Visible has added eSIM support for Pixel and selected Samsung smartphones


    It’s a feature that hasn’t quite made it to prime time yet but eSIM functionality is certainly becoming more popular with more brands including it on their flagship phones. While the carriers aren’t exactly flocking to support eSIM functionality, we do have news that the budget wireless carrier, Visible, now supports the feature on recent Pixel and Samsung Galaxy smartphones.

    What is eSIM?

    In a nutshell, it’s a method of connecting to your network without a physical SIM card. You simply download the eSIM, usually via a carrier’s smartphone app, and it provides the settings your phone needs to access the mobile network. Theoretically, this means you could switch from one carrier to the next in as little as 15 minutes without a physical SIM card and without needing to contact your provider. Sadly it’s the latter benefit that has carriers slow to roll out support for eSIM although more are coming to the party, albeit at a slow pace.

    What phones are compatible with eSIM on Visible?

    Visible already supported a number of iPhones and added the Pixel phones below to the list back on April 21

    Google

    • Google Pixel 5
    • Google Pixel 6
    • Google Pixel 6 Pro
    • Google Pixel 4a and 4a 5G UW

    The carrier now offers eSIM support for these Samsung Galaxy devices:

    Samsung

    • Galaxy Z Fold 3 5G
    • Galaxy Z Flip 3 5G
    • Galaxy Z Fold 3 5G
    • Galaxy Z Flip 3 5G
    • Samsung Galaxy Note 20 / Note 20 Ultra 5G
    • Samsung Galaxy S21 / S21+ / S21 Ultra 5G
    • Samsung Galaxy S22 5G / S22+ 5G / S22 Ultra 5G
    • Galaxy Book 5G

    How do I switch to eSIM on Visible?

    All you need to do is head over to Visible.com and follow these directions:

    • Check to see if your phone is eSIM compatible.
    • If your phone is eSIM compatible, create an account then download the Visible app to continue signing up.
    • Sign in to the app to activate your Visible service and start making calls, sending texts, and using data.
    • Start the process to transfer your number.

    And that’s pretty much it, apart from needing to pay your bill.


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