No OEM has disrupted the industry as much as Apple in the phone manufacturing world. With the launch of the original iPhone in 2007, Apple changed how the world sees a smartphone; they upped the ante and changed the landscape of the smartphone industry forever. Steve Jobs and his team applied pressure, and the rest of the industry sat up and got serious. After popularising the removal of the 3.5m jack, the notch and
the dynamic island, the next feature on the list is the iPhone running as an Esim exclusive mobile brand.
Since the iPhone XR and XS series, Apple devices have supported the Esim alongside a regular sim card. But with the release of the iPhone 14 series, Apple released a version that uses the Esim exclusively in the US. Knowing Apple, it is only a matter of time before the iPhone becomes esim only in most places in the world. So, what is an Esim? Esim means embedded sim (no Sodiki, it’s not electronic sim). It is a technology that involves your mobile carrier (MTN, Airtel, Vodafone, Celtel, abbl) embedding a profile on the esim chip on your phone; meaning you will be able to put a sim on your phone by just scanning a barcode, sounds sweet right? Here is a bonus point, if you have an iPhone, anyone from the XR up to the 13 Pro Max, or an S20 or a newer Samsung phone, you can use an Esim; technically, your phone is a dual sim phone even if it’s not a DUOS. I know you are asking, “if my phone supports two sim cards already, can I still use an Esim”? Yes and No. Yes, you can have up to 5 Esims embedded in your phone, but no, only two sim cards can work on your phone at any point in time (It’s a smartphone, not one of those Chinese phones from that year). So, why should you go for the Esim-only iPhone 14:
- YOU CAN SWITCH NETWORKS EASILY
Make we burst your head. You can have 5 networks on one esim module in… yes, that’s right. You can have all the major networks on Naija on your phone. But you can’t use all 5 simultaneously; however, you can switch network providers at will.
For example, if GLO dey misbehave, you can easily switch to a different network without the hassle of removing one physical sim for another. Bye-Bye sim ejector tool.
- YOU DON’T HAVE TO ROAM WHEN YOU TRAVEL TO THE ABROAD
With the Esim-only version of the iPhone 14, you don’t have to pay exorbitant roaming fees to your network provider when you visit other countries. Once you land in your new city, get your iPhone on your preferred network in the city. Once you are back home, disable the foreign network and hop back on your home network,
- IT’S CHEAPER
Errrm… Na expo o, but the Esim-only iPhone is cheaper than the regular iPhone. You are getting the same phone with the same features for significantly less. And the best part is that you can even get it cheaper here.
- IT IS MORE SECURE
With a physical sim, your banked accounts linked to the sim are not safe. Your sim card can be removed and inserted into another phone while your account is wiped clean. But with the Esim-only iPhone, you provide an extra layer of protection for your money.
Does the Esim-Only iPhone appeal to you? Do you have further questions, please, tell us in the comment section.
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