How much does an eSIM cost?


By Heather

Travel & Tech Writer

Photo by Pickawood on Unsplash

When people first hear about embedded SIM cards and the amazing ways this technology is keeping people connected, they want to know what to expect for an eSIM cost …

… and the answer might surprise you!

How much does an eSIM cost?

Would you believe us if we told you the eSIM itself is actually free? It’s true! (Nothing seems free anymore, but in this case, it really is.)

An eSIM is an embedded SIM card (sometimes called a digital SIM card), and it can be installed on any phone or tablet that’s eSIM-compatible. (If you’re not sure your device can support eSIM, we have a great tool that checks your device and tells you.)

Whenever you buy a prepaid eSIM data package, that package comes with a free eSIM you use to connect to those local networks. (Without that free eSIM, your data package couldn’t actually work.)

Since the only eSIM cost is actually the data plan itself, that means it’s easy to shop around and decide which prepaid eSIM data package you want to buy.

Here at aloSIM, we’re proud to give folks the freedom to shop around, explore different eSIM data packages, and choose the one that’s right for them — whether it’s a $4.50 plan that will give them 1 GB of data over a week, or a $20 plan providing 10 GB of data over a month. 

Who offers the lowest eSIM cost?

Unlike some of our competitors, we don’t believe in pushing the same eSIM plans on everyone. What works for one user is going to be way too much data for another user, so why would they pay good money for something they won’t use?

(Pssst! We even developed a travel data calculator that helps people figure out how much data they’ll need on vacation, so they don’t end up buying an eSIM data package that’s way bigger than they really need.)

With so many providers selling eSIM plans these days, it can be confusing to know if you’re getting a good value or not. Walking into your usual mobile provider, for example, might mean they’re only offering you one or two plan options — and you’re not getting the ability to shop around.

What’s the average eSIM cost?

The cheapest eSIM data package is usually about $4.50 for 1 GB (that lasts seven days), and the most expensive eSIM data packages can be around $100 for 10 GB (that lasts 30 days) depending on the region. If data costs are high in a particular country or region, data providers need to have higher prices.

By using aloSIM, you’re able to browse different eSIM data packages and see which one suits your needs — how much data, over how long, for what price. Then it’s just a matter of making your purchase, and we’ll walk you through exactly how to activate your new eSIM as soon as you’re ready to use it. Need more coverage? Use aloSIM to top it up easily. 

Just call us the bargain hunters of the eSIM world. 😉

Curious how much an eSIM would cost? Shop aloSIM for local and regional eSIM plans.