Switching to Patriot Mobile from your current carrier has never been easier since the introduction of the eSIM.
What is eSIM?
A SIM card, also known as an Subscriber Identity Module, is a physical smart card placed in your device that stores identification information that pinpoints a smartphone to a specific mobile network. Newer smartphones now have the capability to use an eSIM. eSIM stands for Embedded Subscriber Identity Module. This means the SIM is already on the phone when you get it. So, forget popping out the SIM tray and fumbling with that tiny SIM card.
The most significant advantage of eSIM is that it is easier to switch carriers because you can activate your service immediately after checkout without waiting for a physical SIM to be shipped.
Some smartphones can use 2 SIMs – one physical SIM inserted into the SIM tray and the other, eSIM (Embedded SIM), downloaded to the device itself. Dual SIMs allow you to merge two phone lines into one device. For example, if your device has dual SIM capabilities (both physical SIM and eSIM can work simultaneously in one device), this will allow both your phone numbers to work on the same device!
Is your smartphone eSim Compatible?
Currently, there are multiple iPhones and Android devices compatible with eSIM.
iPhone: iPhone XS, iPhone XS Max, iPhone XR, and later iPhone models are eSIM enabled and compatible.
Android: Samsung Galaxy S22 5G, Galaxy S22+ 5G, Galaxy S22 Ultra 5G, Galaxy S21, Galaxy S21+, Galaxy S21 Ultra 5G, Galaxy Note20, Galaxy Note20 Ultra 5G, Galaxy Z Fold2, Galaxy Z Fold3 5G, Galaxy Z Flip3 5G, Google Pixel 4a and later Pixel models are eSIM enabled and compatible with Patriot Mobile.
Benefits of eSIM
- Easy to switch to Patriot Mobile – eSIM data can be reprogrammed to a new carrier network.
- eSIM can be activated instantly – Your service can be activated immediately after checkout online or completing your subscription with one of our sales agents instead of waiting for a physical SIM card to arrive in the mail or visiting a carrier store. This makes it easy and fast to switch to Patriot Mobile.
- Your smartphone can have two numbers on two different networks – Patriot Mobile offers all three of the major wireless carriers. This gives you the benefit of having coverage on two different networks on one device. If you travel to remote areas where one particular network has poor coverage, you can switch over to the one with better coverage in that remote area.
- Traveling internationally – If you are out of the U.S. for a bit, eSIM users can buy a physical SIM card when they get to their destination and use it with their usual eSIM card.