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The iPhone 15: A Glimpse into the Future
The iPhone 15 continues Apple’s tradition of pushing the envelope of innovation.
IMEI, ICCID, and EID: What is the difference?
Understanding the different identifiers in mobile connectivity.
Can I buy an eSIM in advance before my trip?
Yes you can, and you should!
What is ICCID, and why is it important?
Understanding ICCID and its role in mobile technology
Best Travel (e)SIMs for International Travel to India
And where to purchase them
Do eSIMS impact signal strength?
And the factors that impact signal strength
The case of eSIMs and Dual SIMs
Can an eSIM be used as a dual SIM?
Renting a local phone: Is there still a case for it?
Should you rent a local phone or just get a travel eSIM?
Can I use an eSIM on a blacklisted phone?
With tips on how to avoid getting a blacklisted phone
Myths Debunked: Traceability of eSIMs
Can eSIMs be tracked?
eSIMs 101: Does eSIM support roaming?
Yes, it does!
Best Travel (e)SIM for Hong Kong and Macau
Exploring connectivity options if you were dropping by Macau
eSIMs 101: Does VoLTE work on eSIMs?
And also, do they work on data-only eSIMs?
Pocket WiFi vs Travel eSIM: Which Is Better?
We lay out the pros and cons of each option.
eSIMs 101: Is eSIM faster than a physical SIM?
Or, is it slower than a physical SIM?
eSIMs 101: Do you need the internet to use an eSIM?
It's a yes and no.
eSIMs 101: How to switch between eSIMS?
Choose which eSIM you want to use
Staying online while backpacking Southeast Asia
A rundown of the different options
What is APN, and how to configure it?
A quick introduction to APN
Unlimited plans vs Regular plans: Which one is for you?
Do you need an unlimited plan for your travels?
eSIMs 101: Naming your eSIMs
Give the eSIMs a recognizable name!
eSIMs 101: Does installing an eSIM change my number?
Not really, it doesn't.
Internet speeds and what they mean to you
Should you be concerned about Fair Use Policy?
Best Travel SIMs for US, Canada, and Mexico
Your answer to connectivity in North America
eSIMs 101: Are eSIMs safe?
How eSIMs compare with physical SIMs on security
eSIMs in Huawei phones: are they supported?
Using eSIMs in Huawei devices
eSIMs 101: Transferring eSIMs
Changing devices? Here is how to transfer your eSIM.
eSIMs 101: Do eSIMs expire?
How long can you keep your eSIM for
How to install eSIM on an Oppo smartphone
It's not difficult, really.
eSIMs 101: Do eSIMs support hotspot?
eSIMs and Hotspot Connectivity: Myth or Reality?
What is an EID number?
What it is, and you can find it.
How to Install eSIMs on Google Pixel
Make use of eSIM capabilities on your Pixel phone
Best Ways To Stay Connected In Singapore and Malaysia
It is easy to stay connected as you travel between countries!
What India's new rules for SIM card sales mean for travelers
All you need to know about these new rules
Local SIMs, Travel eSIMs, or Roaming?
Which is the best option for connectivity when you travel?
What Does it Mean to Have a Carrier-Locked iPhone?
Unlocking the world of carrier-locked iPhones
How to Install eSIM on iPhone 14?
In just four simple steps.
How much data do you need when traveling?
Helping you estimate your data needs
What is a SM-DP+ address?
An introduction to SM-DP+ addresses
Do I really need a local phone number when traveling?
Breaking down the need for a local phone number
How to make phone calls with a data-only eSIM?
You can still make calls with data-only SIM!
eSIMs 101: How Does an eSIM Work?
Learn about eSIMs and how they work
iPad 10th Gen: How to Set Up Connectivity Services
A cheat sheet for connectivity on the iPad 10
How to Set Up an eSIM on Your Apple Watch
It is simple to stay connected on your Apple Watch.
How to Use an eSIM on Xiaomi Smartphones
And a list of Xiaomi smartphones that are eSIM compatible
Discover The Best SIM Card for UK and Spain
A single SIM for your UK-Spain trip
How to Install eSIM on your Laptop
Stay connected on the move with an eSIM-compatible laptop
Do You Need 5G Coverage When Traveling?
A breakdown of the pros and cons of 5G
How to use an eSIM on Samsung Galaxy S23 Series
FAQs on using an eSIM on Galaxy S23 series
Discover the Best SIM Card for Japan and Korea
Connectivity options for your next Japan-Korea trip
Get the Best Travel SIM Card for China
Stay connected on your next trip to China
Travel Smart: 8 Essential Tips to Avoid Data Bill Surprises
Keep your data usage in check with these tips
iPhone 15: Embracing eSIM Technology
Learn more about the latest iPhone 15 rumored features
Hola, Nomad Travel!
Round-up of Nomad's travel features
Nomad’s Travel Hacks - Best Travel Apps 2023
Must-have apps for the savvy traveler in 2023
Nomad's Travel Picks: Best Destinations in October 2023
6 destinations to consider for your October travels!
Nomad's Travel Picks: Where to Go in September 2023
6 places to travel to this September
Best Travel eSIM for the USA in 2023
Balance affordability, network quality, and convenience
Nomad's Travel Picks: Where to Go in August 2023
6 places to travel this August
Journey Through the East: An Asian Food Tour
Some of the best things to eat across Asia
Journey Through Time Across Europe
Go back in time as you explore Europe's fascinating history
Nomad's Travel Picks: Best Places To Travel in July 2023
7 places to travel to in July this year
Tour The Great Outdoors Of The Americas
From Coastal Treks to Alpine Adventures
What’s the difference between coliving, Airbnb, hostels, and hotels?
A guest post from our friends at Outsite
In-Flight Meal Strategy: Comfort Meets Taste!
Tips for choosing the best in-flight meal
Celebrate Easter Abroad: Top Destinations to Visit
Nomad’s Guide to Top Easter Travel Destinations
Nomad’s Travel Hacks #1 - Free Walking Tours
Have you heard about the Free Walking Tours in Europe?
Nomad SMS plans: Learn more about our new feature
Announcing our new feature - SMS with virtual numbers!
Nomad’s Travel Picks: Couple’s Paradise
Our guide to the most romantic destinations around the world!
New Year’s: Different ways to welcome 2023!
Special events to celebrate the New Year
Christmas: Beyond Christmas Markets
Enjoy the Christmas festivities at these events worldwide!
Christmas Markets 2022: Where to Go and What to Do
Our top picks for the best Christmas markets in 2022
Fascinating Cultural Events Across the Globe
Experience different cultures around the world at these festivals
Travel Guide: Celebrating Lunar New Year in Asia
Discover the best places to visit in Asia during the Lunar New Year.
Say hello to Nomad on Android!
Finally - the new Nomad Android app is released
Nomad’s Travel Picks: November 2022
Check out these amazing events for November ‘22!
Nomad's Travel Picks: October 2022
Check out these amazing events for October ‘22!
How do I install eSIM? Is it complicated?
Spoiler: no it’s not! Nothing could be easier.
Nomad's Travel Picks: September 2022
Check out these amazing events for September ‘22!
iPhone 14: The first eSIM-only phone in the US!
Exciting news from Apple about the first eSIM-only phone
What does the future hold for eSIM technology?
The opportunity for white-label eSIMs in domestic travel
Introduction to eSIMs: What is an eSIM
A data-driven debunking of top 5 common eSIM myths