Are you a female solo traveller who’s been hesitant to try an eSIM? Or maybe you’re just not sure what all the hype is about? Well, you’ve come to the right place. ZIM was founded by female travellers who know the struggles that come with visiting new places. No matter how excited they were about their trips, there was always a little anxiety about how they were going to stay connected. They learned about eSIM and how it makes connectivity easy. There were some rumours about it that made eSIM seem unreliable, but they soon found that these were just myths. We’re here to debunk some common myths about eSIMs that might be holding you back from making the switch. The myths are that:
- eSIMs are inconvenient
- eSIMs are less secure than physical SIMs
- eSIM isn’t compatible with many phones
- eSIMs aren’t suitable for international travellers
We’re going to bust all these myths in this article, and we’ll show you why eSIMs are perfect for female solo travellers.
1) eSIMs are Inconvenient
Some people think it’s hard to set up an eSIM or too complicated to use. But actually, it’s the opposite.
Buying and installing an eSIM can be done digitally, all through your phone. And more, with an eSIM, you can set up your data plan before you travel and have it activate once you arrive at your destination. This means you don’t have to worry about finding a local SIM card. No waiting in a never-ending line at the airport phone shop. You can enjoy your trip without worrying about how you’re going to stay connected.
Another great thing about eSIMs is that you can switch between different plans and carriers without having to physically change your SIM card. So if you’re a female solo traveller unhappy with your current plan, you can easily switch to a new one without having to go through the hassle of getting a new SIM card. Pretty convenient, right?
2) eSIMs are Less Secure than SIMs
People think that because eSIMs are digital, they’re more vulnerable to hacking or other security issues. But eSIMs can actually offer more safety than traditional SIM cards.
One way that eSIMs offer more security is that they can’t be taken out of your phone. Because they aren’t physical objects like SIM cards, they can’t be stolen. Also, eSIMs are unique to each phone, so if you’ve installed an eSIM, no one else can use it. If you ever lost your phone, don’t worry, your eSIM is still safe, and your data can’t be hacked or accessed by anyone else. Safety is valued highly by female solo travellers, and eSIMs can provide that peace of mind that your data won’t be messed with.
Also, if you ever needed to transfer your eSIM to a new phone, you could do it digitally through a QR code or manually. You can also delete and remove eSIMs from your phone, unlike traditional SIMs. So, don’t believe the myth that eSIMs are less secure than physical SIMs.
3) eSIM Compatibility is Limited
Our third myth is that not many phones are compatible with eSIM technology. Many think that only the newest and most expensive phones can use eSIMs, but that’s not true.
For example, we can go as far back as 2018, the iPhone XR is eSIM-compatible, and most iPhones after that model are also compatible. Many popular phone brands like Samsung, Google, and Motorola also offer eSIM. And if you’re unsure if your phone can use eSIMs, you can check on our Support Page, where we have a full list of compatible phones.
There are female solo travellers out there that work as content creators. They share their travels on social media platforms, so staying connected to data is crucial. If this is you, chances are, your phone may already be compatible with eSIM technology. And if it’s not, it’s likely that future models will be.
4) eSIMs Aren’t Suitable for International Travellers
Finally, there is the myth that eSIMs aren’t suitable for international travellers.
eSIMs are perfect for international travellers because they can keep you connected to data in more places than physical SIM cards can. This is because eSIMs operate with multi-network connectivity. At ZIM, we make sure all our plans offer multi-network connectivity so that you can stay connected through your eSIM in a city centre, just the same as if you were on the outskirts of town. This is especially important to female solo travellers who may be more concerned about their safety on their travels.
Another way eSIMs are great for international travellers is that you can switch between different data plans with ease. So, if you’re a frequent traveller, you can hold several eSIM plans on your phone at a time (the amount depending on your phone model). If you were planning a Euro trip and were going to visit several countries, you could buy eSIM plans for each one of them and set them up to activate when you arrive.
We hope we’ve helped to debunk some common myths about eSIMs and highlighted the benefits of using this innovative technology. With eSIMs, you can enjoy the convenience of easy connectivity wherever you travel. You can skip the hassle of buying a new SIM at every new destination. eSIM also ensures a secure travel experience. Female solo travellers can enjoy the safety and security that comes with eSIM. The multi-network connectivity that comes with using eSIMs is important for travellers that visit vastly different places, like rural towns and big cities. They’ll be connected anywhere. And with more and more phone models becoming compatible with eSIMs, there’s never been a better time to make the switch. So go ahead and give eSIMs a try – you might be surprised by just how much you like them.