The farewell to the proven SIM card is approaching. The Vodafone eSIM starts and rings the next generation of mobile communications contracts. We explain how the electronic SIM works, when you get it, and what developments we can count on in the future.
2016 Brings The Esim To Germany
As early as November, we reported that eSIM 2016 could come. We have already expected smartphone manufacturers like Samsung and Apple to push the development of the chipless SIM.The fact that the German mobile phone service providers also work on it has been known. Now Vodafone has started eSIM. But for whom is the innovation?
Vodafone Esim For Samsung Smartwatch
For the time being, the Vodafone eSIM is only available in conjunction with a Samsung Smartwatch according to HEALTHVV. Customers who opt for a Gear S2 or Gear S2 Classic can use eSIM. It is firmly fixed in the watches and usable for customers with a Vodafone contract.
How Does Activation Of Esim Work?
Activating the eSIM and loading the profile works with a QR code. It is located on an activation card from Vodafone. These are available directly at the conclusion of the contract or at Vodafone. In addition to the QR code, you will also find PIN and PUK for free-wheeling.
Use The Esim With The Gear S2
To activate the Vodafone eSIM, the Gear S2 Smartwatch and smartphone must be connected to each other. You can use the Samsung Gear app to scan the QR code and activate the eSIM profile.You must then confirm the activation on the Smartwatch and enter the unlocked PIN.
You will find detailed instructions on this at the Vodafone help desk. Or just take a look at the following video:
ESIM Profile Instead Of Map
The eSIM profile replaces the classic SIM card. It contains all relevant information about the tariff.It is usable on all eSIM compatible devices. Card shifts or multicards are no longer required.Samsung is showing clearly in the Gear S2 Smartwatch, in which direction the development leads.
ESIM For Smartphones Is Not A Mere Future Music
The technology is new and therefore not yet widespread. However, we can assume that future smartphone generations such as the iPhone or the Galaxy series from Samsung will be equipped with an eSIM. Mobile telecom providers such as o2 and T-Mobile are also likely to be working with electronic profiles soon.
Whether or not the eSIM is connected to a Netlock remains to be seen. Vodafone itself is currently refraining from restricting its use to its own network.