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List of eSIM carriers in the world for iPhone and Android

Here is the updated list of all carriers that support eSIM in the world for iPhone and Android, by continent.

Mark Robins

October 27, 2023

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After the launch of the latest iPhone models in 2018, the eSIM, a virtual SIM card, has become the latest trend in consumer tech. Android cellphone manufacturers have begun implementing it on their devices. So, here’s everything you need to know about which network carriers support eSIM technology for iPhone and Android.

So, which providers support eSIM around the world? What is an eSIM? This is essential to know if you like to travel, so check out our list divided by continent.

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eSIM carriers in Europe

eSIM technology is widespread in Europe. These are the carriers that support virtual cards:

  • Spain: Movistar, Orange, Vodafone, Pepephone, Yoigo, O2.
  • Austria: T-Mobile, Three.
  • Croatia: Hrvatski Telekom, A1.
  • Czech Republic: T-Mobile, O2, Vodafone.
  • Germany: Telekom, Vodafone, 1&1, O2.
  • Hungary: Magyar Telekom, Telenor, Vodafone.
  • United Kingdom: EE, O2, Vodafone, Three.
  • Latvia: LMT
  • Italy: TIM, Vodafone, WINDTRE.
  • Switzerland: Salt, Sunrise, Swisscom
  • Georgia: MagtiCom.
  • Greece: Cosmote
  • Sweden: Three, Tele2, Telenor, Telia.
  • France: Orange, Bouygues Telecom, Free Mobile, SFR.
  • Finland: Telia, Elisa, DNA.
  • Slovakia: Orange, 4KA, Orange, Telekom, O2.
  • Slovenia: A1, Telekom Slovenije, Telemach.
  • Estonia: Telia, Elisa.
  • Denmark: Trhee, TDC, Telenor, Telia.
  • Romania: Orange, Vodafone.
  • Portugal: MEO, NOS.
  • Poland: Orange, Plus, T-Mobile.
  • Moldova: Moldcell, Orange.
  • Montenegro: Telekom, Telenor.
  • Norway: Telenor, Telia, Ice.
  • Belgium: Orange, Proximus, Telenet.
  • Belarus: A1, MTS.
  • Netherlands: T-Mobile, Vodafone, KPN.
  • Luxembourg: MTX Connect, POST, Tango, Orange.
  • Ukraine: Kyvstar, Lifecell, TriMob, Vodafone.
  • Russia: MTS, Beeline, MegaFon, Tele2.
Vodafone Logo. Source: Vodafone.

With Holafly’s eSIM Europe you have support for many of these carriers across destinations with a single data package. In the case of the United Kingdom, you must have a prepaid eSIM for UK to be able to enjoy the benefits of Holafly. Also, there is a German eSIM alternative if you are visiting this destination or a Portugal eSIM to visit Lisboa.

Asia: carriers that support eSIM card

The operators that support eSIM cards in Asia are:

  • India: Airtel, Jio, Vodafone-Idea.
  • United Arab Emirates: du, Etisalat, Virgin Mobile.
  • Jordan: Orange, Zain, Umniah.
  • Hong Kong: 1O1O, Three, csl, China Mobile, SmarTone
  • Vietnam: Viettel Mobile, Mobifone.
  • Kuwait:  Ooredoo, STC, Viva, Zain.
  • Kazakhstan: Beeline, Tele2, Kcell.
  • Thailand: AIS, DTAC, TrueMove H.
  • Taiwan: APT, Chunghwa Telecom, FarEasTone, Taiwan Mobile
  • Sri Lanka: Dialog, Mobitel.
  • Singapore: M1.
  • Saudi Arabia: Mobily, STC, Zain
  • Qatar: Ooredoo, Vodafone.
  • Philippines: Globe, Smart.
  • Cambodia: Smart Axiata, Cellcard, Metfone.
  • Oman: Omantel, Ooredoo.
  • Bahrain: Batelco, Viva, Zain, STC.
  • Malaysia: Celcom, Digi, Maxis, U Mobile.
  • Armenia: Ucom.
  • Lebanon: Alpha
Ooredoo Logo. Source: Logowiki.

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Carriers that support virtual cards in North America

Here is the list of eSIM carriers in North America:

  • Canada: Bell, Fido, Freedom, Koodo, Lucky Mobile, Rogers, Telus, and Virgin.
  • United States: AT&T, T-Mobile, and Verizon.
  • Mexico: AT&T, Telcel, Movistar
AT&T Logo. Source: AT&T.

Keep in mind that it is often more complicated to buy locally through the operators of each country as a tourist. For this reason, using international providers to buy a virtual SIM USA travel or another country is the best option.

Latin America: carriers that support eSIM

The carriers that support eSIM cards in Latin America are:

  • Colombia: Movistar, Claro (Comcel), Tigo.
  • Argentina: Personal, Movistar, Claro
  • Brazil: Claro, Vivo, TIM
  • Chile: Movistar, Entel, Wom
  • Uruguay: Antel, Movistar, Claro
  • Paraguay: Claro
  • Ecuador: Movistar, Claro
  • Peru: Claro, Waoo
Movistar Logo. Source: Movistar.

Middle East: eSIM-supported operators

Below you can see which operators have eSIM support or service in the Middle East:

  • Turkey: Türk Telekom, Turkcell, Vodafone.
  • Bahrain: Batelco, STC, Zain.
turkcell logo
Turkcell Logo. Source: Logowiki.

Africa: carriers with eSIM

Africa is the least developed continent in virtual card technology, and currently, only some operators support eSIM.

  • South Africa: Vodacom (Vodafone), Cell C, Telkom.
  • Tunisia: Ooredoo.
Telkom Logo. Source: Logiwiki.

Oceania: eSIM providers

There are some cellular providers that support eSIM on this continent:

  • Australia: Vodafone, Optus, Telstra.
  • Guam: iConnect, IT&E.
  • New Zealand: Spark
Telstra Logo. Source: Logowiki.

Carriers in the world with eSIM for Apple Watch

Most carriers worldwide with mobile internet that support eSIM have eSIM for Apple Watch and other Smartwatches compatible with eSIM. The eSIM works as a second line.

Keep in mind that for an operator to support eSIM for Apple Watch, it must offer MultiSIM.

Operators using eSIM as mainline

iPhone and Samsung are the cellular devices with large eSIM support in the world and with the most compatible operators. So, below, you will learn a little about providers with eSIM as the mainline in the USA.

Mobile operators with eSIM in the USA

In the USA, almost all cellular operators have eSIM support as a mainline or second line, especially since the launch of the new eSIM-only iPhone 14. However, here you will find a list of each local carrier with eSIM in the US. Some of these even offer eSIM Canada travel for their users.

  • AT&T
  • T-Mobile
  • Verizon
  • Mint Mobile
  • Google Fi
Verizon SIM card USA
Verizon Logo. Source: Verizon.

We invite you to learn how the new Holafly eSIM App for iPhone works! From which you can manage and view your data consumption with your USA travel eSIM with unlimited data.

The eSIMs future

By 2024, around one billion devices will feature eSIM technology, according to a report published by analyst company IHS Markit. This means that the demand undermining the production of physical SIM cards will be reduced by approximately 70%.