T-Mobile Netherlands Offers eSIM for iPhone and iPad with Dual Sim Functionality

T-Mobile Netherlands Offers eSIM for iPhone and iPad with Dual Sim Functionality Image Credit: T-Mobile Netherlands

T-Mobile Netherlands has become the first Dutch mobile operator to offer eSIM for its iPhone and iPad users

eSIM stands for 'embedded sim', an electronically built-in sim card that is installed in devices such as smartphones and tablets. eSIM makes, among other things, a 'dual sim' functionality possible for devices including the iPhone.

With the 'dual sim', customers use different subscriptions on one device, without changing their SIM card. This makes it easier to use one mobile phone for both business and private use. Until recently, this 'dual sim' functionality was only possible on mobile phones in which two separate SIM cards are placed next to each other. Apple is changing that with eSIM in its newest iPhones and makes it possible to be accessible on two numbers simultaneously without an additional separate SIM card. T-Mobile is the first Dutch provider to support eSIM on Apple iPhone XR, iPhone XS and iPhone XS Max.

T-Mobile is currently experimenting with the Apple Watch Cellular. An Apple Watch Cellular makes independent use of the mobile network possible; a connection to an iPhone is no longer necessary. With the introduction of eSIM, T-Mobile is taking a first step in the technological support that is necessary for the Apple Watch Cellular.

Leo Hensen, Marketing Director, T-Mobile
eSIM is the future and in this way we offer our customers the opportunity to get even more out of their iPhone, for example by using a business and private subscription to one iPhone. In this way we allow them to take maximum advantage of the possibilities of today.

Tisha Van Lammeren, Director of the Consumer Market, T-Mobile
We think it is incredibly important to continue to innovate and break through limits. The fact that T-Mobile is the first and only Dutch provider to introduce eSIM and actively experiment with its applications, fits exactly in the course we are sailing.

Ray is a news editor at The Fast Mode, bringing with him more than 10 years of experience in the wireless industry.

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