Prague, 25 September 2018 – T-Mobile will offer the new iPhone XS and XS Max models from Saturday, 29 September; the XR model will expand T-Mobile’s offer less than a month later, on 26 October. Major new features of the three models include support for an integrated eSIM. T-Mobile is the first operator on the Czech market to be ready for support of this technology.
How the eSIM works
eSIM (embedded SIM) has the same functionality as a standard SIM card. However, users do not insert it in the device but only upload the eSIM profile to it via a QR code. After that, the device is connected to T-Mobile’s mobile network as it would be with a standard SIM card. Several eSIM profiles can be saved on a device simultaneously, while only one is active (i.e. connected to the mobile network) at a particular moment.
Support for the technology in the world and in the Czech Republic
According to Apple, eSIM is supported in the new iPhone models in ten countries with a total of fourteen operators. Thanks to T-Mobile, this service will also be available to customers in the Czech Republic. “The new iPhone models will first support only standard SIM cards. As soon as Apple carries out the announced SW upgrade, our customers will be able to use all features of the iPhones. T-Mobile is the first operator in the Czech Republic that is ready to support eSIM technology,” says Jan Fišer, Innovations Manager in charge of the eSIM project at T-Mobile, adding that the manufacturer’s upgrade of the iOS 12 operating system should be done by the end of this year.
Future marked by eSIM technology
“We expect that manufacturers will gradually turn away from plastic SIM cards and will integrate eSIM into their phones and other devices,” says Juraj Bóna, Vice President B2C Marketing and Product Management at T-Mobile. The new Apple iPhone models are the first devices with planned eSIM support in T-Mobile’s offer and the operator is prepared to expand its offer in future to also include devices by other manufacturers.
The introduction of eSIM cards is closely related to the development of the Internet of Things (IoT), as the technology enables easy activation, administration and control of multiple IoT devices. These include, for example, smart watches, fitness trackers and utility metering sensors, as well as smart cars and other accessories that we currently connect with our mobile handsets.
Price list of the new iPhone models on offer from T-Mobile:
|Model||Colour||Basic price in CZK incl. VAT||Price in CZK incl. VAT with the Mobil M tariff plan||Price in CZK incl. VAT with the Mobil L/XL/XXL tariff plans|
|Apple iPhone XS 64GB||grey, silver, gold||29,989||27,989||25,989|
|Apple iPhone XS 256GB||grey, silver||34,489||32,489||30,489|
|Apple iPhone XS 512GB||grey*||40,489||38,489||36,489|
|Apple iPhone XS Max 64GB||silver||32,989||30,989||28,989|
|Apple iPhone XS Max 256GB||grey||37,489||35,489||33,489|
|Apple iPhone XS Max 256GB||gold*||37,489||35,489||33,489|
|Apple iPhone XS Max 512GB||grey*||43,489||41,489||39,489|
* Available only via the e-shop.
T-Mobile Czech Republic, a member of the international telecommunications group Deutsche Telekom, celebrated its 20th year in operation in the Czech market last year. With almost 6.2 million mobile customers, T-Mobile is the number-one operator in the Czech market. T-Mobile is an integrated operator: in addition to telecommunications services, it offers comprehensive ICT solutions not only for companies, but also for other organizations and individuals. It provides outstanding services in the high-speed network and state-of-the-art innovations in technologies. It was proved by latest benchmarking testing by P3 communications which awarded TMCZ with Best-in-Test seal.
A founding member of the UN Global Compact network in the Czech Republic, T-Mobile Czech Republic places emphasis on taking a responsible approach to the environment and society. It adheres to fair business practices, helps beneficial applications and services to see the light of day, supports non-profit organizations, small businesses and individuals, and lends a helping hand whenever crisis situations arise. The company’s employees serve as volunteers in many places across the entire Czech Republic.
More information about the company is available at www.t-mobile.cz, www.t-press.cz (the portal for journalists), www.t-mobile.cz/pomahame (information on the company’s CSR activities) and www.rozjezdy.cz (T-Mobile Takeoffs of the Year – a program to support small businesses).
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Source: T-Mobile Czech Republic a.s.