Google To Introduce eSIM To More Countries Including India

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Google, in it’s blog, has given some great news for Pixel owners around the world. They will soon introduce the eSIM feature to phones in India.  A few other countries will receive it as well. eSIM cards are electronic SIM cards that negate the need to have physical SIM cards as well as the need to have any SIM card slots. Apple introduced the eSIM in their latest range of iPhones and now other manufacturers are slowly catching on. With eSIM, Google says it hopes to bring their users instant connectivity across more carrier networks. Pixel 2 was the first major smartphone to introduce the eSIM feature to their smartphones.

eSIM Availability

If you’re in the U.S. and want a phone that has eSIM, you can do so through the Google Fi App. You can alternatively use the Google Store app as well. If you’re in Germany, you can purchase the Pixel 3 with an eSIM functionality from Deutsche Telekom and Vodafone soon. According to Google, Sprint in the U.S., EE in the UK, Airtel and Reliance Jio in India, and Truphone and Gigsky in various countries will also roll out eSIM support for Pixel 3 very soon.

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Google is also building a program that allows Android device makers to build eSIM-capable smartphones. eSIM, in-display cameras and foldable smartphones are the three features that most smartphone manufacturers are focussing on at the moment. The eSIM card is a great feature and the reason is twofold. One, is that it gets rid of the hassle of inserting and ejecting SIM cards. One also needs to have a SIM ejector tool handy at all times. The second reason is that the eSIM feature can now replace the SIM tray, which creates more space in smartphones for manufacturers to use to include other features like more camera lenses or bigger batteries.

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