Globe to launch eSIM for prepaid users in Q3 2023
Sep 1, 2023
In response to the evolving technological landscape and the increasing number of phones equipped with eSIM capabilities, Globe will introduce an eSIM for its prepaid users by the end of the third quarter of 2023.
This strategic move is in line with the company's commitment to providing innovative solutions, enhancing the mobile experience for its customers, and embedding sustainability in its products.
"By the end of this quarter, we will launch our leveled-up version of the eSIM because we recognize the opportunity and we can also monetize the convenience that eSIM can give our customers. And it's also going to restructure the way we operate because there's less cost, it's fully Do-It-Yourself. It's really convenient for the customer," said Darius Delgado, Head of Globe’s Consumer Mobile Business.
Globe first introduced eSIM technology to its postpaid customers in 2018. An eSIM is an integrated SIM chip that is permanently embedded in the mobile device. It offers users the convenience of having all their mobile information at their fingertips, paving the way for a future of seamless connections.
The introduction of the eSIM for prepaid users comes with many benefits. Users can create multiple profiles using different mobile numbers on a single device. This feature allows them to effortlessly switch between lines, whether it's for after-office hours, travel, or any other purpose that suits their lifestyle.
eSIM technology also enables users to connect multiple gadgets, such as smartphones and smartwatches, under a single mobile number. This means users no longer have to fret about leaving their primary phone at home while heading out for a jog or a quick errand.
As Globe integrates sustainability practices within its operations, the eSIM initiative minimizes the reliance on physical SIM cards made of plastic. This, in turn, eliminates the need for new plastic materials and reduces waste generation and logistics. By opting for the eSIM, users are taking a step towards more responsible consumption behaviors, understanding that even small changes, when embraced collectively, can lead to significant positive impact on the environment.
While the eSIM is currently available for new and existing Globe postpaid customers, the upcoming launch for prepaid users marks a significant milestone in Globe's commitment to providing cutting-edge solutions that cater to the diverse needs of its customer base.
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