purchase a GigSky data plan straight from the GigSky App and get online, without the requirement of a physical SIM card. We couldn’t be happier to be part of this seamless, customer experience.”
eSIM functionality is currently supported by various international carriers, find out which.