Truphone today announced that its eSIM plans will be available on the iPhone Xs, iPhone Xs Max, which launch today, and the iPhone XR in 33 countries(1), including the United Kingdom and Ireland, Australia and France.
The company is one of only two carriers to offer global data plans on the iPhone digital eSIM. The plans can be bought via the MyTruphone app when the iPhone’s eSIM capability activates with an update to iOS 12 coming later this year.
The digital eSIM feature on the new iPhone models will make it even more convenient for customers to connect to and manage Truphone’s international data plans directly on their handset. The digital eSIM proposition becomes a travel SIM, usable wherever people roam. These international plans will allow customers to travel across 80 countries including Europe, the USA, Japan, India, Mexico and Australia—and use a single bundle of pre-purchased data to avoid the cost and uncertainty of roaming charges.
Upon launch, users can simply download the MyTruphone app on their iPhone Xs, iPhone Xs Max and iPhone XR to gain access to the various plans available. Consumers can enter their email address on the Truphone website and be the first to be notified when the app goes live—and be the first to use the iPhone digital eSIM.
Steve Alder, Chief Business Development Officer at Truphone, commented: “eSIM technology is the next big thing in telecommunications and the impact will be felt by everyone involved, from consumers to chipset manufacturers and all those in-between. We’re one of only a handful of network operators that work with the iPhone digital eSIM. Choosing Truphone means that you can take full advantage of the iPhone’s game changing new technology.”
With an eSIM enabled device, consumers enjoy out-of-the-box connectivity without having to purchase a SIM card separately. Users can just turn on their devices and download the mobile plan of their choosing.
As one of the world’s leading innovators in SIM technology, Truphone is also willing and able to work with other mobile operators to enable them to rapidly roll out eSIM using their networks. Truphone’s GSMA-accredited remote sim provisioning platform means that it can enable mobile operators to support eSIM enabled devices by providing a complete "as-a-service" solution.
Similarly, the Truphone eSIM operating system implements the GSMA eSIM specifications and is interoperable with any GSMA compliant Remote SIM provisioning platform. This means that for consumer and M2M devices, the eSIM can securely store multiple operator profiles in separate security domains with the necessary telecommunication libraries to support authentication and communication with mobile networks.
Ralph Steffens Chief Executive Officer at Truphone, commented, “This new technology opens a whole range of opportunities for mobile operators to showcase and develop new plans and solutions for customers. We are delighted to be one of the first to offer flexible eSIM plans on the new iPhone models and look forward to providing the technology to enable other operators to do the same.”
Notes to editors
(1)The iPhone digital eSIM will be available for purchase from Truphone in the following countries: Australia, Austria, Belgium, Bulgaria, Croatia, Cyprus, Czech Republic, Denmark, Estonia, Finland, France, Germany, Greece, Hong Kong, Hungary, Iceland, Ireland, Italy, Latvia, Liechtenstein, Lithuania, Luxembourg, Malta, Netherlands, Norway, Poland, Portugal, Romania, Slovakia, Slovenia, Spain, Sweden, United Kingdom