Busy week for two of the major Brazilian cell phone operators.
First, Claro launched eSIM support for iPhones (making it possible to use two chips / numbers in a device) and other smartphones, after months as the only Brazilian operator that worked with Apple Watches eSIM.
Then the Live finally it also started to support the Apple Watch eSIM through its new Vivo Sync service. And now, the operator is announcing that it will also expand its technology portfolio Yes it is for smartphones like those iPhones XS, XS Max and XR.
In a press release recently sent to Vivo, Vivo said that customers can now go to any of the more than 290 selected stores in Brazil to apply for eSIM on their smartphones.
“ESIM is the new standard for SIM Card promoted by the GSMA, with reduced size, integrated with the devices and without the possibility of removal. This new technology is the future of SIM cards and Vivo, leader of the mobile telephony market in Brazil, encourages the use of new technologies that bring benefits to the customer, bringing greater security and convenience for the activation of your device ”, said the operator in the statement.
As eSIM is a mere substitute for the physical chip, a priori there is no limitation of plans that can be contracted for use with them. Claro had already announced that its e-Chip could be enabled in prepaid, postpaid or control plans; The MacMagazine has already contacted Vivo to confirm whether the same commercial policy will apply to it.
It seems that the future of chips has arrived in Brazil with everything. ??
Update 04/01/2019 at 18:25
Consulted by MacMagazine, Vivo stated:
At this stage, the eSIM qualification at Vivo is available for all types of plans (postpaid, prepaid, control and Vivo Easy) for individual customers.
That is, no one is required to hire a postpaid plan for that.