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eSIM is gaining traction around the world

Pixel 2 was the first major smartphone with eSIM

eSIM is gaining traction around the world. Source:

Google is going to expand eSIM to more networks around the world. In the coming months, Deutsche Telekom and Vodafone in Germany, Sprint in the U.S., EE in the UK, Airtel and Reliance Jio in India, and Truphone and Gigsky in various countries will roll out eSIM support for Pixel 3.

With eSIM, getting wireless service is as easy as turning on your phone. It provides an instant connectivity across more carrier networks, and devices in the Google ecosystem — from Android smartphones to Chromebooks to Wear OS smartwatches.

To enable a consistent and simple experience across the ecosystem, the company is also creating a program that allows Android device makers to build eSIM-capable smartphones.

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