Traveling through the United States of America with an eSIM from Red Bull MOBILE
October 12, 2023

Traveling through the United States of America with an eSIM from Red Bull MOBILE

Red Bull Mobile eSIM is an app-based data plan that allows you to surf from anywhere around the globe. Whether you’re surfing in Hawaii, climbing through the canyons in Arizona or enjoying the amusement parks in Florida, we know what it’s like to be left without the internet when you need it most. It’s easy to use and works in more than 60 countries. Download the iOS or Android app and get connected to the internet anywhere, anytime.

First, let us provide you with some general information about the USA.

The USA consists of 50 states, two of them, Alaska and Hawaii, are not connected to the mainland. The smallest state is Rhode Island and the largest state is Alaska. The capital is Washington D.C. and approximately 330 million people live in the US. 

You must have a passport with at least six months of validity left before your departure date from the US. You might need a visa to enter the United States. Check the visa requirements for your country of origin and if you do need a visa, you can apply for it at the nearest U.S. embassy or consulate. Sometimes the application process can take time, make sure to start early. To get more detailed information visit

There are certain restrictions on bringing in certain items, such as food, currency, or plants. Check the list before you travel.

Don’t forget! There are different electrical outlets and the voltage is 120V, so make sure to bring the appropriate adapters and converters for your electronic devices.

There are four time zones across the mainland alone. Eastern Time Zone, Central Time Zone, Mountain Time Zone, Pacific Time. In all, there are nine time zones!  

The legal drinking age is 21 and you might have to show some form of ID to order an alcoholic beverage.

If you plan to rent a car you will need a valid driver’s license with a photo, you must be 25 years old (if you’re under 25, you may be required to pay a young driver’s fee, which varies by rental location), and a credit card.

Advantages of an eSIM when you travel to the USA

Sure, you could travel without having an internet connection, but it’s definitely not convenient for most people nowadays. Most likely you need to pull up directions for your hotel, or you need to navigate through a city or you want to order an Uber. For all that and more you will need an internet connection. You could also connect to a local public WiFi connection but depending where you travel, most connections are unsecure, especially in open-air locations, or there is poor reception or slow speed.

An eSIM, embedded SIM, or electronic SIM, is a digital or virtual SIM card that is built into a device, such as a smartphone, tablet, or smartwatch, rather than being a physical, removable card like a traditional SIM card. eSIM technology replaces the need for a physical SIM card by storing the necessary subscriber information and network credentials directly on the device’s hardware.

How does an eSIM from RedBull MOBILE work? 

First, check if your system is compatible with eSIM. 

Download the Red Bull MOBILE Data app to see if your device is eSim compatible. You can also check if your smartphone is supported by looking up the settings:

iOS devices: Go to Settings > Mobile Data or Cellular Data, if you have the Add Mobile Plan or Add Data Plan option, your iPhone supports eSIMs.

Supported devices include iPhone XS, XR and newer models

Android devices: Go to Settings > Connections > SIM card manager. If you have the “Add mobile plan” option, your smartphone supports eSIMs.

The majority of newer Android smartphones are supported including the Samsung Galaxy S20 or newer models, Google Pixel 3 or newer models, Huawei P40 and many more.

Once you have checked if your system is compatible you will then set up your eSIM.

Start the app and follow the instructions to set up an eSIM on your smartphone.

After your eSIM is set up you will select your destination and your bundle.

Choose the plan that suits you best and buy your USA eSIM card directly in the app. The first 100MB are completely free of charge!

When your plan is activated you can roam the world and surf like a local.

Your physical SIM will stay connected and your Red Bull MOBILE eSIM will too — they work simultaneously. You can select which of the two SIMs you want to use for data connectivity in your settings.

You can switch between different subscription profiles on your device by simply selecting the desired profile in the device’s settings. This change can be made without a physical SIM card swap.

This is a data-only plan, so there’s no need for a new phone number.

The eSIM from RedBull MOBILE is very easy to use, but if you have questions or experience technical issues you can reach us by email or our 24 hour chat support. We’re here to help.

When you’ve used up 80% of your data, we’ll let you know — so you won’t get stuck without any data. You’ll get another notification once your data has finally run out.

Using eSIM with the Red Bull MOBILE Data App for roaming offers several advantages compared to traditional physical SIM cards. Data roaming has become much easier, more efficient and cost-effective with the use of eSIM. 

Download the app and activate your eSIM before you start your trip and have instant internet connection the moment you arrive in the USA. This way you can send and post pictures of your amazing trip instantly and make phone calls via WhatsApp, Google Voice, Facebook Messenger and other apps. 


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