Fisayo Fosudo: What the eSIM is and How it Works

With the commencement of eSIM technology by MTN Nigeria on 15th of July 2020 for the first time in West Africa, Tech YouTuber, Fisayo  Fosudo has explained the evolution.

In an explainer video, Fisayo detailed the evolution and history of SIM cards and SIM technology as well as the introduction of the eSIM alongside the benefits of having one.

Watch below what the eSIM is and how it works:

Benefits of having an eSIM includes the following but not limited:

  1. Convenience of not having to use a physical cards while eliminating wear/tear associated with physical SIM cards
  2. Provides additional medium to connect to the MTN Network
  3. Enables ability to connect/link multiple devices e.g. wearables, laptops
  4. Potential to reduce international roaming charges
  5. Ease of switching between operators – especially where MTN Roaming Partners don’t exist
  6. Remote Management of Enterprise solutions

Currently, Smartphones with eSIM in the market are:

  • Google Pixel 2
  • Google Pixel 3
  • iPhone XR
  • iPhone XS
  • iPhone XS Max
  • iPhone 11
  • iPhone 11 Pro
  • iPhone 11 Pro Max
  • Samsung S20
  • Samsung S20+
  • Samsung S20 Ultra

Watches with eSIM also includes:

  • Huawei Watch 2 Pro
  • Apple Watch Series 3
  • Apple Watch Series 4
  • Samsung Gear S2
  • Samsung Gear S3
  • Samsung Galaxy Watch

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