Are you about to embark on a trip abroad and you are worried about disconnecting from your Internet connection? This service is essential to work, study, guide you or the ideal complement to always be accompanied.

To connect to the Internet on your travels you have different alternatives such as the well-known international SIM cards from Holafly, Pocket WiFi or the expensive roaming service offered by the operator with which you have contracted your line.

However, a new alternative has arrived to all of the above options, which aims to be the solution for travellers who leave everything to the last minute, emergency trips or the ideal complement in extreme situations where physical contact is not possible. This is what has happened with the COVID-19. This option takes advantage of the eSIM features and is called International eSIM.

International eSIMs, also called travel eSIMs or data eSIMs, are a new version of international SIM cards. They allow you to connect to the Internet on your travels at a low cost, immediately and anywhere.

In this post we are going to talk about the eSIMs offered by Holafly for your travels, which will offer you Internet connection with the same support and coverage that is usually offered in international SIM cards.

What is Holafly’s international eSIM?

It is a new service offered by the Spanish company Holafly, with which you will be able to connect to the Internet on your trips abroad. This service also has 24-hour support, uses the same sales channels and means of payment. Therefore, you will have the same support as with physical prepaid SIM cards.

How does Holafly’s international eSIM work?

To be able to enjoy this new service you need to have an eSIM compatible mobile phone. The ideal phones are the iPhone XR, XS, 11 and 12, in all their versions. Huawei P40 and Samsung S20, S21 are also supported.

Once you have a compatible phone, all you need to do is go to Holafly’s international eSIM shop and make the purchase for the destination you are travelling to. Once you have made your purchase, you will receive a QR code in your email that you must scan with your mobile phone. You will then be able to download the eSIM profile and activate your data plan. It will take you no more than 5 minutes to complete this process.

What does Holafly’s international eSIM offer me?

Holafly’s international eSIM offers you mobile data plans at a fixed price that you pay once. With these plans there are no subscriptions or contracts. You are free to purchase your eSIM whenever you need it from anywhere. You only need to have an Internet connection for a few minutes to purchase and install the profile.

What you should know about the Holafly eSIM

  • Holafly’s eSIM works for data, not calls, like their physical cards for the United States or Mexico.
  • You must have an eSIM compatible mobile phone to use this service.
  • Through their chat, you have daily support, where you can check the compatibility of your mobile phone and receive instructions on how to configure it correctly.

Who are Holafly’s international eSIMs for?

Actually, anyone who has an eSIM compatible mobile phone and wants to enjoy this new technology can do so. However, residents of Spain who have time available to receive their physical international SIM card continue to have better benefits.

For example, Holafly SIM cards have unlimited data for Mexico, the United States, Canada or Japan. At the moment, these features are not yet offered by eSIM cards.

Travellers outside the area of countries to which Holafly ships physical SIM cards can take advantage of the new virtual SIM cards. Residents of countries such as Mexico, Peru, Colombia, Argentina, the United States, Brazil, Costa Rica, and the rest of the world, have the new eSIM cards at their disposal.

Main countries where Holafly’s eSIM works

Holafly’s International eSIMs have coverage around the world. Holafly includes more than 70 destinations. These include the following:

  • United States
  • Canada
  • Thailand
  • China
  • Japan
  • Mexico
  • Russia
  • Spain
  • Egypt
  • Australia
  • Germany
  • France
  • Israel
  • United Kingdom
  • Singapore
  • Turkey
  • Switzerland
  • Saudi Arabia

Travellers on excursions or visiting multiple countries for work purposes can opt for an international eSIM by continent. Holafly has multi-country eSIM for:

  • Europe
  • North America
  • Asia
  • Latin America

Find out details about which countries are included in each eSIM by checking the live chat in your eSIM shop.

Frequently asked questions about international eSIM

Can I convert my operator’s eSIM to an international eSIM?

No. Your operator’s eSIM works in a similar way to a physical SIM card. If you decide to travel using your company’s eSIM, the company will charge you for international roaming, a service that is not recommended for use when travelling.

Can I make my mobile phone compatible with Holafly’s eSIM?

Unfortunately it is not possible to make your mobile phone compatible with eSIM. This technology works thanks to a chip embedded by mobile phone manufacturers. For the moment, there are no adapters available either, although they are probably already being developed somewhere in the world.

Can I buy an international eSIM from Holafly without data?

No. Holafly’s prepaid international eSIM comes with a data bundle from 1GB upwards for you to use when travelling abroad. This product has no contracts or subscriptions. You use it and you can delete it when the days of use or the amount of data expire.

 And you, do you want to try this new technology or are you sticking with physical SIM cards?

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