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First e-Sim In The Pacific

Vodafone Fiji has launched e-SIM (Embedded Subscriber Identity Module) support for its prepay and post-paid customers, in what is a first for the Pacific. An eSIM is a digital SIM
05 Mar 2021 10:25
First e-Sim In The Pacific
Vodafone e-Sim

Vodafone Fiji has launched e-SIM (Embedded Subscriber Identity Module) support for its prepay and post-paid customers, in what is a first for the Pacific.

An eSIM is a digital SIM that allows users to use their phone number without a physical SIM.

They will be able to receive and make calls as normal with an eSIM.

Vodafone regional chief technical officer, Andrew Kumar, said: “The eSIM is a technical leap forward from the days when you had to find out what size SIM card your system would accept.

“For years, the network connection has been a physical SIM card allowing you to connect and use the mobile network. eSIM removes the need to physically insert a SIM card in your phone to connect to a network,” said Mr Kumar.

“We are still only in the early stages of understanding eSIM’s full potential.”

“The physical SIM card will most likely be phased out completely in the future.”

“What’s more exciting is that this extra room will allow mobile device manufacturers to further revolutionise product design.”

“This is just the beginning; we’re excited to implement the eSIM capability and are looking forward to seeing how it develops over time.”

Vodafone mobile customers can use their number through an eSIM on a supported handset.

The supported handsets include:
– Huawei P40 Series,
– Samsung S21 Series,
– Samsung Note 20 Series,
– Samsung Z Flip,
– Samsung Galaxy Fold 2,
– iPhone 11 Series,
– iPhone 12 Series,
– iPhone SE (2nd Gen) iPhone Xr,
– iPhone Xs,
– iPhone Xs Max,
– iPad Mini (2019),
– iPad Pro 11, and
– iPad Pro 12.9” (2018).

“It has been a very good strategic partnership exploring new products from the very early days,” Mr Kumar said.

“Technologically G+D products are superior.”

“Flexibility with eSIM is far greater than traditional methods.”

“Over the next 18 months we really see it taking off.”

eSIM profiles are available at Vodafone Fiji outlets Fiji wide.

 

Feedback: susana.tuilau@fijisun.com.fj



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