Can I use TikTok with an eSIM?
More and more people are traveling around the globe and we all want to stay connected while traveling. We have our favorite apps for social media, postings, video clips, staying in contact with family & friends, keeping up-to-date with everything that goes on around the world. So now comes the question: are there any restrictions for TikTok, or other apps, on specific eSIM data plans?
As you know, an eSIM (embedded SIM) is a type of SIM card that is built into a device, such as a smartphone, tablet, or smartwatch device. Unlike a traditional physical SIM card, which is a small removable chip, an eSIM is embedded directly into the device’s hardware.
One of the key benefits of an eSIM is that it eliminates the need for a physical SIM card slot, which can save space in smaller devices and allow for more streamlined designs. Additionally, eSIMs can be programmed remotely, meaning that they can be activated and configured over the air without the need for physical swapping or installation of a SIM card.
eSIMs also allow for more flexible mobile plans, as users can switch carriers or plans without needing to physically swap SIM cards. This can be especially useful for international travel, as users can switch to a local carrier or data plan without needing to purchase a new SIM card.
The basic answer is, yes, you can use TikTok and other apps with an eSIM. If your phone is compatible with these apps, you can use them with an eSIM just like you would with a physical SIM card. When you purchase and activate an eSIM, your phone number remains the same, and all of your existing apps and data remain unchanged. Therefore, you can use all of your apps, including TikTok, WhatsApp, Facebook, etc., as you normally would, as long as your phone is connected to the internet, either through cellular data or Wi-Fi.
Here is the important thing!
With most eSIMs, you can access many apps and websites as long as there are no restrictions from the app or website you wish to use.
Some apps or websites add their own restrictions, some of these are due to proxy settings, security protocols, location/service provider restrictions.
Due to the app or website security settings, they might not be accessible. It might also depend where you purchased your eSIM. Certain apps might be restricted because of where you purchased your eSIM from, depending where that company is registered at. Security restrictions might apply.
With the use of eSIM you can roam around the world and avoid high roaming costs. You could purchase a physical SIM card in the country you are traveling to, but you need to find a location for a distributor. At the end of your trip you will most likely throw the SIM card away and generate more waste.
eSIM offers you not only cost and environmental benefits. You can activate eSIM directly on your device without having to drive to a store or wait for a SIM card to be mailed. You no longer have to figure out the correct SIM card size or struggle to insert it into the device.
With the use of eSIM you no longer have to swap out multiple SIM cards if you want to change plans. You can simply do that in your settings, directly on your device.
With an eSIM from Red Bull MOBILE you will be covered in over 60 countries and never have to worry about running out of data.
How does an eSIM from Red Bull MOBILE work and how do you get it?
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 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.
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 at your destination. This way you can access your TikTok app and enjoy all your other apps as well!
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