OnePlus is one of the major smartphone makers in the world and now, according to new reports, it seems that the company is starting to branch out beyond just hardware and is looking to expand into mobile services as well. This is according to the latest beta software for the OnePlus 6 in which it seems that OnePlus could be offering roaming services to its users.
Dubbed “OnePlus Roaming”, this feature has been described as a service that lets users surf the internet without a local SIM card. It’s like a virtual sim (only data, no calls); that should work globally in most countries, and it will list out the plans available for the country you are in so that you can purchase a suitable plan and access the internet without a SIM.
It actually sounds like a pretty cool feature because when you travel and you want to use the local internet, you will need to buy a new SIM card. Alternatively, you might also have to purchase a roaming plan from your carrier which could be more expensive and hold less value for money, so this method is more efficient as it will not require you to swap out SIMs.
However, as OnePlus notes, this only applies for data so you won’t be able to make regular calls or send SMS and also because it doesn’t use a physical SIM, it might not necessarily be applicable to all countries you visit.