As mobile technology evolves it stands to reason that how we connect, not just our devices will change. Over time we’ve seen SIM cards reduce in size to mini-SIM, micro and now we’re looking at nano-SIM cards. The next evolution of this has been around for a little while, the eSIM but it still requires a physical product. Telstra changed that with their announcement that activating an eSIM can now be done via the My Telstra app.
The process within the app is said to only take a couple of minutes. This removes the need to make a special trip to a Telstra store or wait for postage.
Currently, moving from a physical SIM card to an eSIM or moving your mobile service to an eSIM in another device is a simple process, but one that is slowed down by having to visit a store or have an eSIM activation card shipped to your address. A job that takes a matter of days or a special trip to a store, and we know we can do better.
From today, eligible customers will be able to manage their eSIM directly from their device using the My Telstra app.
There are a number of positives for users with an eSIM from the practicality of having two numbers on a non-dual-SIM phone to security as well. The security factor is excellent for users who value the security of their mobile device as a critical item in that:
- The SIM can’t be removed from your phone
- The SIM can be remotely deactivated quickly and easily
Telstra is again leading the way with the development of the connectivity domain within Australia. They already have the best coverage, the broadest 5G coverage and now eSIM simplicity added to the list.
What are the advantages you’d like to take up by using an eSIM for your mobile devices?