The Russian virtual operator Easy4 received permission from the FSB to sell eSIMs.
To obtain an eSIM, you need to install the operator's mobile application, go through identification through the "Gosuslugi" and sign an agreement using an electronic signature. If the subscriber does not have an electronic signature, he will need to use the EasyID application, which will offer to take a photo of the user and his passport, as well as sign on the screen. The procedure is completely free.
A feature of eSIM from Easy4 is the ability to quickly automatically switch between networks of other operators, depending on the cost of the service and the quality of coverage. This will save on roaming while in other countries, according to company representatives.
Easy4 has already sent a notice to Roskomnadzor announcing the connection in the 4th quarter of 2019 of a complex for intercepting calls and traffic as part of operational search activities (SORM).
In order for eSIM to work in the networks of other operators, Easy4 needs to conclude an agreement with them. The virtual operator works in the Tele2 network. It is also known about the conclusion of an agreement with MTS and Megafon. As for VimpelCom (Beeline brand), representatives of this operator stated that there was no agreement with Easy4.
Tele2 was the first Russian operator to start testing connection services via eSIM. This was at the beginning of 2019. However, all experiments in this direction were eventually curtailed at the request of the Ministry of Telecom and Mass Communications, since it was necessary to resolve some security issues. This was done in September.