Revolut launches eSIM for EEA customers, a seamless way to avoid unexpected roaming charges

Product & feature · 25 March 2024

  • Revolut becomes one of the first digital banks in the Economic European Area (EEA) to launch eSIM, offering a cost-effective way to access data plans without unexpected roaming charges in over 100 countries.
  • From March 25th, 2024, the customers in EEA markets will be able to install a single eSIM fully digitally, which they can top up in just a few clicks in their Revolut app whenever they need. The eSIM can be used simultaneously while having a physical SIM, allowing customers to switch easily between networks and never worry about roaming charges again.
  • Customers on Revolut’s Ultra plan will now have exclusive access to 3GB of global data a month, and the Revolut customers in the EEA will benefit from an introductory offer of 100 MB mobile data at no cost (redeemable by May 1 2024, T&Cs apply)
  • eSIM will be the latest addition to Revolut’s extensive suite of travel offerings, which includes currency exchange, Stays for booking accommodation, Experiences for tours and attractions, Lounges, and Global Travel Insurance included with Premium, Metal and Ultra plans.

Revolut, the global financial app with over 40 million customers worldwide, becomes one of the first digital banks in the EEA to offer eSIMs and global data plans to its customers. Revolut eSIM allows customers to get mobile data abroad, and stay connected without unexpected roaming charges and interruptions.

Available from March 25th, 2024, all Revolut customers on eSIM compatible devices will have access to the eSIM, regardless of their plan. Once installed, customers will be able to top up data wherever they go - without any need for a physical SIM. Connecting the eSIM enables customers to use the Revolut app without using up their mobile data allowance - so if a Revolut customer lands in a country and doesn't have data access, they can still access their Revolut app and use all the products and features, including topping up their data.

With the eSIM installed via the Revolut app, Ultra customers will gain access to a new benefit as part of their plan - 3GB of mobile data to use globally, with a rolling refresh every month. Revolut customers who install their new eSIM by 1 May 2024 will also be able to take advantage of an introductory offer of 100MB of global data at no cost (terms and conditions apply LINK).

The cost of using mobile data overseas has increased in recent years. Most EU mobile networks no longer allow their users to "roam like at home" in the UK, and data charges for the rest of the world are almost always outside the standard benefits.

Elyas Sadou, Product Owner of eSIM at Revolut, commented:“At Revolut, we harness technology to simplify our customers’ lives, and that’s precisely what our eSIM accomplishes. It offers seamless access to mobile data, eliminating the inconvenience of high prices or the need to buy and organise a physical SIM card.’

Whether you are in the US, Australia or Egypt, you can effortlessly secure a data plan with just a few taps on your phone, and then instantly share those breathtaking photos of your trip with friends and family. It’s a game-changer for people who love to travel.”

Hakan Koç, founder and CEO of 1GLOBAL, said:‘By joining forces, Revolut can leverage 1GLOBAL’s worldwide mobile network and market leading eSIM platform to enhance their own international technological infrastructure. 1GLOBAL provides quick and secure mobile network connectivity in over 160 countries worldwide. Our eSIM technology integrates seamlessly into the existing Revolut app and can be installed on any eSIM-compatible mobile device in less than a minute.’

The launch of eSIM ensures travellers are supported by Revolut from the very beginning of their trip through to the very end. From booking accommodation through Stays, to enjoying lounge access at 1,000+ airports, as well having peace of mind with emergency medical and dental cover for Premium, Metal and Ultra plans (Insurance T&Cs apply, Paid Plan terms and subscription fees apply). Customers can then take advantage of Experiences for tours and attractions, as well as spend like a local with currency exchange at competitive rates in 30+ currencies. Now with eSIM, customers no longer have to worry about extortionate roaming charges.

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