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Mobile phone users may soon be able to change operators on a whim, thanks to embedded SIM, or eSIM cards. Telecom providers will be able to raise their game to retain users, say company executives and experts. 

What is an eSIM?
eSIM is a digital SIM card. 

Its uses…
Subscribers can use the eSIM to activate a mobile tariff plan without recourse to a physical SIM. 

Mobile number portability, which allows consumers to change operators without altering numbers, will become easier with eSIM. 

Who or what will suffer…

Carriers will have to work harder to retain or acquire new customers. 

This may lead to competition intensifying. 

Margins may be hurt as customer cost may rise. 

Telcos’ Stance
Vodafone Idea & Bharti AirtelNSE 1.78 % say they are ready to work with eSIMs. 

Airtel & Reliance Jio have already partnered with Apple to sell eSIM enabled Apple Watches. 

Its current application…
eSIMs are largely being used for IoT and Machine .. 

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Author: Sham