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Boost Mobile launches eSIM: Is it a good way to get on the Telstra network?

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Boost Mobile is now offering eSIMs, but you'll need to sign up via its app to access the feature.

Boost Mobile is making it easier for you to switch to one of its mobile plans.

Instead of waiting for a physical card to arrive, you can use an eSIM to connect to Boost Mobile.

An eSIM is an electronic SIM that is digitally embedded in your phone. You can take advantage of the feature as long as you have a compatible handset.

This is great news for anyone who wants access to Telstra's full network quickly, but doesn't want to pay premium prices with Telstra itself.

It also means you won't need to wait for a physical SIM card to arrive or visit a store.

How do I sign up for Boost Mobile via eSIM?

When word on the street hit that Boost Mobile had finally introduced eSIM plans, we took to its app to find out more.

And true to word, there's now an option to sign up for one of its plans via eSIM as long as your phone is compatible.

The same option isn't on offer via its web browser - at least not at the time of writing.

So if you want to sign up to Boost Mobile, just download the app and get started.

Boost Mobile app eSIM option

Besides access to the full Telstra network (both 4G and 5G), Boost Mobile also offers international call inclusions on selected plans, the option to roll over unused data and international roaming packages for your next overseas trip.

It's also launched a new My Boost Mobile App to help people access information on data usage and compare month-on-month usage in an easy-to-read graph.

"We believe many Australians are sitting on the fence, wanting to change telcos but are worried about how to do it, or concerned about losing their number," says Peter Adderton, founder of Boost Mobile.

"With eSIM there's no need to put up with a below-standard experience when the technology and innovation is there to easily move across to a telco that will work hard for you."

Which other providers offer eSIM plans?

Apart from the major telcos - Telstra, Optus and Vodafone - smaller providers are slowly but surely adopting eSIMs such as TPG, amaysim, Kogan, Lebara, Woolworths Everyday Mobile, More, Tangerine, iiNet and felix.

It's never been easier to switch mobile plans with just a few taps, especially when you've just come across a great deal and the provider offers the option to sign up via an eSIM.

UPDATE: We've added quotes from Boost Mobile's founder and information about its newly refreshed app.

Compare eSIM plans and see which provider's currently offering the best deal this month.

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