Truphone launches Free eSIM offering and calls for the abolishment of SIM cards forever

Truphone have annouced Freedom for Free providing its eSIM technology free to chip manufacturers and device makers with an aim of encouraging faster take up of embedded or integrated SIM.

Analysts from CCS Insight have said "This could prove a long-awaited catalyst for e-SIM as it helps overcome one of the main barriers to adoption: cost. All cellular products from Apple now include e-SIM by default, but concerns about cost and complexity have held other device-makers back from launching the technology at scale."

Truphone hihglighted that 4.6 billion plastic SIM cards were produced globally in 2020, so moving to  a SIM-free world will help both operators and consumers lower carbon emissions, and will aid in alleviating existing supply chain issues.

Truphone is already making eSIM available for organisations including Apple, Sony Altair, BT/EE and KPN, as well as electronics giants including Murata and are committed to making a SIM-free world a reality for everyone.

Remote SIM provisioning, with Truphone, means devices will be able to seamlessly reconfigure themselves to connect to the customer’s choice of mobile operator instantly. Truphone is the only provider in the world that develops and operates its own GSMA-compliant eUICC operating system, remote SIM provisioning and global mobile network. 

Michael Moorfield, at Truphone said: “Having built a complete eSIM ecosystem from the ground up, Truphone is able to demolish the traditional barriers to achieving a SIM-free world. Our vision is to remove barriers and provide access to our software that will enable global players and innovative start-ups to embrace eSIM in all of their products.”