The Pixel 2 was the first major smartphone from Google to have support for eSIM. The company today announced that it’s expanding Pixel 3 eSIM support to more carriers across the globe. The eSIM technology makes getting wireless service as simple as turning on the smartphone. It eliminates the need for going to a store just to get a SIM card and then having to insert it in the device.
Google’s aim with eSIM is to bring users instant connectivity across more networks and devices in its ecosystem. This includes Android smartphones, Chromebooks, and smartwatches powered by Wear OS.
Customers in the U.S. can get an eSIM Pixel 3 on Google Fi or from the Google Store. In Germany, it will be available from Deutsche Telekom and Vodafone soon. Google has also confirmed that Pixel 3 eSIM support will be available on Sprint in the United States, EE in the UK, Airtel and Reliance Jio in India, and Truphone and Gigsky in various countries in a few months.
The company has also said that in order to enable a consistent and simple experience across the ecosystem, it’s creating a program which will allow Android device manufacturers to make eSIM-capable smartphones. This means that we can expect to see more Android smartphones with the eSIM technology in the near future.