eSIM Dictionary
eSIM: Abbreviation for "embedded SIM," a type of SIM card that is built into a device and does not require a physical card to be inserted.

Dual SIM: A device that has two SIM card slots, allowing the user to have two phone numbers or to use two different mobile networks at the same time.

SIM swap: The process of replacing a physical SIM card with a digital SIM or transferring a mobile number from one SIM card to another.

SIM lock: A feature that prevents a device from being used with any mobile network other than the one it was purchased from.

SIM PIN: A personal identification number that is used to protect the SIM card and prevent unauthorized access to the device.

SIM PUK: A personal unblocking key that is used to unlock a SIM card when the SIM PIN has been entered incorrectly too many times.

ICCID: The unique identification number of a SIM card, which stands for "integrated circuit card identifier."


Carrier: A mobile network operator that provides mobile phone service to customers.

Mobile network: A wireless communication system that provides connectivity to devices such as phones and tablets.

 
   Roaming: The ability to use a mobile device in a 
   location outside of its home network coverage area.


   MNO: Abbreviation for "mobile network operator," a
   company that owns and operates a mobile network.


   MVNO: Abbreviation for "mobile virtual network
   operator," a company that provides mobile phone 
   service by leasing capacity from a traditional mobile
   network operator.


   Mobile data: Internet connectivity provided by a
   mobile network, allowing devices to access the
   internet when away from a Wi-Fi connection.


   Data plan: A package of mobile data that is purchased
   from a mobile network operator, usually with a
   monthly fee.


   International roaming: The ability to use a mobile
   device in a foreign country, often requiring the
   purchase of an additional roaming plan or the
   activation of an eSIM.


   Remote SIM provisioning: The process of remotely
   activating and configuring a digital SIM over the
   internet.


   SIM form factor: The physical size and shape of a SIM
   card, which can vary depending on the device it is
   used in.
eSIM: Abbreviation for "embedded SIM," a type of SIM card that is built into a device and does not require a physical card to be inserted.

Dual SIM: A device that has two SIM card slots, allowing the user to have two phone numbers or to use two different mobile networks at the same time.

SIM swap: The process of replacing a physical SIM card with a digital SIM or transferring a mobile number from one SIM card to another.

SIM lock: A feature that prevents a device from being used with any mobile network other than the one it was purchased from.

SIM PIN: A personal identification number that is used to protect the SIM card and prevent unauthorized access to the device.

SIM PUK: A personal unblocking key that is used to unlock a SIM card when the SIM PIN has been entered incorrectly too many times.

ICCID: The unique identification number of a SIM card, which stands for "integrated circuit card identifier."


Carrier: A mobile network operator that provides mobile phone service to customers.

Mobile network: A wireless communication system that provides connectivity to devices such as phones and tablets.

 
Roaming: The ability to use a mobile device in a location outside of its home network coverage area.

MNO: Abbreviation for "mobile network operator," a
 company that owns and operates a mobile network.


MVNO: Abbreviation for "mobile virtual network operator," a company that provides mobile phone 
service by leasing capacity from a traditional mobile network operator.


Mobile data: Internet connectivity provided by a mobile network, allowing devices to access the
internet when away from a Wi-Fi connection.


Data plan: A package of mobile data that is purchased from a mobile network operator, usually with a monthly fee.

International roaming: The ability to use a mobile device in a foreign country, often requiring the purchase of an additional roaming plan or the activation of an eSIM.

Remote SIM provisioning: The process of remotely activating and configuring a digital SIM over the internet.

SIM form factor: The physical size and shape of a SIM card, which can vary depending on the device it is used in.

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Globalesim Team

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