In the wake of the announcement by Pelefon, a leading mobile operator, regarding the availability of e-SIM technology to its clientele, other significant operators have followed suit. Among these are Partner, Selcom, and HOT-Mobile, all of which have taken strides towards offering this advanced technology to their customer base.
The move comes approximately a week subsequent to the Israeli Ministry of Communications’ directive. The ministry urged cellular companies to provide comprehensive reports on their preparedness to offer customers access to e-SIM technology. The e-SIM, or embedded SIM, is a revolutionary technology that enables users to operate a mobile phone without the need for a physical SIM card.
Presently, e-SIM technology is accessible in excess of 100 countries globally. This technology endows users with the capacity to maintain a multitude of different numbers on a solitary mobile phone. This is achievable without the requirement for physical SIM card slots. Furthermore, users can change numbers as per their requirements, such as when they travel overseas.
Until now, Israeli companies, barring a select few smaller players in the cellular market, have refrained from offering their customers access to e-SIM technology. This reluctance stems from a desire to not lose out on revenue generated from travel plans that Israelis typically purchase when they embark on international trips.