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Save $13,780 by turning off your Verizon, AT&T or T-Mobile line!

Ok, please excuse the clickbait title but there is a little method in my madness. It all has to do with international roaming and what happens if you don’t arrange to have a data travel plan with your US carrier once you’re on the ground in Merry England or any other non US location. Of […]

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New Verizon Plan Unlimited Ultimate – 10Gb/m international data BUT $90/m!

Verizon just unleash a new Unlimited Ultimate plan with what looks like a good amount of international data included, 10GB per month. If you’re a frequent international traveller it may work but for the average person the whopping $90 per month for a single line is crazy – that’s over $1000 per year. That’s a […]

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US Mobile European eSIM in the Fjord’s of Norway

For any jaunt over the pond we all know a jolly old eSIM will save you a pretty penny vs the data from the “big guys”. eSIM planet is current (June-July 2023) on a little European adventure that will include UK, Germany and Norway. A two 30 day all Europe eSIMs were purchases and have […]

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US Mobile Go Global – a stand alone eSIM data Plan

US Mobile has eSim plans to rival Airalo? US Mobile, a T-Mobile / Verizon MVNO announced a new eSIM data plans (May 2023) called Go Global with the ability to purchase stand alone eSIM data plans that you can add to your existing non-US Mobile plans. Now you can just add a data plan like […]

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NYT article on eSIMS and my comments on the article

March 26th – 2023 – The NYT just published an article bestowing the advantages of eSIMs. Well of course you’re preaching to the choir here but the author did bring a good point about privacy. The author, Brian X. Chen, didn’t mention this but a workaround to stop the eSIM companys tracking you via their […]

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eSIM Data plan for London vacation 2023

Are you planning to visit London in July 2023? If so, you might want to consider using an eSIM data plan for your London trip. If you’re going for more than a few days then it’s far cheaper to get an eSIM data plan then use data from ATT, T-Mobile or Verizon. An eSIM is […]

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What are 5 Cons of eSim plans from Airalo?

Airalo eSIMs are electronic SIM cards that allow you to access data plans for different countries or regions without changing your physical SIM card.¬†Of course this is somewhat newer tech so there are some disadvantages of eSIMs data plans for Europe and beyond from Airalo and other eSIM providers. Airalo eSIM cons Our comment on […]

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SIM swap fraud – eSIM to the rescue

SIM swap fraud is a type of fraud that involves scammers taking over someone’s phone number, which can then be used to access personal accounts, steal money, or commit identity theft. To access a bank account nowadays one has to have a user name, password and a one time passcode normally sent via text message […]

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eSIMs visualized with this simple animated GIF

Sometimes it’s hard to visualize new technology. Looking at the animated gif below you can see someone inserting a dual SIM card tray into an Android phone. The concept of the eSIMs is similar in that you can think of one of the SIM card below as an eSIM. Ok it’s a bit of a […]

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Is my iPhone eSim compatible in 2023?

eSim planet has a cool and simple hack to see if your iPhone is eSIM compatible. Simply go to Settings > Cellular and look towards the bottom for the option to “Add eSIM”. If you don’t see it ALSs your phone is not eSIM compatible (hint you can snag a used iPhone 2020 SE from […]