Yet another Malaysian telco is offering support for eSIM, with Celcom announcing today that it is now providing the service to the iPhone XR, XS, and XS Max that come equipped with eSIMs. According to Celcom's Facebook page, no timeline has been set on when eSIM support will come to Android devices.
For the unfamiliar, embedded SIM cards (or eSIMs) are SIM cards that are built into users' smartphones or smart devices. Smartphones that support eSIM no longer need a regular SIM card from a telco in order to get service, making it theoretically simpler to get connected while travelling, swap between different telcos using the same device, and even to transfer a line from one device to another.
Celcom's eSIM offering is available to all existing and new Celcom customers as well as customers from other telcos looking to port in to Celcom.
Last month, telcos Maxis and XOX Mobile also announced that they would be offering eSIM support. Maxis similarly only offers support for the iPhone XR, XS, and XS Max, while XOX additionally supports the iPad Pro 2018, Google Pixel 2, Pixel 3, and Pixel 3XL.
Celcom also announced via their Facebook page that customers who subscribe to a Celcom eSIM plan will stand a chance to win an iPhone XR. For more details, check out their Facebook page tomorrow at 12pm.
Users interested in getting a Celcom eSIM can do so at Celcom Bluecube outlets nationwide, where they can get a QR code to add their new Celcom eSIM profile. According to Celcom, no date has been set for when eSIM applications can be done online.
For more details, check out Celcom's eSIM page.