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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.


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.


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: ondratel
on: 25-08-2018 19:15

Google Pixels also come with an e-SIM module and hopefully in not too distant future, the classic SIM tray is going bye-bye...

by: bethanykelly
on: 25-05-2018 19:07


by: mikeclubs181040
on: 10-05-2018 11:44

Hello everyone, what a great Idea. I would love to see this implemented.

by: bpg1970
on: 15-02-2018 15:46

As eSims appear to be the future, this needs to be investigated. I would imagine though that Giffgaff can't move forward with this technology until O2 are able to support it.

by: mchild
on: 12-02-2018 17:57

I'm interested in the new Gemini PDA from Planet Computers, recently announced at CES 2018.

This has an eSIM as well as an ordinary SIM slot, which would appear to give it dual-SIM capabilities, which I like - well it would if O2/giffgaff supported it.

Please add support for eSIM as soon as possible.

by: babar4534
on: 07-02-2018 15:37

I can't connect to the internet

by: lantash
on: 02-02-2018 22:21

A chip in a device that I can't take out and which has programming put on it by a data carrier?

Not sure I like the sound of that. Bad enough when carriers can lock phones to one service.

Nevertheless if other carriers are doing this then GG needs to keep up with developments.

by: madmarvin1
on: 02-02-2018 21:45

There's an app called hushed that supplies a number whilst keeping your own and you can chop and change as you like