An eSIM lets you connect to the Internet over a cellular data connection. With an eSIM, you don't need to get a SIM card from your mobile operator, and you can quickly switch between mobile operators and data plans.
For example, you might have one cellular data plan for work, and a different plan with another mobile operator for personal use. If you travel, you can get connected in more places by finding mobile operators with plans in that area.
Here's what you'll need:
- A PC running Windows 10, Version 1703 or later. To see which version of Windows 10 your device uses, select the Start button, then select Settings > System > About .
- A PC with an eSIM in it. Here's how you can tell if your PC has an eSIM:
- Select the Start button, then select Settings > Network & Internet > Cellular .
- On the Cellular screen, look for a link near the bottom of the page that says Manage eSIM profiles. If that link appears, your PC has an eSIM.
Some devices have both an eSIM and physical SIM card. If you don’t see Manage eSIM profiles but you do see Use this SIM for cellular data at the top of the Cellular settings screen, select the other SIM from the drop-down box, and then see if the Manage eSIM profiles link appears.