The small plastic sim cards will soon be replaced by an electronic variant called eSIM built into phones and other devices. Read what it means to you here.
You will soon end up with the small, physical sim card that your telecommunications company must send to you by mail before you can call with your new mobile phone.
The SIM card, which ensures data connectivity in everything from smart watches to phones to laptops, is to be replaced by a built-in electronic sim card called eSIM.
So you avoid the physical card, and more importantly, the information of the eSIIM card can be changed digitally if, for example, you change your telecommunications provider.
The mobile subscription is encoded in eSIM
In the future, phones will come with eSIM built-in, and you will have your phone subscription coded directly to your phone instead of the small card.
This also means that you no longer have to think about whether you need a Micro-SIM or a Nano-SIM in your new mobile phone. The telephone company can simply code your subscription into the phone via a computer.
eSIM provides easier networking for multiple devices
One of the places where the new eSIM becomes particularly useful is with the small internet-connected devices that are becoming more and more popular in normal homes.
Here, eSIM is especially relevant with devices such as smartwatches where you cannot always expect to have access to a WIFI connection.
The telecommunications company 3 now offers the first in Denmark eSIM, so you can replace the normal sim card with the electronic version.
Initially, however, it is only possible to use eSIM with the latest version of Apple Watch, which with eSIM gains access to 4G networks. You can see the impure here .
It is not yet known when other companies and entities will gain access to the new technology, but there is no doubt that eSIM is the future.