NordVPN is working on a new worldwide eSIM service called Saily, and it’s set to arrive later this year. The VPN service aims to help reduce data roaming charges while letting users connect to the internet anywhere in the world.
Now available in early access and set to be released in the first quarter of 2024, NordVPN’s eSIM solution is a new venture from NordVPN, known for its VPN service and cybersecurity tools.
“With travel and remote work on the rise, an eSIM app is now more crucial than ever. Here at Nord Security, we believe that simple and affordable technology is of utmost importance. That’s why we’re so excited to introduce Saily — an eSIM app that saves you time and money and even helps you avoid unpleasant situations,” says Vykintas Maknickas, head of product strategy at Nord Security.
It isn’t certain if the Saily app will utilise any features from NordVPN, including its Threat Protection feature or its VPN servers, known for their fast connection speeds. The company states the eSIM app will help users find affordable data plans in one place.
Moreover, users can choose from hundreds of countries and dozens of plans to get the best deals for them.
The new Saily eSIM service follows NordVPN’s Link Checker launch. This manual URL checker scans websites for different types of malware and notifies users of fake websites and phishing scams using public and private resources.
How to sign up for Saily
Saily is currently undergoing an internal testing stage. The beta version is expected to be released in the first quarter of 2024. Signup for early access is now available on Saily’s official website. You can enter your email to join the waiting list and receive details for its upcoming launch.
Why would you need an eSIM?
eSIM cards are mainly used by travelers and people working remotely because they help to decrease roaming charges and connect to the internet from anywhere in the world. They might also be helpful in the user’s home country when they need a cheap data package after a prepaid plan runs out. With an eSIM, users can buy a short- or long-term plan in minutes.
“When traveling, you want to have continuous access to the internet, but that’s not always easy. Even if there’s a coffee shop nearby with an open Wi-Fi network, you don’t want to risk exposing your device to a network you’re not sure is secure. Saily will ensure that you don’t need to use public Wi-Fi networks you don’t trust to access the internet,” states Maknickas.
For more on NordVPN and its new features, check out our exclusive interview with NordVPN CTO Marijus Briedis.