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Travel

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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Travel

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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Carriers

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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general

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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Phones

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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Phones

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 […]

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Uncategorized

Why eSIM – 4 good reasons to switch

No more switching SIM cards eSIM stands for embedded SIM. This means that it is not a physical SIM Card that requires insertion or swapping. It’s a downsized version fully integrated in the device. (A compatible phone is needed) Get connected in minutes not hours on the phone to your local carrier No need to […]

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Carriers

What are MVNOs – advantages and disadvantage

In this article we’ll talk about MVNO, cellphone plans and how it may affect your eSIM purchase choice. A mobile virtual network operator (MVNO) is a company that provides wireless communication services by leasing capacity from a larger network operator. Mint doesn’t own any towers, neither does GoogleFI or FreedomPop – they basically lease capacity […]

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Laptop

Best Mac macOS programs to limit bandwidth when tethered to a cellphone

So you’re all set with your brand spanking eSIM from AirAlo and a fresh bucket of 10Gb of data. Your laptop is setup in your hotel room overlooking the river Seine. You turn on your iPhone and tether your MacBook Pro 14 to that 10Gb of juicy goodness. All seems to be going well but […]

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Carriers

Best Windows programs to limit bandwidth while tethered to a cellphone

So you’re all set with your brand spanking eSIM form AirAlo and a fresh bucket of 5Gb or data. You turn on your cellphone and tether your laptop to that 5Gb of juicy goodness. But ….. an hour later you get a message on your cellphone informing you that you’ve used up all your data […]