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What is an eSIM?

Switching wireless carriers used to involve going to a store, waiting for some mail, calling an agent, and a bunch of other things that don’t really create a seamless and enjoyable experience for either of us.

And that’s a big deal because switching carriers involves SIM cards that, until now, have been a physical thing you put in the phone. Now that we’ve painted that picture, we have some good news: newer phones are being built with what’s called an ‘eSIM,’ eliminating the need for a physical SIM card. It saves you time and money, letting you sign up and activate Visible service in as little as 15 minutes.

Okay, but what is eSIM?

The “e” in “eSIM” stands for “embedded.” Why? Because it’s already in the device! No more waiting, installing, going to the store, being confused — the transfer of information and service between carriers happens effortlessly, and digitally. It’s like emailing someone versus mailing a letter to them.

Is eSIM similar to Dual SIM?

Dual SIM utilizes eSIM (in most cases) as well as the old, physical way of handling SIMs. Dual SIM can do both, so it serves a dual (get it?) purpose allowing you to connect one device to two different networks.

Is eSIM useful and is it for me?

It’s just easier — making a physical thing a more integrated, digital process. So yeah, it can save you A LOT of time, which can help you save money. And since you can already do most things Visible from your phone, this just adds another thing to that list.

Save both time and money by joining Visible today and get access to our incredible plan, filled to the brim with all the things you love, in as little as 15 minutes. If that sounds like your thing, head over to our iOS app to create an account. We’ll figure out if your device is eSIM and Visible compatible and then congratulate you on getting phone service built for you, from us, in record time.

Pretty simple, right?

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