Zain KSA launches electronic SIM, first time in Saudi Arabia

The eSIM is a built-in chip that is included within phones or smart devices in general and has the same functionality as the traditional SIM without the need to be replaced constantly

  
Image used for illsutrative purpose. Shot of a young muslim businessman using his phone while traveling in a car.

Image used for illsutrative purpose. Shot of a young muslim businessman using his phone while traveling in a car.

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RIYADH —Zain KSA announced the launch of the electronic SIM card (eSIM) on Monday (April 13) dubbed as the latest generation of chipset technology and most user-friendly, providing many unique high-efficiency features.

Commenting on this achievement, Zain KSA’s CEO Eng. Sultan Bin AbdulAziz Al Deghaither reaffirmed that the new eSIM will add a new value proposition to many of Zain’s customers, pointing out that the company is working abreast to keep pace with the latest topnotch global technologies, transferring these technologies with passion, diligence and quality to the local markets.

Al Deghaither added that "in Zain KSA, we work to constantly fulfill the aspirations of our valued customers, recognizing fully that these aspirations have no limits, and this is why we are working diligently for them, and from here comes the company's keenness to provide the latest and best technologies," confirming that eSIM is available on Zain KSA’s mobile application and website without the need for a visit to any branch.

The eSIM is a built-in chip that is included within phones or smart devices in general and has the same functionality as the traditional SIM without the need to be replaced constantly, for the information stored on it is adjustable. One of the integrated eSIM features is that it does not consume a large space on the device, but rather, as it is within the motherboard of smartphones.

This new feature is available on several devices, including the latest iPhone Xs, in addition to the latest devices by Samsung and Huawei, such as Samsung S20 and Huawei P40.

Moreover, the eSIM is characterized by its ability to add an additional number to smart devices without the need for a traditional sim, in addition to that it helps to improve battery performance as it consumes a very small percentage of the battery power and the random memory power. Also, in the event that the mobile device is changed, the user only needs to adjust the eSIM settings in the new device.

Zain KSA has launched two special packages for eSIM, the first is a weekly package that includes unlimited local calls for all networks, data of 5 GB and SR5 balance in app store for SR29. The second is a monthly package, which includes unlimited local calls, 40 GB and SR20 balance in the app store for SR99. — SG

 
 
 
 
 
 
 

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