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An eSIM data plan for New York is the best way to get cheap data in New York. International roaming in the USA is not cheap, and roaming services provided by your own operator can be costly. That’s why buying an eSIM card for New York is a great option if you want to use mobile data in the United States.
The eSIM is a SIM card that is already in your phone as a built-in chip. Almost every new device has this, even if you don’t know it (yet). You can install a data plan on this SIM card so you always have access to cheap internet during your trip to New York.
Cheap mobile data in New York
When you want to roam data during your trip to New York, it can cost you a lot of money. With the eSIM card, you can load a data plan on your phone for little money. You’ll have an extra data package in addition to your own provider. You will keep your own phone number and you can continue to use it, but with the eSIM mobile data, you avoid roaming in New York. It only allows your phone to access the internet in the United States.
You can choose from different prepaid data plans. For example, you can get 1GB of data for $4.50. I recommend getting 3GB for $11, which is valid for 30 days. This way you are sure that you have more than enough data during your trip to New York.
Step-by-step instructions: how do you install an eSIM?
Because an eSIM is fairly new, I have written step-by-step instructions. It may seem a bit tricky, but it’s easy to do!
- Before purchasing, check whether your phone is suitable for an eSIM data plan.
- Buy your desired data plan, then you will receive a QR code.
- On an iPhone, you can go to mobile data through the settings. Here you will see the button ‘add data plan’. This will give you access to the camera on your phone with which you can scan the QR code. Scan the QR code with the phone you will use to access the internet in New York. Then the data plan will be installed on your phone.
On a Samsung phone, you can go to connections via the settings. The SIM card manager is where you can add a data plan. Scan the QR code with the phone you will use to access the internet in New York. Then the data plan will be installed on your phone.
- All you have to do in New York is turn on the data plan through your settings and then you’re ready to explore the city! The provider’s website has additional explanations, including videos, if you need extra help.
Difference between a SIM card and an eSIM: what is an eSIM?
eSIM is an abbreviation for ‘embedded sim’ and is a virtual SIM card on your phone that is already built-in by means of a chip. You can install data plans on the eSIM card, which will not give you a (new) telephone number. When you activate the data plan on the eSIM, your physical SIM card will also continue to work. So you can simply receive calls or make calls yourself while staying connected to the internet.
When you buy a physical SIM card in New York to use the internet, it is necessary to switch SIM cards. This is not always convenient. Also, you often have to register via a phone number, which can take time and be frustrating.
You can easily manage the eSIM on your phone. You can also create a personal hotspot, so you can use your cheap data in New York on other devices. Not only do phones have an eSIM; the built-in chip is also in iPads among others.
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