The Pixel 2 and Pixel 2 XL offer an “eSIM” card, but it only works with Google Project Fi subscribers.
The new Pixel 2 and Pixel 2 XL smartphones have a feature that went unnoticed when introduced by Google. These are the first smartphones to have an integrated SIM card, called eSIM (embedded SIM).
Apple also uses the eSIM, but only on its watch Apple Watch Series 3. The interest of the eSIM: it is no longer necessary to pick up a SIM card in a store or wait until it arrives by the post office. Users of multiple smartphones also do not have to remove the SIM card from one device to insert it into another, which is usually an inconvenient operation.
Regrettably, the eSIM Pixel 2 is only available to subscribers of a single telephone company: Google.
Indeed, the publisher offers a mobile service under the name of Project Fi. It is based on a single basic package and billing for data consumption, but is only available in the United States. Project Fi subscribers will not need to install a new SIM card.
They will just have to choose the option “SIM free setup” at the first start to benefit from the function and quickly be able to make and receive calls. Fortunately, Google has also been thinking of users who subscribe to other phone operators since the Pixel 2 and Pixel 2 XL also have a traditional SIM card slot.AT