The Journey of eSIM Technology

Published Feb 3, 2023 • 4 min reading time

In today’s fast-paced world, technology is constantly evolving, and one such advancement is the shift from physical SIM cards to eSIM technology. This remarkable transformation has opened up a new world of possibilities regarding connectivity and accessibility. This article explores the journey of eSIM technology, its benefits, and how Instabridge is helping bridge the digital divide by providing global internet access via eSIM.

eSIM, or embedded SIM, is a digital SIM card built directly into your smartphone, tablet, or smartwatch. It eliminates the need for a physical SIM card and allows users to switch between network providers without the hassle of changing the physical SIM. This revolutionary technology is changing how we stay connected, and Instabridge is at the forefront of this movement.eSIM on a journey to internet connectivity

How eSIM is Different from Physical SIM

eSIM is a digital alternative to traditional physical SIM cards. Unlike physical SIM cards, eSIMs are embedded within your device and can store multiple profiles simultaneously. You can switch between carriers or data plans without replacing your SIM card. eSIM technology also enables devices to be smaller and more power-efficient, as the space previously occupied by a physical SIM card can be used for other components.

Benefits of Converting Physical SIM to eSIM

There are numerous benefits to converting your physical SIM to an eSIM, including the following:

  • Convenience: With eSIM, there is no need to carry around and change physical SIM cards when switching between network providers or traveling internationally.
  • Flexibility: eSIM allows you to easily store multiple profiles, enabling you to switch between different carriers or data plans.
  • Global Connectivity: eSIM offers seamless global connectivity, making it easier than ever to stay connected while traveling.
  • Space and Power Efficiency: eSIM technology makes devices smaller and more power-efficient.
  • Environmentally Friendly: eSIMs reduce electronic waste generated by physical SIM cards.

Instabridge: Bringing the World Closer with eSIM Technology

Instabridge’s mission is to ensure internet access is always available to everyone, everywhere. Their innovative eSIM technology enables seamless, high-speed internet access for any smartphone via a digital SIM card called eSIM, furthering their vision of unrestricted connectivity. With flexible and open data plans without roaming fees, Instabridge is breaking down barriers and ensuring everyone can benefit from the internet’s vast potential.

From their high-speed browser to their expansive WiFi map, Instabridge’s comprehensive suite of services is designed to enhance the internet’s experience. Their VPN service ensures secure and private online experiences, while their AI assistant feature provides personalized website recommendations and 24/7 real-time support in any language.

Instabridge is committed to bridging the digital divide, and for every 1 GB of mobile data purchased, they give away 1 GB of data to someone in a developing nation. This initiative is a testament to their commitment to bringing the internet to everyone.

FAQs about eSIM Technology

How do I go from physical to eSIM?
To switch from a physical SIM to an eSIM, you must contact your network provider and request an eSIM activation. They will provide you with a QR code or activation code, which can be used to set up the eSIM on your compatible device.

How many days will it take to convert a physical SIM to an eSIM?
Depending on your network provider, the conversion process typically takes a few hours to 1-2 days.

Can I go back from eSIM to physical SIM?
If you wish to switch back to a physical SIM, you can contact your network provider and request a new physical SIM card.

What happens to eSIM when you change phone?
When you change phones, you must set up the eSIM on your new device using the QR code or activation code provided by your network provider.

Is a physical SIM useless after converting to eSIM?
Once you have converted to eSIM, your physical SIM will no longer be active. However, you can keep it as a backup if you need to switch back to a physical SIM.

What to do with an old SIM card after switching to eSIM?
After switching to eSIM, you can keep your old SIM card as a backup or dispose of it responsibly by recycling it at an appropriate electronic waste facility.


The journey from physical to virtual SIM technology is a testament to incredible connectivity and digital innovation advancements. eSIM technology offers numerous benefits, from convenience and flexibility to global connectivity and environmental sustainability. Instabridge is at the forefront of this movement, providing global internet access via eSIM and working tirelessly to bring the internet to everyone, everywhere, always. Join the Instabridge movement and experience the incredible benefits of eSIM technology today.

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