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Carriers

Family’s racks up $13,470 cellphone bill for trip overseas

The following story from ABC news indicates the perils of traveling with your cellphone overseas. The family racked up a bill of $13,470! Me thinks the family didn’t have an eSIM (2108 so probably not) or knew about the dodgy practices of the big three carriers when it comes to international travel. If you just […]

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Carriers

How to avoid a monster bill when traveling abroad

In this super short blog post we’ll give the top 7 tips to avoid generating triple digit bills on your travels outside the US. We will address each point in future blog posts here at eSIM Planet so stay tuned.

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Carriers

How to unlock your phone on all US carriers

To get an eSIM you need to have an unlocked phone. We came up with 9 key points from a long article written on a popular website regarding cellphone unlocking. So overall a great summary I think, gets right to the meat of the topic. And of course the solution to your international data plan […]

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Carriers

FCC on cellphone unlocking – a summary

So it seems like everyone and their granny are creating content with AI tools so I gave OpenAI a prompt, basically a command to summarize what the FCC says on there webpage about cell phone unlocking – this page. Remember, to swim in the sea of eSIM goodness you need an unlocked phone! eSIMplanet – […]

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AT&T phone unlocked and eSIM ready?

This article will take a deep dive into how to figure out if your AT&T Phone is unlocked and ready to tap into that eSIM goodness. Here are 3 methods in order of difficulty to see if your AT&T iPhone or Android phone is unlocked / Carrier unlocked. Method 1 – The human touch Simply […]

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Carriers

Is my cellphone locked – eSIM ready?

A common question for folks wanting to use an eSIM card is wether their phones are unlocked. To use an eSIM card you need an unlocked phone. Here are 3 methods to find out if your cellphone is unlocked and eSIM ready: Method 1 – The human touch A no-brainer really, simply call customer service […]

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Carriers

Find my iphone’s IMEI number – is my phone unlocked?

An IMEI number is a unique number assigned to your phone and knowing the will let you know if your phone is unlocked or not. Simply dial  *#06#  on your keypad See the animated gif below Write the number down and now go to one of the site below and see if you phone is […]

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Carriers

Is my Verizon Phone unlocked & eSIM ready?

A prerequisite to eSIM goodness is an unlocked device. No unlocked device – no eSIM and no BIG SAVINGS! This article will take a deep dive into how to figure out if your Verizon Phone is unlocked and ready to tap into that eSIM goodness. Note: most new phones purchase through Verizon will automatically be […]

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Phones

iPhone 14 Pro can take 8 eSIMs!

With the announcement of the iPhone 14 Pro at the end of 2022 we got a much brighter screen for daylight viewing and a much better camera but we lost the physical SIM card slot. While old school technophiles might lament this move it might not be as bad as you think. The iPhone 14 […]

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Welcome to the blog – learn and save!

Welcome to the eSim Planet blog! In this blog I hope to educate, entertain and save you some hard earned money regarding all things eSim.