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Roaming with eSims (e.g. Airalo)
« on: September 14, 2021, 09:26:44 PM »
Perhaps this is common knowledge, but I was just mindblown. In 60 seconds online, I was able to buy a data package in a different country from Airalo and install it on my iPhone - keeping calls on the primary Verizon SIM and data on the Airalo eSim.

FWIW, they offer 15GB in Israel for $15 - and you can buy more easily online if it runs out, but I don't know which network Annatel resells

Airalo promo code FOUNDERS30 for 30% off up to $7 (I don't benefit in any way)

Another vendor is https://esim.knowroaming.com, I guess you have to compare destination to destination.

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Re: Roaming with eSims (e.g. Airalo)
« Reply #1 on: September 14, 2021, 09:29:49 PM »
Perhaps this is common knowledge, but I was just mindblown. In 60 seconds online, I was able to buy a data package in a different country from Airalo and install it on my iPhone - keeping calls on the primary Verizon SIM and data on the Airalo eSim.

FWIW, they offer 15GB in Israel for $15 - and you can buy more easily online if it runs out, but I don't know which network Annatel resells

Airalo promo code FOUNDERS30 for 30% off up to $7 (I don't benefit in any way)

Another vendor is https://esim.knowroaming.com, I guess you have to compare destination to destination.



What speed to they roam on in Israel?

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Re: Roaming with eSims (e.g. Airalo)
« Reply #2 on: September 14, 2021, 09:39:52 PM »
What speed to they roam on in Israel?
I don't know, although I don't think there's much throttling in Israel.

In Canada, Airalo put me on Rogers LTE with around 5mbps in my current location - similar to VZW on Telus.
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Re: Roaming with eSims (e.g. Airalo)
« Reply #3 on: September 14, 2021, 09:58:43 PM »
https://esimdb.com is a great database for vendors in different locations.
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Re: Roaming with eSims (e.g. Airalo)
« Reply #5 on: July 24, 2022, 07:36:39 PM »
https://esimdb.com is a great database for vendors in different locations.

I should have checked this rather than relying on GoogleFi (which I decided to use in order not to need separate purchases for Israel and Turkey).
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Re: Roaming with eSims (e.g. Airalo)
« Reply #6 on: July 26, 2022, 03:36:27 AM »
https://esimdb.com is a great database for vendors in different locations.

For 1 day plans, can you buy it the day before you need it, or as soon as it's ordered, it's activated - no way around it?

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Re: Roaming with eSims (e.g. Airalo)
« Reply #7 on: July 26, 2022, 06:31:30 AM »
For 1 day plans, can you buy it the day before you need it, or as soon as it's ordered, it's activated - no way around it?
You can buy it and then activate it later whenever you want.
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Re: Roaming with eSims (e.g. Airalo)
« Reply #8 on: July 26, 2022, 06:54:50 AM »
Life in Ukraine has esim, but needs a local issued bank card to buy it

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Re: Roaming with eSims (e.g. Airalo)
« Reply #9 on: July 26, 2022, 08:37:34 AM »
Life in Ukraine has esim, but needs a local issued bank card to buy it
You sure? I've been a life customer for years - never had Ukrainian bank.
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Re: Roaming with eSims (e.g. Airalo)
« Reply #10 on: July 26, 2022, 09:06:47 AM »
You sure? I've been a life customer for years - never had Ukrainian bank.
Tried buying last year and had trouble, CS told me I need a UKR issued card

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Re: Roaming with eSims (e.g. Airalo)
« Reply #11 on: July 27, 2022, 12:50:46 PM »
How do i know if my phone is compatible?

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Re: Roaming with eSims (e.g. Airalo)
« Reply #12 on: July 27, 2022, 09:37:00 PM »
Can you get Esim for Hotspot?