The new eSIM technology
eSIM is the new standard for SIM cards, and it stands for embedded SIM. This type of SIM card is built into your device, and it’s becoming increasingly popular as we move away from physical SIM cards. eSIMs offer a number of advantages over traditional SIM cards, and they’re particularly well-suited for devices that are connected to the internet. In this blog post, we’ll explore the new eSIM technology and how it’s changing the way we connect devices to the internet.
What is an eSIM?
An eSIM is a digital SIM that allows you to activate a cellular plan from your carrier without having to use a physical SIM card. Your iPhone or iPad will come with a built-in eSIM that can be used to activate an Apple Watch Series 3 (GPS + Cellular) or a later model.
How does eSIM technology work?
eSIM technology uses a built-in chip that stores your carrier subscription information. When you want to change carriers, you can simply update your profile on the eSIM network. Your new carrier will then be able to activate your service without having to send you a new physical SIM card. This makes it much easier and more convenient to change carriers, and it also opens up a whole range of new possibilities for how we use our phones.
What are the benefits of eSIM technology?
The new eSIM technology is revolutionizing the way we connect to the internet and use mobile data. Here are some of the benefits of this incredible technology:
What are the challenges of eSIM technology?
There are a few challenges that eSIM technology faces. One challenge is that some devices are not compatible with eSIMs. This can be a problem for people who want to use an eSIM in their device, but find that their device is not compatible. Another challenge is that eSIMs can be difficult to set up. This can be especially true for people who are not familiar with the technology.
How to get started with eSIM technology
If you're not familiar with eSIM technology, it's time to get on board. This new technology is changing the way we use our smartphones and other devices, and it offers a lot of benefits. Here's a rundown of what you need to know about eSIM and how to get started.
The new eSIM technology is certainly something to be excited about. With its many benefits, it is no wonder that more and more people are using it. Whether you are looking for a more convenient way to connect to the internet or you want to save money on your mobile data plan, eSIM is definitely worth considering.
What do you need to consider before you travel to save money with your roaming charges?
If you are planning on using your usual SIM card, make sure you know the rates in the country you are travelling to and ensure you turn off your data roaming. this can be found in your sim or data settings on your phone depending if it is Android or Iphone.
Remember that even if your phone is switched off you can still get charged as your phone might be set to automatically update. In a perfect world a dual SIM phone is great as you can use your regular SIM and a travel SIM without having to do the irritating SIM card swap.
A travel eSIM will give you free international roaming, cheap calls, SMS and data in most countries. no surprises since your eSIM is prepaid and you can control your budget.
This means you can answer your phone without being charged in the majority of countries and check Facebook without the fear of extortionate charges even making voice calls with applications like Whatsapp.
A travel eSIM card can save you up to 95% on your roaming charges.
Compare rates with your local sim provider and ours
The APN Settings (Access Point Names) are necessary for your iPhone to be able to find to correct server from the Global Voice network, without this setup, you won’t be able to use your data plan to connect to the internet on your iPhone.
This is the Global Voice APN Settings for your Iphone
If you tried the ‘automatically’ option but did not receive an incoming SMS, you can configure the
APN settings manually.
Note: before making the configuration below please make sure your device is connected to a Wi-Fi network
a. Open your Safari browser, and go to m.apnchanger.org
b. Select the option ‘Manually’
c. In the ‘APN Name’ field, type: internet
d. Username / password: Leave Blank (nothing)
e. Continue with the instructions to install the APN
Note: Please check that ‘mobile data’ and ‘data roaming’ is on.
You can find it on ‘Settings’ ‘Cellular’
Menu > Settings > Wireless Control > Mobile Netwroks > Search Networks or Select automatically
Settings > Carrier > Search Networks or Select automatically
How to: Mobile network
Manage Connections at a glance
Switch wireless networks manually
To perform this task, your wireless service plan must include this service and your BlackBerry® smartphone must be connected to a GSM® or UMTS® network.
Your smartphone is designed to switch to an appropriate wireless network automatically when you travel.
1. Click the menu button or On the Home screen, click the connections area or click the Manage Connections icon.
2. Click Networks and Connections > Mobile Network.
3. Change the Network Selection Mode field to Manual.
4. Click a wireless network.5. Press the key > Close.
To connect to your wireless service provider's wireless network again, change the Network Selection Mode field to Automatic.
Troubleshooting: Mobile network I can't connect to the mobile network
Try the following actions:•
If your BlackBerry® smartphone uses a SIM card, verify that your SIM card is inserted in your smartphone correctly.•
If your smartphone normally connects to a CDMA network and your smartphone supports international roaming, verify that your smartphone is in global roaming mode and that your SIM card is inserted in your smartphone correctly.•
Verify that you turned on the connection to the wireless network.•
Verify that you're connected to your wireless service provider's network. If you switched wireless networks manually, your smartphone remains connected to that wireless network until you select your wireless service provider's network again.•
If you set a specific speed for wireless network connections, verify that you're in a wireless coverage area that supports the connection speed.•
If you have a Wi-Fi® enabled smartphone and your wireless service provider supports UMA, verify that your connection preference isn't set to Wi-Fi Only.
This network service allows you to manually
select the network to be used while roaming
outside of your home area, or to let the network
be chosen automatically.
You can select a network other than your home
network only if there is a valid roaming
agreement between the two.
To access this menu, press <Menu> in Idle
mode and select Setting+Network selection+Automatic or Manual
SIM1 Network settings
View network information and adjust
Scroll to the desired network setting and select the network
Allows you to set up the phone
management environment. Leave
this setting as the default unless you
want to alter system selection as
instructed by your service provider.
Using the Internal Keypad
1. Flip open the phone and press
68 LG KEYBO
2. Press Settings.
3. Press Phone Settings.
4. Press System Select.
5. Use the Directional Key to
scroll to a setting, then press .
Home Only/ Automatic
DOES MY Global Voice SIM HAVE A VOICEMAIL SERVICE?
Yes, our SIM have a Voicemail service.
HOW DO I ACTIVATE THE GVC VOICEMAIL SERVICE?
*151# - VoiceMail check
*152# - VoiceMail on
*155# - VoiceMail status
CAN I DEACTIVATE THE VOICEMAIL SERVICE?
*153# - VoiceMail off
If your mobile phone has been purchased from your GSM operator as part of a package deal, it is likely that the Global Voice Sim card will not work in it. For using Global Voice SIM while abroad you’ll need to get an unlocked phone.
How can you tell if your phone is locked?
Insert any other operator SIM other than your own. If the telephone doesn’t allow network access, then it is locked. If it does allow calls to be made it is unlocked.
You can unlock your phone using UnlockTotalk
Some of the packages we recently found in the 3 of the mayor carriers are:
AT&T in October 2014 changed up its international plans a bit, offering the same packages in either a one-time shot, or in recurring monthly instances. Prices remain unchanged, as do the data buckets. The biggest change is the inclusion of unlimited Wifi. You also get unlimited text messaging with these plans.
Here's how it breaks down:
$30 for 120 megabytes of data, 25 cents/MB overages, calls are $1 a minute
$60 for 300 megabytes of data, 20 cents/MB overages, calls are 50 cents a minute
$120 for 800 megabytes of data, 15 cents/MB overages, calls are 35 cents a minute
$40 for 40 megabytes
$80 for 85 megabytes
$10 per megabyte if you go over
$25 per 100 megabytes
No overages. You just get charged another $25.
If for some reason you want to pay as you go, it's about $2 in Canada, $5.12 in Mexico and $20 per MB in the rest of the world.
The bottom line when traveling outside the United States, it's less expensive to get a Global SIM card, that will not only give you data but also voice and SMS
without contracts, monthly fees or any surprise