Circles.life just launched their latest eSIM based data roam package for all subscribers and non subscribers.
It is pretty cheap and is now offering 3 plans and offer data roaming in 50 popular destinations.
Unbeatable: 20GB for $20
Stay connected in over 50+ destinations, and roll over excess GBs to your next trip.
Stack $20 in Expedia hotel credits every month to use anytime. Plus, unlimited lounge access for flight delays.
As it is a data roam, there is no number associated with roaming. You can’t SMS or make voice calls. Of course, you can still use WhatsApp or Telegram to make calls over data.
How to configure the data roaming based on destination
To most consumers, data roaming should just work upon arrival at the destination by turning on the data roam switch on the handset.
This is usually the case but if there are connection issues, it is always good to be able to troubleshoot.
Using a eSIM solution, it will only work on the following devices
- iPhone 14, iPhone 14 Plus, iPhone 14 Pro, iPhone 14 Pro Max
- iPhone XR (model A2105, from 2018)
- iPhone XS (model A2097, from 2018)*, iPhone XS Max (model A2101, from 2018)
- iPhone 11 (model A2221, from 2019)*, iPhone 11 Pro (model A2215, from 2019)
- iPhone SE (model 2020)
- iPhone 12, iPhone 12 mini, iPhone 12 Pro, iPhone 12 Pro Max
- iPhone 13 (dual eSIM), iPhone 13 mini (dual eSIM), iPhone 13 Pro (dual eSIM), iPhone 13 Pro Max (dual eSIM)
- 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)
iPhones purchased from China or Hong Kong are dual sim, with no eSIM.
- Samsung Galaxy S20, Samsung Galaxy S20+
- Samsung Galaxy S20 Ultra
- Samsung Galaxy S21, Samsung Galaxy S21+ 5
- Samsung Galaxy S21+ Ultra 5G
- Samsung Galaxy Note 20, Samsung Galaxy Note 20 Ultra 5G
- Samsung Galaxy Fold
- Samsung Galaxy Z Fold2 5G, Samsung Galaxy Z Fold3 5G, Samsung Galaxy Z Flip
The Samsung Galaxy S20 FE 4G or 5G is not compatible with eSIM.
Samsung Galaxy S20 Hybrid Dual SIM – Samsung produces both eSIM and no eSIM versions.
- Google Pixel 2 (not dual SIM), Google Pixel 2 XL
- Google Pixel 3, Google Pixel 3 XL
- Google Pixel 3a, Google Pixel 3a XL
- Google Pixel 4, Google Pixel 4a, Google Pixel 4 XL
- Google Pixel 5, Google Pixel 5a
- Google Pixel 6 Pro
Pixel 3A purchased in South East Asia
- Huawei P40, Huawei P40 Pro
- Huawei P50 Pro
- Huawei Mate 40 Pro
Huawei P40 Pro+ has no eSIM support.
- Motorola Razr 2019
- Nuu Mobile X5
- Gemini PDA
- Rakuten Mini
- Oppo Find X3 Pro
- Oppo Reno 5A
- Oppo Reno6 Pro 5G
- Windows 10 PCs
- Lenovo Yoga 630
- HP Spectre Folio
Once you receive the eSIM and installed it onto the smartphone, you still need to do some configuration before you roam. As roaming technology is based on multiple IMSI technology, that means one eSIM can have multiple identities.
Roaming implemented this way is cheaper as it taps into the local network like a local sim. Thus, you would need to check this list for the country you wish to roam in with it’s corresponding IMSI. Take note of the IMSI number.
Most countries/regions in Asia are tagged to IMSI 26 while European countries are either using IMSI of 25 and 4 others tagged to IMSI of 7, you will need that for the SIM card manager (android) or SIM application (iPhone).
IMSI 26 uses Hong Kong’s CSL roaming network.
Once you find out the IMSI number,
- For iOS users, go to Settings > Mobile Data > Jetpac ESIM Data Line > SIM applications > Country (choose the country you’re in) > Mode > Select Manual and choose the correct IMSI based on table above.
- For Android users, go to Settings > Connections > SIM card manager > Select eSIM > Exit settings and go to SIM toolkit and choose the correct IMSI based on the table above.
Once that is done,
1. Toggle on the Jetpac eSIM data plan for Mobile Data
2. Turn on “Data Roaming” for the Jetpac eSIM data plan
3. To change the network, go to the phone settings > Jetpac ESIM data line and manually choose a different network in the country ( some countries have 2 different operators)
4. If everything is in order, you should see the Signal Bar of the roaming network. If not reboot and recheck and verify the steps above and check again if you can connect to the roaming operator.
5. If you are connected with data roaming on and you can’t surf the web (no data), go into network settings and change your default APN to either mobile, internet or plus depending on the global roaming network based on IMSI selected (there are 3 different global roaming operators).
APN NAME : jetpac
APN : mobile
APN NAME : jetpac
APN : internet
APN Name : jetpac
APN : plus
Enjoy your data roaming.