eSIM.net Group Ltd, a leading MVNO and eSIM provider based in the United Kingdom, announced the release of the world’s first prepaid eSIM service back in February and has now rolled out support for 5G networks in the form of a 5G eSIM service.
This new service is an enhancement to their flagship Pay As You Go (PAYG) eSIM – another first of its kind service that combines the flexibility of eSIM and reliability and speed of 5G in a prepaid cellular plan that can be downloaded and activated within minutes.
This guide explores eSIM and 5G technologies and how they work together to make cellular service more convenient, dependable, and customizable.
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What exactly is a 5G eSIM service?
The 5G eSIM service is built upon eSIM.net’s PAYG eSIM, a world-first prepaid eSIM that supports data, voice, and SMS and can be used on a pay as you use basis. It also comes with a separate number and is unlocked to all networks in over 200 countries around the world.
Support for 5G means it can also connect to 5G networks.
Enabling the PAYG eSIM with 5G connectivity enhances its capabilities and gives users easy access to the 5G network and all its benefits. This includes speeds that are (theoretically) 100 times faster than 4G, low to no latency, increased bandwidth, and greater global coverage.
A 5G eSIM service is an all-encompassing mobile service designed to improve connectivity and give mobile users a convenient and easy to get and use alternative to a traditional cellular plan.
How does an eSIM with 5G benefit everyday users?
On its own, 5G offers faster speeds and a smoother network connection. Combined with eSIM technology, it can expand beyond the boundaries that hold current networks back and deliver unparalleled coverage and connectivity to everyday mobile users.
Using a 5G eSIM service gives you all the benefits of a Pay As You Go eSIM, like dual SIM functionality, a second number, and more affordable international roaming charges. The addition of 5G gives mobile users great network reliability and, of course, ultra-fast download speeds.
Another major drawcard of using a 5G eSIM service is that you are not bound to a single cellular provider, allowing you to switch between multiple networks quickly and easily. This offers users more freedom to tailor plans according to their needs and only pay for what they use.
Together, eSIM and 5G offer the kind of premium mobile broadband connection and capabilities that will improve communications by enabling seamless HD video calls and eventually introduce innovative new ways to communicate, like 3D holographic calls and virtual reality.
Where can I use a 5G eSIM service?
The 5G eSIM service currently works in these countries:
- Hong Kong
- Saudi Arabia
- South Korea
5G is still an emerging technology, so not all countries offer it yet. Many are in the process of launching 5G networks or have plans to do so.
This list will expand as more countries roll out their fifth-generation networks.
How do I get an eSIM with 5G?
You can buy the 5G eSIM online from eSIM.net’s website or app (available on Google Play and the App Store). The initial cost is $10, and it can be topped up with any amount of additional credit.
It is delivered to your email address in the form of a QR code. You scan it with your phone and after a few quick taps on your screen, it will be activated and ready to use.
You can buy a country-specific eSIM (e.g. eSIM for Turkey) or buy a globally enabled Pay As You Go eSIM. The prepaid eSIM supports all mobile services (data, voice, and SMS) while country-specific eSIM plans are available in Data Only or Data, Voice, and SMS options.
Which phones support the 5G eSIM service?
The 5G eSIM service only works on phones that have an eSIM and 5G connectivity. Currently, these are the phones that are compatible with the 5G eSIM service:
- Samsung Galaxy Z Fold2 / Samsung Galaxy Flip
- Samsung Galaxy S20 series
- Samsung Galaxy Note20 / Samsung Galaxy Note20 Ultra
- Huawei P40 / Huawei P40 Pro
- Motorola Razr 5G
- Apple iPhone 12 Pro / Apple iPhone 12 Pro Max
- Google Pixel 5 / Google Pixel 4a 5G