SIM cards eliminate the need to poke a pin through your SIM tray to swap out a physical tiny piece of plastic. Instead, eSIMs, which stands for embedded SIM cards, only need a compatible network or carrier to offer support. Find out below what carriers offers eSIM service.
Your iPhone XS, iPhone XS Max, or iPhone XR, or later can have two cellular plans, one on a nano-SIM card and the other on an eSIM. Find out which wireless carriers in your country or region offer cellular plans on an eSIM, either activated by QR code, in a carrier app, or by installing an assigned cellular plan. If your iPhone is unlocked, you can also use eSIM plans offered by other carriers.
eSIM carriers by countries:
In China, Apple’s special dual SIM trays will bypass the need for eSIM compatibility, which China has very little of anyway. Both major carriers, China Telecom and China Mobile, have introduced eSIM support in a couple of cities, excluding Beijing. Instead, the new iPhones will have two physical SIM cards, like many Android phones do in China already.
eSIM worldwide service providers/esim operators:
Find out does your smartphone support eSIM here.