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5G eSIM: Pay As You Go Plan for World’s Fastest Network

eSIM.net are proud to launch the world’s first 5G eSIM service.

We have introduced 5G connectivity to our Pay As You Go 5G eSIM service to ensure our customers greater coverage and better connectivity in more places.

Our prepaid 5G eSIM service works globally and now operates over the 5G network in a number of countries, with more destinations being added in the coming months.

Our Pay As You Go eSIM is powered with voice, SMS and data services, and can be easily topped-up on our website or app.

Users get cheap mobile rates wherever they travel and can use our eSIM alongside their existing SIM card - turning their phone into a dual SIM device for more streamlined connectivity.

This means our customers can access the world’s fastest network in these destinations while still enjoying the speed of 4G and 3G in almost every other country around the world.

T&C Apply.

See FAQ guide below for more details about this eSIM service.

 

Our eSIM service works in every country (except Italy) and offers 5G connectivity in these countries:

  • Austria
  • Bahrain
  • China
  • Finland
  • Germany
  • Hong Kong
  • Kuwait
  • Monaco
  • Poland
  • Saudi Arabia
  • South Korea
  • Switzerland
  • Taiwan
  • Thailand
  • Turkey
  • UAE (United Arab Emirates)
  • More coming soon.

Want to Know More About the 5G eSIM Service?

We have answered some frequently asked questions about our 5G service, such as what benefits it offers, which phones are compatible, and where it works around the world.

What is the 5G eSIM Service?

Our 5G eSIM service is powered with all the essential mobile services – voice, SMS, and data – and is used on a pay as you go basis.

The Pay As You Go 5G eSIM service can be easily topped up on our app or website (available on the Google Play and App Store. This gives users more control over how much data they use and how much they spend.

Users get cheap mobile rates wherever they travel and can use our eSIM alongside their existing SIM card. This gives the device dual-SIM functionality.

Other features include WiFi Calling and an additional phone number.

What are the Benefits of Using a 5G eSIM Service?

Access to 5G is one of the major benefits of an eSIM.

The deployment of 5G networks worldwide and the expansion of eSIM services have paved the way for carriers to expand their cellular services and independent eSIM providers like eSIM.net to offer bespoke eSIM plans with features like 5G connectivity.

5g connectivity across the world
5G is going to revolutionise the way we connect

Many mobile networks in the UK offer eSIM services with 5G, but there may be T&Cs – like you have to buy a premium plan. Some carriers might also charge an activation fee if you want to get 5G on an existing mobile plan.

Our 5G eSIM service is available on all our eSIM plans, whether it’s a monthly O2 eSIM or prepaid eSIM. You don’t need to sign up for a long term contract or pay hefty costs.

This gives mobile users an easy pathway to connect to 5G networks worldwide, as well as useful features and capabilities such as:

  • Instant download and activation
  • Global roaming coverage*
  • Cheap fixed rates across the UK, EU* and USA** (0.7 US cents per MB and minute)
  • Save even more with Hash Calling
  • Comes with a +44 UK telephone number
  • Very cheap per MB, per minute, and SMS rates worldwide
  • Check balance and top-up either online or by using our provided shortcodes

* Excluding Italy, Egypt, Benin, Ukraine, Somalia, Syria and the Maldives
** Calls within the USA only

person holding 5G eSIM phone
Buy a 5G eSIM at any time, wherever you are

How to Buy a 5G eSIM Online?

Using an eSIM with 5G gives users freedom to move between networks at greater speeds and it requires nothing more than scanning a QR code and a few quick taps.

Whether you’re a traveller, digital nomad, entrepreneur, or just a lover of convenience, there’s no denying its appeal.

Competitive tariffs, no need to visit a store, and no admin. It's everything you could ever want from a mobile service.

To enable the 5G eSIM on your phone, follow these steps:

  1. Visit our Pay As You Go 5G eSIM page
  2. Select Buy Now
  3. Tap on Check Out
  4. Sign in or create an account
  5. Complete the purchase online
  6. Scan the QR code sent to your inbox
  7. Follow a few on-screen prompts
  8. Your eSIM service is now live!

For full details of our supported features and services please visit our FAQs page where you should find answers to all your questions.

Which Phones Support the 5G eSIM Service?

You will need a device with an eSIM AND 5G capabilities to use the 5G eSIM service.

These are the phones that are eSIM and 5G enabled:

  • Samsung Galaxy Z Fold2
  • Samsung Galaxy Flip
  • Samsung Galaxy S20 series
  • Samsung Galaxy Note20
  • Samsung Galaxy Note20 Ultra
  • Huawei P40
  • Huawei P40 Pro
  • Motorola Razr
  • Apple iPhone 12
  • Google Pixel 4a
  • Google Pixel 5

This list will grow as phone manufacturers release new devices.

5G eSIM icon on phone screen
A 5G eSIM gives you more coverage in more places

Where Does the 5G eSIM Service Work?

The 5G eSIM service works throughout the United Kingdom and in these countries:

  • Austria
  • Bahrain
  • China
  • Finland
  • Germany
  • Hong Kong
  • Kuwait
  • Monaco
  • Poland
  • Saudi Arabia
  • South Korea
  • Switzerland
  • Taiwan
  • Thailand
  • Turkey
  • UAE (United Arab Emirates)

This list will grow as more countries launch 5G networks.

Why is 5G a Big Deal?

5G is the latest leading-edge wireless technology. It is the fifth generation (5G) technology standard for broadband cellular networks and successor to 4G.

Essentially, it is an upgrade to current wireless networks.

5G is focused on three things: greater speed, lower latency, and more coverage. Together with embedded SIM technology, it will dramatically enhance mobile connectivity for individuals and industries.

How Does 5G work?

5G works on a spectrum made up of ‘bands’ that operate on different frequencies: Low Band, Mid Band, and High Band. The higher the frequency, the faster the speed.

Hand holding phone with voice call
Together, 5G and eSIM are dramatically improving connectivity

There are two broad categories for 5G bands: sub-6 GHz and mmWave.

Sub-6 GHz works on frequencies below 6GHz and mmWave works on frequencies above 24GHz and below 52GHz. In this case, mmWave 5G is much faster than sub-6 GHz 5G.

Not too sure what an eSIM is?

eSIM is Your Ticket to Mobile Freedom

An eSIM (embedded SIM) functions exactly like a traditional plastic SIM card except it’s less than half the size of a nano-SIM card and embedded into the device.

What makes eSIM so unique is its use of remote SIM provisioning, a specification set by GSMA that allows users to easily switch between networks without any restrictions.

If a provider supports eSIM you can activate a new profile through your device and connect to the network without having to visit a store or make any commitments.

You could travel from Spain to Turkey to the United Kingdom and not have to worry about getting a SIM card for each country or paying outrageous international roaming charges.

An eSIM with 5G is such a breakthrough service because it combines the pioneering technology of eSIM with the speed and efficiency of 5G to offer users seamless connectivity and complete control of when, where, and how they connect.

About eSIM.net

eSIM.net is a registered MVNO based in the United Kingdom and one of the world’s leading eSIM providers. We offer a range of bespoke domestic and international 5G enabled pay as you go eSIM plans for over 200 countries around the world.

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