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e-SIM. SIM no more

By: traelkom | 06-09-2016 18:56

e-SIM will become reality very soon. My suggestion is that giffgaff support and develop this technology with phone manufactureres.

I think its in giffgaff's interest in doing it.

Comments

by: prescilla_g giffgaff Staffer
on: 20-09-2017 16:40

Hey there @traelkom,

Thanks for bringing this idea about e-SIMs to giffgaff - a very relevant subject which is something we're also thinking about.

We're looking into it now - keep your eyes peeled for further updates.

It's great to see forward and future thinking; keep up those bright ideas.

Prescilla

by: prescilla_g giffgaff Staffer
on: 20-09-2017 16:40

Shoutout to @3l3ctronica who suggested the same idea:

"Apple on Monday released the new iPhone 8's along with the glorious iPhone X (10) along with the new Apple Watch3 which now has cellular capability. So now you can make and receive calls very a the Apple Watch3 without needing your iPhone to be connected to the watch. In order to achieve this Apple have implemented the eSIM, something that is already in the marketplace in the Samsung Gear3.

As it stands EE is the only provider in the UK who will be offering this new type of SIM, which from my point of view, is incredibly frustrating and a right pain in the proverbial. If you want to make a phone call on your new AppleWatch3 you're forced into taking up a contract with EE, which after I was treated by the former guise, Orange, I refuse to give them a single penny yet alone £'s each month for a contract.

Apple have shot themselves in the foot in my opinion and after sending multiple tweets to all other UK Cellular providers, none of them can tell me when they'll be able to offer the new eSIM as they don't know. So, let's get GiffGaff onto the same bandwagon as EE and get them to offer this new kind of electronic SiM and sooner rather than later. I'm sure I'm not the only person who is incredibly annoyed at how things currently stand.

Many thanks, Michael"

by: ekazali
on: 21-09-2017 19:00

Agree 100%!! The Apple Watch 3 is an amazing device it can even help detect potential heart/heath issues in a person & alert them of the need to see a doctor much earlier than they might have otherwise. Indeed this has already happend in a few instances around the globe. In one instance it even helped a person trapped in car after a serious accident, where he made a call to the emergency services via his watch as he could not reach his phone due to being trapped. It saved his life. You can't put a price on that!! Come on Giffgaff let's be innovators not followers & get where technology is going ASAP please! e-SIM is the way forward!!

Many thanks, Ergun

by: icelighter
on: 04-10-2017 20:57

It’s good to know that giffgaff are at least looking into implementing the e-SIM (Apple SIM). This in turn would allow the use of the cellular capabilities of the Series 3 Apple Watch, and that interests me a great deal.

Please do implement it. I don’t want to go to EE!

by: flashdrivesom
on: 07-12-2017 17:17

brilliant idea

by: bradley_turner
on: 20-11-2017 19:49

great idea

by: bradley_turner
on: 20-11-2017 19:49

great idea

by: bradley_turner
on: 20-11-2017 19:49

great idea

by: krissw63
on: 03-11-2017 16:42

e-sim is the way forward and I would love Giffgaff to be able to operate an e-sim.. for my samung gear 3 frontier watch... this idea gets my vote. go for it Giffgaff'ers

by: suemalam
on: 31-10-2017 16:24

This is needed to support the new Apple Watch 3 with cellular so that would be a great idea.

by: usamakhokar
on: 29-10-2017 18:11

That would be great

by: usamakhokar
on: 29-10-2017 18:11

That would be great