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The use of eSIM instead of physical SIM cards is gradually becoming more widespread, as this technology is adopted by smartphone manufacturers and operating systems. And, in the coming years, the use of eSIM could be particularly popular with travelers, according to a new study from Juniper Research, reported by Android Authority. The reason? In addition to being practical for staying connected when traveling abroad, using an eSIM-based offer would also be cheaper compared to roaming operators, on average.

Strong increase in eSIM use among travelers

According to Android Authority, Juniper Research predicts that the number of people who will use eSIM while traveling will increase from 40 million in 2024 to 215 million in 2028. And in addition to the fact that more and more travelers use eSIM offers offered on the web, this increase would also be attributed to a cost comparison. Indeed, according to the study, in 2024, an operator's subscriber would pay on average $8.57 per GB, on offers based on roaming. On the other hand, on offers based on eSIM, the cost of the connection would be, on average, $5.50 per GB.

Additionally, unlike purchasing a physical SIM card, once you arrive at your destination, the eSIM can be activated remotely. Once the user has registered with a specialized service, all they have to do is download and install the eSIM profile on their smartphone. And, as we mentioned in a previous article, a French startup is working on the integration of eSIM offers on reservation services.

More and more compatible smartphones

As mentioned above, smartphone brands, as well as operating systems, are gradually pushing the adoption of eSIM. And, in 2023, Counterpoint Research explained that after passing an inflection point, eSIM technology is now entering a hypergrowth phase. This company says that by 2030, 70% of all cellular devices will be eSIM compatible. Furthermore, it should be remembered that in the United States, Apple has already buried the physical SIM card: its latest iPhones only accept eSIMs.

  • Juniper Research predicts an explosion in the use of eSIM to stay connected while traveling abroad
  • This paperless version of the SIM card is very convenient, but it would also make it possible to connect at more advantageous rates, compared to the offers of operators who rely on roaming
  • In addition, the number of devices compatible with eSIM technology will also explode in the coming years

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Teilor Stone

By Teilor Stone

Teilor Stone has been a reporter on the news desk since 2013. Before that she wrote about young adolescence and family dynamics for Styles and was the legal affairs correspondent for the Metro desk. Before joining Thesaxon , Teilor Stone worked as a staff writer at the Village Voice and a freelancer for Newsday, The Wall Street Journal, GQ and Mirabella. To get in touch, contact me through my teilor@nizhtimes.com 1-800-268-7116