Tele2 was the first Russian operator to launch eSIM. But only if you have a physical SIM card.

e-SIM — virtual SIM cards, the owner of which can change the operator without visiting a mobile phone store: for this purpose

All you need to do is sign a new contract and provide your passport details.The main convenience of using such cards is a smart watch, which, if you have an e-SIM, becomes an independent gadget.

Now e-SIM supports smart watches from Apple, Samsung and Huawei, as well as Apple tablets and Microsoft Surface and some iPhones.

Sign an agreement for e-SIM Tele2 subscribers whilecan only 8 salons located in Moscow. According to Tele2 subscriber equipment director Vladimir Pavlov, by the autumn the number of such stores will increase to 83 throughout Russia.

"The presence of a physical card is a requirement of regulators.We consulted with the relevant structures, and they had no objections to the proposed model."

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Earlier it was reported that the Ministry of Communications is developingThe eSim technology that is required for the introduction of electronic SIM cards in Russia is legislation. This will allow residents of Russia to remotely connect communication services from certain operators.