Verizon upgraded its sub-brand Visible, adding 5G access, international calling and eSIM activation capabilities.
Visible emphasised eSIM benefits including enabling users to transfer or set up a device without having to leave home, and removing the need for a physical module to be delivered. The move adds to the brand’s positioning as a digital-only alternative to traditional store-based prepaid rivals.
It added its tariffs now include free calling to Canada, Mexico, the US Virgin Islands and Puerto Rico, along with access to Verizon’s 5G network, though data speeds are capped at 200Mb/s.
Tier-1 operators AT&T, T-Mobile US and Verizon already support eSIM.
Visible stated the eSIM feature will initially be available on the iPhone XS onwards, with plans to add Android compatibility in future.
Counterpoint Research forecasts cumulative global shipments of eSIM-capable devices will exceed 6 billion by end-2025, with smartphones accounting for approximately 45 per cent (2.7 billion) of these.Subscribe to our daily newsletter Back