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How digital nomads can benefit from the ESIM revolution

According to definition, a nomad is someone who has roamed, moving freely between different places. If you’re a free spirit who seeks out the next big adventure, you might be a nomad. On social media, you share pictures of your life while travelling to different countries. Your space is digital, and your options are limitless. As a digital nomad, you have a unique perspective on the world. You have the freedom to take your laptop, phone, and backpack and work in some of the most stunning locations in the world because you aren’t bound to anyone or anywhere.
Since you interact with the outside world via a screen, staying connected to your data should be your go-to solution. Let’s look at how an eSIM can help you maximise your freedom and stay connected no matter where you go.

What is a digital nomad?

Digital nomads are people who have chosen a location-independent lifestyle. They are able to do their work from anywhere in the world as long as they have an internet connection.
The number of digital nomads has increased significantly in recent years and it is estimated that there are over 10 million digital nomads worldwide.
There are many reasons why people decide to become digital nomads. Some people want to escape the rat race and be able to work remotely while others want more freedom or have a desire for adventure.
Some digital nomads set themselves up with an online business that can be operated from any location, while others freelance or work for companies remotely.

How does a digital nomad work, what does he need for work

Digital Nomads use modern technology to work from coffee shops, hotels, co-working spaces, or libraries anywhere in the world using a WiFi-connected laptop or smartphone. There are various types of digital nomads. Some people tour their own country in a campervan or RV. Some people live on sailboats and work from various ports of call.
To be able to work as a digital nomad, you need a laptop and an internet connection. If you want to work in cafes, libraries or coffee shops – you will also need to buy something from them (coffee, food etc.).

Introduction of eSIM

eSIM stands for embedded SIM card. An embedded SIM card is a small chip that can be embedded in the device to allow you to connect to mobile networks without the need for a physical SIM card. This will make it easier for people who frequently travel or work in different countries. In 190+ countries, you can access any of our local data packages as long as you have an internet connection and an eSIM-compatible device.

How can eSIM help Digitals Nomads.

The ESIM revolution has been changing how digital nomads live their lives and work. As more and more companies are embracing this new way of working, digital nomads can now work from any place in the world
Digital nomads can benefit from ESIMs in many different ways. Let’s some of the benefits in Details.

  1. Flexibility

    ESIMs are a perfect fit for digital nomads. They have the flexibility to work remotely and they also allow you to work on your own schedule and hours. ESIMs also provide the flexibility to do other things that you may enjoy while working such as traveling or spending time with friends and family.

  2. No Need of Data Roaming

    One of the most difficult aspects of being a digital nomad is being restricted in where you can bring your connectivity. Assume you’re working in a remote part of the country when you get a call from a client about a new project. The call goes well, though it lasts a little longer than expected, and when you hang up, you realise you were roaming the entire time. Your mobile network will now slap you with a hefty bill. That is no longer an issue thanks to eSIM technology.

  3. Download Important Documents

    Consider your workstation to be a laptop and a phone. Some laptops are now eSIM compatible, allowing you to directly install the eSIM into your device. In other cases, you could tether your data plan directly to a laptop as a local network using your eSIM compatible phone. That is true freedom, and it means that you can send and receive any important documents or files quickly and easily.

  4. Work Anywhere Such as Beaches

    Working as a digital nomad and working from the beach are not mutually exclusive.This is possible because of the eSIM, which is a digital subscriber identity module chip inserted into your phone’s SIM slot. It will allow you to change carriers without changing your phone number or having to go through the hassle of swapping out physical SIM cards.

  5. Cost-Effective

    Whether in Manhattan, Cambodia, Southeast asia, or any other country/region where you do remote work, digital nomads require cost – effective solutions to work online. When you don’t have a lot of money, your first primary concern for data should be cost effective and adaptable.
    Our eSIM packages are reasonably priced and available in any city that your job requires you to travel to. You can use your phone to find low-cost office space, insurance plans, travel housing, and message boards to connect with local community members.

How to install eSim

Manual input is the simplest way to install an eSIM because scanning a QR code requires you to print out the code or display it on another screen.

  • Navigate to iOS Settings > Cellular > Add Cellular Plan and scroll down to “Enter Details Manually.”
  • Enter the following information as instructed in the app and via email:
    • SM-DP+ identifier
    • Code of Activation
    • Code of Confirmation (not required)
  • Name your plan
  • Maintain your primary phone number as the default for calling and messaging.


The internet has made it possible for digital nomads to work from anywhere in the world and they have been taking advantage of this by living in places where they can enjoy the environment while still maintaining a high-income career.
The ESIM revolution will allow digital nomads to enjoy an even better lifestyle and do what they love: travel and work at the same time.

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Globalesim Team