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ESim Card- Do you use an ESim card, know its disadvantages and advantages


Ever since the e-SIM cards came to India, there has been a significant technology change, which is replacing traditional physical SIM cards. Major telecom companies including Airtel are gearing up for this change and are urging customers to adopt e-SIM technology. But before using it, know about its disadvantages and advantages-

What is e-SIM?

E-SIM, which is different from traditional physical SIM cards. Instead of a removable card, the e-SIM is a chip that manufacturers install directly into the mobile device. It contains all customer information, including identity and number, which does not require a separate tray.

Advantages of e-SIM:

Increased security: Unlike physical SIM cards prone to cloning, e-SIMs offer high security as they cannot be easily removed or hacked. Additionally, they come with multi-layer security features to mitigate cyber threats, ensuring a secure authentication process.

Access Control: eSIMs provide an additional layer of security, allowing users to control access more effectively, thereby keeping sensitive information secure.

Convenience: With an eSIM, there is no need to replace the SIM card when changing devices, providing greater convenience and flexibility.

Disadvantages of eSIM:

Limited device compatibility: If a device with an eSIM malfunctions or breaks, replacing the SIM card becomes challenging as it is embedded within the device. Unlike physical SIM cards, they cannot be easily transferred to another device.

Dependency on company apps: To activate and manage an eSIM, users often need to rely on specific company apps, potentially raising concerns about privacy and data security.