Comparison Of eSIM Free Trials

Photo of author

Electronically embedded SIM cards, or eSIMs, let you activate a phone plan without needing a physical SIM card. This can make switching carriers faster and easier. Several carriers are taking advantage of the benefits of eSIM to offer potential customers a free trial of their networks.

Below is a list of providers that offer free eSIM trials. But before signing up with one keep in mind:

  • You’ll need to be connected to WiFi to set up your eSIM trial
  • All trials are available on iPhones and most are also available on Samsung Galaxies and Google Pixels

List Of eSIM Free Trials

T-Mobile 90-Day Data Only eSIM Free Trial

T-Mobile Network Pass Free 3 Months eSIM Trial

Perhaps leading the way with eSIM free trial offers is T-Mobile. T-Mobile’s Network Pass will get you up to three months of totally free wireless service. Although this is the longest free trial offer available on the market, it’s not a full phone plan and does come with some catches.

For starters, it only comes with unlimited 4G LTE and 5G data but it does not offer texting or phone calls. And in order to get the plan, you have to have active service with another wireless carrier. If your phone isn’t already active with another carrier, you can’t signup for the trial offer. You are also ineligible for the offer if you have been a T-Mobile or Metro by T-Mobile customer within the past 90 days. Current T-Mobile MVNO customers are also excluded.

The plan itself also has a few other limitations to be aware of. Only 50GB of data each month is priority data. So customers who go over that threshold during a 30-day billing cycle may temporarily notice slower data speeds when the network is busy compared to other customers on the network. Once the billing cycle resets, subscribers get a fresh allotment of 50GB of priority data.

Finally, the plan does not allow hotspot/tethering and video streaming is limited to a resolution of 480p.

If you are interested in signing up for T-Mobile’s Network pass eSIM free trial offer, I put together this list of step-by-step instructions on how to sign up.

Verizon Wireless 30-Day eSIM Free Trial

If T-Mobile’s eSIM free trial isn’t the industry’s best, Verizon Wireless’s free eSIM trial offer just might be.

Unlike T-Mobile, Verizon’s trial includes unlimited talk and text usage. It also comes with up to 100GB of premium 5G high-speed data which includes access to Verizon’s 5G Ultra-Wideband network. You’ll get 480p video streaming when connected to Verizon’s 4G LTE or 5G Nationwide networks but 4K UHD streaming when connected to Ultra-Wideband. After 100GB of data usage, during times of congestion, data speeds will be reduced to 600Kbps.

Verizon 30 Day eSIM Trial

The eSIM free trial does not even require a credit check. There’s no contract, billing information, or other obligations for that matter. And Verizon will give you a temporary number to use during the trial. Of course, your phone does need to be unlocked and compatible with Verizon’s network in order to take the trial. Signing up is as easy as heading over to this webpage and scanning a QR code. You can also just click the button below.

Visible by Verizon 15-Day Free eSIM Trial

If T-Mobile’s free eSIM trial offer isn’t the best offer out there for you and you want a prepaid provider, Visible by Verizon’s has to be.

Visible by Verizon has a free 15-day eSIM trial that does not require the use of a credit card or any other payment method! You’ll get unlimited talk, text, and high-speed 4G LTE and 5G data plus unlimited mobile hotspot. But there is a catch with the hotspot. Hotspot is limited to data speeds of 5Mbps and only one device can connect to the hotspot at a time.

The trial also comes with a temporary phone number to use. After the trial is over you can either keep the temporary number and make it permanent or you can port your own phone number in. You’re only allowed to try Visible for free once every 12 months.

If you decide you are happy with Visible, you can either signup for their $25 base unlimited everything plan or upgrade to their $45 unlimited everything plan that adds international calling and texting, 50GB of premium data, Mexico and Canada roaming, plus Ultra-Wideband connectivity. Taxes and fees are included in the price of each plan.

Visible’s free eSIM trial is available for iPhones and Samsung Galaxy and Google Pixel phones.

Unlimited GB
  • Unlimited Minutes
  • Unlimited Texts
  • Unlimited GB Hotspot
Unlimited GB
  • Unlimited Minutes
  • Unlimited Texts
  • Unlimited GB Hotspot

US Mobile 30-Day Free eSIM Trial & $50 Gift Card

US Mobile 30-Day Free eSIM Trial With 30GB Priority Data And 5GB Hotspot

US Mobile is another provider that offers a free eSIM trial and offers you the choice of either the Verizon (Warp 5G) or T-Mobile (GSM) networks for coverage.

US Mobile’s free eSIM trial offers connectivity for 30 days. It includes unlimited talk and text with 30GB of premium priority data, which is data that doesn’t slow down compared to other customers on the network when the network is busy. It also comes with WiFi calling and access to Verizon’s Ultra Wideband (both 5G mmWave and C-Band) networks. It does require you to port your number and a valid credit card is also required to activate the trial. If it’s used on the T-Mobile network, it will still include 30GB of high-speed data but it won’t be premium priority data.

If you would rather not use eSIM a free physical SIM kit is available.

Once the trial is up you can pick any US Mobile plan to continue service with or leave for another provider. If you elect to stay with US Mobile, you’ll receive a $50 US Mobile rewards card after 12 months of continuous paid service on any plan priced at $15/month or higher. Customers with two lines can get two $50 rewards cards (1 for each line) and can share the same 30GB trial or get two separate trials. The rewards card is actually a prepaid Mastercard that is linked to your US Mobile account. It can be spent anywhere you’d like that accepts Mastercard. To qualify for the prepaid card, paid service must start within two days of finishing the trial.

US Mobile offers a wide variety of customizable plans. You can pick a pooled plan that starts at $10 for 2GB of data plus $8/line with additional data priced at $2/GB, a preconfigured unlimited plan with 35GB of full-speed data for $29/month (or $23/month with an annual plan subscription), or a premium plan with 100GB of high-speed data and 50GB of hotspot for $50/month (or $37.50/month with an annual plan subscription). Taxes and fees are included in the prices.

One important thing to be aware of about their free trial offer is that they will charge your card on file for a plan two days before the trial ends. Free trials with one line added during the first 30 days of the free trial will be renewed on the 12GB shareable data plan ($25/month) and free trials with two lines added during the first 30 day of the free trial will be renewed on the 30GB shareable data plan ($50/month), unless the renewal plan is changed or canceled before the end of the trial.

A rep has claimed on Reddit that this is to make the transition to a paid plan go smoother. Presumably without loss of service.

byu/Klutzy_Calendar676 from discussion

Mint Mobile 7-Day Free eSIM Trial

Mint Mobile offers a 7-day free trial on the T-Mobile network. Unfortunately, their trial isn’t nearly as generous as some of the others making this list. Mint Mobile’s free eSIM trial includes just 250 minutes, 250 text messages, and 250MB of data. If you are a speed test guru, you may run through that data after just a couple of tests. Like the other providers, you don’t need to port your number over to take the trial. Mint will give you a temporary number to use. If you’re happy with Mint Mobile after the trial is up, you can sign up for any plan. Mint Mobile’s phone plans start at $15/month for unlimited everything with 5GB of high-speed data each month.

MobileX 10-Day Free eSIM Trial & $10 Account Credit

MobileX Free 10 Day eSIM Trial + $10 Bill credit
MobileX offers up to a 10-day free trial and a $10 service credit

MobileX is one of the newest wireless providers on the market having launched in late February of 2023. The company is also offering a free eSIM trial that’s a bit different from all the other providers discussed here.

The MobileX platform has been designed to use machine learning (A.I.) to monitor and learn from its customers’ data usage. Customers who signup for MobileX have the option to allow the platform to monitor their usage for 10 days and then have the system recommend a highly customized plan to them. Subscribers who use this feature will have their first 10 days of service free of charge. If the subscriber chooses to use the plan that has been recommended to them by the platform, they’ll get a $10 account credit to put towards their first month of service.

The free trial offer is available to customers activating a new line of service who would like a new number and also to subscribers who would like to port their number in from another provider. A credit card is also needed.

After the customer completes their 10 days free trial offer, they can elect to continue to keep their A.I. recommended plan, custom build their own plan, or switch to an unlimited plan. MobileX plans start at less than $5/month.

The free trial offer is also available to customers who don’t have an eSIM-capable device and wish to use a physical SIM card instead.

Cricket Wireless 14-Day eSIM Free Trial

tryCricket App is required to activate Cricket Wireless's Free eSIM Trial
The tryCricket App is required to activate Cricket Wireless’s Free eSIM Trial

Cricket Wireless has a free eSIM trial offer that lasts 14 days. It comes with unlimited talk and text but only 3GB of data. Video streaming is restricted to SD, 480p.

In order to get the trial, you’ll have to head on over to the Apple iOS app store and download the tryCricket app or get it from the Google Play store if you have an Android device. Cricket states that you can get your eSIM trial up and running in 15 minutes or less. If you don’t have an eSIM capable device, Cricket will send you a physical SIM card.

Like other free trials, this one comes with a temporary phone number to use. When the trial is up, the phone number cannot be retained or ported to another provider, it is considered the property of Cricket Wireless.

If you are happy with the service when the trial concludes, Cricket will provide you with instructions in the tryCricket app on how to port your number in to become a full subscriber.

Cricket Wireless is owned by AT&T and so it uses that network for coverage. Plans start at $30/month for a plan with 5GB of high-speed data.

Google Fi Wireless’s 7-Day eSIM Free Trial Details

Google Fi 7-Day Free eSIM Trial Offer For Androids and iPhones
Google Fi 7-Day Free eSIM Trial Offer For Androids and iPhones

Google Fi Wireless has a free trial that will get you seven days of service, and like the others, they give you a separate number to use so that it can work right alongside your current service provider. The trial offer is available to both Android and iPhone users. It comes with unlimited talk, text, and data. Only the first 10GB of data is available at up to 5G data speeds before throttling to an estimated 256Kbps.

In order to signup for the trial you’ll need to have a Google account. You’ll also need a credit card handy. With those things ready, you can download the Google Fi app from either the Google Play Store or Apple iOS store and get your service activated.

Keep in mind that the free trial can only be taken once per phone. And anyone who has been a Google Fi Wireless customer in the past 18 months or used the trial with another phone during that time span will not be eligible for the offer.

At the end of the trial, you’ll automatically be moved over to and billed for Google Fi Wireless’s $50/month Simply Unlimited plan with 35GB of monthly high-speed data. You can change plans at any time if you don’t want Simply Unlimited. And if you don’t want to stay on Fi after the trial ends you can simply cancel automatic renewal and you won’t be billed after the 7-day free trial ends.

Google Fi uses the T-Mobile network for coverage and offers free roaming on US Cellular.

Red Pocket Mobile 7-Day Free eSIM Trial

Red Pocket Mobile previously offered a free 7-day trial like Mint Mobile. However, their trial offer has been suspended indefinitely. While Red Pocket has not specified if the trial will return, a page on their website still explains how it works. Therefore, we’ll review the details in case the trial becomes available again

Red Pocket Mobile’s trial is for service on the AT&T network. The plan includes unlimited talk and text with the first 3GB of data available at up to 5G data speeds before throttling. It is for new lines only or customers that port a number in. You may have to be a little more careful with this trial though. Once the trial ends Red Pocket Mobile will automatically bill you $20/month to continue on that plan.

If you are unhappy with the service, you can of course cancel the trial and plan before it ends to avoid being charged for it. You can also switch to a more premium and flagship plan. Red Pocket Mobile’s flagship plan costs $50/month for unlimited talk, text, and high-speed data. The first 100GB of data on the plan is available at up to 5G data speeds before throttling to 2G data speeds.

Check cellular network coverage in your zip code

Or find a plan by network

Notify of
Inline Feedbacks
View all comments
Would love your thoughts, please comment.x