Today, Telstra has announced that it will offer eSIM-compatible plans starting Friday, September 20, allowing customers to purchase the latest iPhone 11 devices that are released that day to give up the physical SIM card.
Optus and Vodafone already adopted the technology at the beginning of the year, allowing any compatible device to use its eSIM (Built-in Subscriber Identity Module) instead of the normal plastic card that you would need to insert.
This also allows users who have devices compatible with both dual SIM and eSIM technologies to have two active services at the same time. This can be useful if you need to switch between numbers for work and personal use, for example, or when traveling abroad and using an international SIM.
However, it is not only the world of smartphones that has incorporated eSIM technology, but a wide range of tablets with LTE capacity, 2 in 1, laptops and even smart watches have been launched with the new technology, and the list of compatible devices is growing exponentially.
While the list of compatible devices is quite long at this stage, Australia Operators have not fully opened compatibility with all devices. The Samsung Galaxy Watch along with the Apple Watch Series 3, Series 4 and Series 5 should be compatible with Optus, Telstra and Vodafone.
The same goes for the next line of iPhone 11 phones, as well as last year's iPhone XR, XS and XS Max. Unfortunately, Google's Pixel 2 and 3 ranges currently only use their eSIM capabilities in the US. UU. Where Project Fi is live.
If in doubt, check the website of the manufacturer of your device for a complete list of specifications and verify this with your telephone company. . In the coming months, a small eSIM logo should start appearing on the Optus, Telstra and Vodafone phone lists as technology becomes more ubiquitous.