Grameenphone, the largest network provider in Bangladesh is to launch eSIM in Bangladesh for the first time.
eSIM is one of the catalysts to the revolutionary digital transformation all around the world with environmental benefits.
eSIM is embedded in a mobile device that allows you to connect with your local network provider of your choice without having the need to purchase a traditional physical SIM Card. It works just like a regular SIM but does not require to insert a physical card to your smartphone, and only works on devices with pre-installed eSIM support.
According to GP’s website, customers now can purchase new numbers or replace their existing phone numbers for an eSIM. Customers will be able to avail eSIM from March 7 2022.
Bangladesh Telecommunication Regulatory Commission (BTRC), a couple of months back, approved eSIM for operators in Bangladesh.
Globally many operators are offering eSIM as a subscriber can store and load multiple SIM without needing a physical SIM. As a result, it has a positive impact on the environment as it reduces plastic.
Unfortunately, only selected handsets support eSIM. The list of supported handsets and device are listed here
List of eSIM Supported Handsets
- iPhone 13, 13 Pro, 13 Pro Max, 13 Mini
- iPhone 12, 12 Pro, 12 Pro Max, 12 Mini
- iPhone SE
- iPhone 11, 11 Pro, 11 Pro Max
- iPhone XS, XS Max
- iPhone XR
- iPad Pro 12.9‑inch (4th generation)
- iPad Pro 12.9‑inch (3rd generation)
- iPad Pro 11‑inch (2nd generation)
- iPad Pro 11‑inch (1st generation)
- iPad Air (4th generation)
- iPad Air (3rd generation)
- iPad (8th generation)
- iPad (7th generation)
- iPad mini (5th generation)
- Samsung Galaxy S22 5G, Ultra 5G, S22+ *(official version will support eSIM by April 01, 2022)
- Samsung Fold LTE model
- Samsung Galaxy Z Fold3 5G
- Samsung Galaxy Z Flip 5G
- Samsung Galaxy Z Flip
- Samsung Galaxy Z Fold2 5G
- Samsung Galaxy Fold
- Samsung Galaxy S21+ 5G *(coming soon)
- Samsung Galaxy S21 Ultra 5G *(coming soon)
- Samsung Galaxy Note 20 FE 5G *(coming soon)
- Samsung Galaxy Note 20 FE *(coming soon)
- Samsung Galaxy Note 20, 20+ ,20 Ultra, Ultra 5G *(coming soon)
- Google Pixel 6 Pro
- Google Pixel 6
- Google Pixel 5a 5G
- Google Pixel 5
- Google Pixel 4a
- Google Pixel 4
- Google Pixel 3 & 3XL (Limited support)
- Google Pixel 2