As a new technology embedded in recent mobile phones*, tablets, laptops** and a variety of smart devices, embedded SIM (eSIM) is a powerful feature allowing consumers to stay connected in a variety of flexible and affordable ways. The emerging feature has been associated with certain myths that we will debunk in this post.
Myth 1: eSIM is not secure
eSIM is not secure because it uses digital activation mechanisms and doesn't require using a physical element like SIM cards.eSIM security facts:
Myth 2: eSIM data is not private
Cellular services especially mobile data provided by embedded SIM is not private and is monitored by the service provider.eSIM privacy facts:
Myth 3: eSIM is more expensive than SIM
Because it is a recent technology, eSIM service is more expensive than SIM cards and is only provided by pricey devices.eSIM economic facts:
Myth 4: eSIM allows one plan
Because one SIM card allows one mobile plan, embedded SIM feature is believed to allow only one plan on consumer IoT devices that support it.eSIM functionality facts:
Finally, it is worth mentioning that unlike SIM cards, eSIM's cannot be physically swapped and accordingly are less exposed to "SIM cloning". For further info about the topic you may check "How to pick an eSIM".* Mobile phones that support eSIM include: iPhone 11/SE/XR/XS, Samsung Galaxy S20&Galaxy Fold, Google Pixel 4/3, Huawei P40, Motorola Razr.** Laptops & tablets that support eSIM include: Lenovo Yoga 520/C630/720 & Miix 630, iPad Pro, Surface Go 2 and Pro X/5, Samsung Galaxy Book 2, HP Elitebook/Probook G5 and other models, Acer Swift3/7 and Asus NovaGo/VivoBook among other consumer IoT devices.