I’ve got a bit of a travel streak in me, but much as I might fashion myself as the next Ernest Shackleton, reliable data connectivity has kept me on track everywhere. From Brunei’s jungles to the Carpathian mountains and even at the Chernobyl exclusion zone, I’ve struggled but usually managed to find cellular connectivity to check up on local sights, post a check-in on Foursquare (remember that?) or have a link to emergency services. It shouldn’t come as a surprise to any seasoned traveler that hopping around for a local SIM is the first thing I used to do after landing at an airport. But the humble eSIM has made that a thing of the past.
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