How to choose the best eSIM for Germany

All set for your holiday to one of the most historic and beautiful countries in Europe? Be sure to grab an eSIM for Germany and enjoy 24/7 reliable mobile data while you’re in some of Europe’s most beautiful cities including Germany, Munich, and Frankfurt.

An eSIM plan will give you the best results during your holiday and allow you to skip all the hassle that is usually associated with getting a local SIM card such as paperwork in addition to a host of benefits including near-instant connectivity, comprehensive coverage, all the data you need, and much more.

Keep reading to see how you can choose the best eSIM for Germany and get the most out of your holiday.

What is an eSIM?

Embedded SIMs (eSIMs) are a type of virtual SIM card that may be used instead of a traditional SIM card. This is a programmable SIM card that performs the same duties as a real SIM card. It connects securely to your network and allows access to your service, allowing you to utilize your plan.

It is especially useful for tourists who wish to avoid high roaming costs because it allows you to switch between several plans. eSIM technology is supported by nearly all contemporary smartphones and tablets, and it is expected to eventually replace traditional SIM cards.

Why should I use an eSIM during my holiday in Germany?

Assuming you travel frequently, or if you just want to have two numbers on your eSIM-enabled phone (personal and business), you can accomplish either of these things. This means you may use both a standard SIM card and an eSIM at the same time (as long as the smartphone supports it).

Changing the information held on a physical SIM can be more complicated than with an electronic SIM, which merely needs the carrier to scan a QR code. Your new phone number will be recorded on your device after this is completed.

One of the biggest reasons why travelers are increasingly preferring eSIM bundles is the ease with which it enables you to go online. All you have to do is choose the most suitable plan based on your needs and in just a few seconds you’ll be emailed a QR code. 

Scan that and you’re all set! No forms to fill out or complicated installation steps to follow. 

Moreover, you also get to avoid expensive roaming charges and also not have to deal with opening up your SIM card slot. An eSIM is virtual and works the same way as a physical SIM card. It simply is the more secure, cheap, and faster option. Our eSIM bundles are powered by Orange – the #1 mobile network in Europe, and give you amazing coverage no matter where you are in Germany.

Please make sure your device supports eSIM technology before you make a purchase

The best features of Orange eSIM for Germany

Currently, the best eSIM for Germany is the ORANGE ESIM EUROPE which comes with 20GB of 4G data as well as 120 minutes of calling credit and 1,000 international SMS. Additionally, you get unlimited calls and SMS in Europe. With a two-week validity, you can get all your mobile data needs met and stay connected.

For those looking for a smaller plan, we highly recommend the ORANGE HOLIDAY ZEN ESIM which will get you 8GB of 4G data, 30 minutes of voice credit and 200 international SMS. This bundle is also valid for two weeks.

How to use my eSIM for Germany

Get to your destination before activating your eSIM bundle. You have to be physically present in Germany or else your plan would get activated like normal. But don’t panic, your data limits will be safe.

Please note that without activation, your eSIM plan is valid for 30 days.

Is my device compatible with an eSIM for Germany?

Physical SIM cards are becoming increasingly obsolete as the world shifts more and more toward digital communication. The new iPhone 14 is one of the first big phones that use eSIM technology exclusively.

eSIM technology is supported by a wide range of devices, and all phones are projected to be eSIM-only in the future. Please see below for a complete list of phones that accept eSIM.

· iPhone XR, XS, XS Max

· iPhone 11, 11 Pro, 11 Pro Max

· iPhone SE 2 (2020), iPhone SE 3 (2022)· iPhone 12, 12 Mini, 12 Pro, 12 Pro Max,

· iPhone 13, 13 Mini, 13 Pro, 13 Pro Max

· iPhone 14, 14 Plus, 14 Pro, 14 Pro Max

· iPad Pro 11′′ (model A2068, from 2020)

· iPad Pro 12.9′′ (model A2069, from 2020)

· iPad Air (model A2123, from 2019)

· iPad (model A2198, from 2019)

· iPad Mini (model A2124, from 2019)

· Samsung Galaxy S20, S20+, S20 Ultra

· Samsung Galaxy S21, S21+ 5G, S21+ Ultra 5G

· Samsung Galaxy S22, S22+, S22 Ultra

· Samsung Galaxy Note 20, Note 20 Ultra 5G

· Samsung Galaxy Fold, Samsung Galaxy Fold 3

· Samsung Galaxy Z Fold2 5G, Fold3 5G

· Samsung Galaxy Z Flip3 5G, Flip3 5G Fold

· Samsung Galaxy Z Flip

· Samsung Watch (via Samsung Wearable application)

· Samsung Galaxy S20, S20+, S20 Ultra

· Samsung Galaxy S21, S21+ 5G, S21+ Ultra 5G

· Samsung Galaxy S22, S22+, S22 Ultra

· Samsung Galaxy Note 20, Note 20 Ultra 5G

· Samsung Galaxy Fold, Fold 3

· Samsung Galaxy Z Fold2 5G, Galaxy Z Fold3 5G, Galaxy Z Flip3 5G, Galaxy Z Flip3 5G

Fold, Galaxy Z Flip

· Samsung Watch (via Samsung Wearable application)

· Google Pixel 2 (only phones bought with Google Fi service), Pixel 2 XL

· Google Pixel 3 (not including phones bought in Australia, Taiwan, or Japan. Phones bought

with US or Canadian carriers other than Spring and Google Fi don’t work with eSIM)

· Google Pixel 3 XL

· Google Pixel 3a (not including phones bought in Japan or with Verizon service), 3a XL

· Google Pixel 4, 4a, 4 XL

· Google Pixel 5, 5a

· Google Pixel 6, 6a, 6 Pro

· Huawei P40, P40 Pro

· Huawei Mate 40 Pro

· Oppo Find X3 Pro

· Oppo Reno 5A

· Oppo Reno6 Pro 5G

· Oppo Find X5, Find X5 Pro

· Oppo A55s

· Motorola Razr 2019

· Motorola Razr 5G

· Nuu Mobile X5

· Gemini PDA

· Rakuten Mini, Big-S, Big

· Sony Xperia 10 III Lite· Sony Xperia 1 IV

· Surface Pro X

· Honor Magic 4 Pro

· Fairphone 4