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Travel recommendation Singapore eSIM, from purchase to use of a comprehensive introduction

2024-01-31

Possible Concerns

• What kind of internet access is recommended for traveling to Singapore?

• -Why we recommend Singapore eSIM?

• What should I be aware of when using eSIM?

• Where can I buy Singapore eSIM?

I'm traveling abroad for the first time and I don't know how to access the internet while I'm there. What is the cheaper way to use internet in Singapore for the first time? I am going to Singapore for a short trip, what kind of package is suitable for me? I want to buy a Singapore eSIM, where should I buy it?

Perhaps you have such questions before travelling abroad.With a variety of internet access options to choose from when travelling abroad, how to choose the most suitable service for you may be a question that bothers us.

In this article, we will introduce you to the features and differences between eSIM and other internet services; explain how to choose eSIM packages with different prices, days and capacities, and how to install and set up the Singapore eSIM package you have purchased. If you are going to enjoy a relaxing trip to Singapore, we hope this article can help you!

1.What are the Internet options when traveling to Singapore?

    1.1 Rent a WiFi

    1.2 International Roaming

    1.3 Prepaid SIM card

    1.4 eSIM

    1.5 Comparison between eSIM and other internet services

2.What to Consider Before Buying an eSIM in Singapore

        2.1 Whether the mobile device is compatible with eSIM

        2.2 Whether the eSIM package meets the requirements for traveling in Singapore (number of days, capacity)

        2.3 Is there reassuring after-sales support?

        2.4 Do you need to consider the operator?

3.What do I need to pay attention to when using Singapore eSIM?

        3.1 The phone is unlocked or already unlocked.

        3.2 It is recommended to prepare the QR code in advance

        3.3 When to scan the code for installation

        3.4 You can't delete it after installation, and you can't change your mobile device.

4.Recommended eSIM packages for traveling to Singapore

5.How to use Singapore eSIM

    5.1 Purchase steps of Singapore eSIM

    5.2 How to set up Singapore eSIM

        5.2.1 Setting up eSIM for iPhone

        5.2.2 Android eSIM Setting Methods

6. Frequently Asked Questions about eSIM Singapore

    6.1 Can I share my hotspot with my friends on my eSIM?

    6.2 Can I make phone calls on my eSIM? Does it have a phone number?

    6.3 How long does it take to receive my eSIM after purchase and can I use it on the same day?

    6.4 My eSIM data has run out, can I renew it?

7.Summary

Editor

To learn more, read on!

1.What Internet options are available when traveling to Singapore

When traveling to Singapore, if you want to use your cell phone to connect to the Internet, there are a variety of Internet access services for you to choose from, such as carrying a walkman wifi box, using a prepaid SIM card, eSIM, or opening an international roaming service, these are all Internet access services you can choose to use when traveling to Singapore, and of course, there are also many venues in Singapore that are covered with free wifi to connect to. They differ in terms of price, usage, etc. and have their own advantages and disadvantages. Depending on your needs, choose the service that best suits your needs, and we'll learn more about the features of each of them below.

1.1 Rental of Carry-on WiFi

An on-the-go WiFi is a portable wireless router device that provides a WiFi hotspot over a mobile network, allowing users to connect to the Internet anytime, anywhere. For most people traveling abroad or on business, renting an on-the-go WiFi box is probably a more common option.

On-the-go WiFi features:

• Supports multiple devices connecting at the same time, shared by multiple people

• No geographical restrictions, can be used in multiple countries and regions

• Need to carry with you, increase the burden of traveling

• Extra rental device, pick up before departure, need to return after use

• Need to ensure the power of the device

Rental Walkman WiFi is suitable for people:

• I have more than one device that I want to use at the same time

• I am traveling with more than one person and want to use them together (*Most WiFi devices support up to 4-5 devices at the same time).

• I often travel abroad or on business and need to use the network in different places.

1.2international roaming

International roaming is a service that allows us to continue to use our home country's cell phone card when we are abroad, and to access the Internet abroad through a cooperative agreement between our home country's carrier and a foreign carrier. International roaming services usually incur higher costs than several other services and are not the first choice for most people traveling abroad.

Characteristics of international roaming:

• Continue to use your domestic cell phone card, no need to replace it.

• The domestic cell phone card and number can be used normally.

• Usage fees are usually higher

People for whom international roaming is suitable:

• I am going abroad for a short period of time

• I need to use my home country's cell phone number when I'm abroad.

• I don't want to set up the installation

1.3 Prepaid SIM cards

A SIM card is a chip that can store information, and by storing subscriber information and network operator authentication information, it can be inserted into a cell phone to access a mobile communication network. Purchasing a prepaid SIM card for use abroad has some similarities with the SIM cards we usually use at home and is more acceptable.

Features of prepaid SIM cards:

• Unlimited devices, can switch to different cell phones

• Cheap price, choose different packages

• Installation and setup required (phone needs to be unlocked)

• Local packages can only be used in a single country

• SIM cards need to be carefully stored to prevent loss or damage

People for whom prepaid SIM cards are suitable:

• I want cheap internet access

• I have an unlocked version of my phone and can change SIM cards

• I want to travel with less baggage and no extra devices.

• I want to be able to make and receive calls while abroad

1.4 eSIM

eSIM is an embedded SIM card that can be activated and configured remotely through a network connection to download data to the phone for network services. Rather than requiring a card to be inserted and used like a traditional SIM card, eSIM users can switch between carriers without having to replace the physical SIM card. eSIM has no physical card, so there's no need to wait for one to arrive in the mail, and it can be applied for at any time and used at any time.

eSIM features:

• No need to pick up and return, no need to carry, easy to travel

• Quick and easy to use, no need for card installation.

• Inexpensive, can be activated remotely and switch carriers.

• Currently, eSIM supports limited devices and carriers, limiting the scope of use.

• Currently, eSIM packages of some carriers only provide traffic services, not calls and SMS.

People for whom eSIM is suitable:

• I want cheap internet access

• My cell phone supports eSIM (*Currently there are some cell phone models that do not support eSIM)

• I often travel to different countries and need to switch between different carriers

• I don't need voice call service when I'm abroad.

1.5 Comparison between eSIM and other internet services

Above we introduced the features and suitable people of four kinds of Internet access services when traveling abroad, namely renting Walkman WiFi, opening international roaming service, purchasing prepaid SIM card and eSIM, and the table below provides a comprehensive comparison of the four kinds of Internet access services.

To learn more, you can refer to the article Comparison of Overseas Communication Products.


eSIM

Prepaid SIM cards

WiFi on the go

Overseas Roaming

Price

Cheap

Cheap

A bit expensive

Expensive

Accessibility

Send via email

Mail

Mail or airport

Carrier

Ease of Access

Very convenient

Relatively convenient

Not very convenient

Relative Convenience

Compatible Devices

Some phone models

Unlocked phone

Cell phones, computers

Cell Phones

Ease of Installation

No need to insert a card

Requires card insertion

Needs charging

No need to insert a card

Recommended

Five stars

Four and a half stars

Three stars

One Star

Editor

When we travel to Singapore, choosing Singapore eSIM as the preferred Internet service is recommended. Below is a summary of some of the more concerns for your reference.

2.What to Consider Before Buying a Singapore eSIM

• Whether the mobile device is compatible with eSIM

• Whether the eSIM package meets the requirements for traveling in Singapore (number of days, capacity)

• Is there reassuring after-sales support?

• Do you need to consider an operator?

2.1Whether the mobile device is compatible with eSIM

Before you choose to buy eSIM, you need to first confirm whether your cell phone supports the installation of eSIM, because eSIM service is a new technology newly launched in recent years, so the cell phone models that are compatible with eSIM are still limited at present, for example, iPhones are only compatible with eSIM from the cell phone series released after September 2018, and if the cell phone you buy is a 2018 If you buy a cell phone that was released before, it is very likely that it is not compatible with eSIM.

Here are two ways to check if your phone is compatible with eSIM.

By checking the model number of the phone

You can check the model number and specifications of your phone, and check whether the model supports eSIM through the official website of the phone brand or the selling carrier.

iPhone

Android

iPhoneXS、iPhoneXSMax、iPhone XR
iPhone 11、iPhone 11 Pro、iPhone 11 Pro Max
iPhone SE(2nd generation)
iPhone 12、iPhone 12mini、iPhone 12 Pro、
iPhone 12 Pro Max
iPhone 13、iPhone 13mini、iPhone 13 Pro、
iPhone 13 Pro Max
iPhone SE(3rd generation)
iPhone 14、iPhone14 Plus、iPhone 14 Pro、
iPhone 14 Pro Max
iPhone 15、iPhone15Plus、iPhone 15 Pro、
iPhone 15 Pro Max

AQUOS
Google Pixel
HAMMER
HUAWEI
Motorola
Nokia
OnePlus
OPPO
Rakuten
Samsung Galaxy
SONY
Xiaomi

You can refer to these two articles eSIM-enabled IOS devices and eSIM-enabled Android devices for more.

Editor's Reminder

Whether a mobile phone supports eSIM or not depends not only on the compatibility of the mobile phone model, it also has a relationship with the region where the mobile phone is sold and the platform on which it is sold as well. Therefore many Android models will vary, and it is recommended to judge this in conjunction with the selling carrier as well as the phone's settings information.

By looking at your phone's settings

Usually, for phone models that support eSIM, you can find the entrance to add eSIM in the phone settings. Usually the steps are as follows:

1. Open the Settings application in your cell phone.

2. In the Settings menu, find the "Cellular Data" or "Mobile Network" option.

3. In the "Cellular Data" or "Mobile Networks" settings, look for the "SIM Management" or "SIM Information" option. "option.

4. In "SIM card management" or "SIM card information", check whether there is "eSIM" option or related information. If your phone supports eSIM, the corresponding option or information should be displayed.

*The checking procedure may vary slightly depending on the phone model.

For more information on whether your phone supports eSIM, you can also refer to this article - How to Confirm if My Phone Supports eSIM.

There is also a way to confirm that your phone supports eSIM by checking to see if the phone has an EID. EID (Equipment Identification Device) is an identifier associated with eSIM and is used to uniquely identify the eSIM card.

1. Open your phone's Settings application.

2. In the Settings menu, find the "About Phone" or "Device Info" option.

3. In the About Phone or Device Information, look for the "Status" or "Phone Status" option.

4. In the Status or Phone Status, you may find the EID information.

*However, this method is not applicable to all cell phones

2.2 Whether the eSIM package meets the requirements for travel in Singapore (number of days, capacity)

The number of eSIM days is usually counted from the time you download and install it in your mobile phone, so you don't need to download and install it too far in advance, and to avoid wasting long days, it is usually recommended that you scan and install it before your flight. Therefore, you need to confirm the number of days you will be using your eSIM in Singapore based on your specific itinerary and flight time.

 

What can I do with 1GB of data?


1GB

Using navigation applications

Finding locations and navigating routes for about 10 hours or so

Using Instant Messaging Applications

Text and voice communication using LINE, WhatsApp, Messenger, etc. can be used for about 10 hours or so

Browsing the Web

Browsing about 1,000 web pages

*Depending on the content and loading speed of the web page, the exact amount of time spent will depend on the page

Using social media

Browsing and posting content can be used for about 10 hours or so

Sending and receiving emails

Send and receive emails about 1000 plain text emails

Watching videos like Tiktok or YouTube

About 1 hour

Skype video calls

Half an hour or so

Listening to music

Listening to music for about 10 hours

*The above data is for reference only, the actual usage time may vary due to network speed, application optimization and other factors, you can also refer to the article How Much Traffic Do You Need When Traveling Abroad for more information.

If you are traveling in Singapore and only use online chatting apps such as LINE or WhatsApp or email to communicate, as well as mapping and navigation apps to find and navigate your way around the city, 1GB of traffic per day will be sufficient.

However, if you want to use social media, watch videos such as Tiktok or YouTube, and enjoy the online world on the go, it is recommended that you opt for a high-capacity subscription so that you don't have to worry about running out of eSIM traffic early.

2.3 Is there reassuring after-sales support?

Whether or not there is a reassuring after-sales support after purchasing the Singapore eSIM is also a very important concern for us. When traveling abroad, if we encounter difficulties in using the network or do not understand something, we hope to be able to quickly and conveniently find the after-sales service personnel, and get both professional and simple answers;

On the other hand, if you are traveling abroad in an unfamiliar language environment, you would like to have a Japanese after-sales service with no barriers to communication, and Almondsim provides multi-language, multi-channel after-sales service in Japanese, English, and other languages throughout the day.

2.4 Need to consider carriers?

There are three main operators in Singapore:

• SingtelSingapore Telecom

• STARHUB

• M1

Singtel is the largest telecoms operator in Singapore, and all three operators cover the entire territory of Singapore, with a good level of network speed and stability. All three operators are supported by the Singapore eSIM, which was launched by AlmondSIM recently..

3.What do I need to be aware of when using the Singapore eSIM?

• The phone is unlocked or unlocked.

• It is recommended to prepare the QR code in advance

• What time to scan the code for installation

• Cannot be deleted after installation and cannot be changed to another cell phone device

3.1 The phone is unlocked or has been unlocked

A SIM card lock is a restriction imposed by a telecom operator on a cell phone sold by the operator, which prevents the user of the cell phone from changing to another operator's card. If you purchased your phone from a carrier, it is very likely that your phone is SIM-locked. To use eSIM, you will need to unlock your phone in advance.

Editor's Reminder

Below you will find the unlocking methods for the three Japanese carriers:

DOCOMOhttps://www.docomo.ne.jp/support/unlock_simcard/
AUhttps://www.au.com/support/service/mobile/procedure/simcard/unlock_1/?mrasn=1141209.1413813.vWBJjPXH
Softbankhttps://www.softbank.jp/mobile/support/usim/unlock_procedure/

3.2 It is recommended that QR codes be prepared in advance

The QR code and other related information of eSIM will be sent to the mailbox by email, when you download and install eSIM, you need to scan the QR code, because when you add eSIM in the mobile phone settings, you can't scan the picture saved to the mobile phone album directly, so we recommend you to prepare a QR code for scanning on your mobile phone in advance, and you can print it out or save it to another device.

If you don't have the above conditions, you can also download and install it by manually inputting the activation code, which is also a kind of installation method.

3.3 What time to do the sweep installation

The number of days for eSIM is counted from the time you download and install it in your phone, so it is not recommended that you download and install it far in advance. eSIM is relatively easy to install, so it is recommended that you download and install it before your flight takes off or after you arrive at your destination.

Editor's Reminder

When scanning the QR code for installation, the phone needs to be in the environment of network connection, otherwise it may not be installed.

Reminder: There are some countries where the package cannot be installed by scanning the code in Japan, which may lead to malfunctions in the destination country, so please be careful to understand the details of the specific product.

3.4 Cannot be deleted after installation and cannot be changed to a different cellular device

Please check the specific phone you are using before you scan the code to install the eSIM, because after the eSIM is installed on one phone, it cannot be changed and installed on another phone.

In addition, after scanning the code and installing the eSIM, do not delete it before the package expires. Most of the QR codes of eSIMs are one-time, and once deleted, they cannot be re-installed.

4.  Recommended eSIM packages for traveling to Singapore

AlmondSIM is an eSIM sales website specializing in cross-border communications. The main business is to sell eSIM and prepaid SIM cards, covering more than 150 countries and regions around the world, with more than 200 different packages for customers to choose according to their own needs and travel arrangements.

AlmondSIM is committed to providing customers with 365 days a year, 7x24 hours of after-sales service to ensure that any problems you encounter in the process of use can be resolved in a timely manner. In order to better serve our customers, we provide support in Japanese, English, Chinese and other languages, so that you can easily communicate with us no matter where you are. No barriers to communication, more efficient solutions.

The goal of AlmondSIM is to provide consumers with inexpensive, abundant, convenient and reliable service experience. From the purchase, installation and use of eSIM to after-sales service, AlmondSIM guards your overseas journey from start to finish, giving you peace of mind and comfort while enjoying high-quality communication services.

Packages

Capacity

Days

Price-USD

Almond Singapore eSIM 3GB

3GB

5

6.78

Almond Singapore eSIM 5GB

5GB

15

15.78

Almond Singapore eSIM 7GB

7GB

15

18.55

Almond Singapore eSIM 10GB

10GB

20

21.31

AlmondSIM has also launched a multi-country package, the six-country Southeast Asia package, which includes six countries: Singapore, Malaysia, Indonesia, Cambodia, Thailand and Vietnam. With the "Volume Up, Not Price Up", you can enjoy the internet service of multiple countries for the same price, and you can travel to six countries in Southeast Asia without purchasing additional packages for other countries.

The AlmondSIM website is currently offering a "New User Bonus", where you can receive a coupon totaling 2,000 yen when you log in for the first time, and you can save your homepage and share it with your friends to get even more discounts.

5.  How to use Singapore eSIM

5.1 Steps to purchase an eSIM in Singapore

Take AlmondSIM website as an example, to introduce you the steps to purchase Singapore eSIM:

1. Select Singapore or enter Singapore in the search box to search.

2. Select Singapore eSIM

3.Read the package details to understand the basic information of the package.

4.Check the number of days you want and the capacity of the package, and fill in the quantity you want to buy.

5.Click "Buy Now".

6.Fill in your email address *Please make sure you fill in the correct email address, the eSIM QR code and other information will be sent to the email address you fill in.

7.Choose the payment method and submit the order

8.Finish the payment, the purchase is successful

AlmondSIM website can complete the purchase without registering and logging in, we recommend that you register and log in before you buy, new users can receive discount coupons for the first time to register and log in, the website will also be released from time to time promotional activities, coupons and then buy a more favorable price Oh!

5.2 How to set up eSIM in Singapore

5.2.1How to set up eSIM for iPhone

1.Open mobile communication in your cell phone settings

2.Scan the QR code

3.Add a mobile subscription *You can set a name for it.

4.Set up your eSIM when you arrive in Singapore.

5.End of trip

Open Mobile Communications in your phone's settings

Open "Settings" in your cell phone, select "Mobile" or "Cellular", and select "Add eSIM".

Scanning the QR code

After opening "Add eSIM", click "Use QR Code" and scan the QR code you received with your cell phone.

Editor's Reminder

*There is another way to add eSIM manually. After opening "Use QR Code", click "Manual Input" at the bottom of the screen, and fill in "SM-DP+Address" and "Activation Code". "Activation Code".

*Please use a WiFi environment to add the eSIM and scan the QR code when you do the two operations (and ).

Additional mobile communication packages

After successfully reading the QR code, the eSIM package has been added to the phone and you can set the name for it.

Setting up eSIM after arriving in Singapore

When you arrive in Singapore, open "Settings" in your phone, open "Mobile Communications", and in the SIM section, turn off the line you are using in Japan, and turn on the eSIM line you have added in Singapore.

Editor's Reminder

When you arrive in Singapore, please turn off your phone's Airplane Mode before setting up your eSIM.

Tap on the added eSIM to access the eSIM settings, turn on roaming and set the APN information (usually the APN is the default).

End of trip

When your trip is over and you return to your home country, you need to open your domestic line and can remove your Singapore eSIM.

5.2.2 How to set up eSIM for Android

1.Open the mobile network in the cell phone settings

2. Select Add eSIM, scan the QR code

3.Add a mobile subscription

4.Set up eSIM when you arrive in Singapore.

5.End of trip

*The method of setting up eSIM may vary slightly due to different Android phone models. If you have any questions, you can contact our customer service staff or refer to your phone's instructions.

Open Mobile Communications in your phone's settings

Open "Settings" in your cell phone, select "Mobile" or "Network", and select "SIM Management".

Select Add eSIM and scan the QR code

Click "Add eSIM", then the page of scanning QR code will appear, use your cell phone to scan the QR code you received.

Editor's Reminder

*There is another way to add eSIM manually. After opening "Use QR Code", click "Manual Input" at the bottom of the screen, and then fill in "SM-DP+Address" and "Activation Code".

*Please connect to the internet when you are adding eSIM and scanning the QR code.

Additional mobile communication packages

After successfully reading the QR code, the eSIM package has been added to the phone

Setting up eSIM after arriving in Singapore

Once you reach Singapore, open "Settings" in your mobile phone, open "Mobile Communications", in the SIM section, set the line you are using in Japan to be turned off, and at the same time, turn on the eSIM line you have added in Singapore.

Editor's Reminder

When you arrive in Singapore, please turn off your phone's Airplane Mode before setting up your eSIM.

Tap on the added eSIM to access the eSIM settings, turn on roaming and set the APN information (usually the APN is the default).

End of trip

When your trip is over and you return to your home country, you need to open your domestic line and can remove your Singapore eSIM.

6. Frequently Asked Questions about Singapore eSIM

1. Can eSIM share hotspot for friends to use?

2. Can eSIM make phone calls? Does it have a phone number?

3.How long will it take to receive my eSIM after purchase and can I use it on the same day?

4. Can I renew my eSIM when it runs out?

6.1 Can I share a hotspot with a friend on the eSIM I'm using?

Generally, if your phone supports the hotspot sharing function, you are allowed to share your data to your friends. However, overseas traveling eSIM is different from the SIM used at home, need to consider the capacity, stability, network speed and other factors of eSIM, which may cause network lag, capacity used up in advance and other problems, so we don't recommend you to share the hotspot of the eSIM in use to your friends.

If you are traveling with friends, each person's phone installs an eSIM, so you don't have to worry about possible travel problems, and you and your friends can move freely.

6.2 Can eSIM make phone calls? Does it have a phone number?

Whether the eSIM has a phone number and can make calls depends on the operator of the eSIM. At present, most of the eSIMs do not have the function of making and receiving calls, and some eSIMs that can have a phone number and can make calls often require a more stringent application process and real-name authentication.

With an eSIM, you can make VoIP calls to your friends, such as LINE, Skype and other apps; if you want to have a phone number in Singapore to make calls, it is recommended that you buy a Singapore local SIM card with a phone number.

6.3 How soon after my purchase will I receive it and can I use it the same day?

AlmondSIM website for eSIM purchase, submit the order within 5 minutes to receive the eSIM, the whole operation online, simple and convenient, the same day use, no problem at all.

6.4 My eSIM traffic has run out, can I renew it?

Most eSIM packages are configured at the time of purchase and therefore cannot be renewed or extended. If you run out of traffic on your eSIM during your trip, or if you need to extend your trip, you can purchase a new eSIM on the AlmondSIM website and continue using it. If you have any questions, please contact AlmondSIM's official LINE customer service account.

Editor's Reminder

Of course, if you have any questions in the process of using eSIM, you can contact AlmondSIM's customer support, which is online 365 days a year, and answers your questions in Japanese, English, Chinese and other languages.

If you still want to know more about eSIM, Internet access abroad and overseas travel, welcome to keep watching this column or leave a message to this column!

If you have new ideas, share personal experience, introduce travel tips, also welcome to contribute to this column!

*Messages and contributions have a chance to win a mysterious surprise package from AlmondSIM!

7.Summary

When you are planning to travel to Singapore or go on a business trip in the near future, choosing an internet service is an essential part of your preparation. The above article provides you with a detailed description of what internet services you can choose from when travelling to Singapore, and you can make your choice according to your needs.

eSIM is the most cost-effective of the various Internet services, and is also the most recommended choice for Internet access. Compared to renting WIFI, it does not need to be collected in advance, and you do not need to think about returning it after using it; compared to SIM cards, eSIM does not need to wait for postal delivery, and there is no need to replace the SIM card, so you can just scan it and install it; and compared to high international roaming charges, eSIM is much more Cheaper than high international roaming charges. If you want to experience easy, simple and convenient Internet service, please choose eSIM. almondSIM has more than 150 countries and regions around the world, with more than 200 different eSIM packages, at any time and any place to provide you with multi-language customer service support, easy to choose, the whole process is worry-free. If you are planning to go to Singapore for a holiday to enjoy the seaside, beaches, shopping and food, choose AlmondSIM to guard your journey!


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