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Google brings eSIM to Pixel 3 in India with Jio, Airtel

IANS  |  New Delhi 

on Tuesday announced on its 3 with Reliance and telecom carriers in

was the first vendor to support built-in eSIMs with its Project Fi -- now called Fi -- network last year.

"in the US, EE in the UK, and Reliance in India, and and Gigsky in various countries will also roll out eSIM support for 3 in the coming months," Kerrie Lenhart Hogan, Director, at Google, said in a statement.

"If you're in Germany, look out for the ability to purchase 3 with eSIM functionality from and soon."

Pixel 2 was the first major with eSIM -- an embedded SIM that lets you instantly connect to a with the tap of a button.

With eSIM, users can connect across devices in the Google ecosystem -- from to Chromebooks to Wear OS smartwatches.

"To enable a consistent and simple experience across the ecosystem, we're also creating a programme that allows device makers to build eSIM-capable smartphones," said Google.

Launched in October, "Pixel 3" costs Rs 71,000 for the 64GB variant in and up to Rs 80,000 for the 128GB storage variant.

The "Pixel 3 XL" is available at Rs 83,000 for the 64GB variant and up to Rs 92,000 for the 128GB model.



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First Published: Tue, December 04 2018. 09:16 IST